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  1. Sticky: While I have to admit that my knowledge of...

    While I have to admit that my knowledge of motorcycles is severely lacking, I do know a little more about vehicles in general (I do mean 'a little more'). I can say with confidence though that...
  2. That's disappointing. When I first saw a Triumph...

    That's disappointing. When I first saw a Triumph Rocket I went home and looked it up and was surprised at how little it was. Starting at $22k now? I'll pass, thanks. Maybe I'll see the original used...
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    I'm the same height and I did exactly the same...

    I'm the same height and I did exactly the same thing about a year ago. It was actually a big help. what helped me even more was when I installed Throttle assist.

    Moving the bars back helped my...
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    As someone that hasn't owned a dirt bike, I have...

    As someone that hasn't owned a dirt bike, I have to ask, Pics? I'm just curious how that works. Does it stiffen the master link? does it roll over the sprockets ok? Sorry, but I haven't actually seen...
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    Chains wear out, unfortunately. Even the X-rings...

    Chains wear out, unfortunately. Even the X-rings will become cracked and begin to fall apart and stiffen up over time. The rings themselves are, after all, another rubber piece that gets pretty warm...
  6. Sticky: Changed air filter myself for the first time. I...

    Changed air filter myself for the first time. I can't be absolutely sure that the shop did it because they screwed up so much I wouldn't be surprised if they charged me for it and didn't do it....
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    I used to work as a tire tech changing out car...

    I used to work as a tire tech changing out car and light truck tires. Very easy work most of the time because we had great equipment. Changing the tire on my bike was a bit more challenging. I felt...
  8. Sticky: 5 years is about the max for auto tires here in...

    5 years is about the max for auto tires here in AZ. The dry rot becomes noticeable. There is no way I would have tires more than 5 years old on my motorcycle, again. Yes, I did have a 6 year old tire...
  9. Sticky: Changed out the rear sprocket for the 41t. I took...

    Changed out the rear sprocket for the 41t. I took it out for a shakedown ride and I am VERY happy with it now. I did lose a little acceleration but since I can count on one hand the number of times I...
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    I am always glad to hear of close calls where no...

    I am always glad to hear of close calls where no one got hurt but maybe learned something. I am a trainer for truck drivers and commute 50 miles each way to work in Phoenix, usually on the bike....
  11. Sticky: I also installed the 12oclock labs speedo...

    I also installed the 12oclock labs speedo correction last week and I am very happy with it. For me it was worth the $70 because I want to track the mileage as close as I can without doing that math.
  12. Sticky: Mine too. The larger front sprocket is better...

    Mine too. The larger front sprocket is better than I expected. It runs so much better on the freeway now. It doesn't look like it affected the fuel mileage much but we'll see what the trend is over...
  13. I'm with you there, I saw the title of this post...

    I'm with you there, I saw the title of this post and that Triumph is what I thought of first. There is no way I would ever buy one though. It's completely impractical, gets poor mileage and it has a...
  14. Sticky: Installed the new chain and sprockets over the...

    Installed the new chain and sprockets over the weekend. Changed out the front sprocket for the 17t. Put on the 12oclock labs speedoDRD last week. It runs great now and I don't notice much difference...
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    Thanks Max for the doc and thanks Red Rider for...

    Thanks Max for the doc and thanks Red Rider for bumping it up today. I am torquing the sprockets tomorrow and now I don't need to go look them up.
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    Sticky: Wow! another 2015 purchased new. I'm wondering...

    Wow! another 2015 purchased new. I'm wondering how much Honda over-estimated that year's sales. Welcome to the club Dean!
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    Sticky: I actually wear dark clothes at work mostly...

    I actually wear dark clothes at work mostly because driving a truck is a little grimy. So, yes it gets HOT on my way home wearing black jeans and a dark workshirt but when I get home and get into the...
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    I don't do much engine braking as I unlearned the...

    I don't do much engine braking as I unlearned the habit a few years ago with cars. It was pointed out to me that changing brakes is easier than clutches and allowing the engine to idle is better than...
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    Sticky: Welcome Steve! This is a great bike for...

    Welcome Steve! This is a great bike for commuting. I have commuted over 20,000 miles on it since I bought my 2015 new May of '18. You have a lot in common with me as I had not been on a motorcycle in...
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    Sticky: lol, and I didn't see this until today. But since...

    lol, and I didn't see this until today. But since I already posted one in here with my truck I guess that I am out anyway.
  21. It's also been noted that the NC air filter is...

    It's also been noted that the NC air filter is huge when compared to other bikes. In fact I think that it is similar in size to the filter in my wife's 6 cylinder Toyota. That size means that we...
  22. Sticky: Yea, I saw that one before. I couldn't help but...

    Yea, I saw that one before. I couldn't help but think about how much he looked like a cowboy wrestling a steer.
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    Just to add - I drive a Kenworth Semi for work....

    Just to add - I drive a Kenworth Semi for work. It has an "automatically shifted" manual transmission. Of course it is different from a duel clutch system in that it uses computer controlled air...
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    The NC is a great commuter bike. It is not,...

    The NC is a great commuter bike. It is not, however, a great sport bike. It's not fast but it gets great mileage and is (relatively) cheap to maintain. The best way to ride it is to shift early and...
  25. U-Haul: Motorcycle Trailer Rental...

    U-Haul: Motorcycle Trailer Rental

    Uhaul has a great motorcycle trailer, I see them on the interstate all the time and it appears that they are about $15 a day.
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