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    There's no particular pressure deficit that...

    There's no particular pressure deficit that increases risk of tire failure. The issue is heat build-up. A tire could be 50% underinflated and never be a failure risk if the rider only travels at low...
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    If the rear wheel is not aligned with the chassis...

    If the rear wheel is not aligned with the chassis there will always be some side push being delivered to the bike. It may be minor, but it will still always need steering compensation. How good is...
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    It's only worth $2k if you are trying to sell it....

    It's only worth $2k if you are trying to sell it. It is worth a lot more if you enjoy riding it.
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    Wheel alignment usually does not cause...

    Wheel alignment usually does not cause intermittent drag unless the tire is rubbing and what is felt is the differences between tread blocks and grooves starting and stopping drag.

    Wheel bearings...
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    Why not remove the chain, reinstall the rear...

    Why not remove the chain, reinstall the rear wheel, then give it a spin? With the chain disconnected you will know which end of the system is having issues.
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    Those bonuses don't help credit rating. The store...

    Those bonuses don't help credit rating. The store where I work has seen increased sales, and not to credit challenged customers.
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    Motorcycle Sales are Up?

    https://www.cycleworld.com/story/motorcycle-news/pandemic-paradox-bike-sales-up/
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    I had to look up what H-D was calling a...

    I had to look up what H-D was calling a 'compensator'. Air-cooled twin BMWs use a ramp and spring driveline damper in the driveshaft. Later models use a two-piece driveshaft with injected elastomer...
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    Beginning Riders dot Org?

    Beginning Riders dot Org?
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    I knew where to find values for older machines...

    I knew where to find values for older machines but not where to look for something fairly current. I was able to find out that my two older bikes (1975 and 1982) are more valuable than my "new" 2008.
  11. Thread: 2020

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    Just read that Yamaha has signed Quatararo to the factory squad alongside Vinales for 2021.
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    My oldest saw snow falling for the first time...

    My oldest saw snow falling for the first time when he was about 12. We were with the Boy Scouts, camping in the Grand Canyon. I woke up at about 2am to a full-moon and snow falling. Woke up the kids...
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    Tire warmers don't help much in cold weather when...

    Tire warmers don't help much in cold weather when they are used with hot-weather tires. The warmers raise the tires' temperature to be close to what the tires should reach during operation. If the...
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    Livewire is at H-D's CVO level for features,...

    Livewire is at H-D's CVO level for features, build, and service. The Livewire rider who was in last weekend's SRC told us that there are some unadvertised services that came along with Livewire....
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    Reach to the grips seemed pretty reasonable....

    Reach to the grips seemed pretty reasonable. Longer than my R6 but shorter than a Duc Monster. Had a Livewire rider in the past weekend's Skilled Rider Course (BRC2u). It is an amazingly refined...
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    Harley-Davidson Livewire

    I had the opportunity to spend some time with a 2019 H-D Livewire. Just in case you have not heard of the bike, Livewire is Harley-Davidson's entry into the electric motorcycle market.

    Is it a...
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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.
  19. 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...
  20. Yamaha's too. Mostly through the '80s.

    Yamaha's too. Mostly through the '80s.
  21. 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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