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  1. Sticky: Rode to the local Honda dealer for an oil change...

    Rode to the local Honda dealer for an oil change on my wife's NC700x.

    Under cloudy skies on the way there.

    In light and moderate rain most of the way on the way back home. Wore the First Gear...
  2. My wife’s 2016 NC700x is lowered. I can probably...

    My wife’s 2016 NC700x is lowered. I can probably meet you if we figure out a day/time.

    Can you meet during the week? Maybe Tuesday?


    EDIT:


    Not sure what the weather looks like but I...
  3. How long would it take you to drive to Michigan...

    How long would it take you to drive to Michigan City, IN (or the state line area near that city?)
  4. My issue with battery powered cars or motorcycles...

    My issue with battery powered cars or motorcycles is range.

    For a "daily driver" battery power will pretty easily work most of the time.

    For taking a road trip there is a problem with using...
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    While I totally agree with this, there is the old...

    While I totally agree with this, there is the old saying that an 'ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure'

    We just got back from a 4000 mile trip. Had no issues. But we did have...
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    Soft luggage can be hard to lock onto a bike,...

    Soft luggage can be hard to lock onto a bike, some does not have any sort of lock other than a snap, but locking bags are still susceptible to being slashed open with a box cutter or knife.

    I use...
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    Interesting to see what will happen. I like...

    Interesting to see what will happen.

    I like Revzilla and use them for a lot of things I can't get locally.
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    The biggest shortcoming of the First Gear...

    The biggest shortcoming of the First Gear Kilimanjaro is in hot/humid air, especially at modest or low speeds. Just not enough airflow. I can see how it would be a big problem in the Southeast. It...
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    Great write up, thanks for the report about the...

    Great write up, thanks for the report about the trip and the review of the equipment.

    BTW, I also have a FirstGear Kilimanjaro Jacket and love it. Although I don't use it during most of the...
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    And some final photos. Some regrets, didn't...

    And some final photos.

    Some regrets, didn't get to see Niagara Falls due to weather fronts moving through the area. I suppose we could have but it would have added more time to the trip and we...
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    I need to upload more photos. We are home. ...

    I need to upload more photos.


    We are home. Final leg was a 200 mile stretch across Indiana back home. Departed Defiance, OH about 7am and rode under cloudy skies most of the way home on rural...
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    Back on the backroads again :clap: We left the...

    Back on the backroads again :clap:

    We left the casino, having only lost $0.95 in the slot machines. Played a buck. Could have left with $0.05 but donated that to the NY Humane Society. Odd that...
  13. I had a moose cross in front of me on a big...

    I had a moose cross in front of me on a big sweeping curve. Far enough away I didn’t brake but I did let off the throttle to keep distance. Big animals!
  14. Motorcycle crashes into Grizzly Bear, cyclist injured, condition of bear unknown

    It was not me. Or the lovely Mrs_Bob.

    We were in NY state when this happened :hammer:

    Link > Motorcyclist seriously injured after colliding with grizzly bear - My Cariboo Now
  15. Dale’s Rack will fit Not 100% sure about the...

    Dale’s Rack will fit

    Not 100% sure about the Corbin.
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    Back on American soil. Finished Lake Huron...

    Back on American soil.

    Finished Lake Huron with a night at a rural B&B, then headed south toward (but avoided the city) Toronto & Lake Ontario. Followed the coast of Ontario eastward through...
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    North shore of Lake Huron to Manitoulin Island. ...

    North shore of Lake Huron to Manitoulin Island. Then a ferry across Georgian Bay.

    Bikes and motorcycles load up first. They supply ropes to tie them down.
    Bikes and motorcycles are also the...
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    I'm 6' with a 33" inseam and find it comfortable...

    I'm 6' with a 33" inseam and find it comfortable to ride. I didn't like the seat too much, but that is a personal thing. As far as the upright seating I'm happy with that. Currently almost 3000...
  19. FWIW here are some of my personal Farkle...

    FWIW here are some of my personal Farkle observations:

    Corbin seat is a massive improvement over the stock seat and well worth the money. Corbin recommends 1000+ miles to break in the seat. ...
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    Stopped at a small restaurant about 45 minutes...

    Stopped at a small restaurant about 45 minutes east of Sault Ste Marie, ON on 17 to get some breakfast this morning.

    Someone drove their lawn tractor to the restaurant and parked between two...
  21. Bingo and that is the key fault of the system. ...

    Bingo and that is the key fault of the system.

    I've got rheumatoid arthritis and tennis elbow and that sort of manipulation is actually painful, in addition to generally being awkward.

    The...
  22. Thread: MotoSkivees

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    I have 3 pairs. I do not believe they are worth...

    I have 3 pairs. I do not believe they are worth the cost.

    Not saying they don’t work. They do help. But at the cost I don’t believe they provide enough benefits.
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    No problem touring with our NCx’s. Currently...

    No problem touring with our NCx’s.

    Currently a couple thousand miles into a 4000+ mile trip.

    Useful mods make the NC a capable tourer. Sure a big HD will be more comfortable if you want a...
  24. And a ‘farkle failure’ photo. If you look...

    And a ‘farkle failure’ photo.

    If you look close you can see the damage the Soupy’s stand is doing to the asphalt. There is now a pop can under the kickstand.
    ...
  25. I didn't even bother to fish with a magnet. Not...

    I didn't even bother to fish with a magnet. Not sure if the washers I dropped are still down there of if they rattled out. Its been 3700 miles since installing my luggage rack. The washers are...
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