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    I believe those would be the trolls.

    I believe those would be the trolls.
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    As an Addendum to this thread, let's talk about...

    As an Addendum to this thread, let's talk about the greases in the 6205 and 30BD40DF2 bearings we're putting in these machines. I've spoken to quite a few engineers at the major companies, and all...
  3. So as an addendum to this thread, after some...

    So as an addendum to this thread, after some outstanding counseling from Mr. Navydad, I made a bearing pusher for the 6205 bearings in the rear wheel.
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    I purchased a used set of OEM bearing...
  4. Thread: Tire picture.

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    This is what puzzles me about the Kenda tires. ...

    This is what puzzles me about the Kenda tires. Some folks report totally worn out at 8000 miles, and then a story like this comes along. I know front end alignment makes a difference, but this...
  5. Thread: Frightening

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    Mr. Treva, Many thanks for following up on...

    Mr. Treva,

    Many thanks for following up on this. The replacement of the wheel sensors and VCM tells an interesting tale. So apparently if you lose contact with a wheel speed sensor, or the VCM...
  6. I did not get pictures while all the panels were...

    I did not get pictures while all the panels were off, sorry. Pictures from the bottom aren't very enlightening either.
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    My 595LM came with a motorcycle cradle, inclusive...

    My 595LM came with a motorcycle cradle, inclusive of their multi-wire harness, a car mount with small speaker, and a bunch of Ram Mount stuff. https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/536397#box ...
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    I just installed a Garmin Zumo 595 on my 2018...

    I just installed a Garmin Zumo 595 on my 2018 RTL. From what I had read, folks preferred the 590/595 to the 660, which are the 2 models that have specific to Spyder mounts if you choose to go that...
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    Kind of off topic, but not really. My son just...

    Kind of off topic, but not really. My son just had to replace his tires on his car about 5,000-10,000 miles before they were at advertised mileage. The why of it was noise. The tires...
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    Mr. PMK, That is a truly tragic story. I...

    Mr. PMK,

    That is a truly tragic story. I lucked up, sourced bearings from a reclamation service on ebay. Only after I whipped the bearings in the hub did I learn about all the counterfeiting...
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    PMK, Yes, I actually did. The Timken Grease...

    PMK,

    Yes, I actually did. The Timken Grease selector (http://www.timken.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Grease_082504reference.pdf) recommended Mobil XHP 222 (Timken Premium All Purpose...
  12. Thread: Back rests

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    Not sure what you're asking here, but the seat...

    Not sure what you're asking here, but the seat backrest works this way. Installed, it folds forward to ease passenger mount or dismount. Also, you can remove and easily reinstall the backrest by...
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    The rear tire isn't at Tire Rack in the USA. I...

    The rear tire isn't at Tire Rack in the USA. I found mine at Vulcan Tire, but they had a 1 month ship time even if it was in stock.
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    :agree: Good information above. One other...

    :agree: Good information above.

    One other thing to consider, as it is where I came about a Spyder. I got too damaged to safely ride a 2 wheeler, so three wheels or quitting riding were in order....
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    Trikermutha, So it only activates with the...

    Trikermutha,

    So it only activates with the addition of a rear seat passenger?
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    Mr. Billybovine, You seem pretty well up to...

    Mr. Billybovine,

    You seem pretty well up to speed on most of this stuff, help me set this permanently in my tired old brain.

    To my understanding, the pillion switch is to see if there is a...
  17. Only if you wear white knee socks and sandals or...

    Only if you wear white knee socks and sandals or Crocs!
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    PMK, I've just got off the phone with Mobil...

    PMK,

    I've just got off the phone with Mobil engineering, they say the grease pictured is their best for wheel bearings, even better than the Mobil 222 Timken recommends. So what do you pack your...
  19. I've looked and seen pictures of the 2015 TSB,...

    I've looked and seen pictures of the 2015 TSB, even requested someone to post a full size .pdf, but nothing. The 2018 service manual is missing a bunch of information, recommend upgrading to the...
  20. Thread: Back rests

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    The OEM adjustable backrest on my 2018 RTL is...

    The OEM adjustable backrest on my 2018 RTL is locked into the seat to prevent theft, but a flip of the under-seat clip frees it for removal. It folds forward to aid in mounting the bike, and uses an...
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    Ok, I misunderstood the span. From what I've...

    Ok, I misunderstood the span. From what I've read, changing the belt tension is some cases does not get rid of the vibration, merely changes when it happens and in my case, softened the impulse of...
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    Feeler gauges. I haven't heard of anyone having...

    Feeler gauges. I haven't heard of anyone having problems, just throwing the information out there for folks to ponder. I'm all shimmed back to .060" (1.524mm) from the original .064" (1.6256mm). ...
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    I did come across a very disheartening bit of...

    I did come across a very disheartening bit of news the other day. Apparently the bearing market is being flooded with counterfeit (Chinese, who else?) bearings, and all the main brands are affected....
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    MeudtPG, Not sure where you came up with 129.2...

    MeudtPG,
    Not sure where you came up with 129.2 Lbs of force, the lowest spec I referenced is 140.5 Lbs of force, with the wheel elevated. That's factory specs. In my trial and error attempts to...
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    I rode a Russell for about 13 years on my...

    I rode a Russell for about 13 years on my previous bike. I'm not implying that I know anything about anything, but was merely suggesting that the OEM seat with the lock on the base has two options. ...
  26. Thread: My new baby!

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    Blue is the best color, it has more power!

    Blue is the best color, it has more power!
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    Update on Shims Ordered some shims P.N....

    Update on Shims

    Ordered some shims P.N. 710002023. They are .010" (.254mm) each. If the Centramatic thickness is .034" (.8636mm), it will take 3 of these to get back to where you started before...
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    I'm going to throw this out there, someone will...

    I'm going to throw this out there, someone will correct me if I miss the target. If the seats mentioned in the referenced thread are made on the OEM seat base, then the backrest position will be the...
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    PMK, I am not a bearing or lubrication guru. ...

    PMK,

    I am not a bearing or lubrication guru. The bearings I chose were normal clearance, though I wonder if using a C3 clearance may be a good choice with all the tolerance issues I saw using a...
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    I'm lucky. Having never owned or operated a 1330...

    I'm lucky. Having never owned or operated a 1330 Spyder, or any Spyder for that matter, I can assume that all noises are normal and ignore them (new bike). Antifreeze smell, ominous grindings of...
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