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  1. I agree that the greatest impact on safety I...

    I agree that the greatest impact on safety I think it comes down to the rider. However, if you were to get on the track and be by yourself, then it's obvious the jacket wins. Further, if you're on...
  2. I get the whistling and buffeting on my helmet...

    I get the whistling and buffeting on my helmet (no windscreen) once I hit around 68-70mph. I experimented with two types of earplugs - one were these...
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    Thanks for the kind words as I enjoyed our...

    Thanks for the kind words as I enjoyed our conversation and respect your opinions.

    To answer your question, it's really simple to me and I think you already answered it - Douche bag riders is why...
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    Hi Dale. Welcome to the site. Safe riding my...

    Hi Dale. Welcome to the site. Safe riding my friend.
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    This was straddling the carpool lane and I didn't...

    This was straddling the carpool lane and I didn't want to risk a ticket. I didn't want to honk because I didn't want to shock him and cause him to lose control. I'm not a revver so I didn't do that...
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    haha, I have trouble driving cars now. I mean, it...

    haha, I have trouble driving cars now. I mean, it was getting bad enough that I had to loop Christmas music CD's on my commutes to try to be normal and calm before I got my bike. Commuting on the...
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    Lane split etiquette (with other bikes)

    I was lane splitting this morning and eventually came up on a guy who stayed in first gear the whole time. At one point, there were 4 bikes lined up behind this guy. He was out of state and it...
  8. Thread: Rim cleaner

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    This product came in before it was supposed to...

    This product came in before it was supposed to last night and I tried it on the rims. It worked really well so I moved onto the exhaust, then ended up doing 90% of the bike and it looks brand new...
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    Welcome Jackal and congrats on your first bike. I...

    Welcome Jackal and congrats on your first bike. I hope you really enjoy the MSF class and as David Hough has said, "If you're scared of hard braking, then that's exactly what you need" (or something...
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    I ordered this and I will let you know how it...

    I ordered this and I will let you know how it goes. Thanks.
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    I have no intention of getting knees down. I...

    I have no intention of getting knees down. I believe that belongs on closed courses or the track.

    Thanks for the help.
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    Thanks for the tips. It's all new to me and I...

    Thanks for the tips. It's all new to me and I think I'm overthinking things.
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    Weather and road surface

    I was talking to a coworker and he mentioned that now we are getting out of summer, that I should be cautious of the road being cooler which could lead to some low sides, especially if I'm riding too...
  14. Thread: Rim cleaner

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    Rim cleaner

    I'm wondering what you recommend to clean the rims on your bikes. I washed mine a couple of weeks ago and tried scrubbing with a brush and water and realized I needed something else. I was too...
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    Hello. Welcome back and mucho gusto.

    Hello. Welcome back and mucho gusto.
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    I'm guessing you work with DoD or some form of...

    I'm guessing you work with DoD or some form of Government Jeff.
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    So I first started in I.T. in 96 and I was fresh...

    So I first started in I.T. in 96 and I was fresh from school and working at my first job at an educational software company for k-12 schools. Back then, we were supporting Novell 2.0 and WFWG 3.1...
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    Picked up a rear stand, chain cleaner and lube,...

    Picked up a rear stand, chain cleaner and lube, and brush and performed my first washing of the bike along with my first chain cleaning and lube. It felt good! Next up will be doing my own oil change.
  19. Thread: Hello

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    Hi Will, welcome to the site. My mom still...

    Hi Will, welcome to the site. My mom still doesn't know I have a bike and I'm 46. Growing up, I wasn't allowed to play youth sports like football and baseball so I know what you're going through....
  20. Thread: Coolant

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    Thanks. I went back and got a service guy to take...

    Thanks. I went back and got a service guy to take a look and he said the level looked fine and it's normal for it to be below the lower level when it's cold. The manual says to add at that point so...
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    I'm assuming MOM is Motorcycle Owners Manual? I...

    I'm assuming MOM is Motorcycle Owners Manual? I did check that and all it says is use 50% mix and recommends Pro Honda brand....the Honda dealership didn't even carry it and yes, it came with...
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    2016 Honda cb500f. It seems strange to me but I'm...

    2016 Honda cb500f. It seems strange to me but I'm going back and talking to someone else.
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    Coolant

    I've been hearing a solid beeping sound after my rides and as part of my troubleshooting, I checked the coolant level. I waited 5 hours and then checked it and the reserve tank level is slightly...
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    That bike looks beautiful, congratulations on the...

    That bike looks beautiful, congratulations on the purchase.
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    I nominate my CB500F, 410~ lbs wet and it's...

    I nominate my CB500F, 410~ lbs wet and it's light, quick, and easily maneuvered. ~56 mpg is nice as well. I leave clothes and shoes at work and just use a backpack for the lunch and laptop. I believe...
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