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    Who rides motorcycles?

    Ok same problem but at least a stone puncture that had to be replugged sounds a little less bad than 3 separate punctures.
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    Who rides motorcycles?

    What a great ride! What caused the flats?
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    Who rides motorcycles?

    I picked up this 2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom last week. It seems to be in pretty nice condition with 3,400 miles and included the factory windshield, color matched bags, and seat grab rail. Original tires have plenty of tread but being 9 years old I ordered a new pair which just...
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    Who rides motorcycles?

    Why discontinue models in Asia and America, such as the Goldwing, just because they don’t meet European regulations?
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    Who rides motorcycles?

    Thank you blacktruck. Get one, at $13K new including luggage, cruise, tubeless wheels (2021+) shaft drive, etc. they're a pretty good value. I have other motorcycles but this one just seems to be the one I ride most of the time.
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    Who rides motorcycles?

    I left last Thursday for the VA Moto Guzzi rally at Willville on the Blue Ridge Pkwy. Packed and ready to go. Taking a break at an overlook on the BRP. The rally. It was a nice ride down through WV to get there and back, and riding around on little VA roads Friday and Saturday was a blast.
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    Who rides motorcycles?

    BMW's R series Roadsters are fun, standard motorcycles. It would be hard for me to turn down a clean 2010-12, Camhead R1200R to go along with my R100R.
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    Who rides motorcycles?

    I'm not arguing with you because my Road King has stock slip-ons and I feel loud bikes are annoying as well, but let's crack down on all loud noises. We hear the same loud motorcycles and trucks when sitting on my partner's front stoop in town. But even worse are the mowers and leaf blowers all...
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    Who rides motorcycles?

    Ride up to Springfield, MO next week to the BMWMOA's 50th anniversary. I'm leaving Wednesday.
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    Well used X 500 Impulse buy

    I wonder too but looking at the OP's picture where it's cracked I'm not sure? Anyway I now, as you suggested, lift carefully from the lower sides at the rear of the hood to open it on my X500. Gotta be gentle with these plastic hoods JD uses :) I also picked mine up used, last year, with 97...
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    Well used X 500 Impulse buy

    I don't think you disagree with what I said at all, you just (rightly so) feel a heavy fabricated deck is stronger than a thin stamped one. However I would certainly find a smooth, rounded, one piece, 7 gauge steel deck preferable to a 7 gauge deck made from pieces welded together.
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    Well used X 500 Impulse buy

    Stamping a deck out of heavy gauge steel requires a very large, heavy duty press, which most small mower manufacturers don't invest in so they simply weld them up. A welded together deck certainly doesn't mean it's better.
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    New Pioneer 520 Arrived

    On SxS's that utilize a locking rear diff, some refer to the open or unlocked setting as "Turf mode" because it's gentle on your yard. The only times my P520 has lacked enough traction were once when high centered, and once in a deep snow drift, the only thing that would have helped would be...
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    New Pioneer 520 Arrived

    Where it mentions: ...Automotive-style automatic transmission with hydraulic torque converter, three forward gears and Reverse. Three drive modes include 2WD, 4WD and 4WD with Differential lock. AT/MT modes with paddle shifting on the deluxe models.... ? It is confusing but I was told: 2WD =...
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    New Pioneer 520 Arrived

    Are you sure? I believe the Pioneer has no rear differential, ie it's locked all the time.
 
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