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  1. All true, but (a) GPS and location services are...

    All true, but (a) GPS and location services are also reasonably significant drains on the battery, and (b) most of the rides where I need Maps active, I need it active. I agree in that I go without...
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    You kind of answered your own question, didn't...

    You kind of answered your own question, didn't you? I have absolutely zero history as a motorcycle rider or buyer before getting my Spyder in 2017, but I've got to believe that many people think of...
  3. I pretty much match your setup -- I have a Sena...

    I pretty much match your setup -- I have a Sena 20S and use my iPhone for both music and navigation. (Well, in-town/commute, just for music; I check traffic on it as I head out the door and choose my...
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    Thanks for sharing about the Koroyd concept --...

    Thanks for sharing about the Koroyd concept -- hopefully it will spread to many more mainstream manufacturers so that by the time for my next helmet purchase it will be a feature in more than one...
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    For what little it's worth, even after, in the...

    For what little it's worth, even after, in the immortal and only slightly altered words of Mark Knopfler, banging on the bolts like a chimpanzee, I had no trouble with a clean and snug installation...
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    As a full-face helmet wearer, I have Peter's...

    As a full-face helmet wearer, I have Peter's question plus another that may be stupid, but why is wearing glasses such a nudge towards a modular?

    Quick explanation: I wear glasses for distance...
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    Just a quick update from the Brake Free team;...

    Just a quick update from the Brake Free team; they've pushed out the delivery once again, to September 2019.

    It's definitely a disappointment, as I was really looking forward to getting it on my...
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    I'm another daily commuter. Like many in warmer...

    I'm another daily commuter. Like many in warmer climes, my main concern is rain -- during the summer we have a lot of afternoon thunderstorms, so those are days I use the bike as an excuse to skip...
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    You've already gotten a lot of answers, I just...

    You've already gotten a lot of answers, I just wanted to bring up a source of the source for me -- like many responders, I listen to my own library, now 8430 songs and still growing. Unlike some of...
  10. Today pretty much defined my lower limits for...

    Today pretty much defined my lower limits for commuting -- it was 30 degrees (but no wind) here in central Texas, and because there was no rain in the forecast, I decided to go ahead and ryde it. No...
  11. Thread: Spyder Sightings

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    Sticky: 2 RTs in Wimberly today

    Saw two RTs (pretty sure they were both RTs) in Wimberly, Texas, today around 3:00 or so. One orbital blue just like ours, one white. They were coming southbound on Hwy 12 into Wimberly. We were on...
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    +1 for Techmount

    I'll echo 2dogs' endorsement of the Techmount -- I spent a lot of time researching the options, and am glad I went with the Techmount. Steady as a rock.
  13. I guess I'll come down on the "con" side for...

    I guess I'll come down on the "con" side for extended warranties in general -- haven't even really looked at the fine print of the B.E.S.T. warranty so if it's unusually generous, I'm open to being...
  14. Thread: 6 more weeks?

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    It's been in the upper 70s much of the week so...

    It's been in the upper 70s much of the week so far, but we're having one of those "sinking feeling" days today -- the temperature was 73 at midnight, and won't stop dropping until it reaches 34...
  15. Thread: Sway Bar

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    No forgiveness needed, but I do encourage you to...

    No forgiveness needed, but I do encourage you to use the search to see all the threads where this is discussed so you get a full range of views.

    In short, on the Spyder, the general experience is...
  16. Thanks for that input -- sounds like I'll be...

    Thanks for that input -- sounds like I'll be better off just buying the grilles and glove box protector separately when they're on sale. It's not an urgent need, but similar to you, I like those...
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    Why do I have this sudden, sinking feeling about...

    Why do I have this sudden, sinking feeling about the future of the human race?
  18. Steven, I initiated a thread on this topic as...

    Steven, I initiated a thread on this topic as well; what do you mean by the dash kit? The offer is the Spyder grille set, glove box protector, rear trunk organizer, and foam grips.
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    I don't snowbird (yet), but based on your...

    I don't snowbird (yet), but based on your criteria, you'd probably need to go as far south as Georgia/South Carolina to get average temps in the mid-50s for January through March.

    If you were...
  20. Thanks for pointing those out -- as you can see...

    Thanks for pointing those out -- as you can see in my sig I certainly know a bit about SpyderPops, but hadn't looked at Harvey's products in those areas. Appreciate the input.
  21. I probably should have noted in my original post...

    I probably should have noted in my original post that I have bought from Pierre before and agree with your general assessment; I suppose I was just trying to talk myself into the purchase in a way.
  22. Special combo offer on CanAmSpyderAccessories.com -- worth it?

    Pierre at CanAmSpyderAccessories.com is running a special combo offer of some RT-specific items for about half the regular list price if purchased separately. The offer is:

    - A pair of his...
  23. Thread: Riding jeans

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    If your inseam is dragging under your heel,...

    If your inseam is dragging under your heel, you're doing it wrong...:roflblack:

    Sorry, couldn't resist. You're right, of course, about it being a literal pain to deal with a limited, generic...
  24. Were you ryding on SH 71 between Bastrop and Austin Saturday evening?

    Took advantage of possibly the best weather ever for Spydering this weekend and did a run from Austin to Smithville on Saturday afternoon (1/5) via some as-yet-unexplored back roads before shooting...
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    Quick update on BrakeFree (the helmet-mounted...

    Quick update on BrakeFree (the helmet-mounted braking/deceleration light crowdfunded through IndieGogo). The project is overdue ("Shocked! Shocked, I tell you!"), but the latest update came today and...
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    Unusually cold and dreary (45 degrees and damp,...

    Unusually cold and dreary (45 degrees and damp, but not raining) down here in Texas -- I know, no one north of the Mason-Dixon line is sympathetic -- but headed out this afternoon for a nice run with...
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    Mike -- has yours arrived yet? Mine arrived...

    Mike -- has yours arrived yet? Mine arrived yesterday, and I'm happily surprised/impressed. Thankfully haven't had occasion to jump start anyone yet, but I've already used the air compressor to top...
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    I sure appreciate the recommendations and...

    I sure appreciate the recommendations and thoughts of everyone on this topic. I'd been hemming and hawing -- or maybe hawing and hemming -- about what kind of emergency repair stuff I should be...
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    Normally we do a standing rib roast with smashed...

    Normally we do a standing rib roast with smashed taters, Yorkshire pudding, and a token vegetable, because, you know, eat healthy...

    However, we're traveling *on* Christmas Day so will instead be...
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    Translated: "We got tired of hearing the dealer...

    Translated: "We got tired of hearing the dealer complaints about the display costs for the Ryker."

    No, I don't have any inside knowledge, but I always enjoy reading press releases that attempt to...
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