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    Looked like it was a bit cumbersome to...

    Looked like it was a bit cumbersome to handle..... at least to me. And, it is butt ugly..... My guess is that the guy who made it has a background working on tractors..... Jim
  2. I think the delayed startup is an F.B.I. thing. ...

    I think the delayed startup is an F.B.I. thing. It is to make sure you don't use the Spyder as a getaway vehicle in a bank robbery..... Jim
  3. Thread: Not baaaaad!

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    One more way sheep benefit mankind..... :clap: ...

    One more way sheep benefit mankind..... :clap: ..... Jim
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    Sounds like a bad seal. I know Elka will stand...

    Sounds like a bad seal. I know Elka will stand behind their products and I would sure contact them. Hope you kept your old shocks for use while getting the Elkas fixed. Changing out front shocks...
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    I have a Tourmaster 1/2 cover that I use when...

    I have a Tourmaster 1/2 cover that I use when traveling. It fits pretty tightly with very minor pooling when I run the windscreen all the way up before installing the cover. Motel hand towels are...
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    Congrats Mike. The expectations are very high to...

    Congrats Mike. The expectations are very high to view the exciting videos from your new camera..... Jim :congrats:
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    That is a GREAT idea. My CPAP Dr. is not the...

    That is a GREAT idea. My CPAP Dr. is not the same as my regular one. I see my regular Dr. yearly for my routine check up. I will see if he can take over duties from the CPAP guy (who I don't like...
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    Probably too busy texting or checking his...

    Probably too busy texting or checking his itinerary. Bad driver too caught up in his own world to be aware of what is going on around him. Glad you were able to avoid his poor driving..... Jim
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    I am very comfortable with my CPAP and when I got...

    I am very comfortable with my CPAP and when I got it, I was told it would be my life long companion. I have no problem with that. I sleep so much better and I would never be without it. Here is...
  10. WTB: Spyderpops (Vendor here) has trailer covers for...

    Spyderpops (Vendor here) has trailer covers for the RT622 for 30 bucks. It will probably fit the Freedom also. Worth a look....Jim
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    Turn signals mounted to the outer edge of the...

    Turn signals mounted to the outer edge of the mirrors are what I did. Mounted correctly, they are not blinding to the driver but can be seen. More importantly, all the others on the road, front,...
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    Like Ann, I put the heavy stuff over the axle. I...

    Like Ann, I put the heavy stuff over the axle. I have an RT622 trailer that has a dry tongue weight of 26#s. The spec on the trailer says it weighs 250#s empty. So, 26# tongue weight is just...
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    From what I can find out, it is not available for...

    From what I can find out, it is not available for sale yet. Their web site has a sign-up to get information about when it will be marketed. Looks like a good option for wet weather riding. I know...
  14. Few and far between. Elevated Powersports in...

    Few and far between. Elevated Powersports in Billings is your best bet. They are just in about the middle of Montana. Don't know anything about them but they do show Spyders as part of their...
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    Several cases of plastic spoons, a truckload of...

    Several cases of plastic spoons, a truckload of Cool Whip and invite all the neighbors for dessert.....Jim
  16. FS: I have one, same year, same color. Would not...

    I have one, same year, same color. Would not part with it even if I sell the Spyder. These are great trailers and sold for over 4K new...... Someone will get a great trailer..... Jim
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    I believe BRP says to keep the front tires within...

    I believe BRP says to keep the front tires within 1/2 PSI of each other..... Jim
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    I've owned boats my entire life. Raced...

    I've owned boats my entire life. Raced hydroplanes. Have had everything from 8' Hydros to 45' twin diesel cruiser. Never experienced anything remotely as ridiculous as this Spyder repair process. ...
  19. Thread: Over heating

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    1330cc: If it is a thermostat, know that this is NOT an...

    If it is a thermostat, know that this is NOT an inexpensive fix. The thermostat and water pump are both one unit. My bike is in the shop now for a stuck thermostat and the dealer quoted me close to...
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    NO I don't. You can go to ANY shop, auto parts...

    NO I don't. You can go to ANY shop, auto parts store, etc and they have the ability to check engine light for codes. Not so with BRP products. There are plenty of independent shops who can and...
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    You are completely missing my point. The dealer...

    You are completely missing my point. The dealer was able to diagonose the problem within an hour! Getting the techs time to get TO my bike took over 3 weeks. Then they WOULD NOT order the new...
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    I very reluctantly was tested. Wife forced me...

    I very reluctantly was tested. Wife forced me into it. I averaged 66 episodes each hour. I don't use a mask but have nose pillows. Been 2 years now and I average less than 1 episode per hour....
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    I agree with a lot that has been said in response...

    I agree with a lot that has been said in response to my rant. But I think some aren't getting my point. The dealer has invested in (1) technician who is qualified to diagnose and work on Spyders. ...
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    BRP "Sytstem" resulting in lost customer

    My bike is at the dealer for work for the 3rd time in a little over 2 years of my ownership. Here is my perspective of what I believe to be a systematic death for BRP. First, each time I needed...
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    You can plan and research now. But everything...

    You can plan and research now. But everything will most likely change by the time you are eligible for SS. The biggest thing to consider is how long you think you may/probably will live. Your...
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    Hawaii adventure-NOT

    Got up this morning to go to Hawaii with wife for 10 days. Bordered plane and everything happening ahead of schedule. Sat on the tarmac for an hour when it was announced that "we have a problem". ...
  27. Mike and Peter, Thank you both for all the...

    Mike and Peter, Thank you both for all the valuable information you provide. I have learned a lot. My uneducated observations are: I think the Spyder is more sensitive to tire pressures than 2W...
  28. Thread: Holy Shamoly!

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    I have Doc Humphrys belt damper and have had zero...

    I have Doc Humphrys belt damper and have had zero issues for over 10K miles. Good to hear about your positive results with tires. Maybe BRP and/or the dealers will begin to realize they are losing...
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    Don't they really mean Bomb-sledding.....? A new...

    Don't they really mean Bomb-sledding.....? A new sport about to explode in popularity!!!!! :yikes:
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    First thing I would check is belt alignment to...

    First thing I would check is belt alignment to make sure it is not rubbing against a flange (front or rear). Then look to see if the dealer may have slopped some oil somewhere where it gets hot. ...
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