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  1. Thanks for all of the help everyone. The wellnut went in extremely easily. I'm a dope for not realizing it went into the frame and not the fairing. I had ordered a fairing kit off ebay awhile ago and it came with a ton of Wellnuts so I have plenty.
  2. Before I purchased my current 5th gen I had test ridden 2 others and all of them had spongy Rear brakes, as does my current 5th gen. I always figured it was a 5th gen thing,
  3. Nice! I've always wanted a decent throttle lock for long trips
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    4th gen in the mist

    I totally agree. I miss my red Naca
  5. From the album: Slowbird

    My old 4th gen on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the early morning fog
  6. From the album: Slowbird

    Taking a break from the freeway miles
  7. I know what you mean. I had the fairing kit from Probolt for my old 4th gen and loved the 1/4 turn D-ring fasteners it came with.
  8. Welcome fellow Ontarionian! Love the RWB 6th gen. Have you seen them with white wheels? I think a must for those bikes. Anyways, why do you want to get rid of the Helibars? They are a well sought after mod and really do help with the long rides. Regarding the headers, Have you seen the thread on here about the 2brother header copies that are being made? Also, I don't remember if it's the Delvics or another brand headers, but there's a thread on here where someone cut them open and they were poorly made and designed. Search the forum. Do you know if the R/R has been replaced already? Chances are if the previous owner knew enough to install a VFRNess they may have already swapped the R/R.
  9. Doh! 🤦‍♂️ Well I feel dumb. I didn't even think to try it in the metal bracket because every other well nut on that panel goes into the fairing. Next time I'll look at the other side for comparison. I've been busy with work. I'm a 911 dispatcher and these days have been busy. I'll be off in a couple days and will get into the garage to try again and will report back. 😉 Thanks all.
  10. The parts fiche shows the wellnut going into the fairing! lol so that's what I've been trying to do.
  11. Thanks for the quick replies all. I have no point of reference because the wellnut fell out awhile ago. Wait wait....so the well nut doesn't go into the fairing like the one beside it? It goes into the metal bracket that the fairing slots ontop of?
  12. I've tried googling and looking on the forums but I can't see what the problem is. One of my wellnuts fell out. I've got new wellnuts but I can't get them fitted into the fairings. I've tried both Factory OEM Wellnuts and cheap aftermarket ones and they don't fit. The diameter of the hole isn't large enough to fit the wellnut into it. Are they supposed to just slide/press in? Or are they supposed to be this impossible?
  13. A rib coming out of place?! 😧 Wow I don't think mine is the same issue, but the pain is in the same spot huh? I already don't have great posture so I don't sit straight, I'm canted forward. I think I do let the ergonomics of the bike take over. I can't say if the conditioning has helped since it's still too cold to ride this season lol. I'll see next month maybe 😄
  14. Having both a touring windscreen and Heli-bars, I still get my back pain. Though I don't know if it's the same as the OP's. I never ride with my weight on my wrists. I'm almost always using my legs or core. I think it's more about having my arms extended in an outstretched, but not fully extended position for hours...not exactly at rest but not fully engaged. I could alleviate the pain briefly by fully gripping the bar with my left hand and then leaning back and twisting my upper body to the left to stretch out that back muscle (Rhomboid muscle iirc) I've been spending the winter trying to condition myself and my old and aching muscles to better handle the long slogs on the bike 🤷‍♂️
  15. Do you get the pain on the left side between your spine and shoulder blade? I get a pretty nasty pain in that spot after riding a couple hours. 😕
  16. Wow. It's crazy how difficult it is to get a straight answer on this K&N filter issue. They claim the larger one is the current production but anyone that orders a K&N Filter gets the smaller version. I remember posting a picture of my large mouth K&N filter almost 2 years ago now on the old 5th/6th gen header thread. K&N doesn't seem to have their shit together
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    Close Encounters

    Thanks for all the comments everyone. Sorry I'm late to the party. sfdownhill: That's a TwoBrothers highmount and you nailed the type of helmet right on the head.
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    Independence Pass

    From the album: Slowbird

    Part of my road trip
  19. I went by process of elimination. Tried the easy "diy" steps first before getting the discs checked at a friends shop. You're lucky the bobbin clean cured your issue.
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