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    It plugs into the audio/aux port on the right...

    It plugs into the audio/aux port on the right side in the rear trunk. For an iPhone, you will need the iPod pigtail and an iPod to iPhone adapter. There are several older threads on these forums...
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    If you look up some skid plate ads/pics, you will...

    If you look up some skid plate ads/pics, you will figure it out pretty quickly. It's a very clear difference when you are standing in front of one looking for a skid plate if you know what one looks...
  3. Exactly. Big difference between a Reverse GEAR...

    Exactly. Big difference between a Reverse GEAR and the assisted reverse on some big cruiser bikes. Even some traditional trikes have a granny gear reverse that won't do more than about 5 mph. ...
  4. That's the only way it typically works, which...

    That's the only way it typically works, which brings up another common difference between trikes and bikes: Reverse.
  5. Here's a big one nobody has mentioned: If you...

    Here's a big one nobody has mentioned:

    If you fishtail a Spyder, you are NOT going down and very unlikely to come off. You can only make this happen while accelerating in a turn on slick road,...
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    I ride a 2012 RTSE5. If everything is fine, then...

    I ride a 2012 RTSE5. If everything is fine, then the first upgrade to me is the skid plate (if it doesn't have one). That's about protecting your investment. These things lack front end clearance,...
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    Well, my 2 cents may/may not be helpful to your...

    Well, my 2 cents may/may not be helpful to your decision-making process, but I'll offer it optimistically.

    I come from a background of riding more ATVs than 2-wheel motorcycles. I used...
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    The learning curve is over when they're scraping...

    The learning curve is over when they're scraping you up and putting your parts in a plastic bag. Speed control is a critical riding skill. What you described tells me you have just now gotten used...
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    You're welcome. Good luck!

    You're welcome. Good luck!
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    This is usually a good deal. Just make sure it...

    This is usually a good deal. Just make sure it gets a full system check, maintenance, etc. before you take delivery. If it is close to needing new tires, make sure that happens. My 2 cents is that...
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    Flashing lights are prohibited on vehicles...

    Flashing lights are prohibited on vehicles except:
    (a) As a means of indicating a right or left turn, to change lanes, or to indicate that the vehicle is lawfully stopped or disabled upon the...
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    Glad you got it worked out. When I installed...

    Glad you got it worked out. When I installed mine, I had to replace 1 of the included washers with a slightly thinner one to get it to flush up perfectly. Lucky for me, I had a bunch of extra...
  13. Of course it is...but only at night.

    Of course it is...but only at night.
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    Sounds like you have several viable options. The...

    Sounds like you have several viable options. The whole idea is these things are supposed to be fun. Good luck.
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    It's not a BRP "system" issue. You should try...

    It's not a BRP "system" issue. You should try owning a boat or helicopter. Almost all trikes are harder to get serviced and repaired than a Spyder. Maybe you just don't want to own anything...
  16. Thread: Riding boots

    by Musashi
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    I wear my steel toe Doc Marten's most of the...

    I wear my steel toe Doc Marten's most of the time, but just puttering around the neighborhood I sometimes wear Rocky combat boots. I also have a pair of western style motorcycle boots, but I rarely...
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    Glad everyone is OK. Interesting footnote about...

    Glad everyone is OK. Interesting footnote about the debris wedging between brake pedal and floorboard (pun intended). Nice that you were able to keep your head and get the Spyder stopped without...
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    I find it unfortunate and regrettable that it was...

    I find it unfortunate and regrettable that it was even a subject of discussion on a thread started by a member reporting an injury accident between motorcyclists. I'll withhold my lecture on the...
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    To the group, I apologize in advance. I didn't...

    To the group, I apologize in advance. I didn't bring it up. I didn't seek this out. But here it is, and conscience dictates a response.

    The American flag is not a political symbol. Neither is...
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    Don't blame you one bit. "Relationship" is a...

    Don't blame you one bit. "Relationship" is a two-way street, and it is THEIR business to earn it.
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    You got some good insight here in other comments....

    You got some good insight here in other comments. Y-trikes handle more like an ATV or snow mobile than a motorcycle. I like to think of suggesting course corrections instead of controlling them on...
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    Motorcycles are kinda like helicopters. Some...

    Motorcycles are kinda like helicopters. Some people refer to some of both as choppers. The standard safety briefing for a CH-47 (Chinook) includes a warning about hydraulic fluid on the rear ramp...
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    :agree: :b2b:, but the soft tissue is shot. ...

    :agree: :b2b:, but the soft tissue is shot. :cheers:
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    Most I've done at that speed is about 4 hours in...

    Most I've done at that speed is about 4 hours in TX, 1 up. I ride a 2012 RTSE5 with the 998 engine. I have not noticed any drop in gas mileage due to higher speed, only stop-n-go traffic. I...
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    WrapMySpyder did mine. It's in my garage. Check...

    WrapMySpyder did mine. It's in my garage. Check it out.
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    When I was in Suncoast Motor Sports (Clearwater,...

    When I was in Suncoast Motor Sports (Clearwater, FL) a couple months ago, they had about a half dozen new Rykers, 0 new and 1 used Spyders, and 0 F3s. I wanted to test drive an F3 while my Spyder...
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    Congratulations and glad you made it safely. You...

    Congratulations and glad you made it safely. You hit a good shop. Knew they had you over a barrel (time crunch...2nd hand purchase) and did the right thing!

    I'll just add (for posterity) that I...
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    They took ours from TX to PA terminal. Then from...

    They took ours from TX to PA terminal. Then from PA to FL. We needed about a 4 week delay from pick up to delivery due to the closings on the 2 houses, household goods move, etc. and it took 6...
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    We used this company to ship my Spyder RT and my...

    We used this company to ship my Spyder RT and my wife's Yamaha Stryker from TX to FL. They are awesome. They haul all the new HDs to dealerships and back-haul privately owned motorcycles. Here's...
  30. Thread: LED USA Flag

    by Musashi
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    These laws vary from state to state and are...

    These laws vary from state to state and are selectively enforced. But it is pretty common in many states that blue and red lights are prohibited or proscribed in certain ways. I know people who...
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