My 2nd Seca (take a look)

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Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:52 pm

I think it was squirrels ...lol

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Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:26 am

- D'oh! I can't believe I didn't think to suggest checking that. Mine looked just like that when I first got it, but the person rode it to my house so it at least started.

- To get a filter immediately, you'll just have to try your luck with local shops. If you don't have a cycle shop around, try Napa or Carquest as they tend to have a wider variety of parts available. Other than that, online shops like BikeBandit.com definitely have options.
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Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:43 am

radare wrote:I've used Emgo filters consistently without trouble:

http://www.bikebandit.com/emgo-oem-styl ... r?m=137408
Just out of curiosity, what kind of performance increase would I see if I went with something like a K&N filter?
Full Circle wrote:She's a wee bit damp. Nothing that a quick warm up won't take care of.

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Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:25 am

No performance increase, unfortunately. The bikes were well designed from the factory and tuned for maximum output. There are articles in The Wall where they tried to squeeze more power with a jet kit and exhaust and ended up losing a few HP. Keep her stock for best performance and spend the money on some heated grips :)

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Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:50 am

radare wrote:No performance increase, unfortunately. The bikes were well designed from the factory and tuned for maximum output. There are articles in The Wall where they tried to squeeze more power with a jet kit and exhaust and ended up losing a few HP. Keep her stock for best performance and spend the money on some heated grips :)
Understood and point taken. You just saved me ~$35.

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Full Circle wrote:She's a wee bit damp. Nothing that a quick warm up won't take care of.

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Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:26 am

Guys, do you think this chain needs to be replaced? This is the chain on my new Seca and at the current time I don't have a replacement. W/ only a little over 2,000 miles this bike has every original part.


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Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:48 am

Get the rear wheel up off the ground and rptate the wheel by hand so you can feel the chain as it moves around the sprockets. If there is any stiffness, it should be replaced. Also the rubber on the tire is cracked so that needs to be replaced as well.
Better to be over the hill than under it.

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Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:50 am

Thanks Oldman. I already ordered a new tire.

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Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:11 pm

I am not so sure about the chain needing replaced but that rear tire needs replaced pronto!! those dry-rot cracks in the sidewall are a no-go and a saftey hazard. :twocents:
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:23 pm

The tire was ordered Thursday and should be here this week

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