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  1. Thread: New owner

    by Metalman
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    I liked the looks of the Nine from the first time...

    I liked the looks of the Nine from the first time I saw one. The fact that it has a strong motor, handles well for a cruiser, and fits me well are other plusses for me. The fact that Harley's are...
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    I have stock exhaust and they never scrape. You...

    I have stock exhaust and they never scrape. You can drill out the baffles and drill holes on the end plates to give it a bit more sound. I think the stock exhaust look like with all that chrome. ...
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    I kinda like these, but they are a bit on the...

    I kinda like these, but they are a bit on the small side. However, they are a whole lot better than nothing.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/462/31731349132_7d011ed31f_z.jpg
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    Blacklightning, You bike looks great. The...

    Blacklightning,

    You bike looks great. The color is fantastic and with those bags and fairing the more color the better.
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    Dump, if you want to repair your seat you can buy...

    Dump, if you want to repair your seat you can buy vinyl repair in a tube at home and farm store. I saw a tube at Orschelns the other day.
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    I have a Harbor Freight table lift. I bought it...

    I have a Harbor Freight table lift. I bought it on sale for $299. It works very well for the Nines, but it is not heavy duty enough for my Gold Wings. It will lift them, but it is a strain on the...
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    I have just the opposite problem, as I'm kind of...

    I have just the opposite problem, as I'm kind of tall for any motorcycle. But I have a friend who rides a Nine and he's an even five feet tall. He installed floorboards and they help, because he...
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    Thanks Charles. I am in Kentucky for the summer....

    Thanks Charles. I am in Kentucky for the summer. I rode your bike into your garage after we took photos of the bikes, flag, and baton. The sound is very nice, but of course I didn't rev it up.
  9. Thread: Mix n Match?

    by Metalman
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    I have been mixing brands on my bikes for years...

    I have been mixing brands on my bikes for years (including car tires on the rear of many of them) without any noticeable problems. Perhaps I'm simply numb.

    As far as running a rear tire in the...
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    Thanks Charles.

    Thanks Charles.
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    [QUOTE=W8INLINE;3981094]This is the only thing...

    [QUOTE=W8INLINE;3981094]This is the only thing extra I had to get.
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    I see that it's listed for 2014 and up. Mine is a 2013. Thanks for your response. I will check further.
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    I am considering the Velocity Pro exhaust. I...

    I am considering the Velocity Pro exhaust. I have a 2013 Nine and wonder if there are modifications that I need to do as far as sensors, wiring, etc.?

    Thanks
  13. Thread: Gas

    by Metalman
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    All Honda motorcycles that I own and have owned,...

    All Honda motorcycles that I own and have owned, require(ed) only 87 octane. Years ago I was told by a Honda mechanic that using higher octane would cause excessive carbon buildup in the combustion...
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    My 2006 Nine has never had a problem with crooked...

    My 2006 Nine has never had a problem with crooked handlebars. My 2013 had crooked handlebars when I bought it (used). I loosened the caps on the top and the big Allen cap screws under the triple...
  15. Thread: Gas

    by Metalman
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    I use mostly 87 octane.

    I use mostly 87 octane.
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    Nope. I don't use any kind of tire dressing on...

    Nope. I don't use any kind of tire dressing on any of my vehicles. My friend's son put Armoral on the seat of his motorcycle back in the 80s when bike seats were flat. You can imagine what...
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    I am 6"-4" and have both the tall and the short...

    I am 6"-4" and have both the tall and the short Suzuki OEM windshields. I put a deflector on the top to allow me to have more wind protection or more air flow in the heat. I like the shorter of the...
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    I've been using the Condor for about twenty...

    I've been using the Condor for about twenty years. It works well. The bike only needs to be stabilized on the sides, the suspension does not have to be compressed much to hold the bike in place. ...
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    I had a problem with the power of my Nine today. ...

    I had a problem with the power of my Nine today. I discovered that I had my clodhopper on the brake pedal.:yikes:

    Seriously.
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    I have a Suzuki windshield and would mount the...

    I have a Suzuki windshield and would mount the plate at the bottom of the windshield. Check photo below.
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    I have always used hair spray with excellent...

    I have always used hair spray with excellent results.
  22. Thread: Clutch Cable

    by Metalman
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    Keeping the cable adjusted and well lubed is...

    Keeping the cable adjusted and well lubed is important for long life. Also, I've found that the upper end of the cable where it pivots in the clutch lever needs to be lubricated often. Also the...
  23. Thread: Helmet

    by Metalman
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    I have a Scorpion half helmet with a flip down...

    I have a Scorpion half helmet with a flip down face shield. The helmet works very well at all speeds with a windshield, but when riding without a windshield at high speeds, it tends to rise, bobble,...
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    It's all in the handlebars.

    It's all in the handlebars.
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    They are all expensive. Josh, can you give us a...

    They are all expensive. Josh, can you give us a report after riding in the rain at night?
    Thanks
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    Josh, Can you post a link to that new LED...

    Josh,
    Can you post a link to that new LED headlight?
    Thanks
    Mike
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    Sorry about your drain plug problem. I have been...

    Sorry about your drain plug problem. I have been changing oil on motorcycles since 1964 and only tried to use a torque wrench once. I just didn't trust it, so I loosened the plug and retightened it...
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    Josh, Is the size of the back of new headlight...

    Josh,
    Is the size of the back of new headlight the same as the OEM headlight. I am concerned about lack of space in the cowl because of the air horn.
  29. I drilled out both the baffles and the end caps...

    I drilled out both the baffles and the end caps on my 2006. It sounds louder, sort of like a big ATV on steroids.
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    I have two Nines. The 2006 does not have a...

    I have two Nines. The 2006 does not have a problem with the bars/risers moving. But the 2013 does. I tightened them as tight as I dared, using a long breaker bar. They still moved. I mounted a...
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