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I searched, didn't find a thread on this specific problem - The strap on my seat is really loose. Brand new FZ-09 and I can fit my whole hand under it. Not a huge issue, but seems really poor quality-wise from Yamaha. I've only ever seen them super tight on every bike I've owned.

The ends are still bolted in there under the seat fine, but I was just wondering how every one's else's was and what they did about it. This and the lack of a helmet lock has me questioning everything.
 

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The purpose of the strap is so a passenger has something to hold onto, so it needs to be loose enough for a passenger to grab and hold onto comfortably. If the strap is too tight, it will squeeze the bajeezus out of your passenger's fingers.

You could relocate the holes and make it tighter I suppose.

That being said, mine has found its way into a landfill.
 

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That's probably what I'll do. It was easy to squeeze a DVD from Red Box under there on my old bike.
 

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Yeah I noticed mine loosened up yesterday. On every sport bike I have ever had it was always tight. Maybe I'll just take mine off too
 

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I use it to hold my hat when I ride to a bike night.
 

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Is it FZ09 Forum regs to toss this into garbage? ;)
 

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The purpose of the strap is so a passenger has something to hold onto, so it needs to be loose enough for a passenger to grab and hold onto comfortably. If the strap is too tight, it will squeeze the bajeezus out of your passenger's fingers.

You could relocate the holes and make it tighter I suppose.

That being said, mine has found its way into a landfill.
The purpose of 2-up riding is to have the passenger "hold on" to me...if not, she can take a taxi.
 

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I just lean the bike into my hip, align the stand and push the handle back as I slip around to the back and presto, done. I have never dropped the bike. I leave the kick stand down as a safety measure.
 
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