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About new1709rider

  • Birthday 09/06/1956

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    Salisbury, NC

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  1. It's not much of a toolkit anyway! I cut away the wall at the front of the under seat tray and put the McCruise unit further forward and still had room for the dinky toolkit plus a small 12V compressor under the seat.
  2. I understand about the problems with bike week and loud motorcycles, but people own the individual units in those condos and telling them what vehicles they can or cannot own based on the behavior of out of towners one or two weeks a year just seems wrong.
  3. Spending a week in Myrtle Beach SC and I see these signs posted at a lot of condos here. Guess I'll never be a condo owner here, don't see how they can legally exclude motorcycles when they are a registered and licensed form of transportation just like a car. Pisses me off every time I see one of these signs!
  4. I've got the beach part covered, but unfortunately I had to leave the fj at home. 😣
  5. Changed oil & filter, lubed the chain, had to rewire front turn signals, put new road 5 front tire on, ( OE tire had over 12,000 miles on it, it was seriously worn out, had changed the rear at 7,000 miles) and got the yearly safety inspection done.
  6. Made this stainless pad to give the side stand a bigger footprint. It has a little bit of swivel to let it adjust to different angles. And as an extra benefit it makes a neat swivel point for swinging the bike around on the side stand if you want to make a quick turnaround.
  7. I did this today. I know it looks a little dorky, but even though I like my Corbin seat it is slippery and has a little forward slope that had me constantly fighting sliding forward, instead of sitting comfortably in the big butt pocket. I wanted to build the front up a little to get rid of the forward slope, so I got this 20" x 20" sheepskin car seat pad from Amazon for only $26 and folded the front 5" back under to thicken up the front section. A little trimming, and sewing on some retaining straps and this is what I wound up with. It doesn't really make the seat any softer, but it definitely got rid of the sliding around and the forward slope. I like the way it sits now.
  8. I just checked and see that you are already on the map.
  9. Welcome darkfyre! Fellow North Carolinian here. Plenty of mod suggestions and farkling to be found here! Be sure and pin yourself on the member map. I keep looking to see if our little cluster of 9 members in NC has grown.
  10. I have one in pristine condition $40 plus shipping and it's yours. PM if interested.
  11. I finally got around to putting my rear LED turn signals on today. I had installed the front ones a few weeks ago. The rear ones were a lot more trouble, then I accidentally shorted two wires which blew the fuse and took out half the LED's on the two front signals. An expensive mistake, now I have to spend another $62 to replace the front ones again! 😥 Here's some pics that show the rear ones versus one of the fronts. I also did away with the reflectors on the rear that stuck out so far past the license plate. I think I'm one of the few on here that actually likes the "flying" tail light assembly, I have no interest in using a tail tidy.
  12. Yeah, seeing @betoney comments about them is what convinced me to give them a try.
  13. I only have experience with the Madstad windscreen, but I love mine. I've commuted with it all winter and it does an excellent job of blocking wind and turbulence. I got the dark smoke 24 inch. Their mount allows you to adjust both height and angle. It does such a good job I'm thinking about getting some kind of smaller screen for the hotter summer months so I can ride a little cooler. But first I guess I can try changing the angle and height to see if that will suffice. My bike is also the Galaxy blue.
  14. Welcome, I got the 2017 model too! I'm sure you will enjoy it. Be careful visiting this forum, these guys will entice you into making all kinds of changes and modifications Haha! Before you know it you will be dropping another 1 to 3 thousand into this bike! The 17 model came in White or Galaxy Blue which did you get?