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Old 07-16-2012, 12:48 PM   #16
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All I can add to this is that I strongly recommend that be it a stock or Reynolds, Don't ride off your stand.
If you must, just keep me in mind when it's time for the thread inserts.
Oh, and for you post 80 bike riders, no such luck. Worse case scenario, I am replacing the entire lugs on an inmates GS frame.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:28 PM   #17
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I had a ride-off on my first R100RS... it was always fun to watch the bike "walk" across the parking garage floor away from me as I had it warming up while putting on my helmet... this was with the choke on and the bike idling around 2K
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your bike is suitably dirty. Well done.
So I sold my GS and went shopping for a G/S!
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:36 AM   #18
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Mine walks around too but I deal with it. Here in East TN I'm always parked on a slope. I keep meaning to rap some hose around the base or something like that. But when I have time to spend with my Airhead I usually just ride it. I do like the Reynolds. Much less drama than stock. But how much f'n service does a centerstand require? Not that it really matters for me. My bike self-lubricates most of its lower extremities.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:28 AM   #19
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I heard the Reynolds could potentially damage your frame center stand mount points if you actually use the "ride off" feature.
I had one on my bike when I bought it and the tabs for CC mounting were twisted and stripped out completely. It's much more likely that it was years and years of abuse from a PO but I got that Reynolds off in a hurry. Also, I remember some silly person getting on my bike to try it on for size and accidentally bumping it forward a bit, rolling it off the stand...I wasn't about to have that.
Long story shot...I have a free Reynolds in my basement for anyone in the Atlanta area (it doesn't have the springs or those rings to mount the springs to the really it's scrap metal.)
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:32 AM   #20
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My bike self-lubricates most of its lower extremities.
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