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Old 03-19-2014, 04:09 PM   #76
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:38 AM   #77
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The worst thing is the constant distraction it presents when not doing it.
I find I spend so much time day dreaming about riding that I sometimes have a hard time doing other things, like work.
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:49 AM   #78
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The worst thing is the constant distraction it presents when not doing it.
I find I spend so much time day dreaming about riding that I sometimes have a hard time doing other things, like work.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:12 AM   #79
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chain maintenance
i cleaned and lubed the chain for the first time and found it quick and easy. used a grunge brush and i guess it helps i have a centerstand? i just kept spinning the thing around and around

that said it is nothing special, really. and over time might become tedious. might be part of the reason some like belt drive so much?

and what of adjusting? i am taking mine to be adjusted the first time. just to give the shop something to do while they look over the bike. mostly just to establish a relationship with the guy

anyway chain adjustment looks simple enough but can be more involved, it would seem. proper swingarm alignment and what not is important. and measurement is involved. precision is preferred.

i think a centerstand would make changing chain and sprockets more simple, but who knows?
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:31 PM   #80
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i cleaned and lubed the chain for the first time and found it quick and easy. used a grunge brush and i guess it helps i have a centerstand? i just kept spinning the thing around and around

that said it is nothing special, really. and over time might become tedious. might be part of the reason some like belt drive so much?

and what of adjusting? i am taking mine to be adjusted the first time. just to give the shop something to do while they look over the bike. mostly just to establish a relationship with the guy

anyway chain adjustment looks simple enough but can be more involved, it would seem. proper swingarm alignment and what not is important. and measurement is involved. precision is preferred.

i think a centerstand would make changing chain and sprockets more simple, but who knows?
Long ago I crossed the USA with an exposed chain drive Honda. Every hundred miles I stopped and inspected the chain, adjusting and lubing when I judged it necessary. 3200 miles from Montpelier VT to Phoenix AZ. It gets worse out west. That was my last bike with an exposed chain drive. It isn't bad if you don't ride a lot, and I am told chains are better now, but I got really tired of getting my hands marked up with oil and dirt . On that trip I travelled 600-700 miles a day, so 6 or 7 chain stops each day.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:25 PM   #81
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Under dressing for a ride and getting cold. That's just miserable.
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:03 PM   #82
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I told my wife, I was going to give my old road bike to my youngest daughter.
I don't know what I was thinking on that deal. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but not good judgement, fail. Ooo, I took a tongue lashing on that and not in a good way. At the end of that conversation, I was like yes Ma'am that was a very stupid thing to say!

At least I get to keep my gig as a traveling pantie salesman, and that I get to do it on my bike is a dream come true. The top box is an essential part of my equipment, and well, I think all this hating on top boxes is very hurtful.
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:39 AM   #83
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The worst thing is having a tranny on the back you thought was a girl rubbing your package.


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Old 03-23-2014, 04:58 AM   #84
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Multiplication by division

Learning about an unfamiliar part of the bike.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:04 AM   #85
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Taking that 15 minute ride work in the morning... And realizing just how beautiful the day truly is - and having to make an 8:00 AM meeting.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:16 AM   #86
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The period of time between buttoning up my riding gear and actually riding the bike, especially when it's hot out.
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:06 PM   #87
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Full face helmets are such a good idea.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:38 PM   #88
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I like riding in the rain...I'm British, what can I say....but, when the boys get wet I'm cussing in the helmet.
A wet crotch will ruin the hole ride for me.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:53 PM   #89
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A wet crotch will ruin the hole ride for me.
I dunno, I find that a wet crotch usually enhances a hole ride.
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