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  1. I try to ride year-round and have discovered I'm...

    I try to ride year-round and have discovered I'm pretty much one of a very few who ride in Oregon from November to March. It's quite lonely. Dunno, I just think it's Craigslist greed but Cycle Trader...
  2. Off-season prices - where are the "deals?"

    I always heard that off-season bike prices are usually lower with some pretty good deals out there. I've elected to sell my bike, the process of which is going well, but (and I am looking for a...
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    Just remember, any life insurance over $500k is...

    Just remember, any life insurance over $500k is considered a bounty :thumbsup:
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    Actually, this came up for me when we updated our...

    Actually, this came up for me when we updated our life ins. policies as I had already started motorcycling the year before. We have New York Life and the only issue for them was if I raced...
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    My 1985 VT700C gets 50 mpg pretty easy. I love...

    My 1985 VT700C gets 50 mpg pretty easy. I love it. It's saved us on gas for the monthly budget so it's allowed me to convince the wife to put our auto budget for repairs toward it so we can keep the...
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    Must. Keep. Going.

    Must. Keep. Going.
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    I'll admit to falling prey to this thinking as a...

    I'll admit to falling prey to this thinking as a newbie with my brightly colored clothing. I picked that up in my safety class and started to put that above all other concerns while getting ready to...
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    Ok, here's what finally happened. Sorry for the...

    Ok, here's what finally happened. Sorry for the delay:

    My buddy (who actually knows how to bleed a clutch much like you all) came over and we tap tap tapped and bled some more - nothing. Then he...
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    Welp, tipped over bike to tap tap tap all over...

    Welp, tipped over bike to tap tap tap all over the lines and bled it PROFUSELY and no big air bubbles. I did this twice. I got tiny tiny bubbles (there's a song there!) but nothing of any real...
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    This is what I currently have. Thanks for all of...

    This is what I currently have. Thanks for all of your help - I always start with you guys because I am a total idiot/newb and you folks are WAY more patient than on the Honda Shadows forum. So thank...
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    Sorry, yes I meant brake fluid, DOT 3 of course....

    Sorry, yes I meant brake fluid, DOT 3 of course. I did a second and then a third bleed and still not getting any air bubbles but the lever action is still totally soft and no engagement/disengagement...
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    My clutch is completely soft after bleeding

    Hey folks, here's the progression:

    1) While stopped at lights in 1st gear and the clutch lever pulled in, the bike would start to try to roll and then stall and die as I presume the clutch wasn't...
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    Maintenance checks during a long trip.

    Hey folks - if you're on a day long (or longer) trip. What kind of things are you checking on your bike along the way?

    I'm expanding my range on trips and realizing my ignorance is building up...
  14. Back Pad Spine Protectors - Suggested models?

    Hey folks, I am buying a spine protector pad and wondered if folks had any useful advice in choosing a particular type, size, model, etc.?

    I am getting a Darien jacket from Aerostitch today so I...
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    Road ID $1 off coupon

    Hey folks, here's another $1 off coupon for 20 folks to use in the next 30 days. Feel free to use it up!
    BLAM-O! (Matt)


    Hey Everyone,

    I just ordered one of the best products ever. It's...
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    Thanks for all the help - I did seriously...

    Thanks for all the help - I did seriously consider all of these options and did some further research also...

    The tank sealers tend to go bad because people often shortcut the process and don't do...
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    Cleaning rust out of your tank - methods?

    I have a good bit of rust in my tank, as far as I can see - its not horrific but its there and I really want to rule out as many problems as possible as I get this fuel system back together.

    I've...
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    Thanks folks. The bike idles fine but as soon as...

    Thanks folks. The bike idles fine but as soon as you try to give it throttle, it dies. I've replaced the fuel filter and have good, clean gas in there. Since riding season is closing quickly (thanks...
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    Heavy Duty Carb Cleaning Must-Haves

    So, I'm about to tear into these nearly 25-year old carbs that have a paltry 8k miles on them (i.e. they have sat A TON) and I am pretty sure I will be dunking them to soak but I wanted to see what...
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    This is the coolest thing I have seen in quite...

    This is the coolest thing I have seen in quite some time. Thank you, thank you.
  21. Thread: Biker Dog

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    I fear for the dog, but it is also pretty dang...

    I fear for the dog, but it is also pretty dang cool!
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    I just bought some of this - I was hoping it...

    I just bought some of this - I was hoping it would be worthwhile, sounds like yes.
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    Indeed it does. Well said, my friend. But, gonna...

    Indeed it does. Well said, my friend. But, gonna have to do it, I fear.
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    Yea, unfortunately I don't know what the heck any...

    Yea, unfortunately I don't know what the heck any of that stuff looks like. This is a bit like trying to find clues to the crime without knowing the crime, or how to detect, or what police work even...
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    The cap looks good but just inside the tank (the...

    The cap looks good but just inside the tank (the rim from the cap) is all rusty. The upper portion of the tank looks clean as if it had not been stored full with old fuel but I would guess the lower...
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