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  1. holligl

    Rear Wheel Bearings

    Notchy feel at last tire swap so I ordered bearings which I have now. Wheel is off and rough feel verified. The hub clutch bearing spins nicely. My problem is I can't find a blind bearing puller to borrow from any auto supply place, HF's kit is $75 over kill. Ordered a $25 fleabay kit that will...
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    I think I need a better skid plate!

    Went to remove my SW Motech skid plate for a oil change and found my oil filter clearance had been adjusted. The second pic has some additional filter damage after using a monkey wrench to remove it. Close call. The thing is I haven't done any real hard off road, just the few rocky trails at...
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    2021 IMS Outdoor Ride Reports

    Got a free ticket from a local Harley Dealer yesterday, and spent the afternoon at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in the country northwest of Chicago. This outdoor event gives you the opportunity to ride many different bikes. Some rides were accompanied group rides, others let you...
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    Near Harpers Ferry Iowa 7/25

    Dark one headed south along the Mississippi mid day. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
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    Windshield/Headlight/Dashboard Shaking

    Riding home tonight, interstate speed with some buffeting wind, I noticed a whole lot of shaking going on up front. When I got home, I found I could lift the weight of the headlight, dashboard, and windshield assembly and raise it about an inch. Took it apart and it seems rubber grommets on the...
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    Handle bar end/Throttle grip spacing

    After a tip over yesterday I noticed this gap, and I don't remember it being like this. There are grip cushions on, so that is the OEM grip sticking out to the right. Is this gap normal? It does look similar in the manual diagram. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
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    WTB TW 200

    Moving the discussion from MOTO Tag highjack. Looking for a TW 200 in AZ. I did find an ugly 1988 with 5K miles locally. Problem is the guy bought it as a parts bike, and does not have a title. Looks like the only option would be to register remotely in Vermont and then transfer to AZ...
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    Gold Canyon, AZ

    Turning off east bound Rt 60 onto Superstition Mountain Drive this afternoon. Did not catch the color. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
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    Long Way Up, anyone else watch it?

    I just finished the Apple TV+ series. Interesting in my opinion. I do wonder what their budget was. I almost feel like they "cheated" when they bought and modified a bike carrying bus to get through the diceier parts of Mexico. It does show the potential of EVs, if the infrastructure was there...
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    Homemade MotoJack for Lifting Dropped Bike

    I made this from some 1" aluminum tubing and 90° angles and some slightly larger square punched steel. Bolts together. The crank is from a medium weight strap clamp. Total wt is 4lbs, max length 15". The original guy quit making them. There maybe another commercial version >$200 and twice...
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    That trip didn't go as planned

    Loading up to ride to Iowa yesterday to help my brother on the farm. It was going to be cool so I dug out the Darn Tough wool socks and put them on. Headed down to gear up. Three finished wooden steps down. My foot only hit the first one. Landed hard on my back. Tried to getup for about an hour...
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    Valve Check and Adjustment RESULTS

    I thought it might be nice to have a single thread where we collect the results of valve checks and adjustment. While wear will depend on rider and bike variables, this would give us some calibration as to how things change with mileage. Suggesting we collect mileage, clearances in mm, and...
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    Original or Attributed Quotes

    "If you are riding on an adventure, you can never be lost, just on a different journey" My quote, but thinking of eemsreno's distain for GPS's. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
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    Lighter dual sport 2nd bike recommendations

    Looking for recommendations for a low cost used "beater" bike. I do want to keep it street legal as it could be left in AZ as permanent transportation at our 2nd home. More interested in "reliably go anywhere" than going fast. Lots of more technical trails I would love to explore in AZ, but I'm...
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    Blue 2010 at the Circle K, Superior, AZ

    Thought he said his handle on the forum was JWDub, but not finding him here. Trying to keep social distancing and communicating through helmets not easy. He did give me a good backroad recommendation. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
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    Mitas E-07 Resurrection/Availability

    Reading on the E-07+ thread that the E-07 will be returning. Has anyone actually found them available? If so, can you point me to the site? I have the E-07+ on the rear now, but it's getting thin. Checking all my normal sites I'm not finding any E-07's sized for the rear. If I have to, I will...
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    Harbor Freight Tire changer

    Doing a search I only found one old thread on this. Is anyone using the HF setup, and what mods are needed to get the job done without tearing up the rims? I don't have much trouble wrestling the rear on and off, breaking the bead with the side stand, and with tire irons and rim protectors, but...
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    WTB Gen 2 side stand footpad expander

    I'm always too late when I see one for sale. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
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    How much front tire cupping can you live with?

    I am not experiencing any ride performance or noise issues on this E-07 Dakar (18k+ mi) and I try to avoid rain, but the cupping looks pretty significant to me. I have a new set on hand, but I prefer riding to spooning tires on (unless it is raining.) How much can you live with? Sent from my...
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    Tank Protectors

    I did a search and most results were old. I am looking for side pads and top protection under the OEM tank bag. Recommendations? Pics if you got 'em. (Not really fond of the turban dude...) Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
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