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  1. Thread: Washing a Spyder?

    by RICZ
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    If it's dirty, but not looking as though it...

    If it's dirty, but not looking as though it competed in a motocross in the rain, I do my "wet cloth, dry cloth" wash. I fill a bucket with plain water, toss in and old washcloth - wring it semi dry...
  2. Thread: RIP Peter Fonda

    by RICZ
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    I'll be playing my copy of Easy Rider in memorium...

    I'll be playing my copy of Easy Rider in memorium to Peter.
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    Riding can be very cathartic. I know.

    Riding can be very cathartic. I know.
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    In a word, third party warranties stink. Stick...

    In a word, third party warranties stink. Stick with BRP's BEST. Give yourself time before adding suspension mods as there is a steep learning curve going from 2 to 3 wheels. I know.
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    Noticing my belt was too close to the rear pulley...

    Noticing my belt was too close to the rear pulley flange and too tight, I did an adjustment and alignment. I too noticed that there was a part of the belt that was closer to the flange by no more...
  6. Thread: Small Business

    by RICZ
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    I trade locally whenever I can. It's nice to go...

    I trade locally whenever I can. It's nice to go where everyone knows your name.
  7. Thread: Rain Gear?

    by RICZ
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    My rain gear was made be a Russian guy named...

    My rain gear was made be a Russian guy named Rudolph, because (are you ready for this?) Rudolph the Red knows rain gear! :)
  8. Thread: How safe?

    by RICZ
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    Protective high viz gear, including helmet. ...

    Protective high viz gear, including helmet. Swivel head, swivel eyes. Added lights, especially on the front. Check mirrors every few seconds. Proper tire air pressures. Proper maintenance. Riding...
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    "It's all crated and ready to ship!" You, I...

    "It's all crated and ready to ship!" You, I dealt with "her" too, until that part. Then the rat stunk too much.
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    Correction: The F3L topcase not only holds a...

    Correction: The F3L topcase not only holds a pizza flat, but you can stop at the donut shop and put a large box of them in there too. And still there is more room!
  11. Thread: Vibration?

    by RICZ
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    How many pounds tension does your dealer call...

    How many pounds tension does your dealer call "BRP spec?" Did he tell you?
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    Gotta love the F3 Limited's top case, it holds a...

    Gotta love the F3 Limited's top case, it holds a large pizza, flat! :)
  13. Thread: tools

    by RICZ
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    AAA Plus, or other roadside / towing plan. Sets...

    AAA Plus, or other roadside / towing plan. Sets of torx and allen wrenches. 36 mm combo wrench for right side axle nut. 36 mm combo or socket and cheater bar for left side axle nut. A bike lift...
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    What a great read that was - many thanks. The...

    What a great read that was - many thanks. The best description of the improvement a sway bar and alignment make. Now I'm wishing Mr. Harvey had a branch here in Portland.
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    Miller.....You had me laughing all through your...

    Miller.....You had me laughing all through your post - what a great read! I have owned 4 Alfas in the 60s and 70s and am ecstatic that they made a comeback. I didn't want to break the retirement...
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    Counteract beads are the only way I'll go. I...

    Counteract beads are the only way I'll go. I tried Dyna Beads but found them abrasive, there was tire powder inside when the tire was removed. Counteract beads are smooth.
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    I have been puzzling over that from the get-go. ...

    I have been puzzling over that from the get-go. That, to me, is a safety thing.
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    I had a machine repair biz for over 40 years and...

    I had a machine repair biz for over 40 years and the work I saw done by others, even "factory Trained" idiots, was horrendous and they charged way more than I did. That taught me that I do not trust...
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    If you have a local seat customizer, go there and...

    If you have a local seat customizer, go there and get the seat tailored to fit your butt and you can hive him add heat while he's at it. Then you'll have your choice of cover material. That's the...
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    Would you be willing to show some pictures with...

    Would you be willing to show some pictures with the setup of your trike?
    Thanks!
    Mr. Newt.....The bad news is, I didn't take pictures. The good news is, it's so simple. Open the cavity in the top...
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    I installed this flasher in the third brake/tail...

    I installed this flasher in the third brake/tail light that's in the trunk. I am pleased with the results, very attention grabbing. I did not use the furnished connectors, don't like that type. ...
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    Almost ditto what Grump said. Couldn't lift my...

    Almost ditto what Grump said. Couldn't lift my feet off the boards of my Victory Cross Roads, so graduated to three wheels. I never wanted a trike, want the two wheels up front where I can keep an...
  23. Check this out. I have a 16" with flip on my...

    Check this out. I have a 16" with flip on my F3L. Nothing not to like, especially the price.
    https://www.7jurock.com/products/can-am-spyder-f3-f3s-windshield
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    Worse case scenario is a hole in the piston top. ...

    Worse case scenario is a hole in the piston top. Did you fill with Diesel by mistake?
    Those two are not connected.
    OP...where are you? Pls come back and fill us in.
  25. I have had great luck with 7Jurock with a flip. ...

    I have had great luck with 7Jurock with a flip. Mine is 16" as I like to see over the w/s.
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    I'm installing a pair using the inner, top front...

    I'm installing a pair using the inner, top front fender screw for mounting. I bought 3,000 lumen units for under $10 shipped from banggood.com. I don't do much night riding, but I wanted them for...
  27. +1 on Rotella T-6. You can pay more but not get...

    +1 on Rotella T-6. You can pay more but not get any more.
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    First, they exclaim, "I didn't know Alfa Romeo...

    First, they exclaim, "I didn't know Alfa Romeo made these!" I tell them I'm an Alfisti and covered the BRP badges with the Alfa logo a friend who is in that biz made for me.
    Then I tell them, after...
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    someone has a lot of time on their hands, but...

    someone has a lot of time on their hands, but it's pretty clever.
  30. Thread: New Brake Pads

    by RICZ
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    That's a tough one. My bike is just out of the...

    That's a tough one. My bike is just out of the box and I finding the braking more than adequate. Braking is converting energy into heat and dispersing it into the air. The thinner your pads, the...
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