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  1. Thread: First Tank

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    Your average is very interesting. Over 55.35K...

    Your average is very interesting. Over 55.35K miles I'm averaging 36.6 which includes some very spirited riding, barreling along interstates for hours at 80+ into very stiff headwinds and very sane...
  2. Thread: First Tank

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    Is your Spyder brand new? If it is, that's a good...

    Is your Spyder brand new? If it is, that's a good start but remember, you're breaking in a brand new engine and it will take 3,000 or so miles for all the mechanical parts to bed in. You will soon...
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    The problem is you must have the Comfort Seat...

    The problem is you must have the Comfort Seat backrest base, to which you add an adjustable driver backrest support, PN 219400683, $79.99. In the instructions for the Comfort Seat Driver Backrest,...
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    HowTo: I agree that you should ride awhile before...

    I agree that you should ride awhile before creating your wallet flattening farkle list, a.k.a. WFFL pronounced waffle, but IMO your RTL, by virtue of its design, i.e., low ground clearance and large...
  5. Thread: Bolt size

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    Here's the easiest way to find the answer: go to...

    Here's the easiest way to find the answer: go to this web page and drill down to your model Ryker and look in the Engine Exhaust picture. I think the bolt you're looking for is PN 250001079, Hex...
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    WTB: MadCanAm: what does your stock seat look like?...

    MadCanAm: what does your stock seat look like? You aren't that far down the road and my never used OEM seat is in the picture. It has gray trim. For $100 it's yours. 173001
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    Listen very thoughtfully to Joe Meyer.

    Listen very thoughtfully to Joe Meyer.
  8. Thread: Airless tire

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    Business must be very slow today!

    Business must be very slow today!
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    I agree with Mike to a point, particularly in the...

    I agree with Mike to a point, particularly in the mountains and twisties and, yes, we first heard that brake pads were cheaper than clutches and transmissions but for a great many of us that was back...
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    Very concisely and well said. While it's...

    Very concisely and well said. While it's regrettable that events like the Red Rocks Rally and Spyderfest have ended, unless one has been involved in conducting such an event either as a primary...
  11. Thread: New rear tire

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    I just bought that size, my second one, from...

    I just bought that size, my second one, from Amazon, $91.34 delivered free today. Bought my first from Walmart in Feb '18 for $77.57, delivered free, but this year they wanted $107.98 with free...
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    I don't have an F3 but mine came with a Bajaron...

    I don't have an F3 but mine came with a Bajaron sway bar and it squeaked just a bit until a got a few hundred miles on it and has been quiet ever since. Now the engine, that sounds a mite like an...
  13. Thread: CPAP thoughts?

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    It's a tight fit but not so that I fear any...

    It's a tight fit but not so that I fear any damage to the machine as the case padding is pretty decent. Thank you; was a lifer so I took the good with the bad.
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    You don't say what model Spyder you have and...

    You don't say what model Spyder you have and whether it's an SE or SM. You can downshift anytime you want. If it's an SM just blip the throttle with the clutch in to smooth the downshift. If it's an...
  15. Thread: CPAP thoughts?

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    I have the same machine as you do and in its...

    I have the same machine as you do and in its travel case fits nicely in my left saddlebag. There is room inboard of the travel case so I've put three pieces of Velcro on the inside wall of the...
  16. Thread: Add oil

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    Note in the picture on pg 123 that Item 1 is the...

    Note in the picture on pg 123 that Item 1 is the dipstick and Item 2 is the OIL FILLER TUBE (emphasis added).

    Note below the first picture on pg 124 the words "Oil level between Lower (MIN) and...
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    I agree with bluewoo about the aluminum as...

    I agree with bluewoo about the aluminum as opposed to steel. Looking at my mirrors it seems you will have some fairly fancy bending to do and it might be best to begin with some cardboard to make a...
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    You say you're from NC but you don't say where or...

    You say you're from NC but you don't say where or how far you have traveled to get work done on your Spyder. Have you contacted Honda - Can Am of Winston-Salem? Remember too that if the dealerships...
  19. I bicycled across it in 2008 and thought it was a...

    I bicycled across it in 2008 and thought it was a beautiful ride.
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    The statistic is frightening.

    The statistic is frightening.
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    I have 54,527 on mine; parking brake motor...

    I have 54,527 on mine; parking brake motor replaced under warranty at 9K miles. No other problems.
  22. The biggest favor you can do yourself is RTFM --...

    The biggest favor you can do yourself is RTFM -- twice at least. There's a whale of a lot of valuable information therein.
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    Common sense is an uncommon virtue.

    Common sense is an uncommon virtue.
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    I agree somewhat with h0gr1der as I am about your...

    I agree somewhat with h0gr1der as I am about your height a bit less than 14 stone. I bought the BRP Comfort seat as part of the OTD deal and have been very satisfied. I also have the adjustable...
  25. Thread: side cover

    by JayBros
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    When and where was the Spyder the last time the...

    When and where was the Spyder the last time the panel was removed and reinstalled? I always check mine when it has been to the dealer. Look at the other side panel and make sure the plastic clip on...
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    RTFM! It says w/in .5 PSI. Do as you please.

    RTFM! It says w/in .5 PSI. Do as you please.
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    Shine a light on the coolant tank and compare the...

    Shine a light on the coolant tank and compare the colors.
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    What about this, inexpensive....

    What about this, inexpensive....
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    In communicating with BRPCare be polite,...

    In communicating with BRPCare be polite, professional and as detailed as possible. It would be prudent to include a request that BRP send a tech to the dealership to correct the problem as Bob...
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    Road strategy saves a lot of bacon.

    Road strategy saves a lot of bacon.
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