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  1. I had a Corbin on a K-75 RT. 30,000 miles still...

    I had a Corbin on a K-75 RT. 30,000 miles still stiff as a brick and it did not fit my butt. Then I had a Corbin on my 650 Dakar. It looked the same as the one on the K. But this one was a perfect...
  2. I'm 5'11" and run the 20" screen with full...

    I'm 5'11" and run the 20" screen with full forward tilt and 1" from the top. It's pretty much perfect. When I first mounted it I found the Honda hand guards touched the screen a bit more than I...
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    I'm with Dave on this. I have over 5,000 on a new...

    I'm with Dave on this. I have over 5,000 on a new bike without an adjustment needed. I'll do that when I replace the rear tire.

    If you lube as needed and don't yank wheelies or other stupid shit...
  4. TacomaJD, it might depend on what kind of staple...

    TacomaJD, it might depend on what kind of staple gun you have. Last week I installed Utopia backrest and tried to put the cover back on with an Arrow staple gun. The plastic seat pan is pretty damn...
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    I used the wrong term. The local Ace hardware...

    I used the wrong term. The local Ace hardware store has them tagged as 1" strap loops.
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    I have a '18 with the Givi bag that fits...

    I have a '18 with the Givi bag that fits perfectly. If I had an older model and wanted to mount something similar I would go to the hardware store and buy 4 luggage loops and 8 small nuts, bolts and...
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    A former riding buddy would start off trips like...

    A former riding buddy would start off trips like that. First stop five miles down the road, gas.

    Second time it happened, goodby.
  8. Fifty years ago when chains were crap and fixed...

    Fifty years ago when chains were crap and fixed by a master link I carried a small chain tool that worked on crappy chains and some master links with extra clips.

    Since the advent of higher...
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    I used 705's on my KLR, really liked them and...

    I used 705's on my KLR, really liked them and think you will be fine with the mileage. The but part, is that chip seal and sharp edge gravel is hell on tires. So it depends...Just watch the rubber.
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    Sticky: Will this work with a Utopia backrest mounted to...

    Will this work with a Utopia backrest mounted to the underside and the bracket coming up through the back of the hole, or mounted on top?
  11. The best handling bike I even had was without a...

    The best handling bike I even had was without a doubt a Ducati. Now the NC is no Duc, it was never meant to be. But the stock NC with stock tires is awful damn good. It will lean much further over,...
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    Before you spend hundreds on a seat, spend three...

    Before you spend hundreds on a seat, spend three bucks on the seat slope fix. Then ride it a bit and let your butt be the guide. Ya never know what might work.
  13. Then again in the days of dirt poor, unsponsored...

    Then again in the days of dirt poor, unsponsored Moto cross, between races you would loosen up the pinch bolts, have a buddy clamp the wheel between his legs and you would yank on the bars.

    I'm...
  14. I don't know about the Honda grips because my...

    I don't know about the Honda grips because my left is hotter than the right. But other brands that I've installed had clearly marked left and right because the right runs hotter because of the...
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    Thank you very much.

    Thank you very much.
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    Ryan, I have no response from my email. Do you...

    Ryan, I have no response from my email. Do you have a new address?
  17. Since others have brought up their cold and warm...

    Since others have brought up their cold and warm weather choices, here's my other two boot picks. Summer, the 511 desert boot the most comfortable boot I have ever had. Not waterproof, you need rain...
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    Me too. I've sent two emails with no answer....

    Me too. I've sent two emails with no answer. Anybody have good contact info?
  19. Twenty years ago I bought a pair of BMW GorTex...

    Twenty years ago I bought a pair of BMW GorTex lined touring boots, I believe made by Sidi. I'm on my third set of soles with about 150,000 miles on the boots. They are looking pretty used now. You...
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    670cc, OK, thanks I should have been more...

    670cc, OK, thanks I should have been more specific. Anyone know the max rise on a '18 NC750 DCT, without replacing cables? I don't think I need two inches for comfort.
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    Speaking of which, what is the max rise without...

    Speaking of which, what is the max rise without messing around with the wires and cable?
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    I test rode a '15 and thought the rear was...

    I test rode a '15 and thought the rear was wooden. I bought a "18 XD and think the rear is wooden. But having put on some miles I also think this has very well matched brakes. I did have a Ducati...
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    The best thing about the NC's is carrying heavy...

    The best thing about the NC's is carrying heavy tools low, secure and centered at the bottom of the frunk.

    Tool tubes work great on the bottom of KLR's mounted on the bash plate. The NC not so...
  24. Since this popped up again, I want one too. I...

    Since this popped up again, I want one too. I sent a PM from the old info with no answer. Does anyone have contact numbers or addresses? New, used I don't care just a workable rack.
  25. Thread: Finally!!

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    The not shifting you will fall into in no time....

    The not shifting you will fall into in no time. And try to give D mode a real chance before playing with S. I haven't seen S in months. While there are complaints about D short shifting its b/s.
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