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    Sticky: Hi Rod and welcome! Sounds like you are really...

    Hi Rod and welcome!

    Sounds like you are really diggin' the NC. It is a wonderfully adaptable motorcycle. Think jack of all trades and master of none (ok, maybe one: MilesPerGallon).

    Has your...
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    There is nothing mission critical about an...

    There is nothing mission critical about an auto-oiler. Nobody "needs" a GPS, software controlled, auto oiler but dayum, they are convenient! That is why I went with the most complex oiler on the...
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    Does he even ride a chain drive motorcycle ? ...

    Does he even ride a chain drive motorcycle ?


    Suggesting that a motorcycle's chain (because it is on a "road bike") isn't subject to gravel, sand, dirt, water, and other contaminates suggests...
  4. 2019 Iron Butt Rally starts Monday 6/[email protected] 10am

    I know of at least three riders from this forum that have ridden in previous IBRs...anyone here running this year ?

    Kickstands up at 10am today with the first check point Thursday in Kennewick,...
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    I run two Whelen TIR3 red strobes set to blink...

    I run two Whelen TIR3 red strobes set to blink rapidly in concert with the rear brake lamp. They are programmable, allowing you to select a bunch of different patterns. Mine currently will do three...
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    The NC was my first motorcycle with a chain after...

    The NC was my first motorcycle with a chain after a couple of decades on shaft driven bikes. I oiled the chain. I cleaned the chain. Would oil it some more. Cleaned it constantly.

    Once a...
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    Companies that do oil analysis typically make...

    Companies that do oil analysis typically make their OCI recommendations using data extrapolated from thousands of similar samples sent in by customer that have collectively covered millions of miles...
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    A company like Blackstone will do an oil analysis...

    A company like Blackstone will do an oil analysis and give you reliable quantitative and qualitative data as to how long to stretch out your OCIs. I'm pretty sure if you are actually interested in...
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    Welcome! Dress for slide, not the ride...I like...

    Welcome! Dress for slide, not the ride...I like that!!
    Former Sun Devil here and when I was living in Phoenix I also only had a motorcycle. Commuted to Tempe for school and to Sky Harbor every...
  10. Thread: Alaska 2019

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    Oh man!!! Threads like this get me itching for...

    Oh man!!! Threads like this get me itching for an epic ride like the one you guys are on. Have fun, be safe and hope all goes well!!!
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    You said in eleven words what it took me about...

    You said in eleven words what it took me about 500 words to say in my post ;-)
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    Why gap insurance? Great question. It is an...

    Why gap insurance? Great question.

    It is an insurance instrument designed for people that buy vehicles they can't afford and for European car manufacturers ;-)

    How it works: Mr. Jones wants...
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    Indeed! The trip to $1,000,000 usd liability...

    Indeed!
    The trip to $1,000,000 usd liability coverage started with my first motorcycle rally years ago. Was required to have at least $300,000 usd in coverage (at the time, I was at $100,000). I...
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    My insurance company started with KBB and NADA...

    My insurance company started with KBB and NADA retail (State Farm) and added more $$ from there. They did not use wholesale dealer black book values which are about the same as KBB and NADA anyway....
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    My 2014 books for $5,000+ on both KBB and NADA...

    My 2014 books for $5,000+ on both KBB and NADA used values. My experience has been that insurance companies pay way, WAY more than you could ever actually sell for. When my Goldwing was totaled and...
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    Single data point: My $1,000,000USD umbrella...

    Single data point: My $1,000,000USD umbrella (auto, motorcycle, rental property, primary residence) was about a $54/year add on to my policy. Had no idea it was that inexpensive.
  17. Those are Clearwater Krista LEDs. A bit pricey...

    Those are Clearwater Krista LEDs. A bit pricey but well constructed and includes everything needed to get them up and running. Especially like the adjustable output dial so I can run them as bright...
  18. I'm about 5'10 w/31 inch inseam and there is no...

    I'm about 5'10 w/31 inch inseam and there is no helmet buffeting but more a steady blast of air at my chest which is what I was looking for.
  19. When it is really hot I swap out the windscreen...

    When it is really hot I swap out the windscreen with a lower one. I also run the shorter windscreen when not doing lots of long distance highway riding. Second screen cost was minimal. In this...
  20. I have the same MRA X-Creen on my VStream 20". ...

    I have the same MRA X-Creen on my VStream 20". It made a world of difference. I would have probably sold the bike, that is how bad the noise and buffeting was. I love how easily it can be...
  21. In that case, the only difference is that you...

    In that case, the only difference is that you don't have to stop at a gas station to refuel, since well, you have the fuel with you!

    But, suggesting that carrying extra fuel has no practical...
  22. You obviously either don't commute every day, or...

    You obviously either don't commute every day, or have a short commute ;-)

    I run 60+ miles a day (just to get to work and back) and also use the NC for errands and shopping during the week and...
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    Lots of insurance companies cover motorcycles. I...

    Lots of insurance companies cover motorcycles. I suggest a quick Google search of insurance companies in your area and give them a call. The insurance company recommended by Joe Blow who lives in...
  24. If I were a suspenders and a belt guy, then...

    If I were a suspenders and a belt guy, then carrying around links, chain tools, etc would probably ease my anxiety and fear of being the first person on the planet to break a NC700x chain ;-)
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    I don't think it is so much about the $$ or...

    I don't think it is so much about the $$ or time....

    It is more about wasting the oil ;-)
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