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TOC MCCT question

This past weekend, I put a set of TOC MCCTs on my bike. I adjusted them just enough to take out the chain slap, then stopped and tightened the locking nut. There is still a bit of a knock at idle. Is this just my imagination, or does everything sound normal? I'm fairly new (<1 year) to bike mechanics.

Here's a link to a video of it on YouTube: http://youtu.be/r3V6c5po1N0

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That sounds about like mine does. Like a large sewing machine.

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Yeah, sounds good. Makes me think I should tighten mine up a little because it's ticks a bit more than yours.

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First off, I love a nice clean motor! Second, that sounds about right. You could probably tighten them a tad more but it's in acceptable range to my ears. If she isn't giving you problems don't mess with it.

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Thanks everybody! Went out this afternoon for a 20 mile cruise and she ran great. So much quieter than before at idle!

After some passenger education, my sister (who had never ridden before) went out with me two-up. It was definitely interesting to feel how drastically different the handling is with an extra 110 lbs. on the back...don't tell her I told you that tho lol. She had a good time, but admitted that she didn't like the feeling of the bike leaning while going around curves.

My only problem seems to be that my center stand scrapes the ground too soon when cornering tightly. I love having it there to hold the bike up when I'm wrenching around, and I usually put it down just to park it in the garage. The sidestand is just too short IMO. Any suggestions?

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Thanks everybody! Went out this afternoon for a 20 mile cruise and she ran great. So much quieter than before at idle!

After some passenger education, my sister (who had never ridden before) went out with me two-up. It was definitely interesting to feel how drastically different the handling is with an extra 110 lbs. on the back...don't tell her I told you that tho lol. She had a good time, but admitted that she didn't like the feeling of the bike leaning while going around curves.

My only problem seems to be that my center stand scrapes the ground too soon when cornering tightly. I love having it there to hold the bike up when I'm wrenching around, and I usually put it down just to park it in the garage. The side stand is just too short IMO. Any suggestions?
not that my post is on thread subject......

you already know....to be expected....definitely different (higher center of Gravity).

....new rider ...... LOL

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My only problem seems to be that my center stand scrapes the ground too soon when cornering tightly. I love having it there to hold the bike up when I'm wrenching around, and I usually put it down just to park it in the garage. The sidestand is just too short IMO. Any suggestions?
Is your bike lowered at all? My center stand scraped after I put the shorter progressive shocks on the rear, especially riding two up. So I just removed it. I sill have it in the garage for when I change the oil or work on the bike. I just put it in place, slide the pivot rod through it and stick in the cotter pin. I don't use the spring. Then take it off again when I get done.

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It appears to have the stock rear shocks on it. I did turn them up to the 4 setting when she got on though. Usually ride at setting 2.

I'll probably end up popping it off and shelving it when going 2-up from now on. The scraping doesn't really bother me too much but it kinda freaks out the passenger. Thanks!

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