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    175115175116 The parking brake motor is...

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    The parking brake motor is mounted to the upper right side frame tube on the Spyders. The three possible culprits are the electric motor that drives the cable cam wheel, the...
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    I choose to run car tires after getting the...

    I choose to run car tires after getting the useful life out of the OEM Kendas mostly for the longer wear life available from the harder compounds mostly found in car tires. Of the 16 rear tires...
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    175030175031 If you use the T0RX25 on the front...

    175030175031 If you use the T0RX25 on the front two bolts holding the side panels be sure to use wrist action and torque only as the brass nuts are easily pulled out of the composite flanges if you...
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    Nice report on your 15 RT and your maintenance...

    Nice report on your 15 RT and your maintenance skills. I also have the 2015 and have the same tires and have done the other maintenance you described. I also like the smoothness of the ride and...
  5. Thread: How safe?

    by AeroPilot
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    My Yamaha 750 provided many memorable rides in...

    My Yamaha 750 provided many memorable rides in the 70s, and met my wife then in the early 80s and after a few years work and life and a couple of close calls caused me to sell it. Then in 2007 my...
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    [SOLD] Do you still have the black bars? I would be...

    Do you still have the black bars? I would be interested in them shipped to Pueblo Colorado 81007
  7. Ditto on the same MPG for the F3 with the 12%...

    Ditto on the same MPG for the F3 with the 12% bigger Sprocket to the RT - we get the same mileage on the 16F3T as the 15 RT... also the wind drag is less on the F3 which helps depending on what...
  8. Biggest factor is how you ride... We fueled in...

    Biggest factor is how you ride...

    We fueled in Las Vegas, NM this morning with premium- 2016 F3T and 2015 RT and stayed in the Right Lane with the cruise set at 72 mph except for a few slower...
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    Dont know about Mobil 1 grease, but here is what...

    Dont know about Mobil 1 grease, but here is what I found on the Super Lube site from...
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    174624 The wifes 16 F3T just had the front...

    174624 The wifes 16 F3T just had the front sprocket replaced with a new one after she complained of a whining noise under load/acceleration. The shop said the splines were wore and replaced the...
  11. Our 2011 RT would smell up the garage after a hot...

    Our 2011 RT would smell up the garage after a hot ride... like Safecracker says helps to know the year and model but other know much more details. The 1330 models have been much less odorous...
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    True - We are fortunate to have a higher volume...

    True - We are fortunate to have a higher volume dealer with two CanAm trained techs about 25 miles from us. We have had several issues with the 4 Spyders we've enjoyed since 2011, and even though...
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    As your pics show the buildup is hidden behind...

    As your pics show the buildup is hidden behind the fans and hard to see and remedy without removal. Wifes 16 F3T was not as bad looking, but I still removed the fans to get to the inside face where...
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    174378 Willie - this is a pic of a Kumho on my...

    174378 Willie - this is a pic of a Kumho on my 15 RT after 20,000 miles. I got another 3,500 miles before changing it out and trying some Generals on the RT and wifes F3T. She only got 21,000...
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    Wow, interesting pics on the corrosion of the...

    Wow, interesting pics on the corrosion of the aluminum adjuster blocks. The wheel change tear down is a good time to clean and inspect for this kind of damage and thanks to a dry climate out...
  16. Thread: 2nd NEW TIRE

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    174273 This is the General Altimax RT43 on my 15...

    174273 This is the General Altimax RT43 on my 15 RT that I replaced the Kumho with last May. The Kumho Ecsta got 23,500 miles and so far the General has 15,500 miles and should get thru the rest...
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    A couple of nights ago my wife rode through...

    A couple of nights ago my wife rode through several miles of heavy downpour typical of the afternoon "Pop-up" showers here along the front range... she mentioned numerous cars that had hydroplaned...
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    Learning to account for road conditions is part...

    Learning to account for road conditions is part of all motoring. Getting experience with low traction conditions allows safer travel with better speeds and stopping control which in short is slower...
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    https://www.facebook.com/LamonsterGarage/photos/a....

    https://www.facebook.com/LamonsterGarage/photos/a.401813636587991/1908511042584902/?type=3&eid=ARBEBECBgzaDroAzyPR1TBaLtvU4NrCAF5uiYDqHosOmxFN1QRfwfqaF2JXo-LCU4dCzlOgjtMhtVJRD&ifg=1

    And if you're...
  20. Thread: Over heating

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    1330cc: Wifes 16 F3T went into Limp Mode after 20 miles...

    Wifes 16 F3T went into Limp Mode after 20 miles down the Interstate last evening in 100 plus temperature. She said that the temp bars were one blank from the top, but she was able to run 50 mph in...
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    In Colorado, driving in the left lane (except to...

    In Colorado, driving in the left lane (except to pass) is against the law... it seems that both cars and bikes are mixed in the left or passing lane.

    But I see the ride is routed thru KS on 281...
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    We have been happy with the General Altimax RT 43...

    We have been happy with the General Altimax RT 43 and the Kumhos Ecsta AST getting much better wear on the roads around here (Colorado, Utah, Okla, KS, MO). Discount Tire has been able to get them...
  23. Wife got a little wet yesterday on her ride...

    Wife got a little wet yesterday on her ride home.... she rides the F3T as her ride of choice on her 75 mile RT commute to and from work April thru October. I guess she still likes her "Red...
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    All liquid storage tanks including gas tanks...

    All liquid storage tanks including gas tanks allow for "head space" for expansion with changes in temperature. Don't count on the last gallon of capacity especially on the RTs since their fill...
  25. Parade duty 173794in Florence Colorado. Also...

    Parade duty 173794in Florence Colorado. Also had a blue RT
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    Likewise at moderate speeds with a...

    Likewise at moderate speeds with a tailwind,,,,never at 75 mph.
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    Glad it worked for you! Safe Ryding!!

    Glad it worked for you! Safe Ryding!!
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    Spydies typically have a 3.5 amp fuse on their...

    Spydies typically have a 3.5 amp fuse on their 12V outlets - the compressors use about 6-10 amps depending on model. I recommend using a SAE plug wire set to the battery, and change out the lower...
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    Changed three HCM filters so far - No BUDS required

    Its easiest to just wait until your next 9300 mile or 15,000 km oil change and when you have a little extra time to walk through it but its easy especially if you have the ball head metric allen head...
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    I read about a fix that spreads the internal...

    I read about a fix that spreads the internal battery contacts and allows better charging while installed - It worked for my 590 LM
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