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  1. Lube the area that isn't seating (use a brush),...

    Lube the area that isn't seating (use a brush), pound on the tire tread over the area where the tire isn't seating and add more pressure.
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    I use either blue Locktite or fingernail polish...

    I use either blue Locktite or fingernail polish for things that I might want to remove. However, if you are really concerned about them loosening, use red Locktite.
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    I haven't been to a barber in 35 years. My wife...

    I haven't been to a barber in 35 years. My wife has been cutting it for a long time. I don't have much to cut anymore. Not like in the old days.

    Approx. 1980, Dummer, NH near the Androscoggin...
  4. Thread: Corona Lite

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    No Mask...No Problem

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uob0AuMZynY&feature=youtu.be
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    I had a similar problem with my 2013. I found...

    I had a similar problem with my 2013. I found that the previous owner had modified the tail light and directionals and had made several splices and hadn't placed the wires and cables where he should...
  6. Thread: what battery?

    by Metalman
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    I think for he most part buying any battery for...

    I think for he most part buying any battery for any vehicle is a crapshoot. I've had good luck with Walmart "Neverstart" batteries, and poor luck with a high dollar AGM from Batteries and Bulbs. I...
  7. Thread: COVID-19 Talk

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    Sparky, Thought you might want to hear about...

    Sparky,
    Thought you might want to hear about some of the happenings a bit south of your area (Hernando Beach, Lakeport, Pine Island). Less vehicular traffic, but the boat ramp parking lots are...
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    Stripe-strip, what's the difference?

    Stripe-strip, what's the difference?
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    Let's See Your Chicken Stripes

    We've been riding lots of curvy roads in Florida lately and I was checking my rear tire while detailing the bike. My chicken stripes are almost gone on the left side and they are totally gone on the...
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    That is truly bad news, but not an uncommon...

    That is truly bad news, but not an uncommon problem for motorcyclists. Be safe out there.

    "NoSetFine

    So very sorry for the loss. That is terrible news.
    To be completely honest, I felt a...
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    Another Week...Another Ride

    Our Florida ride this week kept us near the west coast (Nature Coast) most of the time. Richard, John, and I started in Brooksville, then rode through Spring Hill to the tiny costal community of...
  12. Tomorrow I will be riding with two friends. We...

    Tomorrow I will be riding with two friends. We will pack lunches instead of stopping to eat in a restaurant as we usually do.
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    I have used two pointy tools like scratch awls to...

    I have used two pointy tools like scratch awls to remove those clips. Better do it in a box in case the clip flies into the yonder.
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    Another Week and Another Ride in Central Florida

    John, Richard, and I rode in central Florida for about 200 miles. We started in Brooksville and rode north over country roads to Dunnellon and stopped at the Blue Gator for lunch. We stopped a...
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    The photo was taken on E. Gobbler Drive, outside...

    The photo was taken on E. Gobbler Drive, outside Floral City. A fantastic ride with many sharp curves and beautiful scenery. The route to where the photo was taken (Sleepy Hollow) started as a turn...
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    We are located in the Spring Hill area. Maybe we...

    We are located in the Spring Hill area. Maybe we could meet somewhere between Longwood and Spring Hill.
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    Another Nice Ride in Central Florida

    Yesterday John, Richard, and I rode for several hours in central Florida. Our route covered twenty one mostly curvy country roads for for about 160 miles. The temperature started out in the low...
  18. I use Lemon Pledge or Collenite Fleet paste wax.

    I use Lemon Pledge or Collenite Fleet paste wax.
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    I have drilled out the baffles and bored holes...

    I have drilled out the baffles and bored holes around the end plates on both of my M109Rs. They are now louder. However, they both sound a bit like an ATVs on steroids, they don't have the blaring...
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    Visibility helps. Hi viz clothing, multiple...

    Visibility helps. Hi viz clothing, multiple bright lights in front and multiple tail and flashing brake lights. Sometimes I think protective gear contributes to a false sense of security and can...
  21. I don't think the windshield makes the bike look...

    I don't think the windshield makes the bike look nearly as good as when naked, but I commend you for ignoring style for practicality. I have Suzuki windshields on my Nines and I think they...
  22. Thread: led headlight

    by Metalman
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    I have the Cyclops Ultra H4 in my VTX and the...

    I have the Cyclops Ultra H4 in my VTX and the earlier version Cyclops H4 in my 2013 Nine. They are both very bright and very white. I am not sure that they penetrate further than the OEM...
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    This is one of the best times of year to be...

    This is one of the best times of year to be riding in FL. We expect to be heading back to KY in mid April, but it's possible that we will have to stay later like we did last year. I hope we can get...
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    Spring Ride in Florida

    Yup, it's spring in Florida. New leaves are filling out, flowers are blooming, hay is growing, and the orange blossoms are smelling great. Richard, John, and I rode along Brooksville Ridge in...
  25. The odometer is our best fuel gauge.

    The odometer is our best fuel gauge.
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    I'm an old guy and most old guys like chrome and...

    I'm an old guy and most old guys like chrome and more chrome. Black is trendy. If you plan on keeping your bike for more than a decade, you might find that chrome will be back in style. Besides,...
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    I just ordered these as auxiliary tail/brake...

    I just ordered these as auxiliary tail/brake lights for my VTX. The seem to be of high quality and the brake light or directional connection is very bright. The lights come with red, amber, and...
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    There is definitely less traction on wet and cold...

    There is definitely less traction on wet and cold roads, so there is less friction and as I see it, less wear.
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    If you are dead set on the V-Max then you...

    If you are dead set on the V-Max then you probably don't want to mess around with repairing your bike. But you could buy another $4000 Nine and keep yours for parts. I've always like the V-Max, but...
  30. I have both a 2006 and 2013 Nines. The 2013...

    I have both a 2006 and 2013 Nines. The 2013 shifts very nicely in all gears except between 1st and 2nd. The 2006 is the worst shifting bike I've ever owned and it shifts terribly from 1st to 2nd. ...
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