I have read quite a lot of very useful info in these MT07 forums using Google Translate.
It was not so hard to understand, but I would really like to spare you from reading English to German translation Google would make of my posts.
Please, feel free to answer in German - I'll get along in most cases.
Back to the topic:
I am looking for a second-hand Tracer to ride for a couple of seasons. My original plan is not to stay with it "forever", as I would like to end up (sooner or later) with Tracer 900, but we will see about that...
Right now, Tracer 900 is not an option for me because:
- my skill level have to increase to be able to utilize more then 5% of its abilities
- it's harder to lower it enough then Tracer 700, and I really need a seat at 800mm, maximum 810mm, to ride comfortably
- it's heavier
- it's more expensive
So, as far as I understood, contrary to Tracer 900, Tracer 700 did not change too much during the years (except for the 2020 model).
Model 2019 got a different (for better or worse) shock absorber and that should be it.
Nevertheless, I have found on a couple of places on the Internet a story about too soft front suspension providing not enough support for quicker turn / brake actions. This kind of issue was related to the initial couple of years of production and should be already solved by the producer by a really simple trick: allegedly, they have started using ticker fork oil.
So, my question would be if anybody has heard from which production year Tracer 700 comes with a ticker oil in its forks, so that I can try picking up the one I do not have to mod myself?
If it still comes to changing the fork oil on my own: would it be possible to do it without a removal of forks (as they are accessible, not inverted), or one should not try such a messy act?
Thx in advance!