We fit some bling to our Long Term MT-07 Tracer (LAMS) with Gilles Tooling Billet Levers, a Billet Oil Filler Cap and Comfort Seat, all Yamaha genuine accessories.
You’ve probably read our last installment on the Long Term Yamaha MT-07 Tracer, where we fitted the Akrapovic Exhaust and Sub Cowl. Now we’re fitting the Billet levers, Oil Filler Cap, and Yamaha Comfort Seat. All these accessories are genuine Yamaha accessories and available through their dealership network.
The Comfort Seat and Billet Gilles Tooling Oil Filler Cap are both extremely easy installs. It’s as simple as removing the standard items and refitting the replacements.
Levers are also generally a relatively easy job, although there’s a small complication when it comes to the MT-07 Tracer, due to the hand-guard/indicator assembly which is mounted with a supporting bracket that prevents access or removal of the lever pivot bolts.
This requires removing the mirror, bracket and screen (to allow for easy mirror removal), which adds a little time to the overall job, but it still super easy.
When you look at the quality of the items made by Gilles Tooling – the levers and the oil filler cap – you can see the build quality, with the oil filler cap ready for lock wiring. The levers are a work of art, with a great adjustment mechanism and top notch components.
One of the big differences with buying a reputable brand is in how well these items last, and hold their colour. Granted the Gilles Tooling levers in particular are top dollar, but they are an item you can often carry between bikes if you’re lucky. That’s certainly what I’d be doing if I bought a pair.
Whether you’re willing to spend the money for the best is subjective however, as these are right up there price-wise. If you’re buying a keeper though, which to me the MT-07 Tracer falls into for it’s price bracket, it’s a worthwhile investment.
For the Yamaha Comfort Seat, simply remove the old item by using the key point on the side of the bike, and sliding the Comfort Seat into position, pushing firmly down on the pillion end to ensure it locks in place. As simple as that.
The Oil Filler Cap likewise just unscrews and replace with the new item.
Store away the originals in case you ever need them. I’d recommend doing the same for the levers when you remove them. You never know when you may need them . You can replace them if you ever sell the bike, and sell accessories separately, getting much more of your money back than including them in the sale will ever net you.
Here’s a step by step run down for fitting the levers on the MT-07 Tracer.
MT-07 Tracer Billet (Gilles Tooling) Lever install
All these accessories are available from your local Yamaha dealership or via the Y-Shop. The Yamaha MT-07 Tracer Comfort Seat is $305.64 RRP. The Gilles Tooling Billet Clutch Lever in Black is $179.30 RRP, the Billet Brake Lever by the same brand also $179.30 RRP. The Oil Filler Cap is $109.47 RRP for the Titanium and Blue versions, and $110.02 RRP for the Red version shown here.
You can check out all articles on our Long Term Yamaha MT-07 Tracer (LAMS) here.