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    Lansing NY: Motopumps.com

    All of these threads about fixing flats got me thinking my CO2 cartridges may not be enough if I repair a flat. Did some research, and saw many people were happy with the Motopumps Airshot air compressor. I emailed them and asked a few questions on Friday morning, they answered quickly. I...
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    Givi E460 Monokey Top Box (Sold)- Damaged $50 plus shipping

    I have a Givi E460 that was painted by Gaurald to match the 2014 FJR red. Last Summer after leaving Busts Tech Day, my wandering road turned to dirt after a curve. I slowed to about 15 mph with intent to turn around. I hit a decent sized bump, and my top case came loose. Structurally, it is...
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    Helibar Install Tips for the Idiot Installer

    Throw this in Never-Ending...hope this helps someone if they do a search. On my 3rd FJR and have held off on installing risers. Either age, or the height of the Russell seat addition, has made adding risers a necessity. After many searches, and advice from people here, I bought the Helibar...
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    Helibar Bridge Install Help Needed

    Please check back because I'm sure I"ll have lots of questions as I go through this. Already lost on step one. 1. Where do you cut the loom? Cut away as much as you can? I see the wire on the left side, But looks like two wires on the right side. Instructions aren't clear and it looks like...
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    Gold Wing update....any news?

    It's been basically the same platform since 2001. Lately I've been reading "rumors" of an update. From what I've read the engine is fine, but it has fallen behind in electronics, could use a little styling refresh, cruise slow to react as it's still not throttle by wire, and it still only...
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    I Need Riser Help

    And yes, I searched. I found a lot of old threads and I know things have changed. But I would appreciate any advice on what you think would work for me. I was going to attend EOM and look at the different bikes and ask in person, but I don't think I can wait any longer. First, my FJR is a...
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    Utah/Arizona Trip Plan Help Please.....

    I'm from Michigan. After years of my wife commenting on the beautiful rock formations out West in every commercial/movie, we are finally going exploring. I have no idea what to see. She has some ideas, but she asked if I could post here for some roads or sights that are not to be missed. We...
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    Tourmaster Synergy 2.0 Heated Vest 2XL - NEW (Sold)

    I have had the original Tourmaster Synergy vest for many years and love it. The latest 2.0 version of vests went on sale a couple of months ago and I bought this in case my original ever quits. It is brand new, comes with the electrical line to connect to the battery and the controller. It...
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    Pinlock Earplugs?.....feedback appreciated.

    Did a search and didn't find anything. Anybody try these? I've tried many, many different ear plug designs. I always come back to the Max Leight orange foam plugs. Last year purchased a Sena and with the music volume wide open I can barely hear it on the expressway above the wind noise. $27...
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    Mobil 1 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil on Sale at Advance Auto Parts

    Not an oil thread. Just passing on that it's on sale right now for $8.99 at Advance Auto Parts (as part of celebration of Daytona Bike Week). Cheapest I've been able to find, doesn't seem to go on sale very often. I'm normally an Amsoil user, but the Amsoil stuff is just so pricey anymore...
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    EOM and Blue Ridge Parkway (which direction?)

    Seems Wytheville is about the half way point on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I have never been on it. Thinking about riding part of it one of the days during EOM. Which direction is the better way to go from Wytheville? Northeast or Southwest? Or is it all the same? Thanks, Don.
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    2001 Honda Shadow Spirit 1100 - for sale $2900 - SOLD

    Condition like new. Amsoil synthetic only. No valve adjustments ever needed. Just oil and tires. 19k miles. I am the original owner. I've been a FJR owner since 2003 and this has been a great relaxing ride alternative. Completely stock (did add luggage rack). Runs perfectly. Waxed at...
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    Been a while since some Cruiser Bashing...Well I got a new bike.

    Have had a 2001 Shadow 1100 since new. It's been a great and reliable bike. No valve adjustments ever needed, just tires and oil over the years. I've had the FJR since 2003. FJR always the main bike, but the Shadow provided a nice, relaxing, change of pace. Well, lately I got an itch...
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    Will Russell rebuild/rework seat for non-original owner?

    I bought a used RDL a year ago. It was two months old (guy sold his FJR) and was made for a guy my 6'2" height and inseam, but the guy was much lighter. I called Russell to inquire about a rework in case the springs weren't right or if they somehow gave out down the road. The lady I talked to...
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    Piggyback connector for dual horn replacement: free

    A year ago I did the PIAA dual horn replacement of the stock horn. To do that I needed that special piggyback connector for wiring to the 2nd horn. I went to two electrical shops with no luck. Finally found one on the Radio Shack website and ordered a variety pack of connectors that had one...
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    Garage Furnace: Radiant heat or Blower Furnace?

    I am putting heat in my garage. It is insulated and drywalled, not sure how well done. I have had a gas line installed. Ceilings are 10 foot. Want to heat oversized one car garage (3 car garage split into a single and two car garage). What are the opinions of using radiant heat or a blower...
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    Honda CTX1300: Anybody know much about this bike?

    I have two bikes. My other bike I bought new in 2000, a 2001 Honda Shadow 1100. Bike runs flawlessly, hydraulic valves never need adjusting. Has never failed me, looks like the day I bought it. Downside? Riding position ok for almost an hour and my back is killing me. And WAY underpowered...
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    Held Arctic Gore-Tex Gloves (vendor sale)

    Just passing on a great deal to my FJR brothers: www.fc-moto.de sent me an email with some sales (this is not a U.S Vendor). One of them was the Held Arctic Gore-Tex gloves heavily on sale. These are $200 on Revzilla (after you put in any glove size the price jumps to $200). Other non-U.S...
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    Generator Gas Requirements - Weird?

    So I've read over and over, if the engine calls for regular octane, putting premium in it does nothing. I have a Craftsman generator that has never been started. It sits a lot. I have access to Ethanol-free 90 octane gas that I use in my lawnmowers, chainsaw, etc. I also store the bikes with...
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    HELD Summertime Gloves: (Rodney's in particular)

    Starting to think about moving up to more expensive gloves. Has anyone tried the Held Rodneys? Can anyone chime in on whether the HELD brand is really worth the high dollars they ask? I get that Winter/Waterproof gloves would command more dollars, but these Rodneys are just leather and $120...
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