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  1. 2 points
    A whole new way to go for a ride with your friends:
  2. 2 points
    I don't know how "bad" it is, but every bike I've ever owned (more than a dozen), has pulled to the right when I let go of the bars..... All roads are made with a slight "crown" in them, to allow water to drain off of them. I owned a Goldwing once that I swore had a twist in the frame. Turns out that it just felt like it, because I was looking at through the straight line at the top of the windscreen all the time, and the bike was always leaning to compensate for the crown in the road, the windscreen made it look "crooked" compared to the road. You may want to try this- Get in the left lane of a 2 (or more) expressway, and let go of the bars. the bike will probably stay "neutral", or may pull slightly left. FYI: If you look closely at a worn out front tire on heavy bike (Goldwing, or cruiser) just slightly left of the center of the tire will be slightly more worn. That's because your front tire has been compensating for the slight crown in the road for several years. Hope that helps -
  3. 2 points
    Ridiculous. Kinda diggin it...
  4. 1 point
    The only way to become a millionaire racer is to start as a billionaire.
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    Here she is, my first brand new bike! I've had several bikes, but this is the first that I get to modify from a blank slate. I'm going to try to keep a little build log going - to be honest, I tried to do the same with my Camaro 1LE but eventually just lost track of documenting everything. I'm going to try to keep this first post updated every so often with the current state of the bike. This is the bike as of today (June 1, 2019): Womet tech frame sliders and rear axle spools/sliders (In the future, I may go with permanently installed spools or the Gilles Tooling adjusters, also coming soon will be front axle sliders from womet tech - for looks) FTecu bike side harness and 2WheelDynoWorks tune TST Industries front and rear LED turn signals and flasher relay TST Industries fender eliminator and LED license plate light (I have plans for a couple more of those license plate lights... ) Rhinomoto bar ends with Amazon special mirrors Amazon special radiator guard Puig short windscreen Cortech Super 2.0 magnetic tank bag Nelson Rigg commuter tail bag Corbin custom seat Coming soon: Corbin custom seat - got the delivery warning yesterday, so it should be here soon Suspension work - starting with fork oil, then work my way into better components Exhaust and intake - I can wheelie the bike just by grabbing a handful of throttle (unintentionally found that out!), So I'm not sure exactly when I'll get around to this. Definitely suspension first. Integrated tail light... Maybe. In MA, my registration expires every December and I'm required to get the bike inspected every year. I think legally, the turn signals have to be a minimum distance apart, so it wouldn't pass. And this is how I brought it home, besides the frame sliders that I put on before I remembered the "before" picture.
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    I ordered the bare wire usb charger and got 20% off, made it just over $23 shipped. Thanks again to all the folks who posted up a how-to on the factory connector wiring and install. Sarah
  7. 1 point
    Definitely an extremely expensive novelty vehicle--not practical in any way, shape, or form.
  8. 1 point
    Motorcycles don't experience the same pulling issue as four-wheeled vehicles. Even if the rear tire is crooked in the swingarm and the forks are twisted in the clamps, there are only two tires, so the bike will self-correct and go straight. Now, the bike between the tires might be crooked and crab-walking as a result, but it won't pull the bike/bars one way or the other. There's just not enough tires on the ground to redirect and pull the bike around. I had a buddy that swore his bike was pulling and he asked me to follow him and watch. When we stopped I asked if he realized how far off-center he was riding on the saddle. "Huh?" The bike had a shift lever that stuck out really far and he was unconsciously shifting that way to compensate. He's a big boy at around 260lbs. That amount of weight off-center was enough to make the bike feel like it was pulling. I had this issue once with a really unbalanced load of groceries in the saddlebags That said, the dealership should be willing to at least look at the bike, even though I'm sure all dealerships spend a lot of time dealing with little niggles that suck up a lot of their time. So, we can be compassionate for them while still expecting good service, but without demanding anything. But yeah, you are under warranty and they should be willing to check the bike out. It'd take them 15 minutes to verify rear wheel alignment and relax the forks in the trees.
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    The crown will make it pull right regardless of which direction you're going since the hump would be in the center of the road sloping towards the outer edge of the road. Of course this assumes that they drive on the right side of the road in Netherlands? Even so I'd still get them to check it... there are so many things that could be causing the issue. Many of them listed in the other knowledgeable replies you've recieved. Good luck resolving your issue.
  10. 1 point
    Save what good relationship? So far all the dealer is doing is blowing sunshine up your backside now that he's got your money. Move bars from full left lock to full right lock and look for any cable/hose that may be binding or trying to kink which may be trying to push your bars to the right. I'll assume you tested on multiple road types?
  11. 1 point
    Gone? By what means? I would be looking for a second opinion dealer.
  12. 1 point
    I'd pay to see that.
  13. 1 point
    Yeah, but can it wheelie? That would be awesome.
  14. 1 point
    I purchased a set of Kevlar leggings a while back and wanted to do a review for folks who may be interested in an alternate to jeans or riding pants. Here are the leggings I decided to purchase: https://www.bowtex.net/product-page/elite-leggings As of right now I do not believe that you can purchase this item in the US. I purchased through bikeexif / urbanrider.co.uk website as they had the best price and stock availability. This product seems to be quite new to the marketplace, so I'm not sure when/if they will restock and future iterations may be slightly different than the item that I have. This product is a base layer undergarment. It is made from Dyneema/Nylon as an alternate to Kevlar. The leggings have velcro pockets for knee and hip protection (sold separately) and an elastic ankle cuff and waist band. All seams are flat stitched and no blemishes could be found in the construction of the item. I chose this product over your typical kevlar leggin for 2 reasons: 1. They are made from a more breathable fabric than kevlar. 2. They have the option for impact protection as well. I had trouble finding a product that provided both slide and impact protection and I feel confident that these will serve that purpose admirably given the need. Pros: The fabric inside feels slippery which makes putting them on easy. Excellent craftsmanship of product. Provide both slide & impact protection. Minimalist profile means that they can go under almost any pants, except for slim/skinny fit. Breathable * Cons: The sizing is a bit off. The website states "match to your favorite jeans", which would put me in an XL-2XL. Measuring put me in a 3XL at the naval. Reality is that a Large would probably provide the best (snug) fit. The cut is a touch strange. They are made to ride at the naval, which I'm ok with, but the crotch is cut a touch high, so that to place them at the naval leaves the inseam giving me a front wedgie (pick a side boys). The slickness and slightly strange cut means that throughout the day the waist tends to slide down like a pair of socks. I reverted to folding them over the top of my pants to try and help hold them in place. I feel like a pair of suspenders underneath would serve me well and allow me to tuck in my shirt again. The leg length is good, bordering right at the edge of being long. They may be the most breathable kevlar style legging available, but they will still overheat you pretty quick if you are doing any movement / strenuous activity. They would be great for anyone in a dry climate and anyone that is in a cool climate where a little extra warmth is ok. I live in Hawaii and don't think that I'll be able to wear these from June until September - basically any day above 78F and 60%rh, unless I'm just out for a ride. I have included a picture of the CE rated armor that they offer versus the D30 from my Klim K-Fifty 2 jeans. I personally like the armor that they offer as it has a long taper to the edge making it "disappear" both in feel and looks better than the D30. The D30 does feel like it would offer larger protection area for the knee, although the ACF hip armor felt like it sat better than the D30. The ACF is a bit softer and more pliable than the D30 which further enhances the "invisible" look/feel of the leggings. Overall I would purchase these again in the size I felt like I should have (Large). Improvements could be made to the breath-ability aspect by adding mesh/breathable fabric in non critical areas (behind the knee; inner thighs; etc) basically where you shouldn't require abrasion protection. The waist band could be lowered so that it sits just above the pants waist rather than high at the naval. They could even add a mesh liner in the upper half to promote airflow to get it closer to a true 4-season piece of gear. (My mindset for purchasing was to allow for the flexibility to wear any "off the rack" pants and still maintain proper protection. I think that I'll get a lot of use out of the leggings, specifically when commuting to job-site & client meetings, etc where I need to have more business oriented attire. I'll likely continue to use my Klim jeans for any day where I'll be walking the job-site or doing inspections, especially as we enter into the hotter months of the year. For general rides, then I would be happy with either option.)
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