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    Feeling Discouraged

    I have to admit that I don't know when the last time I posted was. Honestly, I don't remember the last time I was on the forum. It used to be a huge part of my social interaction, but you get out of a routine and BAM. Anyway, I have put less than 1000 miles on my bike this year. It doesn't...
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    Pivoting Riser Installation Video

    Hi Everyone, I recently spent $31 on ebay to buy a set of off-brand pivoting risers. I installed them and posted the video on YouTube. NC700X Pivoting Riser Installation My shoulders were getting sore after an hour or so of riding, so I bought the risers. It has made a HUGE...
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    Chatter under hard acceleration

    My bike is making me nervous. I've got 21,000 miles on her and she started making a noise yesterday. When I accelerate hard from a dead stop, I get a chatter and a high-pitched screech from what I assume is the clutch. The closest thing I can relate it to is when you engage the blade on a...
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    The Hardy Boys Ride Again

    During a recent trip to my parents' house, I discovered an old Hardy Boys book that I never got around to reading as a child. I remember loving these books and acting out the stories with my brother. Well naturally I did what every grown man would do and asked my mom if I could take my old book...
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    Riding Milestone

    I wanted to find the picture and post it last night, but other duties called. As it turns out, yesterday marked the 10 year anniversary of my first motorcycle purchase. Ihad done my research, taken the MSF class and decided on a Kawasaki Vulcan 500. I found a 2003 model at the local dealer...
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    A Story Worth Living

    I am really excited about this. There is a movie coming out called A Story Worth Living. It is a one day event on May 19 at 7:30 in select theaters across the country. Check out the trailer at You can read more about it at A Story Worth Living Take a...
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    Husband/Wife Debate

    What animal is this? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Rally Raid kit for NC700/750X

    I just heard on Adventure Rider Radio that Rally Raid is looking into doing a kit for the NC series similar to the one they've done for the CB500X . I don't see anything on their website, but they said it clear as day on the podcast. You can find the podcast here. What do you think?
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    TMS Top Case

    I've been looking for some cheap luggage for the occasional road trip but have been putting off buying anything. I'm considering this TMS XL Top Case. Does anyone else have any experience with this case? I also found the World Pride case and noticed that Strattuner uses one. They look...
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    Great American Motorcycle Show

    The Great American Motorcycle Show is going to be in Norcross, Georgia this weekend. I have skillfully negotiated a deal with my beautiful wife to attend. We will get up early in the morning and load the boy into the trusty mini-mini-van, stop at either Starbucks or Jittery Joes on the way out...
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    Front Brakes Grabbing

    I'm having an issue with my front brake lever grabbing when I put on the brakes. I can pull the lever smoothly and get minimal braking up to about half way. Then, the lever sticks. With a little extra force, the lever frees up and all of a sudden we have maximum braking. It causes a lot of...
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    Where do you stop when you fill up?

    I've looked it up on here and can't find anything to my satisfaction, but if anyone knows where this is addressed, please enlighten me. I've always wondered how far other people fill up their tanks. I'm not terribly concerned about range, but I do like to do more riding than filling...
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    Luggage Support Bolt Size?

    I know that I will probably never have time to do this, but I'm interested in making a set of supports for some soft luggage or tool tubes, etc. I have no way of measuring the two holes on the back of the passenger foot pegs. Does anyone know what size bolts fit into those holes?
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    Cherokee, Gatlinburg, Dragon, Moonshiner 28

    On July 16 a buddy and I will be leaving Toccoa, riding up 441 through Cherokee, and stopping for the night somewhere in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area (maybe). Then, on July 17 we plan on heading down to 129, slowly riding the Dragon, and heading back to Toccoa via the Moonshiner 28. I ride...
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    How to make it faster

    I recently watched a YouTube documentary called Fifty Years of Kicks. These two older riders were talking about their time riding off road. One of the guys said something that I thought was funny considering how many people are looking for ways to make the NC faster. He said that a boy came...
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    Kids and Riding Gear

    My life turned upside down over Thanksgiving a few months ago. I got married to a smoking hot redhead who came complete with a buck wild 7 year old little girl. I've now got two women in my life and I love them more than anything else. For Mrs. Agent, I can find appropriate riding gear, but...
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    Suzuki TC/TS 125

    So, a friend of mine who barters for a living stopped by the other day with a deal that looks too good to be true. He's found an old 2-stroke Suzuki 125 dual sport bike that has been in some guys barn for who knows how long. I can't tell too much from the picture, but it looks fairly intact...
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    OEM 12v Outlet "How I Did It" Video

    I recently installed my OEM 12v Outlet on my 2012 NC700X. I've put together a video series going step by step through the installation process. I would have had a fourth video with the reinstallation of the plastic pieces, but the camera battery died and I didn't realize it. Besides, it's...
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    "New" Vintage Jacket

    A few weeks ago, a friend of mine walked in with a brown leather jacket. He handed it to me and said that a seem had come loose on the sleeve and another on the back. He had put a $20 tag on it at his wife's yard sale and nobody bit at that price. The jacket was his when he had his CB750 (I...
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    Dead Cylinder

    The right cylinder on my 1979 Yamaha XS650F has gone dead. I just cleaned the carbs and when I put them back on, the right cylinder wouldn't fire. With the bike running, I pulled the spark plug boot off and nothing different happened. I stuck a screwdriver into the boot and held it up to the...