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  1. At those temps they sure are!!

    At those temps they sure are!!
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    I notice a lot of newer vehicles have brake...

    I notice a lot of newer vehicles have brake lights which flash a few times then go solid red at a stop. No different than touching the brake a few times as you begin to stop, to get the attention of...
  3. Yes. And they make up the tax on registration...

    Yes. And they make up the tax on registration fees, which are based on the MSRP of your vehicle with an annual depreciation formula.

    A few years ago while living in Utah I bought an old...
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    To use a Harley comparison, the RT is an Electra...

    To use a Harley comparison, the RT is an Electra Glide while the Ryker is a Sportster. If you want a Sporty, the Electra Glide is too big and unwieldy. If you want a 'Glide, the Sporty is too small...
  5. Thread: Oetiker Clamps

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    Nah. They use them because (1) they're CHEAP and...

    Nah. They use them because (1) they're CHEAP and (2) because there's no guesswork in the factory. Band on hose, crimp, move on.....

    If I were replacing the clamps, I would look for one that does...
  6. You know, it's not just a Ryker thing. Car tires...

    You know, it's not just a Ryker thing. Car tires have gotten much larger in the last years. Some of my friends own older cars, sports cars, for which the OEM tire sizes are no longer available. They...
  7. Thread: F3 Rear Fender

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    Looking for something like the Ryker base model,...

    Looking for something like the Ryker base model, NOT like the Ryker Rally model rear fender
  8. Thread: F3 Rear Fender

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    F3 Rear Fender

    Hey,
    Is there a full-coverage rear fender for the F3? The closest thing I have seen is the optional "chopped" fender. Strange that the term "chopped" would be applied to the fender with the most...
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    Glad to hear it was comfortable cruising at...

    Glad to hear it was comfortable cruising at Interstate speeds...
  10. Thread: 2020 Ryker

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    Actually, I wasn't thinking major changes so much...

    Actually, I wasn't thinking major changes so much as perhaps an extra gallon of tank capacity, hazard flashers, a "real" key, maybe a locking frunk... things like that.
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    I use the pencil gauges from Milton. Solidly...

    I use the pencil gauges from Milton. Solidly built. I keep one in every glove box, under the motorcycle seat, and in the kitchen drawer. They are available in several pressure ranges - 2-20 psi, 5-50...
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    :clap:

    :clap:
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    Yes, but I don't think it will fit your Spyder.

    Yes, but I don't think it will fit your Spyder.
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    Good morning!

    Good morning!
  15. I happened to be out in the garage one evening...

    I happened to be out in the garage one evening and heard a whine under the wife's late-model toyota. After a bunch of research I discovered that it's supposed to do that. The fuel injection pump...
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    This thread reminds me of the Toyota / Scion bit....

    This thread reminds me of the Toyota / Scion bit. Toyota intended the XB to attract the young hipsters. However, for several reasons a lot of "seniors" bought them.
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    If you go to an automotive paint supplier, they...

    If you go to an automotive paint supplier, they can probably match the paint color from a sample and supply paint premixed in a spray can.
    I did that a couple of years ago, they had a scanner that...
  18. Thread: 2020 Ryker

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    2020 Ryker

    So.... the 2019 Rykers were rolled out in ~ September of 2018.
    It's now only a couple of months until the new model year. Has anybody heard of potential changes to the Ryker for 2020? Surely any...
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    Starter fluid = ether? Never used ether except to...

    Starter fluid = ether? Never used ether except to start an engine (duh) or seat a tubeless tire on a backhoe rim...

    If you can find it, "tuner cleaner" or "contact cleaner" (made for electronics)...
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    Living in southern Arizona, we get our share of...

    Living in southern Arizona, we get our share of heat. In summer I wear a silver/gray mesh suit with armor. If moving at all, it's definitely cooler than jeans and a tee-shirt (in the daytime at...
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    Nope, but it's definitely more than I wanted to...

    Nope, but it's definitely more than I wanted to know! :shocked:
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    Ryker gas filler cover

    Hey all,
    The Ryker gas filler cover (the piece which slides out on plastic struts) has always seemed kind of... I dunno, fragile?... to me.
    Now that they've been in use for a while, has anybody had...
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    I've been wondering about the heat issues. There...

    I've been wondering about the heat issues. There were a number of posts about overheating issues on one of the forums back in the spring. I can't find the thread right now but I think they were...
  24. Thread: Bike is packed!

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    Great stuff! Thanks for the maps and photos. Do...

    Great stuff! Thanks for the maps and photos. Do you have documentation to file for an Iron Butt award? ... you might be the first to use a Ryker!
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    Steel puts the "red" in "red dust".....

    Steel puts the "red" in "red dust".....
  26. Then of course there's the fact that in more than...

    Then of course there's the fact that in more than a few places it is ILLEGAL to modify, delete, etc. the emissions system... of which the catalytic converter is a very big part. I doubt painting the...
  27. Thread: Bike is packed!

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    Tell us about your route - Interstate highways,...

    Tell us about your route - Interstate highways, state highways, sheep trails, ?? :popcorn:
  28. Thread: Evening Ride

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    "Around here, only the drunks drive straight!"

    "Around here, only the drunks drive straight!"
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    Is Cerakote flexible at all? I can see that...

    Is Cerakote flexible at all? I can see that possibly being a concern on the body panels.
  30. Thread: Wheel Nut Socket

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    Because TRYKER was stupid? :joke:

    Because TRYKER was stupid? :joke:
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