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    Interesting comment, because we were riding...

    Interesting comment, because we were riding pretty much the entire trip at 90 to 100F
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    Yes, I'm pretty diligent about checking the oil...

    Yes, I'm pretty diligent about checking the oil on a warm engine, letting it idle first. I fill to the max mark or a little less
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    Coolant leaks galore

    I just went through a total coolant clamp replacement for my 2015 STL due to multiple hose clamp leaks, right side. Dealer replaced 5 or so clamps, (including near the air box) with screw type, and...
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    2015 STL Oil consuption sanity check

    During a 4400 mile ride through the north central plains, my wife's ST went through 1-1/4 quarts of oil. (We were using Amsoil synthetic 10W40). Other posts in this forum say many times that 998...
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    Bryan, this is a great idea for your daughter. ...

    Bryan, this is a great idea for your daughter. would definitely recommend an RT with passenger armrests If you plan to ride a lot get the 1330 engine,or else get a good deal on an older model. ...
  6. Thread: New Wrap

    by garageguy
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    Very nice! And I love the color contrasts

    Very nice!
    And I love the color contrasts
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    Leaking hose clamps

    Just got my wifes 2015 STL back from the dealer. Had a good sized coolant leak right side. They found FOUR of those crimp on hose clamps leaking including up top where the airbox/manifold needed to...
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    Same here. We have 5 loops planned in order to...

    Same here. We have 5 loops planned in order to collect all the National Park quarters in the western US. For each loop or two, we plan to drive to a central spot and make arrangements to park the...
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    Stock ATC car hauler with a stone guard and third...

    Stock ATC car hauler with a stone guard and third ramp (factory options) additional 4 D-rings and placement optional
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    The third ramp and the stone guard were the only...

    The third ramp and the stone guard were the only options ordered from the factory The ramp rack is spring loaded and drops down to slide out the ramps , springs up to lock in place. Ramps work at...
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    Spyder 2up trailer

    Thought I would share pixels of our new trailer if anyone is interested in hauling 2 spyders at once.
    It is 7 1/2 x 18' all aluminum and weighs only 1500lbs empty, has 3500lb torsion axles w/...
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    Stripped crankcase threads

    Well dummy-ass me, was changing the oil on my wife's ST, and stripped the threads on the crankcase at the drain bolt. I was trying to loosen a Dimple hex bolt, and lost the orientation of the ratchet...
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    I like the the Denim color on our ST L so much...

    I like the the Denim color on our ST L so much that the only bling we did was install the chrome lettering from Can am
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    Buy a green manual and kill a tree with the pdf...

    Buy a green manual and kill a tree with the pdf at Kinkos et al. Hell of a lot cheaper than OEM hard copy
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    sigh >> and I have large hands. maybe I'll stick...

    sigh >> and I have large hands. maybe I'll stick with the stock halogens.
    I try to do all my farkeling myself to avoid dealer pricing and ineptness
  16. I have the JT bar too but have an Xmount there...

    I have the JT bar too but have an Xmount there for my smartphone. So I want to mount the 590 in the center of the bars where the 660 is. Sounds like you went with a new 590 harness. I'm interested...
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    LED headlights for ST

    Yes!! finally there is an LED alternative for the ST! Looked at the F3 install video on lamonster's site, but what are the tips for an ST DIY install?
  18. Thread: jack point

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    jack placement

    Using a motorcycle or atv jack, place the pads under the center rectangular frame rail towards the front of the bike. Be sure you are not pinching the exhaust and other non-frame components. You...
  19. Easiest way to change the zumo 660 mount to have a 590

    My wife got a zumo 590LM with her '15 STL. I have a 3yrold 660LM installed on my '15 RT-S. It's always been quirky but got the job done.

    Having both devices I have found the 660 is yesterday's...
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    I'm with Dave, it's the fun and the kind of...

    I'm with Dave, it's the fun and the kind of riding you do that makes the difference. Gas mileage is just not that important to me. As far as fun factor, I'll take the ST over the RT any day, esp....
  21. Very happy with the Lamonster Leds on my RT. ...

    Very happy with the Lamonster Leds on my RT. Very noticeable difference driving at night

    Sent from my SM-T807V using Tapatalk
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    The attention is on the sexy side of innovation....

    The attention is on the sexy side of innovation. This is a totally impractical concept until EV/ battery technology makes tenfold improvements. Until then money is better spent supporting their...
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    A VERY nice setup, I'm jealous.

    A VERY nice setup, I'm jealous.
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    I opted to pay more for a '15. Had looked at...

    I opted to pay more for a '15. Had looked at '13's but SIGNIFICANT improvements in the RT platform convinced me.
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    Feels good to bike to work, just have to clean it...

    Feels good to bike to work, just have to clean it more often .. :ohyea:
  26. My Wife's new '15 STL does it all the time. I...

    My Wife's new '15 STL does it all the time. I think it a sustain & slow cut out on the electronics system, normal.
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    Ouch!

    $63 bucks for 2 magnetic hex bolts (and they don't even light up! :gaah:) Is this really worth it rather than sticking with the OEMs?
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    I am very happy with my JBL GTO 529/429...

    I am very happy with my JBL GTO 529/429 combination. Was able to install the 529s in front scraping knuckles through a tight gap behind the upper side panels (without removing the dash) Huge...
  29. A beautiful day to be on a spyder in the Blue Ridge of Virginia

    I've been following this forum for quite awhile now, and it's great to be connected with everyone. A lot of good information and great people. I guess a forum is for posting problems and getting...
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    Maybe I'm missing something here but what was...

    Maybe I'm missing something here but what was Steve's (from BRP) response? Other than BRP doesn't support the idea of disabling? Was it a PM or a post? 2015 RTSS and 2015 ST-L with no DESS...
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