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Old 05-13-2013, 09:10 PM   #17626
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I've got one with a small flat spot if you really need one. If not Woody's does a full replacement
with a DID rim sealed for tubeless use for about $750. They straighten them for about $150.

Don't ask how I know.
Thanks for the offer, but mine is not bent, just beveled from the broken spoke whipping around. Yamaha (after some arm twisting) agreed to replace it but not the swing arm which I'm fine with as long as it's covered.

The first week, they had to wait on a rep from Yamaha to look at it- because "this never happens".

Going to pick it up later this week whether it's fixed or not.

If I knew it was going to take this long to get a spoke fixed, I'd bought the MS.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:25 PM   #17627
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When I lost a nipple I had to buy a full spoke set to replace it. I was lucky and
only bent the spoke while rolling the bike backward. The first wheel bend I asked the dealer
If Yamaha would help at all. Wishful thinking.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:55 PM   #17628
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When I lost a nipple...

First this, then your computer gets a virus...what kinda' kinky shit are you into, Pluric?


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Old 05-14-2013, 12:59 AM   #17629
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Thanks for the offer, but mine is not bent, just beveled from the broken spoke whipping around. Yamaha (after some arm twisting) agreed to replace it but not the swing arm which I'm fine with as long as it's covered.

The first week, they had to wait on a rep from Yamaha to look at it- because "this never happens".

Going to pick it up later this week whether it's fixed or not.

If I knew it was going to take this long to get a spoke fixed, I'd bought the MS.
Never happens - yeah right. I've got new one too, including spokes.


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Old 05-14-2013, 05:23 AM   #17630
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For the Spanish...

Another big adventure...

http://noimportaeldestinosinoelcamino.com/



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Old 05-14-2013, 06:39 AM   #17631
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First this, then your computer gets a virus...what kinda' kinky shit are you into, Pluric?


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Beaver bit it off.

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Old 05-14-2013, 09:20 AM   #17632
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I was gonna' say, "Only in Georgia". But, having travelled the South, and lived in Texas all my life, I guess I could see that happenin' just about anywhere down here.


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Old 05-14-2013, 07:00 PM   #17633
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Have been lucky to have not been caught in a rain storm, but it's probably just a matter of time.

Anyone use/recommend a product like Rain-X or just plain waxing the face shield on a full face helmet to help visibility in the rain? Anything to apply to the inside to help prevent fogging?
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:08 PM   #17634
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Can you use Rain X on plastic.. ? I thought it was not a good idea ?
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:37 PM   #17635
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Have been lucky to have not been caught in a rain storm, but it's probably just a matter of time.

Anyone use/recommend a product like Rain-X or just plain waxing the face shield on a full face helmet to help visibility in the rain? Anything to apply to the inside to help prevent fogging?

Cat Crap - HERE They make a spray on in small bottles, but the paste works better, imho.

Not joking. PinLock works better, but it's a inner shield system and is a step up in price. PinLock works in any conditions though.

Cat Crap works on glasses too.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:41 PM   #17636
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Have been lucky to have not been caught in a rain storm, but it's probably just a matter of time.

Anyone use/recommend a product like Rain-X or just plain waxing the face shield on a full face helmet to help visibility in the rain? Anything to apply to the inside to help prevent fogging?
I know that Plexus is used on airplane windscreens which are plastic. It does not leave any streaks like Pledge so it helps minimize glare at night. The rain runs right off like a waxed surface. Somewhat pricy though.

Not sure if no-fog is available any longer?
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:58 PM   #17637
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Can you use Rain X on plastic.. ? I thought it was not a good idea ?
When I tried that, it made bigass beads of water that stayed on the shield, which blinded the rider by diffusing the light from the headlights of on-coming traffic. That is all :screwy:

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Old 05-14-2013, 08:37 PM   #17638
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Thumb 210 Plastic cleaner & Polish

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My favorite, and all I use these days...





It's also made for aircraft windshields, and it leaves your windscreen or face shields sparkling clean and clear. It also makes rain roll right off in tiny little droplets along with having good anti-fog effect, too. It's not cheap, but a little goes a long, long way, and I find a large can lasts me for close to a year, and that's using it often. I carry one of the small cans in my side case for cleaning my face shield on the road, and the same small can has lasted me over a year. It's great for eyeglasses, as well.

I get from these folks: http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...clickkey=11328

Just FYI...

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Old 05-14-2013, 08:45 PM   #17639
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I use RainKOTE on the outside. Bought 2 bottles in 1982 on a 2 for one deal. I still have 1 1/2 bottles left.

I don't think they are still in business.

Anyway that brand name is now an Elastomer paint so don't go there...

BUT for those with a Merkin accent it appears someone who can spell has made a similar thing that is basically applied in the same way and works the same way...



called Raincoat.

As far as the inside of the visor is concerned, I use Muc-off. It works mucken well.

I tried cat crap and thought it was crap.

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Old 05-14-2013, 10:43 PM   #17640
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Installed the Piaa Slimline Sports Horn kit. Easy to mount and the two tones blend together to make a loud car horn type blast that will be hard for cagers to miss.



http://www.amazon.com/85114-400Hz-50...aa+sports+horn
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