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  1. Towing across country

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    I'm moving from NC to Oregon... and I have to make a decision about my bike... sale, tow, or ship. I'm heading out in my Honda Accord coupe in a few weeks. Of course, I want to take my bike as there will be some awesome opportunities for riding. My wife thinks I'm nuts for considering towing...
  2. engine guard

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    I've got the Show Chrome crash bars, and they have been great. No problems with scraping the ground, or getting in the way. My bike's been dropped twice, and they have stood up to the test. They kept the bike clear of the ground, preventing damage to the bike and rider, plus they keep it at...
  3. Saftey tips for new riders

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    I didn't see this mentioned before, but there are some things you can do to your bike to improve safety also. IMO, highway bars are the best accessory you could possibly add to your bike, not only will it protect your legs, but also your bike (there is also the added benefit of putting foot...
  4. Help! I'm having electrial issues.

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    Thanks Dilldawg. That was exactly what I was wondering, where the hell is the alternator. Is a car the same way? In that if you start the car, then disconnect the battery, it will stop the car? I guess I've just always assumed that after the vehicle started, the battery wasn't necessary...
  5. Help! I'm having electrial issues.

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    Yep, DillDawg hit it right on the head (thanks dude!) . I work right next to a Honda place, took it in at lunch, and they tightened up the cables. The guy said they were pretty loose. Still, I wonder if I'm having two problems here. I can see the loose cables preventing the bike from...
  6. Help! I'm having electrial issues.

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    Ah! I forgot about that, and I have heard that before. By the time I had found out about it, it was probably too late. I'm still under warranty, so I guess they will replace that switch for free? Or is there an after market switch that I should think about getting? Will do!
  7. Help! I'm having electrial issues.

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    This morning, I hopped in the saddle, all excited about the ride, and my bubble was quickly busted. I hadn't started my bike in a week, due to the weather, so I had to give the throttle a couple of twists and then hit the start button. Everythin seemed normal, first time it turned over, then...
  8. Light Bar

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    I just saw those Harley fog lights yesterday at the dealer, they look really nice. Did you put those on your bike starman? Or anyone else, for that matter?
  9. Cheap Saddlebags???

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    Yep, they are.
  10. Latest Newby

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    Welcome to the forum. Glad you guys are talking about tire pressure, I need to check mine too.
  11. Floorbooards draggin?

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    Are you accelerating through the turns? That will also help raise your bike a little bit.
  12. I need Help with my VTX1300 retro

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    OK Dave, you've left us hanging. Did you figure out what the problem was?
  13. One of those "You can,t fix stupid " moments

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    Well, at least you got their attention.
  14. Four Day Weekend

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    I'd highly recommend the Blue Ridge Parkway. http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/
  15. Windshields

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    I have a 19" Memphis Shade and I have the buffeting problem also. I've heard that adding the lowers will help reduce it a lot. Can anyone confirm that?
  16. Newbie

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    Guilty as charged. Another thing that took a little practice for me was counter-steering. I'm the kind of person that has to know how something works, so it took me some time to wrap my brain around it. But it's really very simple, once you get up to speed (15-20 mph and higher), to turn...
  17. 600 mile service

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    Super! thanks Rich.
  18. 600 mile service

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    I have a stupid question. I am getting ready to do the valve adjustment, and I was wondering if you have to drain the gas out of the tank. Steeda, I noticed you said the tank was full when you dropped it. So my question is, did you clamp off the gas line? or how did you keep the gas from...
  19. Front Brake Noise

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    lol. Gwade, see what you get when you come to this place for advice? My brakes make the same noise in the front, and I don't think it's anything to worry about. It's possible that the front brakes are larger/more powerful, as they have to do a lot more work than the rear.
  20. Newbie

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    Have you looked into a Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCourse? A lot a community colleges offer the class, and it usually counts as the driving test for your license. I also read a book called 'Proficient Motorcycling' that was very informative. Welcome to the site!
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