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    Didn't even follow the link, did ya Mr. I Know...

    Didn't even follow the link, did ya Mr. I Know Everything? Because if you did you would have seen that there was a dyno run graph, and those are measured at the rear wheel. Waiting with baited breath...
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    Here it is: 2018 Honda NC750X | Road Test Review...

    Here it is: 2018 Honda NC750X | Road Test Review

    AND with that 80cc bump in displacement the HP is now up to a sphincter tightening 51.4 Hp!!!
  3. Honda calls for 10w-30 or 10w-40. Higher...

    Honda calls for 10w-30 or 10w-40. Higher viscosity oils will only result in lower MPG figures.
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    Laces: Around town I wear low cut sneakers and...

    Laces: Around town I wear low cut sneakers and double knot them, and that keeps the loops small enough so they never catch on a foot peg or the shifter.
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    You should move to Flat, Straight, Boring,...

    You should move to Flat, Straight, Boring, Florida. Not many fun place to play with a bike like that here. Within a month you'll trade it in on a H-D or a Goldwing.
  6. I'm quite sure the OP planned to start this...

    I'm quite sure the OP planned to start this thread on April 1st, but just couldn't control himself. Same issue he has washing his hands every 15 minutes.
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    Put the bike up on the center stand (if you have...

    Put the bike up on the center stand (if you have one), and check for slop in either the rear wheel bearings, or the swing arm by pushing/pulling the wheel from side to side.
  8. Thread: Fork Oil.

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    Really? What doe s that mean? Do you know for a...

    Really? What doe s that mean? Do you know for a fact what materials are used for those O-rings? Parker Hannifin O-Ring Hnadbook Going to pay to get the bike fixed if ATF screws up the forks?
  9. Thread: Fork Oil.

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    Honda Service Manual only recommends Pro Honda...

    Honda Service Manual only recommends Pro Honda Suspension Fluid SS-47 (10W). Since there is a potential material compatibility issue with fork seals an O-Rings and ATF, I would personally only use...
  10. I have yet to see a Bobber between Melbourne and...

    I have yet to see a Bobber between Melbourne and MA, or OH. People go to Honda of Melbourne when it's too noisy in the local library to nap.
  11. According to Honda's annual financial reports,...

    According to Honda's annual financial reports, the NA Honda Powersports division is a money looser. Honda USA probably doesn't get much say over what models they get to import. The certification...
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    A good functional test for clutch cable free play...

    A good functional test for clutch cable free play is to:
    - bring the bike up to operating temp
    - put the bike in N
    - pull in the clutch and shift into 1st
    There should be no change in engine RPM...
  13. Yep, final paragraph. I see lots of...

    Yep, final paragraph. I see lots of recommendations on the net for loosening pinch bolts and stroking the forks to straighten them out, but nothing about checking them to verify alignment.
  14. The italicized section above by Junkie is how to...

    The italicized section above by Junkie is how to determine if the fork tubes are in alignment. V blocks, dial gauge and hydraulic press is how I straightened a tube when I worked in a MC shop when I...
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    The bike has a single throttle body and a...

    The bike has a single throttle body and a bifurcated intake port in the head, so both cylinders receive the same air/fuel ratio.
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    My shop manual is about 1,000 miles away from me...

    My shop manual is about 1,000 miles away from me right now, but I don't think that there is maintenance call out for the timing chain.
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    No, Honda doesn't design, or make, filters....

    No, Honda doesn't design, or make, filters. Details of the engine to determine maximum required air flow, and air box dimensions so the filter fits are given to one of their air filter suppliers to...
  18. Sticky: I'm up from FL in Marysville right now helping a...

    I'm up from FL in Marysville right now helping a friend with some house projects. First time I've seen that snow stuff in 4 years. Glad I'm out of NYC.

    From what I've here regarding the DTC is...
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    I have a couple of these things from the 1970's...

    I have a couple of these things from the 1970's when I was a Yam mechanic:

    37649

    Makes it easy to inject cable lube inside the cable housing.
  20. Terra firma vehicles are usually black ground....

    Terra firma vehicles are usually black ground. Terra firma AC, single phase, black is hot. Electronics my once upon a time company developed and built for the U.S. Navy had black ground. It was also...
  21. You're reading it correctly. Honda is the only...

    You're reading it correctly. Honda is the only vehicle mfg, I know of, where black is not ground.
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    No one suggested that you did.

    No one suggested that you did.
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    Sigh... The first oil change comment is what's...

    Sigh... The first oil change comment is what's known as sarcasm. For the first oil change a large Channel Lock is mostly good for crushing and mangling the oil filter. It should work okay for...
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    Same as links with outdated, obsolete...

    Same as links with outdated, obsolete information.

    Could you give me the Cliff Notes? Castro GTX and FRAM filters my whole adult life.
    Is it going to give cancer to my 169,000 mile Murano? Could...
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    Run out, axial or lateral is measured with a dial...

    Run out, axial or lateral is measured with a dial gauge. At different times, I worked years as a mechanical inspector and a motorcycle mechanic.

    Dial gauges can also be used for direct...
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