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    And luck. (like that 5'7-10", 130-150 lbs and in...

    And luck. (like that 5'7-10", 130-150 lbs and in marathon shape luck)

    I'm guessing but after today I suspect that the extra air in the fork was helping the spring out. For a little bit. Then a...
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    No it's definitely the front getting squishy. I...

    No it's definitely the front getting squishy. I can lean over and just about bottom the front out just pushing down when the bike's not moving.
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    Bike is new, still less than 500 miles so i'd...

    Bike is new, still less than 500 miles so i'd hope the oil was fresh and set proper. I've had f&r racetech springs in my last two bikes, never messed with the valves though. I might get there but I...
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    Too Tall, Dark and Ugly

    There's so many ways to skin a cat I can't decide how or what will best tackle my ergo and mods.

    At 6-2, ~255 my I'm focusing on suspension and fit. One thing i've noticed is that after I hit a...
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    Has anyone tried the adjustable height slider...

    Has anyone tried the adjustable height slider brackets that can be bought for the Honda tall screen online for under $30? (edit: or know their height) At 6'2 the wind hits my ears pretty good as if...
  6. I go to my local hardware store that has a huge...

    I go to my local hardware store that has a huge isle of every bolt, nut, rubber and steel washer and similar pieces in trays. You can buy one or 3 or whatever. One tip - take a pen. You need to...
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    Sticky: I agree 100%, most our complaints about aches can...

    I agree 100%, most our complaints about aches can be solved by getting more conditioned to riding. In my 20's I rode a RZ350 From Dallas to Austin or Lubbock many times only stopping for gas. My...
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    Sticky: Dontcha mean 'herd'? All the postings on day...

    Dontcha mean 'herd'?

    All the postings on day trips to cool places are giving me the itch. Pulled my backpack (more like a 80L drybag with shoulder straps) and camping gear out of storage to make...
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    Yes to the oil question. Lower grade stainless...

    Yes to the oil question. Lower grade stainless steels are not all that stainless. Good stainless steel will resist just about everything and always clean up. That's why (I'm told) most of the good...
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    If I install my "one size fits all" silencer so...

    If I install my "one size fits all" silencer so the ring around it bolts into the same place the stock silencer bolts up by the rear wheel I'd need about 6-7 inches of connecting pipe and a welder....
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    Sticky: Nice aggie engineering on the bodywork. Gorilla...

    Nice aggie engineering on the bodywork. Gorilla Glue makes a clear duct tape that'll hold on smooth plastic as good as their other stuff.
    Now that I live in the country my biggest fear riding is...
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    Sticky: Learned the centerstand has limits. :) This was...

    Learned the centerstand has limits. :) This was after knocking the bike over from pushing too hard on a tire plug. No real damage since it hit the wall first and shaved three inches off the brake...
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    Won't slip on, at least without refabricating the...

    Won't slip on, at least without refabricating the small end to make it a little larger and/or welding it. The silencer was so small I can keep it attached with some extra springs and safety wire for...
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    I did. After 30 minutes on the phone with...

    I did. After 30 minutes on the phone with Unprogressive and their human popsicle I was hoping for a specialty co. Iowa. Like other states that do not have helmet laws Iowa is more limited in options...
  15. something different works for everyone so...

    something different works for everyone so insights to feedback or reviews are always appreciated. probably part of why new ppl like myself end up pouring through several threads before giving up and...
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    Thanks, last 2 street bikes (20+ yrs ago) I...

    Thanks, last 2 street bikes (20+ yrs ago) I bought came with tubes so I could fill them up with whatever if needed. I remember a few issues with plugs tearing out on the RZ but that was a completely...
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    my first flat

    I checked mine and it looks like the tires are dated in late 2015. Just over 120 miles on tires but last night the rear was punctured by a roofing nail coming home from work right in the tread's...
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    I know this thread is old but I'm (maybe) running...

    I know this thread is old but I'm (maybe) running into insurance issues. I thought USAA would cover me like my car and home but they don't write MC policies in Iowa. And due to a minor no fault wreck...
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    Seems like a good thread to keep alive from time...

    Seems like a good thread to keep alive from time to time. Deals across the region can vary and every now and then something cool pops up. I found my crated 2015 for 3995.00 a few weeks ago. OTD cash...
  20. I've decided to hold off messing with the seat...

    I've decided to hold off messing with the seat and bars until I get the susp. right. As of now I could use 2" on the seat height-mostly in the front. I could get close to that with some susp mods so...
  21. Let me know when it can deliver takeout. At first...

    Let me know when it can deliver takeout. At first i thought they really have run out of cool things to research at BMW. Who wants a riderless bike? Then I saw it was more for future things like...
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    At my height pushing the stock bars back 3/4-1"...

    At my height pushing the stock bars back 3/4-1" and up about the same distance feels most natural but I'm worried about blocking off the ignition. Might just buy new bars.
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    Still a few deals on the older brand new NC's and...

    Still a few deals on the older brand new NC's and CTX's if you look off the beaten paths. A guy I work with is debating a CTX or NC750 w/DCT. I think both are 3k off rtl.
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    My new Icon Street Airform XL does not fit....

    My new Icon Street Airform XL does not fit. Gathering ideas on what to do with my frunk. On the bright side, I can probably scratch the rear case and just go with two side cases.
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    I'm currently in the same boat. My low budget...

    I'm currently in the same boat. My low budget slip on didn't come with anything to connect the pipe to the silencer. The thin adapter sleeve it came with wasn't long enough and the OD/ID would fit...
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