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    Riding at slow speeds (in congestion)

    Hello, I was always wondering, if I am forced to ride in walking-pace speeds in a traffic jam, or even have to move uphill at this speed, and if I have to do this often, e.g. few times a week while commuting, is it going to have an effect on wear of some components? I can imagine that clutch just keeps slipping because it is too slow to engage fully. Is there a technique how to ride at such slow speeds? Thanks

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    The vision of having to ride in such traffic for any length of time makes my heart hurt. But I wouldn't worry about excessive wear on this machine. If you actually follow the recommended maintenance intervals, you'll (it will) be fine.
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    Thanks, good to know that I donít have to worry about that.

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    Watch your temperature gauge, and use that space between the cars judiciously.

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    Split lanes if its legal in your state and if you feel comfortable doing so. I still do it a little, but never go more than 15 mph faster than the slow/stopped traffic-always seems to be some guy or gal who wants to hurt you since he/she is jealous.

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    Lane filtering is probably the only option, however not always possible.
    I donít think my bike has temperature gauge - is that something what is availlable on 650GT only, and not on 600Sport?

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