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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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  6. 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...
  11. 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. ...
  12. 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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    I am running a Cyclops in my 2013 Nine. It is...

    I am running a Cyclops in my 2013 Nine. It is very bright and very white. I don't think it penetrates as far as the OEM light, but it does a great job a legal speeds. My 2006 Nine has a modulating...
  14. I live too far from you, but they would look...

    I live too far from you, but they would look great on the side of our Prius.
  15. Thread: Headlight

    by Metalman
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    If you are looking for an LED headlight, many...

    If you are looking for an LED headlight, many have installed LED replacement bulbs. I recently replaced my stock bulb with an LED bulb. It is much whiter and brighter than the incandescent, but at...
  16. Thread: Handle bars

    by Metalman
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    I am 6'-4" with long arms and legs. I find that...

    I am 6'-4" with long arms and legs. I find that the stock bars are comfortable, which is one reason why I have two Nines. I have modified the risers and bars on my 1800F VTX to give me more forward...
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    Fall Riding in Florida

    Living on the west coast of Florida in the late fall makes for great riding. Here's a stop at near Bay Port, just west of Weeki Wachee....
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    If what the OP meant when he wrote, "Fuel...

    If what the OP meant when he wrote, "Fuel cycles", that the fuel pump is operating. I don't think it would operate if the kill switch was the problem.
  19. Thread: New Harley's

    by Metalman
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    Not bad specs. I hope they make it large enough...

    Not bad specs. I hope they make it large enough so grown-ups can fit on it. I doubt that we will see Harley's like these parked at bars in the near future. That the big boy (Bronx) will be a rip...
  20. Thread: Rear brake

    by Metalman
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    Lift the rear of the bike off the ground and...

    Lift the rear of the bike off the ground and apply the rear brake as you turn the rear wheel. A slight amount of pressure on the pedal should lock the rear wheel.
  21. It's a first for me. Thanks for posting. I like...

    It's a first for me. Thanks for posting. I like the turn signals on the ends of the bars. Hmmmmm!!
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    Yup, the Nine stuck out like a sore thumb.

    Yup, the Nine stuck out like a sore thumb.
  23. Thread: Honda vtx1800

    by Metalman
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    Do you realize that you are on the Suzuki M109R...

    Do you realize that you are on the Suzuki M109R Forum? Perhaps you have multiple bikes and just clicked on the wrong forum.
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    I like the cost and the convenience of a...

    I like the cost and the convenience of a throw-away filter. Since their site shows the cost of the o-rings are $5 for two (enough for four filter cleanings), and because of the added time and effort...
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    Thanks, Can you post information about how to...

    Thanks,
    Can you post information about how to restrict the pipe and where it is?
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    I began riding before there were kill switches,...

    I began riding before there were kill switches, so I never became accustom to using them. When I taught motorcycle rider education in the 80s and 90s, the curriculum specified using the kill switch...
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    The idle speed on my 2006 changes when the clutch...

    The idle speed on my 2006 changes when the clutch is pulled in also. There are times when it idles too fast. Sometimes I rev it a bit and the idle will slow down. I would like to have an idle...
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    It sounds good and has nice big jugs. However, I...

    It sounds good and has nice big jugs. However, I don't think I'd like to ride while having to look between my knee caps.
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    Tied Down and Ready to Head South

    We are about ready to leave Kentucky to spend the winter months in Florida. The Nine is strapped down in the trailer, along with other essentials. I have found that using soft ties on the frame is...
  30. Thread: Dead Meat

    by Metalman
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    Dead Meat

    I was riding in the country this afternoon and saw buzzard hovering over something on the side of the road. When I passed it, I could see that it was a small deer. Then I noticed that I had stopped...
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