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    I think there was a recall on 2014 models for...

    I think there was a recall on 2014 models for instrument cluster issues, so maybe your manual transmission bike accidentally had a cluster meant for a DCT ABS version swapped in by mistake?

    Just a...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXRd9u4xnR8 ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXRd9u4xnR8

    edit: (not my bike in the video, but mine sounds just the same as well.)
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    Thank heavens you didn't put it sticking up out...

    Thank heavens you didn't put it sticking up out of the frunk hahahahaha :D
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    I can't offer any help regarding the key, but...

    I can't offer any help regarding the key, but sorry for the burgled house and stuff taken, mate :( :mad:
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    Unfortunately, I also, can't specifically say...

    Unfortunately, I also, can't specifically say anything about the Airmada itself, but a buddy and I both got Icon Alliance SSR helmets (years ago, now) and were totally happy with fit, finish, and...
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    I wouldn't let the odometer amount deter you from...

    I wouldn't let the odometer amount deter you from anything as far as the engine goes and the riding environment, more so simply how used to it and how comfortable you feel on the bike, prior to the...
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    I don't have the quantity (:eek:) of engines Greg...

    I don't have the quantity (:eek:) of engines Greg has lol, but same end results with his observations after quite a few years of storing infernal combustion devices over the past 40+ years, sometimes...
  8. Thread: Riding Retreads

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    Looks like you are having fun on that beauty...

    Looks like you are having fun on that beauty Africa Twin, OCR!

    Great song lol
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    Good heavens! :eek: That whole thing sounds...

    Good heavens! :eek: That whole thing sounds horrible! I sure hope you get back to pain free ASAP :)
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    Objective. Yaaaaa, I don't really think so Happy....

    Objective. Yaaaaa, I don't really think so Happy. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that- but I'm not convinced one can be entirely objective when it comes to wanting or owning any...
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    I'm sooooo glad I checked, the other hassles...

    I'm sooooo glad I checked, the other hassles notwithstanding! I was only past the inspection interval by a couple thousand miles, but 6 out of 8 valves were too tight, with only one intake on cyl #1...
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    Simple valve check, oil change and antifreeze...

    Simple valve check, oil change and antifreeze replacement, right?

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    Auuuugh!

    Radiator support bracket bolt sheared off in the aluminum. The steel bolt had become one with the engine,...
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    Sounds like a "cowl setting nut 5mm" (aka "well...

    Sounds like a "cowl setting nut 5mm" (aka "well nut" in older parlance)

    Pn 90111-KW3-003

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    D'oh! Missed seeing Mr. Lootzyan's post, but I'm pretty sure that is it :o
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    Thanks, John! Best wishes to you and yours as...

    Thanks, John! Best wishes to you and yours as well :)
  15. Ingenius! Simple, and effective.:D For my...

    Ingenius! Simple, and effective.:D

    For my Acerbis (knock offs, I think) hand guards, I wanted to retain the stock bar end weights, so I just slightly modified the hand guard supplied aluminum...
  16. Thread: Found plug!!!

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    I would call that on the left side (AKA clutch...

    I would call that on the left side (AKA clutch lever side) of the bike, and wouldn't that make it just one of the OEM power plugs that is available with the optional kit? Just taped up there in that...
  17. I will just google it of course lol, but what is...

    I will just google it of course lol, but what is "Waze" for those of us Luddites that don't know? :confused::o
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    Totally agreed with above----^ If *all* the...

    Totally agreed with above----^

    If *all* the valves are way out of spec too tight, it's almost guaranteed that the initial premise of crank/valve orientation was incorrect, or possibly mm versus...
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    I hope your new bike treats you better than the...

    I hope your new bike treats you better than the last one, (:( ) and you have many years of HAPPY and safe riding ahead! Don't be a stranger, and keep us informed with all the cool things discovered...
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    I've had more than my share of grim experiences...

    I've had more than my share of grim experiences with motorcycle dealerships in my day, but three of the nicest, most awesome and knowledgable people I've had the pleasure know, happen to have all...
  21. Thread: How to fill up

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    At the risk of straying further off topic; there...

    At the risk of straying further off topic; there is a big difference between running a fuel tank down to near empty and it's arguable effect on fuel pump life, versus simply running out of fuel...
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    Until I have an internal fuel pump problem (which...

    Until I have an internal fuel pump problem (which I've never had ever, in over 36 years of owning internal fuel pump equipped vehicles) I will continue squeaking out as many miles as possible between...
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    Wow, that sounded like an awesome deal alright!...

    Wow, that sounded like an awesome deal alright! :cool:
  24. Ya, as showkey alluded to, it was whatever dealer...

    Ya, as showkey alluded to, it was whatever dealer you bought your bike from that did that particular over tightening, as the battery is not installed in the bikes during shipping. (same as the...
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    Thanks for the update, glad it turned out to be a...

    Thanks for the update, glad it turned out to be a minor thing! :D

    Dude sorry about the snow already...:(
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