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I always make sure I have the plugs with the strings....if I put them in too far they fall in and rattle around my head til I cough them out.
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I always make sure I have the plugs with the strings....if I put them in too far they fall in and rattle around my head til I cough them out.
Wow. One would hope you would cough them out before you had to sneeze because that might not work out well at all.
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Where in North Idaho? We lived in Post Falls for 27 years. Our favorite motorcycle road was Hwy 12 from Lewiston over the Lolo Pass. We would frequently stay at the Lochsa Lodge. Great memories!
Our current roost (well ours and the mortgage companys' anyway) is around Spirit Lake, ID whose quaint town motto is:

"Yep, we have more unwashed skinny bearded characters with female primates who weigh more than my loaded giagantoid diesel pickup than anywhere else in the known universe!"

A side note: these Disney characters have moved WAY beyond The People of WalMart and have spawned a new subspecies: Dollar Tree People.

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I always make sure I have the plugs with the strings....if I put them in too far they fall in and rattle around my head til I cough them out.
{cautiously} Your earplugs don't have blue stripes along with the strings on them by any chance? If so, we need to talk....
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{cautiously} your earplugs don't have blue stripes along with the strings on them by any chance? If so, we need to talk....
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I wanted to tank Buffalo_Bob for the riser block CAD file. I had one made, and even though I can flat foot the bike already, It made it a lot more comfortable, and easier to "walk the bike" in traffic moving sub 5MPH, ie 1/2 my daily commute.
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I wanted to tank Buffalo_Bob for the riser block CAD file. I had one made, and even though I can flat foot the bike already, It made it a lot more comfortable, and easier to "walk the bike" in traffic moving sub 5MPH, ie 1/2 my daily commute.
I had mine made by a friend with a printer and have yet to actually go put it on!

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Another great thing to purchase online from someplace like AliExpress.com is motorcycle LED Driving Lights. You can pick up a decent pair for ~$100-$130 and performance and quality is on par with the brand name ones costing 4x as much. Be sure to check light output and spot pattern before purchasing though. A narrow beam pattern is desirable for road going bikes as is a high lumen (brightness) output. Power draw is low enough you can just tap into the high beam circuit on the bike which also takes care of switching (on/off operation) for you.

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{cautiously} Your earplugs don't have blue stripes along with the strings on them by any chance? If so, we need to talk....
I was wondering about that too, especially on a hot day and your head sweats in your helmet.

And as I flipped into 6th, I could not remember a damn thing she said ....
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For farkles I just love my SW-Motech stand foot enlarger. I have a gravel driveway and ride on dirt roads. This has already saved my bike several times from falling over. Hasn't been warm enough here to worry about soft asphalt yet. Also liking the USB/12v adapter I added. Is nice to have the Google maps right there when I am somewhere new to me.
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Which Pro Grips?

First post mentions Pro Grip Gel grips as cheap mod. I'm getting some hand numbness also. I see Pro Grip makes several different gel grips. They sell them by numbers. I saw their 699, 719, 761, etc gel grips. Just curious which ones are preferred or recommended.
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First post mentions Pro Grip Gel grips as cheap mod. I'm getting some hand numbness also. I see Pro Grip makes several different gel grips. They sell them by numbers. I saw their 699, 719, 761, etc gel grips. Just curious which ones are preferred or recommended.
I've always swapped all my grips for the 714's
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Grips

I've got the 714's on an old Honda Transalp and I really do like them on it. I don't think those have the gel in them. My son just bought a used KLR650 and it's grip have some type of gel in those. I thought about the 714's but think I may try something with gel in them to eliminate some of the handlebar buzz and hands going numb. I've got a 2015 Versys 650 and most reviews say the hand buzz was eliminated with 2015+ models but I sure can feel it (I've never ridden a pre 2015 model though).

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A lot of people swear by the 719s. I have the 719s but I kind of wish I got the 714s since they appear to be a bit more comfortable.
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I've got the 714's on an old Honda Transalp and I really do like them on it. I don't think those have the gel in them. My son just bought a used KLR650 and it's grip have some type of gel in those. I thought about the 714's but think I may try something with gel in them to eliminate some of the handlebar buzz and hands going numb. I've got a 2015 Versys 650 and most reviews say the hand buzz was eliminated with 2015+ models but I sure can feel it (I've never ridden a pre 2015 model though).

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Curious - is yours the "LT" w/ hand-guards?

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I have the non "LT" version but the previous owner before me put on some aftermarket handguards.
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I have the non "LT" version but the previous owner before me put on some aftermarket handguards.
The reason I asked was because handguards can definitely affect vibrations in your handlebars. My '15 650LT is pretty smooth.

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Grab on grip covers. Easy install with soapy water and compressed air. Should help get rid of the occasional cramping I get with the stock grips. If you wear size large or bigger gloves you may want to give these a try. Have not been on a decent ride with them yet but I like the feel on the larger diameter, more like my cruiser grips.

https://www.amazon.com/Grab-Grips-Gr...on+grip+covers

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Motowerk Handlebar Risers V650LT- $50.00 I got the 1.5" risers and probably would have been happy with the 1" model. Much more relaxed sitting, the stock reach tended to make me slouch.
I'm trying to decide between the 1" and 1.5" risers for my 2017.

Why do you think you probably would have been happy with the 1" model?

Looking for some insight on which one to purchase.

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For my reach, (I'm 6"0") the 1.5 risers seemed to be more than I needed, although I left them on. Much better than stock position.
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