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    Magnetic Assist Device

    I tried changing the front tire but continued to crash.
    So I came up with this Balance Assist Device using powerful magnets to keep me upright.
    It works so well I was able to remove the kickstand And it now feels 3mph faster.
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    HOOT!
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    Cool, that may also pick up any random hardware that falls off your bike and will help to keep the trails and roads clear of those pesky nails and things that can cause flat tires (not so much for you but for the rest of us ).

    p.s. What happens when you go over some railroad tracks or those metal expansion joints on bridges?
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    Those should be mandatory on Harleys. The parts that rattle off are a road hazard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wickedcoolname View Post
    Those should be mandatory on Harleys. The parts that rattle off are a road hazard.
    This bashing of Harley Davidson motorcycles must stop!

    I'll have you know that 96% of all the Harleys ever built are still on the road.


    The rest made it home...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willys714 View Post
    I tried changing the front tire but continued to crash.
    So I came up with this Balance Assist Device using powerful magnets to keep me upright.
    It works so well I was able to remove the kickstand And it now feels 3mph faster.
    Will it help trigger the lights? Go to the construction sites, you may get a second job.

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    The first time I got stuck at a R/R crossing I swapped the magnets out for Bare Earth Magnets, they are more powerful and don’t have that pesky polarity issue.
    The biggest flaw in this idea is that the magnet is BEHIND the bike so the tires have first chance at the nails.
    I have found buckets of nails and occasional nuts and bolts but secretly Im hoping for a meteorite.
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    I was was getting so many flats I put 2 tubes in my front tire, when one goes flat I can now just fill the other and keep mag sweeping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Will it help trigger the lights? Go to the construction sites, you may get a second job.
    I've heard the rumor that a powerful magnet on the bottom of your bike can help trigger lights, and a lot of people that have claimed it works great. I've also seen videos "debunking" this as to why it shouldn't/doesn't work, so dunno. Guess I should just try it, since my TW never trips lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth View Post
    This bashing of Harley Davidson motorcycles must stop!

    I'll have you know that 96% of all the Harleys ever built are still on the road.


    The rest made it home...
    The remaining 4% of those Harley parts will likely be picked up by Willys714's magnet.
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    No Harley parts yet but lots of NGK B8es spark plugs and I keep finding these both old and new.

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