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    I had an XVS1100 and didn't like it as much as my...

    I had an XVS1100 and didn't like it as much as my 650. Of course I bought it used and paid the same price as I did for my 650. It was a perfectly fine motorcycle and more than capable of touring 2-up...
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    Considering how many people chop or transform...

    Considering how many people chop or transform their XVS650 you would think that it's bigger brother would get the same amount of 'love'.
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    Damn, that trike is the shit! That would be...

    Damn, that trike is the shit! That would be perfect for winter riding... still get the wind in your ushanka yet little risk of 'going ho' after hitting a patch of ice.
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    With my main Sporty that I use for touring I...

    With my main Sporty that I use for touring I don't mind the forwards too much since I have the passenger pegs to work with too. One of these days I may add mids but for now this works for me....
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    http://cycle-ergo.com/ A fun tool to see...

    http://cycle-ergo.com/


    A fun tool to see what ergos people prefer.
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    What seat would that have been? I'd try to find...

    What seat would that have been? I'd try to find something similar.




    IMO this is the secret to long distance riding, the ability to vary your riding position. It's one of the reasons I hate...
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    Sunday it hit 70F in the afternoon... this...

    Sunday it hit 70F in the afternoon... this morning it was 17F with a dusting of snow... there was a slight change of riding attire. When the weather is so bonkers it reminds me of what being...
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    Gotcha, that seems to be the common concern these...

    Gotcha, that seems to be the common concern these days.



    I'm with you there, summer is my least favorite season. That's why during the summer I try to go to the mountains or further north where...
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    Maybe the discomfort on long distance rides was...

    Maybe the discomfort on long distance rides was because the stick was getting driven deeper.
  10. Nice looking bike. Since you have mids are you...

    Nice looking bike. Since you have mids are you hanging off? Riding style will gain you some clearance.
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    What year and tank style do you have? My '98 with...

    What year and tank style do you have? My '98 with a king p-nut and '00 with the +4 gallon tank (both C models) have them mounted with a cross-bolt at the front and the back, nothing in the middle.
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    My curiosity is now piqued. What didn't you like...

    My curiosity is now piqued. What didn't you like about it for long distance riding?
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    I know my place up near the top of the mitten is...

    I know my place up near the top of the mitten is already covered in snow.
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    What look are you going for with your Bolt? Do...

    What look are you going for with your Bolt? Do you intend to build something like this?...
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    Clearance is good just as long as a step-ladder...

    Clearance is good just as long as a step-ladder or platform shoes aren't needed to mount the bike.
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    NICE! By the 70s there weren't too many Opels...

    NICE! By the 70s there weren't too many Opels imported to the USA. All we had in the 70's were the few and far between Mantas, GTs and the 'Buick' Opel (similar in looks to the Rekord Coupe...
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    LOL!!! I think that's the most diplomatic...

    LOL!!! I think that's the most diplomatic response I've yet seen from Tattooo.

    IMO the new seat doesn't look as nice as the old one but then 'function over form' always wins out in my book and if...
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    Yup, I'm in downtown Loo-Evil.

    Yup, I'm in downtown Loo-Evil.
  19. This has been my go-to place for above average...

    This has been my go-to place for above average brake compounds:
    https://www.vintagebrake.com/

    The TLS drums on Aermacchis can be made to perform very well and the company's singles are awesome...
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    It only rarely gets to single digits around here...

    It only rarely gets to single digits around here in Louisville, usually ~20F for lows and roads are well plowed so winters are definitely doable. When I lived in New England I had a CB360 with...
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    I know, old thread but since it's been...

    I know, old thread but since it's been resurrected I thought I'd throw in my 2 about the carbs. I initially was going the 'one carb' route for simplicity's sake but keeping the dual carb unit was...
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    I can attest to this and there are also other...

    I can attest to this and there are also other factors that come into play where less expensive fork tubes can fall short in quality. The two sets of 'bargain priced' 6+ tubes I installed caused an...
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    Hahaha, not a fan of pink nipples?

    Hahaha, not a fan of pink nipples?
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    A pic of a girder mid-fail?...

    A pic of a girder mid-fail?
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48953427417_d4c9b56bd7_z.jpg


    A pic to show off his new creation or for an insurance claim?...
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    Holy crap, the roller spacing sure is...

    Holy crap, the roller spacing sure is 'interesting'. I'd try and source more robust alternatives directly via bearing manufacturers.





    Properly maintained tapered roller wheel bearings can...
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