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Heya guys, I'm Jemma and I'm from Brisbane, Australia. I picked up my MT09/FZ09 fairly recently and it's my first ever naked bike so it's taken a bit to get used too and initially we had a touch and go relationship while I adjusted too it. It's so weird not being tucked in over the tank! Before the MT I had a Fireblade and I still have a little VFR400 but I needed something more suited to commuting and I heard the MT was pretty fun to ride so I made the jump and now I love it. :)

Only little mods done so far... rear pegs removed, tank sticker ferociously peeled off, rad guard and pick up spools. The next round of mods will be exhaust system, rear light because I'm not fond of the weird stock light and suspension being properly set up for me.

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Welcome! You've found a great group of people that share your interest; a wonderful information pool to tap into. Enjoy learning your new bike.
 

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Welcome from Sydney, Jemma.
I've had a Vfr 400 before for a year or so, back in 2001. Since the mt has a speed limiter, the vfr4 and the mt have a similar top speed, believe it or not.
 

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Welcome from Perth, Great group of people on here and always helpful.
 

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Welcome to the forum Sheepy....and congrats on the new FZ.....quite the bike for sure.
 

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Welcome!

... from Melb (hayfever capital!). Orange MT like yours.

Just finished my fender eliminator mod today, retained the "girder-thingy", but ditched (replaced) the rest of the cluster. Will post pics later.

Carbon Akra, PCV, Ohlins & set of frame & fork sliders/swing-arm spool on the way from US.
 

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Thanks for the welcome guys! It's awesome to know that I'm not the only Aussie lurking around. :D I'd be keen to see pictures of your mods when they're done, Whitenite. I've thought about a fender eliminator but I got done for it on my Blade and it cost me a point on my licence, obviously because it's highly dangerous. :p Did you keep the reflector on it?
 

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Welcome. Seems there is a lot of guys from down under. Didn't know bikes were so big there. Do you ride on the wrong ( right ) side of the road? Does it rain a lot? What kind of wildlife do you have to dodge? Is there helmet laws? I know it's a lot of questions but I've never been there and I'm curious. There is a member from Russia and his posts are very interesting. Great picture! Keep 'em comin'.
 

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We drive on the right side of the road... it's everyone else who drives on the wrong side. :p Rain is seasonal ... mainly summer but where I live there's more sunshine than rain, winter exists for a couple of months and even then it's barely more than a one jumper sort of deal unlike you guys who get snow and ice. :O

I live inland a bit and my main fear is hitting a really big Kangaroo... there's a massive dead one as big as my bike at the end of the road which I'll try and get a picture of before it goes rotten. I've hit wallabies before and that was enough to scare me but hitting a giant roo at speed would obliterate a bike. We have helmet laws... only helmets given the okay by the Aussie standards board are legal, we aren't supposed to wear imported helmets from the states and Europe so the bike stores sorta have a monopoly on them.
 

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Here you go, coupla "economy" mods which remain fully compliant with traffic regs:

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All parts sourced from ebay, the indicators cost $12 (they're ornery bulbs, not LEDs, wanted to maintain Fr (stock)/Rr "match"), tail-light $16, while the fender eliminator bracket (came off previous ride SV1000) - I'd been trying to get rid of it for $10 but no interest, glad I kept it!

Front - foldable-adjustable levers are $51, mirrors $25. $10 ebay bar-end on the way. Explanation: I ... ahem, "filter" thru traffic a fair bit (!), the stock bar-ends were too wide, same for the mirrors. Liked the aftermarket ones which came on my SV650, hunted them down, Taiwan made stuff, excellent visibility, plus quite a bit lighter than stock MT-09, work great.
 

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I lane filter too, whitenite, but it's legal now in NSW.
Get yourself some mirror busters I mean barkbusters. I don't think there'd be anything worse than clipping a mirror with your brake lever.

And I like the number plate bracket- I've got the same idea in my head, and a cheap number plate bracket from MCAS in my garage ready for when I get some time.
 

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... only helmets given the okay by the Aussie standards board are legal, we aren't supposed to wear imported helmets from the states and Europe so the bike stores sorta have a monopoly on them.
Do Mat Mladin owned moto-businesses have a large presence in Australia? I read at one time that he had agreements with several large manufacturers, but know nothing of his retail efforts. Many, many Mladin fans among my circle of friends. Of course that goes for Doohan, Bayliss, Corser, Gardiner and Gobert. Sounds like a lawfirm made up of bad boys doesn't it? I'm also a huge Cam Donald fan, as well.
 
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