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    Sounds like a good way to go.

    Sounds like a good way to go.
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    I noticed that when I returned to bicycling my...

    I noticed that when I returned to bicycling my annual motorcycling mileage reduced greatly. I probably spend about the same amount of time on two wheels as I always did, I just move a lot slower.
  3. Thread: New toy

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    A little smoother feeling? Yes, especially in the...

    A little smoother feeling? Yes, especially in the first thousand miles or so. Change in sound? Probably not too much. Try to avoid the tempation to take others' advise to use oil types that are far...
  4. Yamaha's too. Mostly through the '80s.

    Yamaha's too. Mostly through the '80s.
  5. Parking Light, the P position on most ignition...

    Parking Light, the P position on most ignition switches. In some European cities (and maybe other areas), when parked street side marker lights are required to be used.
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    Sometimes we just think too much about our...

    Sometimes we just think too much about our riding, then don't 'just ride'. Training and practice build patterns but we also have to remember to let those patterns work for us. Sometimes we get...
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    Rubber in the countershaft sprocket? I have not...

    Rubber in the countershaft sprocket? I have not seen that yet. Not much room for inserts there, where is it?
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    I'll normally run a set of sprockets through two...

    I'll normally run a set of sprockets through two chains. When possible, I reverse the sprockets to utilize the minimally worn coast-side faces against the new chain. Some sprockets are machined with...
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    The Scorpions are not great in loose sand or mud,...

    The Scorpions are not great in loose sand or mud, but did quite well on dirt, packed gravel, and rocky surfaces.
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    Regarding chain tension: A bit too loose is a lot...

    Regarding chain tension: A bit too loose is a lot better than a bit too tight.
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    Pirelli Scorpion Trail. They were pretty good on...

    Pirelli Scorpion Trail. They were pretty good on the upaved mountain roads in southeastern Arizona.
  12. Sometimes you can get this sort of behavior if...

    Sometimes you can get this sort of behavior if the clutch cable or release mechanism is set with too much freeplay.
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    This past winter was pretty typical...of the way...

    This past winter was pretty typical...of the way that winters were about 30 years ago.

    Seriously though, when I lived in Iowa (late 70s through mid 80s) I had no problems with gasohol. Even in my...
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    You just need to move to a dryer climate...

    You just need to move to a dryer climate...
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    Ethanol in the fuel means that there is less...

    Ethanol in the fuel means that there is less gasoline. With a fuel injected, computer controlled, engine, the system will automatically compensate for the slight reduction in fuel content and...
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    Dynas have become quite popular since they were...

    Dynas have become quite popular since they were discontinued as a separate model line last year. Prices have slid up on what used to not be a teribly strong seller.
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    A twist of lock wire clamping the master link...

    A twist of lock wire clamping the master link clip to the side plate was a common method of adding a bit of security to prevent the clip from departing unexpectedly. Especially upon contact with some...
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    Double knot?

    Double knot?
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    I was taking a demo ride when the Specialized...

    I was taking a demo ride when the Specialized truck was in the area. As the tech was setting the bike up for me I mentioned that I had my own bicycle set up with the front brake from the right...
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    Dual Sports at the lighter end of the spectrum...

    Dual Sports at the lighter end of the spectrum tend to be more off-road oriented and therefore, taller.
    Have you tried sitting on a CRF? While the unladen height may be quite tall, you will find...
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    The oil in the engine right now, unless you have...

    The oil in the engine right now, unless you have just changed it, already has had some moisture cycle through just from normal use. If the bike is going to be unused for three months or more, it is...
  22. Thread: Suspension

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    The least complex suspensions on motorcycles will...

    The least complex suspensions on motorcycles will normally have only spring preload at the rear suspension. This is because when you add stuff to your motorcycle, the front end is only minimally...
  23. Thread: Suspension

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    The springs do not affect the speed at which the...

    The springs do not affect the speed at which the suspension can respond, that function is fulfilled by the dampers (shocks). The purpose of the springs are simply to support the weight of the bike...
  24. Thread: Suspension

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    The amount of sag at which the suspension is set...

    The amount of sag at which the suspension is set does not affect how quickly it will react to change. Sag is merely an expression of how high or low the suspension's 'neutral' point is set. As noted,...
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    When my older son was racing (road racing) we...

    When my older son was racing (road racing) we would spend one of the practice sessions working on suspension settings. When he finally reported that the bike felt perfect I would back off to his last...
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