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  1. Hmm, my clutch lever is wiggly, has been for some...

    Hmm, my clutch lever is wiggly, has been for some time, again I don't even remember when that started. By which I mean, it has up-and-down movement. It doesn't feel like a sticky clutch cable, I've...
  2. How about the chain/sprockets? It's still on the...

    How about the chain/sprockets? It's still on the original chain, so it's 9+ years old now, with 32K miles on it, with a lot of city riding.

    I have lubed it regularly, but not cleaned it...
  3. The real problem is that even if you magically...

    The real problem is that even if you magically lent me a borescope for free, plus a knowledge of what I was looking for, let's say I found internal damage of the type you're describing as responsible...
  4. Yeah, this is what I was afraid of. Oh well....

    Yeah, this is what I was afraid of. Oh well. Thanks guys. I'll see if I can live with it like this a bit longer.

    I have farkled this bike up so nicely!
  5. Right, the way it is behaving I am thinking it's...

    Right, the way it is behaving I am thinking it's not this, if I'd actually broken something with catching into 2/N/1 gears, shouldn't it never stop there and just fall through? Most of the time it...
  6. Ummm. Yes.... Maybe? But like the very first week...

    Ummm. Yes.... Maybe? But like the very first week I owned the bike.

    On my Vulcan, if I pulled the clutch in and dropped from second to neutral at a stop with a half-tap, I could then tap down...
  7. My bike is "stopping in" Neutral (not slipping into) it a lot lately - suggestions?

    So this isn't a case of the clutch slipping, or falling into "false neutral" in between gear shifts.

    Rather, when shifting from 1st to 2nd or 2nd to 1st gear, my bike has had an increasing...
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    Yeah but the OP has location specified as...

    Yeah but the OP has location specified as Chicago. I visited one clear and beautiful spring weekend last year and it was so flat I swear I could have looked up and down on Michigan Ave. while...
  9. I've looked into this in the past, not anywhere...

    I've looked into this in the past, not anywhere very close to us. That sort of thing tends to require private large open spaces, which means at least 30 miles away from NYC city limits, I think :/....
  10. I'm glad she's interested in it, but I feel like...

    I'm glad she's interested in it, but I feel like it's too much too soon for her to go straight from being a new driver to being a new rider as well. Throw in the idea that it'd be straight into a NYC...
  11. So my teenage daughter is interested in motorcycling

    It's been a while since I've come to this forum, but I can't think of a better place to raise this topic. Would welcome anyone's thoughts on the matter, especially anyone with kids who have become...
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    Amen on both. I've had two falls at near...

    Amen on both. I've had two falls at near stationary speeds I eventually blamed on my tires or just bad luck, even though I had not cheaped out on them (Michelin Pilots), and they were at maybe...
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    Someone dig up the bit about the most dangerous...

    Someone dig up the bit about the most dangerous time in one's street riding career being about 6 months to 2 years in. There's often a pattern of being cautious when you start out, then pushing the...
  14. Don't wear a heated jacket liner through airport security

    You know, the Warm-&-Safe / Powerlet / Gerbing kind of heated clothing to wear under your jacket that can optionally connect up to gloves as well? That make riding in 40F degree weather at highway...
  15. Thread: USB Chargers

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    I have a "cigarette lighter" 12V port on my bike...

    I have a "cigarette lighter" 12V port on my bike that's an OEM accessory that it came with, plus a Powerlet port I added myself for heated gear. The cig lighter one is at the front of the bike and...
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    Rhino Tire treatment. The real deal?

    No, not like Slime (which I have used and carry as an emergency thing for road trips). It's something done proactively. They showed a tire with the treatment done to the inside and hammered it...
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    Rhino Tire treatment. The real deal?

    Saw a demo of this at the motorcyle expo at the Javits Center yesterday, from guys at a place in Astoria, Queens in NYC that does this treatment for both tires of a bike for something like $225...
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    I'll pop over some time for a few hours over the...

    I'll pop over some time for a few hours over the weekend, still not sure when works out best for me.
  19. Thread: Bike Shipping

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    congrats man and hope you have a blast!

    congrats man and hope you have a blast!
  20. Thread: Bike Shipping

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    If you haven't sent money it seems you can still...

    If you haven't sent money it seems you can still nix the deal. Maybe you should?. Is this amazing deal worth $1,000 in shipping costs plus angst?. Surely F650s aren't that rare.
  21. Thread: Bike Shipping

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    Hadn't realized this was your first-ever,...

    Hadn't realized this was your first-ever, just-out-of-BRC bike - the fact that you will still have to learn or seriously practice clutch control due to your MSF bike having a wonky one makes it even...
  22. Thread: Bike Shipping

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    That was me. It was great. In the end the cost...

    That was me. It was great. In the end the cost of it was about the same - a little less - than some of the shipping quotes I got, but a lot more timely and logistically easy, plus it was more fun...
  23. Thread: Bike Shipping

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    I like the "bucket brigade" idea. I wonder if...

    I like the "bucket brigade" idea. I wonder if there's a market for a "Pony Express" kind of network of MC riders across the country who would be willing to ride someone's bike from fixed point A to...
  24. Poll: time to close the thread :)

    time to close the thread :)
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    If you did the two fingered V gesture pointing...

    If you did the two fingered V gesture pointing down for "safe riding", perhaps the gendarme thought you were a Brit giving him a variant of the Agincourt Salute?
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