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    Smile Escalation is Good!

    Finally found my dream machine, a 2017 RTS in Champaigne Metallic! Started 6 years ago with a 2008 GS, great ride but the position killed my back, hands, and legs. So onward with a 2015 ST in Black Currant, better seating position for nearly 2 years of riding. Then SPYDER fever made me do it, I found myself on a trial ride on a new 2017 RTS in Champaigne Metallic, had to take it back to the dealer before I wore it out! Traded in old faithful and started home in a heavy rain. Filled up with premium fuel and away we go! Immediately the differences showed themselves, better lighting, stuck to the wet road like glue, ran the wind shield up and down to find the best position for deflecting the rain. Extremely impressed with the torque of the 1330 on steep grades. Nearly home rain stops and backfiring starts. Made it home imagining all sorts of bad scenarios, got up early and started with KISS (SEA FOAM) to the rescue. Backfiring stops, smooth running again within a mile! That's my story and I'll stick with it!

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    on the new one. You know the deal about pictures? We're waiting.

    Currently Owned: 2011 RT A&C SE5 (magnesium), 2014 RTS-SE6 (yellow), 2015 Vulcan 900 LTD

    Previously : 2008 GS-SM5 (silver), 2009 RS-SE5 (red), 2010 RT-S Premier Editon #474 (black) Pictures of 2008 and 2009 Spyders are in Alaska Albums 2009 and 2010.
    5 Spyders, 9 years, 139,000 miles, 5 Spyder miles per post.


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    Red face Pictures?

    Quote Originally Posted by akspyderman View Post
    on the new one. You know the deal about pictures? We're waiting.
    Got to stop raining and I need to figure out how to do pictures while waiting!

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    2010 RT A&C ................................. 2014 RT Limited.
    (Both are gone, but not forgotten!)

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    Exactly the same ride I have, same color. You gonna love it!

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    I hope you got a good deal

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    Congrats.... You live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country (when it's not raining) This last July wife and I rode up the coast to your town, then headed inland towards Baker City and Missoula, MT. That was by far, the most beautiful part of our 4,500 mile exploitation. Enjoy
    2014 RTL, Baha Ron Bar, Elka stage 2 Shocks, Lamonster Hiway pegs, Lamonster Bump Skid, Centramatic Wheel Balancers, Tricled Wide Vu Mirrors, Missing Belt Guard, Matching RT622 Trailer

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    "I am the guardian of lost souls! I am the powerful, the pleasurable, the indestructible Mushu!"

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    Congrats on the new ryde.. now you still have one left ... F3... enjoy the RT....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MercerLake View Post
    Nearly home rain stops and backfiring starts. Made it home imagining all sorts of bad scenarios, got up early and started with KISS (SEA FOAM) to the rescue. Backfiring stops, smooth running again within a mile! That's my story and I'll stick with it!
    Congrats on the new Spyder but if I'm reading this correctly, you need to contact your selling dealer. Pretty sure Spyders are designed to run in the rain without backfiring, least I really hope so!

    Pat

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