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    The cap itself is bi-directional, but the top...

    The cap itself is bi-directional, but the top "handle" is slightly sloped; aesthetically, most people install it with the "low" side "forward".
    The valve cover insert, though, only fits properly one...
  2. Whoever told you that seems to want to ream...

    Whoever told you that seems to want to ream you... sad...

    There are so many posts within this forum about how to tackle the surging issue that you really can do it yourself. If you're not handy...
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    The rain was pouring and there was a big puddle...

    The rain was pouring and there was a big puddle in front of the pub. A ragged old man was standing there with a rod and hanging a string into the puddle. A curious gentleman came over to him and...
  4. I would buy mine again. 2004 was a good year!...

    I would buy mine again. 2004 was a good year! :thumb
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    Just heard on the news this morning (KNX) that...

    Just heard on the news this morning (KNX) that the very first person to buy one (somewhere?) ... dropped it. :laugh
    It survived.
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    This is actually a fairly common (but usually...

    This is actually a fairly common (but usually minor) malady...

    The full fix is to also replace AND SEAL the plastic insert.
    Go to your friendly local trusted dealer (yeah, we know...) and get a...
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    To check a stick coil, you need to catch it in...

    To check a stick coil, you need to catch it in the act:
    When the bike stumbles or has the poor (non-typical) idle, carefully disconnect the harness at the top of the stick. Careful, the plastic...
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    ...or an air leak, or a bad ignition coil.

    ...or an air leak, or a bad ignition coil.
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    I agree very strongly. Even if it's just one...

    I agree very strongly. Even if it's just one section of hose, it shouldn't be happening.

    Even after reading all the Ducati links (and thanks for the extra and relevant info), I still believe it's...
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    Have a look at -...

    Have a look at -
    http://www.digikey.com/product-search/en/cables-wires-management/spiral-wrap-expandable-sleeving/1704708?k=braid

    Tip of the Day: Note that if you pull it tight, its inner...
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    If the big brass screw does nothing, then you may...

    If the big brass screw does nothing, then you may still have crud down there in the tiny little passageway, or sticking to the screw itself (hopefully you pulled them out completely?), AND/OR you...
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    Dunno if there's a specific link or instruction...

    Dunno if there's a specific link or instruction set...

    Wipe the bores with a clean rag wetted with gas or alcohol.

    Squirt some carb cleaner down the little holes that the brass air screws came...
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    Most posts tell you to measure from a wall... I...

    Most posts tell you to measure from a wall...
    I set mine so that the top of the low beam just barely slices into the rear window of the car ahead of me.
    This may be a little rude, but it's an...
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    Every manufacturer will tell you not to mix tire...

    Every manufacturer will tell you not to mix tire types, to protect themselves mostly. That doesn't mean it won't work, in some cases quite well.

    Example: I presently have a Pilot Power up front,...
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    Thanks for chiming in there, I was wondering if...

    Thanks for chiming in there, I was wondering if nobody had any clues...

    After thinking on this a bit more, I believe that it would NOT run (not even "poorly") if I got the two wires interchanged:...
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    That helps, thank you! (And thanks again for...

    That helps, thank you! (And thanks again for your efforts with these schematics; you have made life easier for many of us!) Interesting about the diodes (they need to withstand many kv and high...
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    Twin-Spark Ignition Question

    This past weekend, I had to install one of the "harness repair kits" for the stick coil on my right cylinder, as the connector there had cracked, grrr... 2004 RT, so I guess after 10 years of...
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    If the displayed bars actually change up & down,...

    If the displayed bars actually change up & down, that sounds like the sensor itself to me. But poor contact and/or resistance at any connection in the associated harness section could do that too......
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    Considering that the problem appears to be...

    Considering that the problem appears to be intermittent, and JC hasn't mentioned anything about the bike running poorly (as a bad sensor input to the computer could cause), I'd go for troubleshooting...
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    Maybe the price would come down if they ever got...

    Maybe the price would come down if they ever got mass-produced...?
    OAK on a bike??? (and I'm referring to the bike's trim, not the person!) Don't ride it in, shall we say, "inclement" weather......
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    The right-side body panel (and the bottom...

    The right-side body panel (and the bottom cowling) have to come off; I don't recall if it's necessary to pull the tank but I don't think so, the sensor is on the side (where Mike says).

    If you...
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    True that the pins should be very lightly lubed;...

    True that the pins should be very lightly lubed; the wear is normal & typical, due to the brakes' design - one side is floats while the other is fixed. (And no, it's not a good idea to just swap the...
  23. AAA Warns - Don't Use E15

    from Fox Business - www.youtube.com/embed/ceW9Nc1hVHU?feature=player_detailpage

    And a couple of follow-ups:
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    What Would You Do?

    Would you tell him, or just sit back and watch...

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    Editorial toon by Mike Peters - 46207

    Editorial toon by Mike Peters -

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