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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...
  6. 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".....
  8. 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...
  9. 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:
  10. 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.
  12. Thread: Wheel Nut Socket

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    Because TRYKER was stupid? :joke:

    Because TRYKER was stupid? :joke:
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    I have a silver mesh textile suit. I find that...

    I have a silver mesh textile suit. I find that (when moving) it's actually cooler than no suit, the silver color reflects a surprising amount of sun.

    I ride with a full face helmet. For a while I...
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    BajaRon, sounds like a great ride. Completely...

    BajaRon, sounds like a great ride. Completely jealous. When I was a kid my dad went to college in Boone and we lived in Valle Crucis NC. It was so far in the past that we actually got our mail at the...
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    +1 on ear plugs. If I forget them I'm always...

    +1 on ear plugs. If I forget them I'm always amazed at how much wind noise there is.
    They may or may not be legal where you live, but I never heard of anyone getting busted for it.
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    Not too concerned about top speed. If it will...

    Not too concerned about top speed. If it will pull 100 mph that's plenty. BUT I want to be able to cruise comfortably with traffic and have something in reserve.
  17. Thread: Ryker Covers

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    I have a Nelson Rigg half-cover for my...

    I have a Nelson Rigg half-cover for my motorcycle. It's silver, which is a huge advantage in the blazing Arizona sun. It rolls up pretty tight and I keep it in my desk at work; about a half-hour or...
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    Sticky: EVERY FORUM should have a sticky like this one....

    EVERY FORUM should have a sticky like this one. Great job!!
  19. Thread: Riding boots

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    I've had a pair of Joe Rocket "Meteor" boots for...

    I've had a pair of Joe Rocket "Meteor" boots for several years (12?). I like them a ton, but current version is different. I think the current "Mercury" is more like what I've got. They were slightly...
  20. Thread: Ryker Swag

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    I LIKE the word "SWAG". It sounds... sleazy! ...

    I LIKE the word "SWAG". It sounds... sleazy! :ohyea:
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    OK, besides the octane issue (or non-issue), it...

    OK, besides the octane issue (or non-issue), it used to be that Premium gas had a better additive package (detergents, etc.) than Regular gas.
    At least, that was the case a couple of decades ago...
  22. Thread: radiator grill

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    The grille only comes stock on the Rally.

    The grille only comes stock on the Rally.
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    It might be an optional accessory. But if the...

    It might be an optional accessory. But if the dealer is stripping OEM equipment off of a new machine and selling separately? Seriously? If so, I would definitely think BRP would want to know abut...
  24. You'd wish it had power steering

    You'd wish it had power steering
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    I want a lockable compartment (maybe the frunk)...

    I want a lockable compartment (maybe the frunk) to keep registration / insurance papers etc.
    My Sportster didn't have the traditional underseat stash and I had to remember to stuff all that in my...
  26. Thread: What to buy

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    I will point out that the Rally has KYB shocks,...

    I will point out that the Rally has KYB shocks, not the same as the accessory Fox shocks.
    May be similar quality, I can't say.
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    bcraig, I definitely think you should do this...

    bcraig, I definitely think you should do this ASAP and let us know the result. :popcorn:
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    Don't know about fitting the Ryker guards on an...

    Don't know about fitting the Ryker guards on an F3, but they are sold by several places for motorcycles. The handlebar and grip should be quite similar, one of them (or all of them) might fit....
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    nyuk nyuk nyuk ;)

    nyuk nyuk nyuk
    ;)
  30. Thread: Horn

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    Plus one for the Stebel Nautilus. One farkel...

    Plus one for the Stebel Nautilus.

    One farkel that really did get me more space was a set of Hyperlites (flashing brake light setup). I bent a piece of sheet metal for a bracket to mount them...
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