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    Sticky: After 3 weeks of waiting, my adjustable levers...

    After 3 weeks of waiting, my adjustable levers arrived.

    Cheap levers from China (FXCNC brand) so I mostly hoped they worked.

    My wife's arrived a week ago for her Rebel 500. Install and fit was...
  2. Thread: Yamaha FJR A E

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    I'd check the FJR forums. A friend list his 2006...

    I'd check the FJR forums. A friend list his 2006 motor at 100k miles and I recall him saying that was normal for '03-'06. That's was about 8 years ago so I don't remember there details. I think...
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    Sticky: It's a local park they close for the day. It's...

    It's a local park they close for the day. It's about a mile loop and we made 2 laps at a time. Group size was 3-4 participants with officers in between.

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    Sticky: So the camera failed me. I got a couple random...

    So the camera failed me. I got a couple random minutes of video (started a few minutes after I pressed record). So here's what little I got from the class today.

    YouTube

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    Sticky: Advanced class completed. 9 Harleys, 1 BMW dual...

    Advanced class completed. 9 Harleys, 1 BMW dual sport, and my nc700x.

    Only one bike was dropped and that was one of the officers practicing tight turns.

    Locking the rear wheel (non-abs) and...
  6. My wife likes Proficient Motorcycling (1 and 2). ...

    My wife likes Proficient Motorcycling (1 and 2). I like A Twist of the Wrist (1 and 2). We read them before we got together and lost our copies. Recently we ordered new copies so we can refresh...
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    Sticky: Yes, mirrors can come loose on any bike. It's...

    Yes, mirrors can come loose on any bike. It's happened to me a few times.

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    Sticky: Every day this week I needed to carry something...

    Every day this week I needed to carry something for work (computers, UPS, etc.) so no commuting on the bike. Yes, I could ride then use the company car but due to locations, that's triple the...
  9. Thread: Kali helmets?

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    Kali Catalyst Motorcycle Helmet Review: Focus On...

    Kali Catalyst Motorcycle Helmet Review: Focus On Safety

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  10. Thread: Kali helmets?

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    Any particular reason? Or just generally shying...

    Any particular reason? Or just generally shying away from unknown brands? I'm hesitant to use my head as a test subject which is why I'm trying to find out more. Having more than just a DOT stamp...
  11. Thread: Kali helmets?

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    Kali helmets?

    I posted in a different area of the forum then found this area.

    Anyone know anything about Kali helmets? They look good on paper (marketing) but I've never seen one in person.

    Kali Motorsports...
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    Sticky: I had some on another bike and the adjustments...

    I had some on another bike and the adjustments allowed for more than was functional. [emoji16] I've made it 10k with OEM levers but it'd be nice if they were 1/4" - 3/8" closer. Sure, I could add...
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    Kali Performance helmets?

    Probably not the right area for this but I don't see anything better...

    Never heard of Kali before today (well, Kali Linux but that's different...). $350 for a composite full-face helmet ($450...
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    Sticky: Ordered these. Straight from China, I guess. ...

    Ordered these. Straight from China, I guess. It'll be a month before I see them. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078JLQ592/

    Since it's been a while, I decided pick up A Twist of the Wrist but can't...
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    Sticky: Texted her to let her know it needed a bath. I...

    Texted her to let her know it needed a bath. I had to wipe off the speedometer so I could easily read it. Since hers was getting a bath, I decided to wash mine too (it was overdue).

    Rode to work...
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    Sticky: Yes but not as much trouble if something happens...

    Yes but not as much trouble if something happens today. Rode her Rebel instead of my NC. It was to swing it by a shop to correct something they messed up (already done). Got to bring it back...
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    Sticky: I did that to my wife's Rebel 500 due to the OEM...

    I did that to my wife's Rebel 500 due to the OEM paint getting scratched. It works but...

    1. Paint
    2. Install and idle for 10 minutes
    3. Wait an hour and idle for 20 minutes
    4. Wait an hour...
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    Sticky: Oh look, my other weather app says 101. ...

    Oh look, my other weather app says 101. [emoji16] I wonder which one is actually right?

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    Sticky: Ride to work. About 80. About to ride home and...

    Ride to work. About 80. About to ride home and it's 97... Not going to enjoy those stop lights.

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    A group of us (Vulcan 750 riders at the time) met...

    A group of us (Vulcan 750 riders at the time) met up for an event. Bikes were parked at the hotel and one guy left some stuff on his bike (I don't recall why - quick car ride to dinner?). When we...
  21. Thread: Black or White?

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    I wear gray gear which has a 1" wide 3M...

    I wear gray gear which has a 1" wide 3M reflective chartreuse stripe from one wrist, across my back, and ending at the other wrist. And again along the outside of both pant legs. Been wearing that...
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    Sticky: Back in 2013... I tried to install all LED...

    Back in 2013... I tried to install all LED lights and modified the relay. No luck getting rid of the hyper flash. Then I found mention of a Honda compatible LED relay and picked it up on Amazon.
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    Sticky: Not today... Our Wednesday meeting at work was...

    Not today...

    Our Wednesday meeting at work was relocated to a local diner. After breakfast and the meeting, the waitress stopped and asked..

    What are you wearing?

    Motorcycle gear (sightly...
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    I'm not big on looks but I can't get it the ctx...

    I'm not big on looks but I can't get it the ctx appearance. It's a bike I want to like but can't. Maybe if I rode one...?

    I understand being nervous about your wife riding. My wife is still...
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    Stock seat is 32.7" so you're wanting to lower it...

    Stock seat is 32.7" so you're wanting to lower it 3"? I would look at a different bike. If DCT is a requirement, then maybe the ctx700 with a 28.3" seat?
    2018 CTX700N DCT Overview - Honda...
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