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    Had a 650.....loved it until the accident.

    Had a 650.....loved it until the accident.
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    Yes, same info here. Too much up and down...

    Yes, same info here. Too much up and down shifting between 5 and 6.
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    Not bad so far. I am used to my older F350 with...

    Not bad so far. I am used to my older F350 with the V10 engine and 4.30 rear axle which could tow anything without breaking a sweat. The new Tacoma does well so far except for a little more...
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    No real details on the ramps construction. As a...

    No real details on the ramps construction. As a woodworker and handy with tools, I threw them together in about and hour. Sanding, painting, and water-sealing them took longer.
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    Bought the Bri-Mar trailer new at $1300. The box...

    Bought the Bri-Mar trailer new at $1300. The box up front holds trailer chocks, tie-downs, jacks and other misc junk. The ramps get put into the bed of the truck when traveling.
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    As long as you have the V6....wouldn’t try it...

    As long as you have the V6....wouldn’t try it with the 4.
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    It does well. Used it 3 times in 18 months to...

    It does well. Used it 3 times in 18 months to round trip to Florida and back and towed, loaded, and unloaded well. Getting ready to leave next week for FL to deal with some parental medical issues...
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    My Spyder hauler

    Just a few pics to show my trailer set-up for hauling the Spyder. Just a regular 6x10 landscape trailer with a standard 4 foot gate. Of course, the 4 foot gate and its angle did pose a problem for...
  9. Thread: Oetiker Clamps

    by ARNIE R
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    Take them all off and throw them away.....they...

    Take them all off and throw them away.....they leak like crazy and I have already replaced most of them with regular screw-type clamps.
  10. You called that one right on!

    You called that one right on!
  11. I tried so many ways I can’t remember all of...

    I tried so many ways I can’t remember all of them. The most difficult part was trying to get them back into the holes to tighten them back up. My fat fingers keep losing grip on the Allen wrench and...
  12. Another zinger for the Spyder engineers......

    So, Last week, I finally installed my BRP heated grips onto the bike since I was doing some other wiring mods inside the guts. All was crystal clear and easy except the part where you had to remove...
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    And she did that very well!

    And she did that very well!
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    The "total" stop only seemed like a very fast and...

    The "total" stop only seemed like a very fast and split second. Since my hand was still slightly partially on the throttle, the bike picked right back up. i think I was was just being a little overly...
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    Nannie got me real good yesterday

    By now, I am used to Nannie kicking in here and there in small reminders whenever I get a little stupid.

    Yesterday I was making a right hand turn a bit more than extreme than usual. All three...
  16. Thread: Mirror

    by ARNIE R
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    Yes, that top clip is the weakest link in the...

    Yes, that top clip is the weakest link in the system.
  17. Thread: usb charger

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    I just tapped into one of the ignition on hot...

    I just tapped into one of the ignition on hot wires underneath the console switches
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  18. Thread: Shift Shudder

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    I just start mine up while I am putting on my...

    I just start mine up while I am putting on my riding gear and hooking up the phone and GPS. About 3 minutes and all is good.
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    Pics and updates please!

    Pics and updates please!
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    Absolutely.

    Absolutely.
  21. Thread: Mirror

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    Bottom piece looks like it is in place. The top...

    Bottom piece looks like it is in place. The top looks like it is being "pushed" up. Make sure the wiring harness is sitting inside properly. It is a tight fit, but if it isn't laying down correctly,...
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    Hoping so....I have secured primer, Cognac Paint,...

    Hoping so....I have secured primer, Cognac Paint, and clear coat and want to repaint the side bag covers (awful factory job) as well as the dash trim panel.....tried to paint Poly-p in the past with...
  23. Thread: Parking Poll

    by ARNIE R
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    Wouldn't dare park anywhere where a Harley...

    Wouldn't dare park anywhere where a Harley does.....already heard enough about getting a "real Motorcycle"........
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    ABS or Polypropylene

    Does anyone know for sure if the dash trim panel around the gauges is either ABS or PP? I have examined it very closely and cannot tell which it is. Usually, the type is molded into the back with the...
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    Headlight bulbs in the ST-S

    To the BRP Research and Development Department, or whoever designed the replacement procedure for a headlight bulb, what were you thinking?

    Got the Spyder home yesterday and noticed the left low...
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    Finally back home in Virginia. Got Mom into a...

    Finally back home in Virginia. Got Mom into a better rehab facility.

    Anyway, back to business. I picked up the Spyder from the dealer yesterday. All seems good now and I certainly hope it stays...
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    Follow-up. Still down south in Florida...

    Follow-up.

    Still down south in Florida dealing with the medical issues involving my mother.

    Received a call from the dealership yesterday advising me that the needed “parts” finally arrived...
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    Yes, that was my original way of thinking about...

    Yes, that was my original way of thinking about it when it happened. However, since it was towed under the BRP Roadside Assistance program, I left it at the dealer to be absolutely certain that there...
  29. Thread: Go Pro

    by ARNIE R
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    Helmet mount on mine - works great.

    Helmet mount on mine - works great.
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    Modular because of eyeglasses.

    Modular because of eyeglasses.
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