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    Madstad lower deflectors

    I managed to snap off the left hand side deflector from my Madstab windshield when trying to squeeze by the bike in my messy garage. I recall seeing some posts from folks saying that they donít use...
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    Holy crap! They got old!

    Holy crap! They got old!
  3. If it happened in Florida, I have to assume they...

    If it happened in Florida, I have to assume they were holding golf clubs.
  4. I guess his pipes just weren’t loud enough.

    I guess his pipes just weren’t loud enough.
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    While that is true, this one comes with the seat...

    While that is true, this one comes with the seat pan and the cover is already installed. If you’ve ever installed one of these, you know that’s worth a few bucks. Plus, if you hold on to your stock...
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    170/60 vs 160/60 rear tire

    Time for new tires as both my front and back are between 2/32 and 3/32. I purchased the bike used and it came with a 170/60 rear tire which had just been installed. Iím curious on opinions about if I...
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    For anyone who hasn’t already installed theirs,...

    For anyone who hasn’t already installed theirs, the Honda center stand springs are easily installed by hooking the springs before inserting the long bolt.
  8. Personally, I think the NC700x would do well for...

    Personally, I think the NC700x would do well for all of your listed scenarios EXCEPT that two up trip with the wife. 5e previous posterís recommendation of the CTX700 would be even worse in that...
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    On a 12v system, I’m not sure how 13.7 - 14 volts...

    On a 12v system, I’m not sure how 13.7 - 14 volts is considered low.
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    I rode 70 miles today using my Tourmaster heated...

    I rode 70 miles today using my Tourmaster heated vest, bike master heated grips, and had my phone plugged in and charging. Voltmeter showed 13.7 - 14.0 volts with vest and grips on highest settings.
  11. Poll: My bike started out silver. Then it was black....

    My bike started out silver. Then it was black. Now it’s white. Definitely prefer the white.
  12. I installed the eBay version of the rox pivoting...

    I installed the eBay version of the rox pivoting risers over a year ago. Happy to say that there have been no issues other than having to tighten the bolts a little after finding the smooth contact...
  13. Trying to convince the traditional cruiser riders...

    Trying to convince the traditional cruiser riders to switch to electric is a losing battle. The hard core Harley guys will never change over. But, they are an aging demographic that won’t be around...
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    It’s definitely about pushing down on the stand....

    It’s definitely about pushing down on the stand. When done properly, you should not have to lift up on the bike at all. I hold the left side handle bar and rear grab rail but these are really just to...
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    Looks good. I’d save the money on powder coat and...

    Looks good. I’d save the money on powder coat and just use the spray on bed liner. $10 for a can and you’ll have plenty left over for touch ups if you ever need it.
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    Dust was definitely a problem. I hung the pieces...

    Dust was definitely a problem. I hung the pieces in the garage and took them out on the back deck to spray one at a time. As I walked out the back door, I’d wipe each piece down with a tack cloth....
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    New Paint Job

    Repainted my bike again. I never cared for the original silver. About a year ago, I painted it black. Given the materials used and my lack of painting knowledge, it didnít turn out too well. Finally...
  18. Dang. Day late and a dollar short. Congrats to...

    Dang. Day late and a dollar short. Congrats to the buyer.
  19. I’ll take it if it’s still available. Any...

    I’ll take it if it’s still available. Any discounts if I pick it up?
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    Never heard of anyone shorting a battery to test...

    Never heard of anyone shorting a battery to test it. Not sure that this would provide useful information anyway. A battery whose voltage is low will still spark when shorted but might not have enough...
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    My old SV 650 had a similar toggle switch like...

    My old SV 650 had a similar toggle switch like throttle at low rpm. There was an adjustment that could be made by turning the throttle position sensor which greatly smoothed out the initial throttle...
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    I’d let someone else take that hit on...

    I’d let someone else take that hit on depreciation. You’ll be upside down in that bike for at least the first three to four years of the loan unless you put a lot of money down.
  23. Suzuki VStrom 650

    Suzuki VStrom 650
  24. Thread: crash bars

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    No apologies here. I stand behind my previous...

    No apologies here. I stand behind my previous question. All too often, in motorcycling and many other facets of life, when something goes wrong, people look around for someone to blame. Theyíll want...
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    Fixed it for you.

    Fixed it for you.
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