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bye bye Pegasus.....hello Tracy..
« on: April 17, 2021, 08:17:08 »
We pep's I tried to love the big Strom but I just couldn't help with it so it's bye bye Strom hello tracer.....I'll write a review up in a week or two with a comparison test thingy....

ATB Mick

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Re: bye bye Pegasus.....hello Tracy..
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2021, 08:48:36 »
Looking good Mick  :thumb: the Tracer still tops my list as a replacement for the Strom. Looking forward to hear how you get on with it. Enjoy   :auto-dirtbike:

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Re: bye bye Pegasus.....hello Tracy..
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2021, 19:27:05 »
Nice bike and  :welcani: to  :traitor:
Old enough to know better, but still too young to care...

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Re: bye bye Pegasus.....hello Tracy..
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2021, 07:37:52 »
You hear nothing but good things about the Tracers - enjoy  :thumb:
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Re: bye bye Pegasus.....hello Tracy..
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2021, 07:56:29 »
I went from a Wee to a Tracer, and now on a Glee. The Tracer was brilliant, plenty of power but my heavy wrist only returned about 130 miles until the fuel gauge wanted some attention. I only parted with it to pay for a log burner.
You'll have a blast on the Tracer and in Traitors corner.

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Re: bye bye Pegasus.....hello Tracy..
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2021, 08:11:58 »
 :welcani: to the looney house  :traitor:
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Re: bye bye Pegasus.....hello Tracy..
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2021, 08:55:23 »
The Tracer 700 was actually the first bike I wanted to get. Heard only superb things about it. Ended up with the Glee mostly because of budget reasons, but I don't think either bike would make me any happier than the other. Good choice! Enjoy your new bike! :dance:
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Re: bye bye Pegasus.....hello Tracy..
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2021, 15:02:24 »
I found the Tracer uncomfortable and it lacked wind protection.
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Re: bye bye Pegasus.....hello Tracy..
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2021, 09:25:36 »
Morning THIS BIKE IS Great, I really mean that its lighter faster and my but is breaking in to the seat so the comfort levels are going up and its averaging 55.3mpg what's not to like, I'm still running it in std mode I have not used it in the Nutter mode or wet mode,ill do a proper comparison in a week or two, its still sunny I HAVE TO GO OUT ON THE BIKE.... :auto-dirtbike:

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Re: bye bye Pegasus.....hello Tracy..
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2021, 12:49:09 »
Personal choice, but I went the other way Tracer to Vstrom 1000,
1 more comfort
2 better economy
3 parts less expensive
4 more comfort lol.
Seriously though, I couldn't tour on the Tracer 2 hours in needed a break, 4 hours in needed to stop and take pain killers (no joke).
great machine to buzz about on loads of pep, BUT,  I haven't regretted my choice.

Enjoy the new bike and watch out for the broken seat mounts and inevitable rattles from under the seat mounts, quarter inch tap washers sort it.

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Re: bye bye Pegasus.....hello Tracy..
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2021, 18:29:56 »
lol...I'm on the painkillers already and I've got a garage full of washers your right the bike is a riot for bombing around and considering the coast is only an hour or an hour and half away it'll do for me, I don't think we will be doing 3-4 hour tours for the for seeable, the Strom was a pig to move about manually in and out of my garage if I dropped it getting it out it would be there till the cows come home... I have lower spine problems so I'll stick to the lighter bike for now....

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Re: bye bye Pegasus.....hello Tracy..
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2021, 19:20:57 »
Good for you, I did always enjoy riding the Tracer and it does have a great sound when opened up. Luggage as you can see was a problem 😅

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Re: bye bye Pegasus.....hello Tracy..
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2021, 19:22:55 »
Nice bike Mick, good health to enjoy it. I really like the Tracer, it's on my list when I get round to changing my strom in a few years.
I to find the strom a heavy bike and as much as I like it and know it my next bike will be lighter.  Just to show how different we all can be I find my vstrom very uncomfortable, most uncomfortable bike I've owned, tried everything but no joy. Life has changed for me the last few years so it's just single days on the bike now which is just as well as after three or more days I feel like getting the train home! Good luck

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Re: bye bye Pegasus.....hello Tracy..
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2021, 19:48:26 »
One thing I did do was take off the pillion grab handles...

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Re: bye bye Pegasus.....hello Tracy..
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2021, 19:49:15 »
OUCH

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Re: bye bye Pegasus.....hello Tracy..
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2021, 20:26:02 »
both the 900 and 700 I owned threw water up my back when riding in periods of rain, I hope it was just me but I would be interested in your opinion when you have to suffer rain

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Re: bye bye Pegasus.....hello Tracy..
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2021, 09:24:18 »
Thanks strop...I try to keep to the dry days plus I'm putting a rear hugger on it and front mudguard extender....the big Strom was a dirty barsteward that chucked copious amounts of water about I put a rear hugger on that....

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Re: bye bye Pegasus.....hello Tracy..
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2021, 09:05:57 »
Hello everybody, I'm sorry for the slow response, I have been very busy.
I said I would write up a review of the tracer, I've been riding the tracer in "B" mode and it is returning 59.9 mpg with a mixture of city and Derbyshire roads so not bad....I haven't had it to the coast yet that's to come, the bike is really flickable in the twistys but we know that...the seat has a plastic try to adjust it from low to high setting, I like the high position, if the tray is in the wrong position the seat rocks about and will start to break up... Engine .. this thing whines more than my ex wife so after 30 years of her whining I can put up with the Yamaha triple whine, this engine puts out torque EVERWHERE And if you use it in "A" mode you better be hanging on...before I had the big Strom I had a FZ1 that same rush came after you had got it up to 7000 on the tachograph, the tracer is there any gear any revs....anyway that's about it if you have any questions I'll try and address them for you.....
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Re: bye bye Pegasus.....hello Tracy..
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2021, 09:17:08 »
I've never ridden a Tracey.

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Re: bye bye Pegasus.....hello Tracy..
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2021, 12:28:20 »
Hugo Mangus name your bikes you grow attachment with them...😉

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