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johnny-canuck

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About johnny-canuck

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  • Birthday March 3

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  • City
    Fredericton

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  • Occupation/Biography
    Retired

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  • Home Country
    Canada

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  • Bike Year and Model
    2018 Venture TC

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  • Name
    John

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    506-447-0508

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    Fredericton Motorcycle Club

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    NB

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  1. Thanks to all for the input and to cowpuc for the detailed reply. Just shows how easily things can get messed up. I'm taking it for a ride today, but will definitely be taking it back to the dealer. Even though I didn't buy the bike there, they are treating me really good. Part of the problem is that this is a relatively small city and as far as I know, there is one other TC and one Eluder in town, so they don't get a lot of practice.
  2. So, after 22,000 Kms (13,700 miles) and a bunch of canvas showing all the way round, I decided to change the rear tire. I should have changed it a bit sooner, but even so, I am impressed with the mileage I got out of the Exedra. Now to my problem. When I picked up the bike which was still sitting in the mechanic's stall, the rear brake pedal went all the way to the bottom. After a few pumps it came up but was still soft. The shop was closing so I left and figured it would come around. I rode it home, about 5 miles, and the rear brake is still soft. The front brake seems to work fi
  3. Thanks, I'll give that a try. I haven't been on the bike for over a week and it will be a few more days before I do get out. Getting anxious
  4. I had them check it when I had the service done. Said it was good. I don't have a lot of confidence in that dealership and will be taking it in to my dealer here who did all my RSV work. I'd really like to get the throttle response figured out. At 2500, if I give the throttle a good twist, it sounds like it's sucking air and there is nothing for a second or two, then it gradually increases in speed for a second, then it really takes off. I don't know if the lag is normal or not. This is my first big twin. I'm used to 4 or 6 cylinders and the immediate response. Am I expecting to
  5. Yup. It can get up there, even in the lower gears. And it doesn't complain when you push the rpm up. But with peak torque at 2750 rpm, I expected to get good response in the 2500 to 3000 range, especially in Sport mode. I'm thinking it needs a tweak or two.
  6. I used to be a member of this site until 2012 and just rejoined. I had a 2007 Midnight Venture and loved it. I put 100,000 Kms on it and the last I heard, it is still going with over 200,000 Kms. When it came time to get a new bike, I wanted to get away from carbs and I definitely didn't want a cassette player Got a really good deal on a 2010 Goldwing in 2011. I put over 150,000 Kms on it and decided I wanted a new ride. We had planned to ride from the East Coast of Canada (New Brunswick) to the West this spring/summer, then down into the US for the return trip. Covid changed all th
  7. I haven't started looking yet, so I thought I'd save myself some time and ask. Do I have to split the fairing to get at the OD light bulb on the 2nd gen? I think it is the bulb or loose connection. It stopped working late last year just before I put it away and I forgot about it when I was getting the bike ready this spring, UNTIL I got on the highway. It doesn't work most of the time, but it does work occassionally. It's not high on the priority list but it will get done sometime... Thanks, John
  8. I agree. Put a Bad Boy on mine. Mounted it under the hood beside the light. People hear me now:lightbulb:
  9. This happened a couple of weeks ago. Ya just never know what is coming at ya!!!! This happened in Northern New Brunswick, Canada. LAC-BAKER - A 59-year-old man is dead following a bizarre motorcycle accident this week in Lac-Baker, near Edmundston. The Mounties said Thursday that the man died Wednesday afternoon when his bike was struck by an unattended pickup truck that rolled out of a driveway and onto Route 120. The driver of the truck apparently left his vehicle, believing it was safely parked. The truck will undergo a mechanical inspection. The victim's name has not bee
  10. Thanks to all for the input. Boats are fun but too slow. Airlines won't let me take the bike in first class. And I've heard horror stories of the 95 around New York city and Mom won't let me out after midnight, so I will be looking at the other options. I went through last year on a men's run but was following so I didn't take note of the route and it was busy. I don't really want to get into real heavy fast traffic two up. Thanks again.
  11. We're heading south in July and I'd like some help on the best route from Boston to Washington, DC. I know the route from here to Boston well, and I know where I'm going after I get to Washington. I looking for a fast route from Boston to Washington, but I don't want to get in heavy traffic. We'll be traveling this area on a Sunday. Washington is pretty much the beginning of this trip and Nashville is the destination with some nice riding in between (Skyline, Blueridge, Dragon, and a bunch of other roads). Any and all help is appreciated. John
  12. We're heading south in July and I'd like some help on the best route from Boston to Washington, DC. I know the route from here to Boston well, and I know where I'm going after I get to Washington. I looking for a fast route from Boston to Washington, but I don't want to get in heavy traffic. We'll be traveling this area on a Sunday. Washington is pretty much the beginning of this trip and Nashville is the destination with some nice riding in between (Skyline, Blueridge, Dragon, and a bunch of other roads). Any and all help is appreciated. John
  13. I am a female passenger and have this problem too no matter what helment I wear, and they are vented . I say it is a heat thing. I keep my hair short and soak my hair often on a ride. It's a pain. But I won't quit riding.
  14. Hey Keith, Sorry to hear about your mishap. How fast in loose gravel is a question I have too and from what I've read, faster is better than slower, but "how" fast is the big question. Tis the season in the East for construction. Between raised manholes, stripped asphalt, and loose gravel, it's not safe to go out some days. Hope you get it back together for your trip. John
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