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Downtown 300 / Re: Shorter Reach Brake Levers
« on: April 28, 2017, 04:42:04 PM »
Has anyone found an aftermarket brake lever that is closer to the grip? I have a 2013 Downtown and I find the OEM levers in the closest adjusted position still a stretch to reach. If so, could you provide make and model. Thanks much.


You know that the brake levers on the Downtown are adjustable, right?

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Look at various sites ( Bike Bandit, Motorcycle Superstore, etc. ) . Buy a heavy duty Cruiser cover ( for Harley's and so forth). That's what I use in People S 205 and Downtown 300i. They are large enough to cover over muffler and even brake rotors and are heavy, waterproof, circulation (air pockets) , etc.

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Downtown 300 / Re: SADDLE BAG?
« on: April 12, 2017, 04:04:40 PM »
YW! Pictures when you are done !

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Downtown 300 / Re: SADDLE BAG?
« on: April 12, 2017, 11:18:49 AM »
Reflector (where it is positioned) keeps majority of bags away from sides/paint. Just position the bag where it works best on those bags. I removed connector flap on bags and secured the zip-off portion where I wanted it, then zipped bags in place.

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Downtown 300 / Re: SADDLE BAG?
« on: April 12, 2017, 07:13:46 AM »
Putting sheepskin, blankets, etc. on the bike will only collect dust and create more scratching.

I use regular leather bags and use a steel tie wrap to secure them to the passenger handrails. The side blinkers keep them off the side of the bike... no contact.

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Roadcraft / Re: High Risk - Low Risk
« on: March 29, 2017, 08:41:46 AM »

Here is a quote about Rastafarianism from Wikipedia;   "The Rastafari way of life encompasses the spiritual use of cannabis[3][4] and the rejection of the degenerate society of materialism, oppression, and sensual pleasures, called Babylon"  You may not partake of weed because you wear the band, but the religion promotes it. It would not be an unreasonable assumption that somenone who wears the Rastafarian symbol at least supports the use of cannabis or does not know  the religion or its practices.


We all know what Assume does, right?  ("Makes an As* out of you and me ).

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Roadcraft / Re: High Risk - Low Risk
« on: March 28, 2017, 12:33:02 PM »
"The Rastafarian arm band says he probably smokes a lot of weed."

I have an 'arm'/wrist band just like that. One of my Bosses gave it to all employees as a souvenir after a trip she took to Jamaica. You should not jump to conclusions.

It appears that the rider glanced to his left (unknown reason) just prior to reorienting his sight forward/crashed into car.

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Downtown 300 / Re: Screech on take off?
« on: March 28, 2017, 07:06:24 AM »
Sounds like mine. About same mileage/miles (mine might have been closer to 4000 miles). It was the belt.

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LIKE 200i / Re: 1st Greasy Power Pure ride
« on: March 21, 2017, 04:31:07 PM »
Just got my Power Pure front and rear sneakers for my Downtown, delivered from Bike Bandit (cheapest price),  yesterday. Still too much snow/calcium chloride/sand on roads to ride right now, but- looking forward to them !

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General Discussion / Re: Countersteering
« on: February 17, 2017, 09:03:44 AM »
 ;D ;D

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General Discussion / Re: Countersteering
« on: February 17, 2017, 08:08:44 AM »
Nice !

Loved my hayburners !

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General Discussion / Re: Countersteering
« on: February 16, 2017, 07:07:58 PM »
I learned it on horseback. Not much reigning, more leg pressure/leaning (especially in Pole-bending and Barrel racing).

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General Discussion / Re: lots of snow
« on: February 13, 2017, 07:29:32 AM »
Had  five or so ice storms this season... now, snow comes. A foot 4 days ago... two foot BLIZZARD in progress, now, and potential for a foot or more Wed/Thurs.


http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=MEZ015&warncounty=MEC019&firewxzone=MEZ015&local_place1=North%20Orrington%20ME&product1=Blizzard+Warning&lat=44.7522&lon=-68.8017#.WKHCqvkrLIU

Anyone want to trade weather ?

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