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    Using the small viewing port on top is often...

    Using the small viewing port on top is often difficult for first-timers because the marks "TF" or "TR" can go by quickly, almost without you seeing them! And don't forget to remove the spark plugs...
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    I've never replaced either of those on my last...

    I've never replaced either of those on my last 3-4 Honda motorcycles. There is hardly any oil in that cover so why worry about a leak?
  3. I'm fairly certain that M10 x 1.25 is the...

    I'm fairly certain that M10 x 1.25 is the standard thread size used for Honda mirrors that are one a threaded stalk. And I'd venture a guess that it's also common for the other Japanese makers.
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    Unless you have an ancient bike, it doesn't have...

    Unless you have an ancient bike, it doesn't have "brake cables." They are hydraulic hoses.

    At least to me, switching to braided steel brake hoses is way over-rated and often done for purely,...
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    I honestly don't see much need or use in...

    I honestly don't see much need or use in switching to a full synthetic after break-in or at any time. It runs fine on dinosaur juice so why use synthetic? If this was preferred by the factory, it...
  6. Thread: DTC Lockup

    by DirtFlier
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    Sometimes a battery on the outs can cause the DTC...

    Sometimes a battery on the outs can cause the DTC to do strange things.
  7. Thread: DTC Lockup

    by DirtFlier
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    One thing to keep is mind is that the DCT system...

    One thing to keep is mind is that the DCT system cannot easily shift gears back to N when the bike is stopped with engine OFF.

    I had that happen to me when my NC was new (to me) and I...
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    I too have noticed some riders turn-up their...

    I too have noticed some riders turn-up their noses when you mention "DCT" but it's my bike and I'm happy with it so the heck with them!

    At the recent MSTA National Rally in Bristol VA, the...
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    Typically before the beginning of the season,...

    Typically before the beginning of the season, I'll disconnect the clutch cable and remove the clutch lever I clean and regrease the socket in the clutch lever and also clean and regrease the lever...
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    The wire break at the lever is often the result...

    The wire break at the lever is often the result of the socket in the lever being dry and corroded. The barrel end of the cable needs to be able to rotate when the lever is pulled. If it doesn't...
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    [...My sources say the spec is .17mm IN .28mm EX...

    [...My sources say the spec is .17mm IN .28mm EX for a 2012 nc700x...Junkie]

    You are correct. I was thinking of my NT700V that has clearances of 0.15 and 0.20 mm. Sorry for the boo-boo.
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    My replacement chain bought from American Honda...

    My replacement chain bought from American Honda was stamped "RK" on the side plates. I think they had drive chains from two different mfgs and I obviously picked RK for some reason. The price was...
  13. Making only one change at a time to the forks is...

    Making only one change at a time to the forks is the only sane path to making them work better. :-)
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    Make sure the reservoir has been emptied before...

    Make sure the reservoir has been emptied before you start pushing the pistons back into the caliper, otherwise spillage may damage the paint. Once the pistons are flush in the caliper, suck the...
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    Typically the demo truck is filled with bikes...

    Typically the demo truck is filled with bikes that are plentiful (read: too many) in warehouse inventory.
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    TacomaJD - you'll be happy with the No-Mar...

    TacomaJD - you'll be happy with the No-Mar changer because they make good stuff! :-)
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    Most or all DID chains have "DID" stamped on the...

    Most or all DID chains have "DID" stamped on the side plates.
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    It looks like Spanish or Italian to me.

    It looks like Spanish or Italian to me.
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    [...on the DCT when I am coming up to a stop I...

    [...on the DCT when I am coming up to a stop I put it in sport and it down shifts pretty much where I would do it...1WiseGuy2]


    Not that I've tried but I assumed it is NOT possible to shift...
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    Using a micrometer set to the desired valve...

    Using a micrometer set to the desired valve clearance is a more accurate tool to use because the contact points (called: spindle & anvil) more accurately approximate the valve tip & rocker arm...
  21. Thread: I need help

    by DirtFlier
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    I doubt if any of the US-model 700s has the key...

    I doubt if any of the US-model 700s has the key with chip they use in other countries and I'd assumed the USA-model 750s were the same.
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    The worst part of valve adj to me is draining the...

    The worst part of valve adj to me is draining the coolant because there isn't a convenient way to do it. I now use a clean, drain pan so am able to save & reuse most of the coolant and only have to...
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    It's certainly not cheaper but I subscribe to...

    It's certainly not cheaper but I subscribe to F1TV with an annual cost of under $100. It gives me the option of watching it as a live feed or later when I have the time and I usually choose this...
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    In some areas of the country, the smallish 3.9...

    In some areas of the country, the smallish 3.9 gal fuel tank might be a problem.

    I use a Cortech tailpack for multi-day trips and I've finally figured out how to keep the bag mostly in place...
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    Make sure you don't have a key OFF current drain.

    Make sure you don't have a key OFF current drain.
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