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  1. Thread: Bar End Mirrors

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    My neighbor has bar end mirrors that wrap under...

    My neighbor has bar end mirrors that wrap under the grips. They do not make the bike wider. The line of sight is below your forearm and elbow. He likes them, but his handlebars are higher on his...
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    Sticky: The process is as described above. No big deal...

    The process is as described above. No big deal really so long as you have a passport.

    Absolutely no weapons. Guns, mace, large knives. Big trouble if you have one. I hear even some Bear Sprays...
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    Lol! No problem. JT

    Lol! No problem.

    JT
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    True. I acknowledge that I am accepting more risk...

    True. I acknowledge that I am accepting more risk riding a motorcycle vs driving a car.
    I wear a reflective and hi-vis jacket when I ride to help my visibility to others. I also took a motorcycle...
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    Clear/smoked tail light lens?

    I usedto try to make my bikes look really cool by changing things up, but after almost getting rear ended a number of times, Iím into more lights and visibility.

    The ability to walk and breathe...
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    +1 for visibility. Iíve been behind many...

    +1 for visibility.

    Iíve been behind many motorcycles that look nice with the small design tail light and turn indicators. Also with clear lenses. As a driver, they are hard to see.

    I prefer...
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    Who does long oil change intervals?

    Iím usually an annual oil change guy because I donít hit the 8000 mile mark in a year. I have seen a number of oil reports (on here and on Bob is the Oil Guy website) that shows that the oil still...
  8. When. Bought my 150 rear, the 170 was less...

    When. Bought my 150 rear, the 170 was less expensive by about $5. I guess it depends on the day and what sales are going on.

    I bought mine from americanmototire. At the time they were least...
  9. Most people buy the 150 rear. Some have used the...

    Most people buy the 150 rear. Some have used the 170 because they found it less expensive.

    I purchased the 150 (based on favorable reviews on this forum), but havenít installed it yet so no...
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    Sticky: On trips, I trade the extra key with a friend....

    On trips, I trade the extra key with a friend. Therefore I donít lock my primary and extra away somewhere by accident.

    JT
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    Sticky: Interesting that it is two days. Mine was one...

    Interesting that it is two days. Mine was one full day. Most of the time we were running drills on the bike. There were two instructors and six students, so we had a lot of one-on-one.

    JT
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    Whatís wrong with the sprocket mount? Itís just...

    Whatís wrong with the sprocket mount? Itís just a shaft with splines, right?

    JT
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    +1 on taking a rider safety course. Also, the...

    +1 on taking a rider safety course.

    Also, the Bolt is a great bike!

    JT
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    Sticky: Two nice days in a row. A couple of nice commutes...

    Two nice days in a row. A couple of nice commutes on the bike.
    Rain all day today.
    This has been the wettest spring in over a decade. Rain is seriously impacting my riding time.

    JT
  15. The Oil filter for NC700X, it's funny, how many other bikes it fits

    Oil change interval is 8k miles. I believe the filter change interval listed in the ownerís manual is 16k miles.

    With that said... I change the filter each time I change the oil. I use any filter...
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    Iíve pulled into gas stations on fumes before,...

    Iíve pulled into gas stations on fumes before, but I have never needed to use the extra gas for myself.

    I have helped other motorcyclists that were out of gas on the highway before. That small...
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    I only fill a small fuel bottle if Iím going on a...

    I only fill a small fuel bottle if Iím going on a long trip. If I use it on the road, I just refill it with gas from the pump. When Iím done with the trip, I dump it in the tank and let the bottle...
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    Sticky: Glad youíre ok. Those deer can do a lot of...

    Glad youíre ok. Those deer can do a lot of damage. My wife hit one with out minivan and it tore the front end all up. I canít imagine hitting one on a motorcycle.

    JT
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    Sticky: 2019: What did you do to/with your NC700 today?

    Up in Michiganís Upper Peninsula this holiday day weekend with the family, truck and camper. Driving through all this beautiful country and seeing all the forest roads, lakes and campgrounds. Wishing...
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    I think you will just have to accept that tires...

    I think you will just have to accept that tires will need to be replaced sooner in your environment. Itís the cost of where we live.
    Some people burn the center out of tires because of flat...
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    Sticky: Yep. A real pain. Nothing damaged, just a...

    Yep. A real pain. Nothing damaged, just a clean-up job I wouldíve preferred not to do.
    On the plus side, kerosene/lighter fluid is rather benign, so no danger of going up in flames with a big...
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    Any tire protection would be a surface treatment....

    Any tire protection would be a surface treatment. These are typically used on the sidewalls for cleaning and shine purposes.

    I would not put anything on the tread surface. It would likely make...
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    I have Progressive. Not saying they are the best...

    I have Progressive. Not saying they are the best or least expensive, but they were very easy to deal with. I started my policy a few years back online, paid with a credit card and printed my proof of...
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    Sticky: Ordered a Trangia 1-liter fuel bottle for camp...

    Ordered a Trangia 1-liter fuel bottle for camp stove and extra gas on trips.

    Discovered while packing the camper for Memorial Weekend camping trip that the charcoal lighter fluid bottle cracked...
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    Itís kinda like setting your clock 15 mins fast...

    Itís kinda like setting your clock 15 mins fast so youíre not late for work, only to get comfortable with it and adjust your internal perception of time because you know the clocks are fast. Result:...
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