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    Shift lever fell off!

    Manual transmission, 21,000 miles. Pulling out of a parking lot, the foot portion of the lever just fell off. I was able to recover the bolt (5mm Allen) and screw it in by hand. Completely dry, perhaps assembly line depends on proper torque rather than Loctite. Made it to an auto parts store to...
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    Who does long oil change intervals?

    For forty years, I have been very comfortable with 25,000 mile intervals on the cars I've owned. Anecdotally, no issues at all, although I do use premium synthetic media filters. Before them, I simply changed the filters between changes. I like the lowered cost, hassle, and reduced environmental...
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    Personal best mpg!

    There don't seem to be any recent mpg threads, so I'm starting a new one. Last tank is the first time I've purposely tried to keep my max speed to 65 mph. Rewarded with a personal best of 79.4 mpg! Filled up at 251 miles, but there was about 40 miles remaining (only found out when I filled...
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    Help with tire buying decision

    Still have my stock Bridgestone tires at over 13,000 miles. Looks like if I'm willing to erase the wear bars they will go to 15,000. Either way I have to start looking at replacements now and have done a bit of research on two different tires. Michelin Pilot 4s are highly recommended but...
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    Funny smell after spill

    Two weeks ago I had a (relatively) small low speed accident. Bike was on left side for perhaps 5 minutes. Not sure how long the motor ran, I had earplugs in and was a bit rattled from broken collarbone and a rib or two, but no more than a minute I think. When it was picked up, it would not...
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    New CTX700 reviews

    Reviews from the May 9 Honda ride-around event of the 2014 CTX models for journalists: RideApart Motorcycle.com Motorcyclist magazine Summary: A small "glove box" replaces the frunk, optional fairing, four inch lower seat height, forward foot pegs, smaller gas tank at 3.2 gallons...
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    Iron Pony - Columbus Ohio superstore

    I just wanted to give a shout out for Iron Pony in Columbus for anyone who might be passing through or even those from Ohio who have never heard of it. I went there today for the first time, about an hour away for me. Well worth it. Huge store in an old Kmart facility. The closeout portion is...
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    Correct Purolator PureONE filter for NC700

    It appears that there is a general consensus (spoiled only by Honda knows what they are doing types) that PureONE and Mobil 1 filters are better for cars and motorcycles than virtually every other filter available. Most filters use a paper filter, these use a synthetic media. I've used Mobil...
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    Ride home from dealer review

    I picked up my manual NC700X from a dealer in Cincinnati with an 80 mile ride home. Conditions: 30 degrees, 35 mph gusts 1/2 interstate, 1/2 secondary roads. It has basically been 30 years since I gave up my BMW R100RS and other than a lot of bicycle riding (daily), no two wheeling for me since...
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