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  1. Yup, one of my very first jobs - filling those...

    Yup, one of my very first jobs - filling those glass bottles with oil, keeping the island rack topped up & clean, and offering to check the oil & water & washing the windscreen on every customer's...
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    Fully extended? Or fully compressed? :dontknow:

    Fully extended? Or fully compressed? :dontknow:
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    :agree: You REALLY don't want to run your tank...

    :agree: You REALLY don't want to run your tank dry! Your injector system & fuel pump rely on the fuel remaining in the tank as both coolant & lubricant, so running it down too low means those...
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    Does it sound like it's trying to fire at all?...

    Does it sound like it's trying to fire at all? Have you put any fresh fuel in the tank? Or did you add a fuel preserver/stabiliser to the tank before you stored it last?? How long did you crank it...
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    Not having anything like your B.E.S.T. extended...

    Not having anything like your B.E.S.T. extended warranties over here in Aus, so we don't get that particular choice, it still seems that there aren't too many Aussie buyers of 'previously owned'...
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    I'd think it's more likely that you've just made...

    I'd think it's more likely that you've just made it past the early 'jitters' and lack of confidence cos it was 'new to you', and now that you're comfortable with it & have a reasonable handle on the...
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    :agree: What he said! Then, while it's nice to...

    :agree: What he said! Then, while it's nice to hear what everyone else has done, I still reckon it's best to ride the thing yourself for a while, and see what YOU think it needs! :thumbup:

    Now the...
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    Verrry Nice Arnie! :2thumbs: The ramps &...

    Verrry Nice Arnie! :2thumbs:

    The ramps & chocks really look the goods too; got any pics or details of how you actually made them? :dontknow: I'm sure that I'm not alone in wanting a bit of a...
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    The original post & the discussion in this thread...

    The original post & the discussion in this thread for the first 14 posts is all about a Ryker with this problem Smokes, and the 15th post highlights one of the stand-out similarities between Rykers &...
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    As others have suggested, Don't Panic!! As...

    As others have suggested, Don't Panic!!

    As always, YMMV, but I DON'T run a belt gaurd while I DO do a WHOLE LOT of dirt & gravel road ryding, even seeking it out at times :2thumbs: I'd estimate...
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    I have been told by the local Dealer's sales bod...

    I have been told by the local Dealer's sales bod that the leather flap with 2 studs on it on the F3 seat is a 'helmet holder' - and he told me that with a straight & serious expression on his face,...
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    Is there really any wobble in the sprocket, or is...

    Is there really any wobble in the sprocket, or is it just slight manufacturing deformities making you think it's wobbling? I'd be checking the sprocket pretty carefully before doing anything else,...
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    The post above? ie post #7 in the thread; or do...

    The post above? ie post #7 in the thread; or do you mean the entire thread & all the individual posts within it? :dontknow:


    If it's just post #7, you can't, but one of us moderators can; :D so...
  14. Doubtful, they are more'n 'just a little'...

    Doubtful, they are more'n 'just a little' different! :dontknow:
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    The ECU is the Engine Control Unit, (sometimes...

    The ECU is the Engine Control Unit, (sometimes called ECM for Engine Control Module) but regardless of what it's called, it is the little black box that controls the way the engine runs, by varying...
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    Actually, the text says that one'll work with the...

    Actually, the text says that one'll work with the SmoothSpyder adjustable & the BRP NON-adjustable backrest -


    "Very sturdy fits all models of the F3 and will work in conjunction with a...
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    But surely having the model & year info will be...

    But surely having the model & year info will be handy for those people looking at this a couple of years down track. :dontknow: Or are you seriously thinking that BRP's not going to make any more?!?...
  18. FS: Going by the pics, it's a windscreen for an RSS,...

    Going by the pics, it's a windscreen for an RSS, which means it won't fit an RT. :lecturef_smilie:
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    It's a VIN check askitee, sorta like our REVS...

    It's a VIN check askitee, sorta like our REVS check Plus - basically covering everything in a vehicle's history that you can think of & then some! :thumbup:






    NB: REVS = Register of...
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    Catches me pretty much every time.... :gaah: ...

    Catches me pretty much every time.... :gaah:

    But before I submit a post, I double check where I am in the heirarchy of Forum sub-sections by looking at the Forum address line up the top left of...
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    No, it's not on the Ryker; and this is in the...

    No, it's not on the Ryker; and this is in the Ryker section.

    The Ryker's 'park brake' is operated by a lever - UP is ON, & when it's flipped fully DOWN, the park brake is OFF.

    When the top of...
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    Nah, we tried that one already - unsuccessfully!...

    Nah, we tried that one already - unsuccessfully! :shocked: Apparently, there's just not enough rubber in them to work well at that either!! :gaah:
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    What?! And use the old oil to fire up the BBQ?!?...

    What?! And use the old oil to fire up the BBQ?!? :shocked:

    Not sure that'd taste too good! :sour: - but the Group Oil Change day is a great idea! :ohyea: I've gotta change the oil in my Spyder...
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    Certainly talk to your Dentist, but I'd think you...

    Certainly talk to your Dentist, but I'd think you might get a few pieces of bone flake working their way out over the next month or so Mike - having teeth removed as a 'more mature adult' like I seem...
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    Here in Aus, the 'instructions' on the packaging...

    Here in Aus, the 'instructions' on the packaging for most rubber valve stems tell the tire tech to replace the valve stem with every new tire fitted, or earlier if indicated. :lecturef_smilie: So...
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    It's happened because you started the Spyder in...

    It's happened because you started the Spyder in the air, and then let the back wheel be driven while the fronts weren't!! Nanny really doesn't like that!! :shocked:

    When this occurs ( & it does...
  27. FS: Once it's sold Marcus, the little green FS prefix...

    Once it's sold Marcus, the little green FS prefix on the title will be changed to a black SOLD prefix & the thread locked. So if you still see that green FS &/or you can add another post to the...
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    You might want to listen to the engine on...

    You might want to listen to the engine on somebody else's F3 & maybe even a couple of 1330 engined RT's too, just for comparisons sake of course, but I think you'll find ALL the 1330 motored Spyders...
  29. The original rear shock on my 2013 RT broke at...

    The original rear shock on my 2013 RT broke at about 40,000km - the shaft completely parted company with the upper eye where they were supposedly 'welded' together. On checking, it was pretty obvious...
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    Don't forget to tell us where you are & how your...

    Don't forget to tell us where you are & how your trip is going whenever you can. Some pics'd be good too! Have a great time & enjoy the ryde; and if you have a chance, do turn down a few of those...
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