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    If the found ball measures 6mm, you can bet it's...

    If the found ball measures 6mm, you can bet it's the neutral indent ball. It's held in place by a light-weight spring that might have worn down or become crimped.

    On the K-bikes the ball and...
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    #9 Ball 6MM part# 07119986270 $0.89 45579

    #9 Ball 6MM part# 07119986270 $0.89

    45579
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    The K bikes have a single ball bearing in the...

    The K bikes have a single ball bearing in the gear box that helps the shifter find the neutral position.

    If your bike has that, I bet that's what you found.

    Any problems slipping in/out of 1st...
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    Me too. The fuel pump has to work extra hard...

    Me too.

    The fuel pump has to work extra hard when you're running low due to the sloshing. Best to refuel with at least a half gallon left in the tank.
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    Average 45mpg which means I'll start running on...

    Average 45mpg which means I'll start running on fumes at about 210 miles.
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    ... and motobrick.com (http://www.motobrick.com)

    ... and motobrick.com
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    Checking the valves does not require any special...

    Checking the valves does not require any special tools and is a simple procedure anyone can do. All you need is $10 feeler gauges that you can get at any automotive supply and a hour or so when the...
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    Thx, 5thGen. I've had tires mounted at SSHonda...

    Thx, 5thGen.

    I've had tires mounted at SSHonda too.
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    Changing Tires in Olympia, WA

    Any fellow Olympians here with a tire changing rig in their garage?

    I don't have a garage :(
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    Bruce, You may want to check if those washers...

    Bruce,

    You may want to check if those washers between the shock and nut are supposed to be there.

    I have a Progressive 465 shock and it's designed to pivot a little at the mounting points. I...
  11. Thread: MaxBMW

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    +1 A couple of years ago I hobbled into the CT...

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    A couple of years ago I hobbled into the CT showroom on my way back to Seattle with a blown master cylinder and dead shock. They had me back on the road the next morning not long after the...
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    While you're in there... If there's any...

    While you're in there...

    If there's any up-n-down play with the shift lever you actuate with your left foot then the grub screw in the gear box can be tightened.

    When I replaced my clutch last...
  13. I think it's ridiculous that you're asking for...

    I think it's ridiculous that you're asking for diagnostic advice on the internet when you should be asking the mechanic who is working on your bike.

    Find out what parts the mechanic thinks you...
  14. You're in fairly good shape, although #2 and #3...

    You're in fairly good shape, although #2 and #3 exhaust are a little tight.
  15. Only a few ounces of oil will escape during a...

    Only a few ounces of oil will escape during a valve check. No need to empty the oil.

    A K75 will "run fine" even with out of spec valve clearances, but you will experience less than optimum...
  16. I got mine from http://www.kbikeparts.com/#Front...

    I got mine from http://www.kbikeparts.com/#Front End
  17. The fork must be disassembled to install new...

    The fork must be disassembled to install new seals so if there was tube pitting or another problem you should have heard about it the first time they did the work.

    The problem with fork gaiters...
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    My rear master cylinder blew up a couple of years...

    My rear master cylinder blew up a couple of years ago while I was riding. The brake fluid spray got all over the rear shock piston and destroyed the shock from the inside. Had to replace both the MC...
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    Saying something to yourself in private is a lot...

    Saying something to yourself in private is a lot different than writing it down and presenting it to the world.
  20. There are US states that require seat belts when...

    There are US states that require seat belts when driving but do not require helmets when motorcycling. How do they justify that?

    Scenarios where seat belt use might directly protect anyone besides...
  21. Should Motorcycle-Endorsed Drivers be Exempt from Seat Belt Laws?

    I mean, obviously there are no seat belts on motorcycles.

    Why should I be required to wear one in a car?
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    I would be worried about regularly stressing and...

    I would be worried about regularly stressing and eventually breaking the centerstand.
  23. The battery tender produces enough power to...

    The battery tender produces enough power to slowly charge a battery, not enough juice to even help start a bike.

    Try pulling in the clutch while you're starting the bike.

    Your best bet might be...
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    I would start by removing all of the dielectric...

    I would start by removing all of the dielectric grease. It is non-conductive and can't do any good.
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    I've had the Allstate RV plan for a couple of...

    I've had the Allstate RV plan for a couple of years and not needed it. I should figure out a way to get the free gas that's included though :)

    The Progressive plan's towing description is unclear:
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