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    Polish on plastic panels?

    I have fine scratches and swirls, particularly around the key area. What polish (not wax, not cleaner) can be used on the plastic panels? Are these actually painted or is the color molded in?

    TIA....
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    Let me second all that. 9 year old tires are done...

    Let me second all that. 9 year old tires are done even if 1200 miles; same for battery.
    ->New tires are slippery. Drive it easy until the mold release is worn off.
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    I just started using a rubber mount:...

    I just started using a rubber mount: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0768QFDJQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Small, cheap, unobtrusive, easy to remove and the phone won't...
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    Feels great at 75MPH. Smpoth, quiet, free of...

    Feels great at 75MPH. Smpoth, quiet, free of vibration. I can ride for a full tank with no hand or grip fatigue.
    ->Get a Givi or Puig windscreen. The stock screen is awful >55MPH.
    ->Do not let go...
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    Thanks for the help; I am living with the...

    Thanks for the help; I am living with the triangle. Behind it is just black plastic and I am not that detail oriented.

    Quick Review of 08R80-MEH-800 slightly taller wind screen:
    1. It just looks...
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    Thanks! I found a few options on Ebay. Now I will...

    Thanks! I found a few options on Ebay. Now I will have to talk myself into a $300 windscreen...

    Ordered one from a seller in the Netherlands; paid less than I expected. I hope I like it; I still...
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    Honda OEM Taller windshield?

    Once upon a time, Honda offered a taller Honda branded windshield. As I remember, it was not available in the US where I live. I cannot find any reference to it or where to get one. Anyone know where...
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    Hi! I like the look. I have a Givi top case to...

    Hi!

    I like the look. I have a Givi top case to accommodate a work briefcase but I have never really liked the look. I bet I could fit the briefcase in the capsule.

    Where did you get the...
  9. Thread: Stalling???

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    Do you have the part number for what you used?...

    Do you have the part number for what you used?
    Thanks.
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    fc-moto, ebay UK have the top mount; sportbikeshop for side racks.

    In case you didn't know, the side mounts need the top rack:

    http://www.fc-moto.de/Givi-FZ265M-Rear-Rack-Monolock
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    Motorcycle News DN-01 dyno: 51BHP, 51MPG...

    Motorcycle News DN-01 dyno: 51BHP, 51MPG
    http://www.motorcyclenews.com/bike-reviews/honda/dn-01/2008/

    Motorcycle News NT700V dyno: 53BHP, 46MPG...
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    I had the Givi on mine. Liked it but was never...

    I had the Givi on mine. Liked it but was never happy about the look. I switched out to a Puig. Likely no one but me could ever tell its different but I am happy with it.

    The Puig is seems to...
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    Mine seems to have gotten a bit more pronounced...

    Mine seems to have gotten a bit more pronounced over time, starting at around 1000 miles. At 7500 miles, it is there but otherwise seems to be affecting nothing.
  14. Thread: Tires?

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    By coincidence, shortly after I posted this...

    By coincidence, shortly after I posted this Amazon got a few in stock of the 130/70 17 Avon Storm Ultra 2's in stock. I ordered one and it arrived today! Right now, there are 2 left. The matching...
  15. Thread: Tires?

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    Tires?

    What tires have you tried on the DN-01?

    Both Bridgestone and the Dunlop have been discontinued in the 130/70-17 front tire. The choices in the US from Metzler, Bridgestone and Dunlop are all...
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    I had my last ride to work 4 weeks ago. About 40...

    I had my last ride to work 4 weeks ago. About 40 miles there, I wore double layer Carharrt jeans, rest of the usual gear and a neck gaitor to block the wind. It was 45 Farenheit and I was plenty...
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    There are very few bikes with a lower seat and...

    There are very few bikes with a lower seat and fewer yet with such a low seat that have a decent suspension travel. Bikes like the Harley Superlow tend to bottom out over even small bumps according...
  18. I guess that is somewhat difficult to quantify...

    I guess that is somewhat difficult to quantify except I don't recall hearing of one failing. I certainly thought about that before I bought mine and decided to go with it. With so few sold there's...
  19. Thread: Hi everybody

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    Your bike.

    Your bike.
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    If the bike has been sitting for a long time, I...

    If the bike has been sitting for a long time, I would consider asking the dealer to drain the gas and replace with fresh. Old gas run through the fuel injection for even a short ride can really gunk...
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    Food for thought, but I can basically check my...

    Food for thought, but I can basically check my tire pressure by taking my hands off the bar.

    But its quite different than others describe; I have never felt any wobble at any speed with my hands...
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    Are you using the stock seat? BR, Tim

    Are you using the stock seat?

    BR,
    Tim
  23. Thread: Horsepower

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    The Honda published horsepower at the engine is...

    The Honda published horsepower at the engine is 60BHP. ( Do a Google search on "Honda DN-01 60BHP" and all the introduction press announcements mention it. Honda took the DN-01 specs off their web...
  24. Thread: more questions

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    Did you start it on the sidestand? I was in the...

    Did you start it on the sidestand? I was in the habit of starting the engine leaning on the sidestand to warm the engine while I geared up and lit the "OIL" warning (not the low oil/low oil pressure...
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    You've looked at this? ...

    You've looked at this?

    http://www.hondaparts-direct.com/fiche_section_detail.asp?section=2531491&category=Motorcycles&make=Honda&year=2009&fveh=132376

    the part that covers the meter assembly?...
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