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  1. RTFM, including the picture of the dipstick on pg...

    RTFM, including the picture of the dipstick on pg 116 of the 2018 F3 operators guide and the oil capacity table on pg 118. If one then desires to fiddle with the oil level that's one's own business....
  2. Thread: Brake failure

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    If the problem came on gradually then I'd guess...

    If the problem came on gradually then I'd guess something may be wrong with the master cylinder. I can't see the price either. A new rear caliper is $415 something and a tandem master cylinder is...
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    HowTo: It depends upon how much mileage is on the Spyder...

    It depends upon how much mileage is on the Spyder now, i.e., is it fully broken in or quasi new, and how fast you ride it. When you get that 1330 engine turning well above 3,500 rpm the mileage is...
  4. Thread: Brake failure

    by JayBros
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    Sarcasm for where his brain is. Related to the...

    Sarcasm for where his brain is.

    Related to the OP's problem, when I replaced brake pads and front rotors a couple of months ago (rear rotor replaced three weeks ago with new tire), my brake fluid...
  5. Thread: Brake failure

    by JayBros
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    There is a "ratchet" type mechanism on the rear...

    There is a "ratchet" type mechanism on the rear caliper if that's what it is called I don't know for the parking brake. That is why when one replaces pads on the rear caliper one must screw the...
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    A friend on an F3 and I rode 242 miles today from...

    A friend on an F3 and I rode 242 miles today from Loveland, CO to Goodland, KS at speeds mostly in the 65 mph range on good roads, no interstates. My low fuel light came on with 42 miles left to our...
  7. I did that with everything on my recent 56K...

    I did that with everything on my recent 56K service.
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    I stick a small piece of paper with the mileage...

    I stick a small piece of paper with the mileage due point on it in the glove box because I regularly use both A and B trip odos.
  9. Shop around for the best price you can get.

    Shop around for the best price you can get.
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    Be safe, have fun!

    Be safe, have fun!
  11. Thread: New Dash

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    There is no way that I know of to update a new...

    There is no way that I know of to update a new dash cluster with the mileage of a replaced one. As Gene said save the dealer invoice for the change that should have been listed from the old cluster....
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    That was a very interesting video. Wish I had...

    That was a very interesting video. Wish I had that machinist skill.
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    Since your Spyder is under warranty let the...

    Since your Spyder is under warranty let the dealer try to solve the problem. If they give you any gas about rotors not being a warranty item ask them to open a case with BRP. As far as the amount of...
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    Butts are like opinions, everybody has at least...

    Butts are like opinions, everybody has at least one. Yours is the only one that can tell you which is most comfortable for YOU. Although I don't own one on this web site I have never say anything bad...
  15. Thread: Commonalities?

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    Welcome! Read you operator's guide very...

    Welcome! Read you operator's guide very thoroughly -- a couple of times -- particularly the part about how to check your oil level and follow it to the letter.
  16. Thread: Oetiker Clamps

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    Oetiker clamps are used not only by BRP on...

    Oetiker clamps are used not only by BRP on Spyders, ATVs and Skidoos, but also my other automotive, industrial and household equipment manufacturers. The Swiss company has been in business since...
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    Great! I hope you find the Comfort Seat and...

    Great! I hope you find the Comfort Seat and backrest as comfortable as I do. The backrest makes a world of difference for me on long touring days.
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    The 2014 operator's guide has far more than an...

    The 2014 operator's guide has far more than an acceptable number of errors in it, not the least of which is the number for the headlight bulbs. I took the number off the burned out bulbs which were...
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    A pair of Sylvania 9005 bulbs are in fact H3s....

    A pair of Sylvania 9005 bulbs are in fact H3s. FWIW, for the time involved to replace just one do both at the same time as you must remove the front fascia. For the upper center 10 mm bolt on each...
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    If you ordered a Comfort Seat it should have been...

    If you ordered a Comfort Seat it should have been PN 219400457. If that is the case the adjustable Driver Backrest for the Comfort Seat is PN 219400689.
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    There is only one.

    There is only one.
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    To the best of my knowledge since following the...

    To the best of my knowledge since following the 1330 Ace engine introduction in 2014 on SL I have not seen another reported oil radiator, that's what the parts list calls it, leak. I do my own...
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    My son had a Harbor Freight yellow lift though...

    My son had a Harbor Freight yellow lift though not as old as the OP's and his main complaint with the thing was the jerky lowering. For that reason, when it came time to buy I bought the Craftsman...
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    Here's the info on the adjustable drivers...

    Here's the info on the adjustable drivers backrest for the stock seat:...
  25. Thread: Oil usage.

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    1330cc: The 1330 ACE engine DOES NOT USE ANY OIL!!!!! If...

    The 1330 ACE engine DOES NOT USE ANY OIL!!!!! If you have RTFM and follow the instructions on checking the oil and you are adding oil YOU ARE OVERFILLING IT.
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    My 1330 ACE engine has never demonstrated...

    My 1330 ACE engine has never demonstrated anything but smooth engagement in all forward gears and reverse. As soon as I crack the throttle the bike moves very smoothly.
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    LifeLongRider, I looked through all the...

    LifeLongRider, I looked through all the diagnostic fault codes (for my 2014) and could not find any that specifically related to the CC. That's not to say there isn't/are't codes there that I'm to...
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    Try a heat gun vice a torch; use a 1/2" drive...

    Try a heat gun vice a torch; use a 1/2" drive breaker bar.
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    There is no slack in the throttle cable as the...

    There is no slack in the throttle cable as the Spyders are fly by wire. There is however a lag in the throttle when the cruise control is set because the twist control returns to the idle position....
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    As Ann said, just turn the kill switch back on...

    As Ann said, just turn the kill switch back on and it will restart. If you are going too fast the restart may not be instantaneous but as you lose speed it will restart on its own. At least mine has.
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