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  1. OEM chain (the ones on my bikes at least) looked...

    OEM chain (the ones on my bikes at least) looked very much like an 'endless' chain. Every replacement I've ever seen or had either has a clip-type master link, or riveted by the type that flares the...
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    I have very limited experience with motorcycle...

    I have very limited experience with motorcycle dealers performing warranty work, except for more than 25 years ago. Back then, it was not at all uncommon for it to take a while for them to 'get to...
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    Taking off the windscreen will _not_ give you an...

    Taking off the windscreen will _not_ give you an idea of what riding with the stock shorty is like. The stock screen creates quite a bit of turbulence and noise at the helmet, whereas no screen...
  4. Thread: Speedo Calibrator

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    It varies bike to bike, as does calibration. Cars...

    It varies bike to bike, as does calibration. Cars also generally have different odo than speedo accuracy.
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    I haven’t experienced significantly different...

    I haven’t experienced significantly different motorcycle chain durability with an auto-oiler vs following the owner’s manual for maintenance. Where I DO find a difference is that in fact I don’t...
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    I use AMA, and so does my dad. I get it ‘free’ as...

    I use AMA, and so does my dad. I get it ‘free’ as part of the Life Member thing like Greg.

    Dad has called them two or three times. One experience was great. Another was not as great, since the...
  7. I agree that this is a very strange series of...

    I agree that this is a very strange series of events. The whining is probably the lowest priority item to chase of all those mentioned in the thread. Bleed or flush & bleed the brakes, is my...
  8. Thread: Oil leak

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    That drain hose drains from the area around the...

    That drain hose drains from the area around the gas cap. In case you spill any fuel there when refueling, the plastic collar (for lack of a better term) channels it to a drain hose, which is that...
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    I have my PIAAs on the Honda accessory light bar....

    I have my PIAAs on the Honda accessory light bar. I bent a couple pieces of scrap steel into an "L" shape, then drilled holes to mount those to the bar and then mount the lights to the "L" pieces. ...
  10. Thread: Next Tires?

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    I’ve only run the Michelin (PR4) on the rear of...

    I’ve only run the Michelin (PR4) on the rear of my NCX. It was a good tire, but didn’t merit its higher price, for me. I liked the Angel GTs better for ‘sportiness.’ I now have a set of Continental...
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    Yes. Iíve had a Motobriiz on my NCX for some...

    Yes. Iíve had a Motobriiz on my NCX for some years. Thereís never, ever a drip, the bike isnít covered in flung oil, but the chain is always oiled. If you want more or less oil on the chain, you...
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    I prefer a driving light beam over a spot, but...

    I prefer a driving light beam over a spot, but either is better than what most vendors mean when they say ďfogĒ (which generally means uncontrolled uselessness).

    I have these on my NCX and theyíre...
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    I doubt I posted it here, but these are the...

    I doubt I posted it here, but these are the results from a 10k-miles analysis of mine in late 2015, with about 35k total on the bike at that time.

    Fe 11
    Cr 0
    Pb 2
    Cu 4
    Sn 2
    Al 8
    Ni 1...
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    It'll be interesting to see your analysis; please...

    It'll be interesting to see your analysis; please post it.

    And while you're at it, please disregard Blackstone's commentary section. That seems to be an attraction for many of their customers,...
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    It’s interesting that you would experience...

    It’s interesting that you would experience damping fade from the forks but not the shock. The forks don’t heat their oil much at all, so it’s very difficult for them to fade from an oil viscosity...
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    The Motobriiz oiler is by far the best trade-off...

    The Motobriiz oiler is by far the best trade-off of cost, complexity, and the appropriate quantity of oil delivered to the chain. If you want an auto-oiler, it’s worth serious consideration.

    Some...
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    For those interested in the small details, the...

    For those interested in the small details, the wet clutches like those in our bikes actually slip continuously. It's a very small amount, but the drive and driven plates are in constant motion...
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    The gearbox is a major difference from other...

    The gearbox is a major difference from other automotive applications. Gears are hard on oils in a different way than engines are. The clutch isn’t especially ‘hard’ on the oil unless you slip it a...
  19. Thread: Chain life

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    I normally replace chains on the NCX because of...

    I normally replace chains on the NCX because of seized links. Only that garbage JT chain stretched enough to matter (it stretched so much it wouldnít stay on). Iím surprised at those who wear chains...
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    Iím really looking forward to your review of the...

    Iím really looking forward to your review of the Parabellum.
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    That view was part of the discussion, too. That’s...

    That view was part of the discussion, too. That’s why I chose the phrase would-be thieves. Door locks are not about keeping professionals out, they’re about keeping your nearly-honest ‘neighbors’...
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    This topic came up on the forum here rather early...

    This topic came up on the forum here rather early in the (American-market) history of the NCX. There was at least tacit agreement here to _not_ post instructions on the web for how to open the frunk...
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    Thanks to adding to our pile of data that...

    Thanks to adding to our pile of data that identifies this issue. Too bad you weren't able to search for an find this forum previously. The issue has been documented here for rather a while. This...
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    Itíll be interesting to see what your running...

    Itíll be interesting to see what your running cost per mile becomes once you have tires, chain & sprocket, and gear costs figured in, OP (I realize you wonít have those until they all wear out at...
  25. I've taken to pulling the top of my Honda Touring...

    I've taken to pulling the top of my Honda Touring screen back and down toward me with a string, so that I get full airflow to my whole helmet but still get some body protection. Doing this makes...
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