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    Not prejudice. Actual hands on experience with...

    Not prejudice. Actual hands on experience with MANY of these low quality poorly constructed tires. The defects they ship would never pass qc at top tier brands. Exposed bead reinforcement, moulded...
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    Its very simple really. Cheap, low quality...

    Its very simple really. Cheap, low quality chinese tires. Its really amazing there has not been more of these type failures with the very weak construction Kenda tires.
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    Headed out in the morning to fill a few in over...

    Headed out in the morning to fill a few in over the next 3 weeks....
  4. Because when you have diffeculty with a worn...

    Because when you have diffeculty with a worn component or installation glitch, Bajaron will take care of things pronto. The other guys are NOT known for quick and efficient help. Just excuses. ...
  5. One is a quality product and sold with great...

    One is a quality product and sold with great customer support by a sponsor of this forum.

    One is none of those things.

    Cannot say much more.
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    Yoko has replaced the S-Drive with the newer...

    Yoko has replaced the S-Drive with the newer Advan Fleva in the US as well. Transitioning now as there is still some old stock of the S-Drive around and the Advan just becoming available in the...
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    Actually he is right. The black rubber membrane...

    Actually he is right. The black rubber membrane / gasket works exactly as he described on ALL Spyders. The vent does not expose the fluid in the reservoir directly to ambient air when the cap(s)...
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    HowTo: its not that hard but the screws are inside the...

    its not that hard but the screws are inside the fender so you will need to unbolt the rear fender from the swing arm to do the job. Then its just remove and replace the tail light assembly and tuck...
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    Have the dealer look at the frame where the...

    Have the dealer look at the frame where the A-arms attach. If those are bent, you have a bent frame and the bike will be totaled. The good news in this situation is the claim is faster to process...
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    I did not save any but they were also posted over...

    I did not save any but they were also posted over on Facebook by a few folks in the Ryker groups.
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    BRP published photos of the new Ryker colors on...

    BRP published photos of the new Ryker colors on instagram over the weekend. Full body color like Spyders, fenders and all. Blue, Orange, white and another.
  12. Very cool. I had the pleasure of driving a small...

    Very cool. I had the pleasure of driving a small block AC Cobra for a few laps at speed on Hallet Motor Racing Circuit a few years back. Lot of fun to drive even if I did not fit in it well.
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    Yes, have seen it on 17s and 18s as well. Have...

    Yes, have seen it on 17s and 18s as well. Have not had a 19 do it yet but its just a matter of time. The sprocket part is unchanged 2015 to current and at least the 2018s were still being installed...
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    We have sold and installed a great many Yokohama...

    We have sold and installed a great many Yokohama S-Drive size 205/55 R15. Great quality tire with better traction than the oem tire. Other Spyder shops sell this tire too. Its a near perfect size...
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    To get the codes, with the orange screen...

    To get the codes, with the orange screen displayed and the bike on but not running, do this:

    174751
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    HowTo: You can download the instruction sheets with...

    You can download the instruction sheets with photos from BRP.
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  17. 1330cc: No, Custom Dynamics makes a replacement cover. ...

    No, Custom Dynamics makes a replacement cover. This has been an issue on the Spyders since the first GS models. Incidentally the F3 uses the same tail light assembly as the RS. BRP does not sell...
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    I use the manufacture required minimum of 91 or...

    I use the manufacture required minimum of 91 or better as long as its available. The once in a while that only regular is available or 90 is premium, I will use it and move on but I CAN tell a...
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    our experience has shown that the sprockets that...

    our experience has shown that the sprockets that have repeated failures were not installed with the required spline lube or the previously recommended loctite.
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    20w50 is too thick for a dohc engine with long,...

    20w50 is too thick for a dohc engine with long, hydraulic tensioned timing chains.

    5W40 is the correct weight for use up to 125deg F. Does it get hotter than that in Florida?
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    [SOLD] PM offer sent for all of it.

    PM offer sent for all of it.
  22. Were it not for BEST, my 2015 F3 would be in the...

    Were it not for BEST, my 2015 F3 would be in the landfill by now. The cost to repair was more than the bike was worth. BRP covered it with a complete new powertrain. They did not hesitate to cover...
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    If he has had it a few years and no service, I...

    If he has had it a few years and no service, I would walk away. It was very much due for service annually. No telling what else he ignored taking care of.
  24. Thread: F3 Dash

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    That video shows the monochrome LCD instrument...

    That video shows the monochrome LCD instrument cluster from the F3S not the color screen from an F3T. IE they used the old cluster in the new dash. They are the same shape externally.
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    Interesting. I missed that. Very surprised it...

    Interesting. I missed that. Very surprised it works as the software in the ECU is different between them. I knew the connector was the same but never plugged one in to see. Mostly because I never...
  26. Thread: F3 Dash

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    That conversion is adding an F3T upper console...

    That conversion is adding an F3T upper console and speaker housings to and F3S. Still uses the older dash cluster.
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    No, will not work.

    No, will not work.
  28. Thread: Oil

    by jcthorne
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    You can get Shell Rotella T6 at WalMart and its...

    You can get Shell Rotella T6 at WalMart and its fully rated for the Spyders.
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    Read one post up

    Read one post up
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    Requires Megatech BUDS licence, just flip a...

    Requires Megatech BUDS licence, just flip a setting to turn it off. No more DESS problems.

    Come by our shop, I'll be happy to do it for you. You would not be our first customer to ride over...
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