Taking the plastics off to take over to Coolum proved easy, and highlight just how well Yamaha have finished off this bike, with the plastics, interlocking into each other for a great fit.
As with all new bikes we have gone over every nut and bolt after the first couple of rides and are glad to report nothing has rattled loose or fallen out. I know something basic, but I have lost the occasional new bike in the past!
As for premixing fuel, it is something I have gotten used to again over the past 18 months, and we are running Yamalube Y2R Full Synthetic Racing Oil at 35:1, which is a little leaner than recommend in the manual which is at 30:1
To date the bike has run faultlessly, I thought at one stage we might have to look at the jetting, which is currently still as the bike came, but it turned out the bike was running a little rough due to a plug on its way out. With a young rider learning to ride a 65 that was always going to happen at least a few times, but happy to say at this point in time, that was the only plug we have fouled.