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    Your battery is shot. When the battery voltage...

    Your battery is shot. When the battery voltage drops below 10.5 volts, either when you hit the starter or before, you get the exact thing you're seeing.
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    You're traveling 20 to 30 mph and the safety...

    You're traveling 20 to 30 mph and the safety notice is still showing!
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    If all of a sudden you start feeling a strange...

    If all of a sudden you start feeling a strange vibration in your Spyder check the rear sprocket. Twice now in three years I've had a pebble get stuck in the teeth and every time the belt rode over it...
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    Southern Idaho and Northern NV & UT are forecast...

    Southern Idaho and Northern NV & UT are forecast for 80's and 90's the next several days.
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    A great route, IMO, is to go from Amarillo to...

    A great route, IMO, is to go from Amarillo to Trinidad, CO, across to Durango, they north on the Million Dollar Hwy to Grand Junction. Then continue north to Dinosaur, then to Vernal, UT and drop...
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    If you really want to survive the next apocalypse...

    If you really want to survive the next apocalypse buy this place and finish it! https://www.knipeland.com/listing/bear-lake-lodge-and-mine-for-sale-backcountry-mccall-idaho/

    Download the brochure...
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    I would say get the one for your specific year. I...

    I would say get the one for your specific year. I have one for both 2013 & 2014 RT and the manuals are different. A current manual doesn't cover previous model years in the areas that have changed....
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    Based on my trip there 50 years ago, I suggest...

    Based on my trip there 50 years ago, I suggest you do Glacier first and then Waterton. Why? Because IMO Waterton is prettier and by doing it second you'll be amazed by the scenery on both sides!!
  9. Thread: So Sad

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    Alcoholics know how to game the system. Years ago...

    Alcoholics know how to game the system. Years ago I worked with a women whose husband was convicted of drunk driving several times and finally had his license revoked. What did he do? He played the...
  10. As you experienced already, steering a Spyder is...

    As you experienced already, steering a Spyder is altogether different from two wheels. With a two wheeler every curve has a "sweet spot" where with the right combination of speed, lean, bank of the...
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    A side benefit of Baker Air Wings is they help...

    A side benefit of Baker Air Wings is they help keep the panels secured to the bike, plus they help to control the air flow around you.
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    At the GWRRA Wing Ding in Billings a few years...

    At the GWRRA Wing Ding in Billings a few years ago I took the Trike Rider Course with my RTS. One of the exercises was panic stopping. I hit the brakes hard going only about 20 or 30 mph. Instantly I...
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    That's what I thought was required but the CDC...

    That's what I thought was required but the CDC document indicates differently. From what I read in the first part of the doc the requirement can vary state by state.
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    Well, I'm not as far off as you might want to...

    Well, I'm not as far off as you might want to think I am. It is a state level controlled requirement, not FDA. Forty-one states and D.C. have laws of some sort requiring contact before issuing a...
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    CPAP is in the category Durable Medical...

    CPAP is in the category Durable Medical Equipment. That aspect of Medicare coverage has been subject to horrendous levels of fraud. To try to counteract that Medicare requires physicians to...
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    I don't think that will help anyway. If the latch...

    I don't think that will help anyway. If the latch of the saddlebag is not adjusted correctly locking the trunk won't help. All the lock does is prevents one from pulling the release handles. There is...
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    So, did you get the tracking taken care of? I...

    So, did you get the tracking taken care of? I know exactly what you went through. For some unknown reason there are times you can reinstall the axle exactly where it was before the tire change and...
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    I bought my 2014 RTS used with 650 miles on it in...

    I bought my 2014 RTS used with 650 miles on it in December, 2014. I've put nearly 32,000 miles on it since. The only problem was a parking brake motor failure at about 3000 miles and front tires that...
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    That's pretty much an exercise in futility. To...

    That's pretty much an exercise in futility. To see one example of how MPG varies look at my graphs in this post....
  20. Maybe, maybe not! It's an oil pressure gauge so...

    Maybe, maybe not! It's an oil pressure gauge so most likely there is a tube going to an oil port on the engine.
  21. Thread: Battery

    by IdahoMtnSpyder
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    Go the 'all things considered about the best...

    Go the 'all things considered about the best deal' route and buy a Yuasa battery just like the one in your Spyder.
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    Uh, trucking companies are notorious, by their...

    Uh, trucking companies are notorious, by their nature and the nature of the business, for operating on a 'rubber band' schedule. That is the case particularly for m/c specialty shipping company, Haul...
  23. Because most of their trailers are sold to owners...

    Because most of their trailers are sold to owners who pull them with a two wheeler! And for pulling with a two wheeler you definitely want/need a swivel coupler. Prevents major damage when the...
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    Was the part the the left handlebar switch? If...

    Was the part the the left handlebar switch? If not it probably needs to be replaced. From what I'm reading here about this problem I suspect a CANbus signal problem caused by either a malfunctioning...
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    As I allude to in my post above the PB control...

    As I allude to in my post above the PB control system was changed to full CANbus control in 2018. That's why the problems are affecting the 2018s but not older RTs.
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    I don't have a wiring diagram for the 2018 RT &...

    I don't have a wiring diagram for the 2018 RT & F3 but based on a pic I found it looks like the park brake button is on the left switch, right? That indicates to me that the PB is controlled via the...
  27. The BRP factory installed CB system has a high...

    The BRP factory installed CB system has a high SWR, upwards of 4 IIRC. When I was trying to figure out my CB squeal problem I got a meter. Even with a Firestik No Ground Plane antenna with length...
  28. Preferences/Audio/CB. Options are LO & DX.

    Preferences/Audio/CB. Options are LO & DX.
  29. From Ed Davis of Edsets.com. He's been designing...

    From Ed Davis of Edsets.com. He's been designing and building motorcycle headsets for years. The best way to see the info about preamps is click here:...
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    Let us know how it works for you. It looks to me...

    Let us know how it works for you. It looks to me like it's kind of short. Can you pull 150 lbs? If the handle is only 18" long you have to pull about 150# on the handle to reach 220 lb-ft torque....
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