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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-12-2020, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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Just want to say thank you for this forum

I've lurked around here and watched a few threads of interest.
Then today I found a link to the Yamaha emblem for the side boxes.
Yep, I made the purchase.
So... THANK YOU!
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Great group of people willing to help here !
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Yes the people are great here.... now what you have to do is ask us which oil you should use and what tires. We're full of "good advice".
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Maybe what seat’s best,,,,,, the only definite thing we’ve found over all the years is that red is definitely the fastest color ! ��

Oh,and would be good to add your location and bike year & model to your address line, it’ll sure help if you have questions,,,, like what is the slowest color which if you’re curious is the root beer brown’s.
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Yes the people are great here.... now what you have to do is ask us which oil you should use and what tires. We're full of "good advice".
As far as tires go... I couldn't pass up on a very special Veterans Day deal on a set of Dunlop's at our local store.
After the % off's and rebate virtually got a BOGO deal.
Maybe next time I'll ask the "TIRE" question.
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the only definite thing weve found over all the years is that red is definitely the fastest color !
Yes, red is the fastest color. Know why? The polymers and pigments used in red dyes are more slippery, thereby generating less drag, than other colors.


That is why Ducatis are so fast.
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I've lurked around here and watched a few threads of interest.
Then today I found a link to the Yamaha emblem for the side boxes.
Yep, I made the purchase.
So... THANK YOU!
Welcome aboard. So, I would have thought Yamaha would have figured out how to make those stay on my 2017. I know I lost a couple on my '13. And yes, I found replacements with the help of this forum.

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Welcome aboard. So, I would have thought Yamaha would have figured out how to make those stay on my 2017. I know I lost a couple on my '13. And yes, I found replacements with the help of this forum.
Yep, this seems to be a common problem. I kept an eye on the ones on my 14 and found one about to fall off after a ride years ago, and thanks to a suggestion from ray cleaned things and added a couple of dabs of clear rtv which has held things in place just fine.

I found the other side ready to fall off later that season & rtv’d it and they’re both fine since. Yes it’s sad that for many years this has been a common problem that Yamaha seems incapable or unwilling to fix. Just sad!
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Yammy used some kind of hot melt glue on the emblem, unfortunately it does not stick well to a super smooth surface like chrome. You park the bike, sun hits it, heats the adhesive enough to have the emblem fall on the ground. Order the Gen2 emblem part, as Gen3 sold only the entire pricey chrome strip assembly.
If you have one of the slower red bikes, they seem like they are sitting still and the sun is able to heat the emblem more.
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