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    Sticky: Today I installed my Dale's Rear Rack. When I...

    Today I installed my Dale's Rear Rack. When I bought the bike I didn't notice but the rear seat only has 2 of the 3 nuts and washers in the mounting bracket. I was able to mount the rack, but...
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    I would like to chime in that I also suffer from...

    I would like to chime in that I also suffer from this condition. My solution thus far has been to always fully turn the key when latching and unlatching the rear seat. If there is a permanent fix Iíd...
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    The breakfast routine is a nice tip. I have...

    The breakfast routine is a nice tip.

    I have a point and shoot camera I'm planning to carry on a strap slung around behind me. If I stop and want to snap a photo I won't have to take my gloves...
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    This is fantastic! I'm departing at the end of...

    This is fantastic! I'm departing at the end of next week on a kind of reverse version going from Laredo up to Duluth, over the lakes and then back down through Michigan to home again. Thanks very...
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    As halfSpinDoctor mentioned a center stand is...

    As halfSpinDoctor mentioned a center stand is really nice to have. I also find having a larger windscreen and bark buster or equivalent hand covers to be nice.

    For someone new to NC700x the only...
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    Turn Signal Part Identification

    I tipped over while parking and broke my turn signal. Like many people I have broken and taped the light back up before, but this past weekend I tipped over and broke the whole housing apart. ...
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    This write up was fantastic. I really appreciate...

    This write up was fantastic. I really appreciate the farkle breakdown. I am planning a road trip and knowing what does and doesn't hold up is exceptionally helpful.
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    Sticky: In the last week I've had a few adventures. I...

    In the last week I've had a few adventures.
    I ran over some plastic on the way back to work from lunch. After an hour in the sun couldn't cut and pull enough out to roll. Had to call in a tow. ...
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    Sticky: My brakes had been feeling a little soft lately...

    My brakes had been feeling a little soft lately so I bled my front and rear brakes and checked out my brake pads. The fluid was old but alas the softness remains, so will have to investigate further....
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    Sticky: This is great intel! While I was out I had real...

    This is great intel! While I was out I had real trouble keeping the bike from sinking into soft terrain when I stopped. I also have the SW ALU-Rack and was planning on getting that adapter. Thanks...
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    Sticky: It's been below freezing the last two days but...

    It's been below freezing the last two days but the trusty NC has got me to work just fine. I'm so glad to have a fuel injected bike during these colder months it makes such a difference.

    I just...
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    Took a few T-Handle hex keys and a screwdriver...

    Took a few T-Handle hex keys and a screwdriver out last night to see if I couldn't figure it out. The hook on the lid seemed to be in the right position, so first I tried undoing the four hex screws...
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    I'll inspect the area more closely and see if I...

    I'll inspect the area more closely and see if I can see anything like that going on.

    Thanks for your insight.
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    Frunk Won't Latch

    I bought a 2013 NC700x used Friday and the trunk will only latch if I slam it shut, and even then it is just tenuously latched. My 2012 used to latch firmly with gentle pressure, and so I'm...
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    To close the loop on this one. The forks when...

    To close the loop on this one. The forks when you got up on them you could tell were screwed. The insurance guy valued the bike high enough that I didn't loose any money on it. I've got a 2013...
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    Glad you had on some gear! I've had two wrecks...

    Glad you had on some gear! I've had two wrecks and both times a decent jacket and helmet saved me quite a bit. I just went through getting my 2012 NC700x totaled out. The damages I had were twisted...
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    I live in Austin and am interested. Would you be...

    I live in Austin and am interested. Would you be able to meet up in person on a weekend day? If not what would shipping to 78757 be?
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    Sticky: Someone has a nice 700x in midtown commons in...

    Someone has a nice 700x in midtown commons in Austin. I was cruising to my local bar and saw it parked outside. No luggage and looked really clean. Hope they know about this forum! If not Iíll tell...
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    Thanks for the replies so far folks. I have a...

    Thanks for the replies so far folks. I have a center stand, but since that rests on the front wheel I will locate some cinder blocks and try to prop it up. I'll report back with the results this...
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    Best Way To Untwist some Twisted Forks

    I lost focus during the exit of a curve and went straight off into the ditch. I was ok but the bike suffered some damages. The right fairing and the turn signal are toast and so is the windshield....
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    I had a blast this weekend! Saturday road out...

    I had a blast this weekend!

    Saturday road out to Spicewood TX from Austin for some Opies BBQ it was a brisk 45 degrees F outside and about 45 minutes in I realized I really should have worn my...
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    Thatís a great saying! I alternate between...

    Thatís a great saying! I alternate between commuting on my NC and my Rebel250. The smaller bike is much more fun off highway and around the neighborhood.

    After some more saddle time Im really...
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    Last night was good fun. Went to work in the...

    Last night was good fun. Went to work in the sixties clear sky. Then headed south side of town for a bike night. Iím getting a little too lucky with this weather.

    Iíve ordered some new mirrors,...
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    I am happy to report that an intermediate and...

    I am happy to report that an intermediate and advanced course are being offered the next town over in Elgin. Iíll take those courses as well as practice in the industrial areas.

    Thanks.
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    Industrial parks are a good idea! I hadn’t even...

    Industrial parks are a good idea! I hadn’t even thought about going out to the industrial areas on the weekend and practicing. I was able to take the NSF introductory course but there are very few...
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