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    No stations open is a typical thing that happens...

    No stations open is a typical thing that happens in the nether regions of the Alaska Highway--in winter. We made our trip from AK to AR in early May. Many gas stations were still closed. The...
  2. Very interesting. A lot of steps go into that...

    Very interesting. A lot of steps go into that process.
  3. Thread: touring

    by ARtraveler
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    Each version has its own set of pros and cons. ...

    Each version has its own set of pros and cons. Since moving to AR from AK, I am liking the quiet country roads we encounter. We try to stay off the four lane interstate stuff...but...one cannot...
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    Some will look at the weight maximums as merely...

    Some will look at the weight maximums as merely suggestions. It has been done but I am not giving out names. :roflblack:

    I like the idea of bigger people riding their own Spyders, so as not to...
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    They got the color wrong. :lecturef_smilie: ...

    They got the color wrong. :lecturef_smilie:


    :roflblack:
  6. Thread: Newb here

    by ARtraveler
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    :welcome: and :congrats: on your (new to you)...

    :welcome: and :congrats: on your (new to you) ryde.

    I cut my teeth on the 2008 GS, manual tranny. I bought the first one sold to a customer in AK. Drove it two years and traded it in for the...
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    The first sentence of the 2nd post says it all. ...

    The first sentence of the 2nd post says it all. "Anything is better than a Kenda or an Arachnid."

    There are lots of choices now...if you can find a person to put them on for you. In AK, I was...
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    Five Spyders, 12 years, over 150,000 miles. Have...

    Five Spyders, 12 years, over 150,000 miles. Have had limp mode twice. One time was my fault, I was riding the brake with a new pair of boots.

    Limp mode would not be a concern up front.
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    We are experiencing another week of 90 degrees...

    We are experiencing another week of 90 degrees and sunny. Still riding the bikes in t-shirts. And yes...we are enjoying that a lot.

    Checked out AK and they have 58 and rain for daytime highs....
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    Others have said... RT is a plush tourer. You...

    Others have said...

    RT is a plush tourer. You sit ON the bike.

    F3 is a cruiser that can be made into a tourer. You sit IN the bike.
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    Yes, you can use either meter for whatever you...

    Yes, you can use either meter for whatever you like. We zero the A meter at gas fill ups. This way, we always know how many miles on the current tank full.

    I let the B meters serve as a weekly...
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    :congrats: on the Ryker.

    :congrats: on the Ryker.
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    The story about the HD was really that they did...

    The story about the HD was really that they did not want to mess with it. They were trying to drive the trade off by the lowball price. That would have been the point where I walked out the door...
  14. Thread: Recall???

    by ARtraveler
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    A recall issue sometimes takes a bit of time. ...

    A recall issue sometimes takes a bit of time. The issue seems new enough that the process is going to be in the early stages. It may take a week or two before dealers are made aware and then parts...
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    Very interesting. Magpies were one of the main...

    Very interesting. Magpies were one of the main birds in Alaska. Never seen them go on attack mode though.

    When I lived in Duluth, MN, Seagulls down by the waterfront were on the nasty side. ...
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    :2thumbs:

    :2thumbs:
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    We currently have 34K on my 2014. We are...

    We currently have 34K on my 2014. We are starting to ride around 350 miles a week per bike now...so the high mileage will probably arrive sooner rather than later.

    So far...no issues.
  18. Based on all the information so far... Might...

    Based on all the information so far...

    Might be a good idea to have a conversation with your dealer and see if they are going to cover it for you. We would all like to know what happens. ...
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    I am liking the base RT with front auxiliary...

    I am liking the base RT with front auxiliary light, and heated comfort seat. My color choice is petrol blue. I am liking the NO TRUNK look and the $2K extra is not worth it for me. The accessories...
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    It all depends on the type of riding you like or...

    It all depends on the type of riding you like or the fun you want to have. Those are good prices for a days rental. :yes:
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    Based on the fact that the RT has been...

    Based on the fact that the RT has been re-designed and we are getting a lot of "I want one of those" types of comments...deals will be on the tough side to come by at first.

    Your negotiating...
  22. Probably meant fender. That is in there at least...

    Probably meant fender. That is in there at least once.
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    :welcome:

    :welcome:
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    Review: Thanks for the review. :yes:

    Thanks for the review. :yes:
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    Good price. :bowdown:

    Good price. :bowdown:
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    Yup! For those interested enough to test drive,...

    Yup! For those interested enough to test drive, the LONG Anticipatory wait begins.

    When in AK, I had to wait until late March or April to get a new rig. My 2014 RT came in on April 30, 2014. ...
  27. Thread: 2020 rt

    by ARtraveler
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    The stats that show side and top case separately...

    The stats that show side and top case separately say 31 gallons for side cases only. With the top case added...it shows 47 gallons of storage.

    I am guessing the above numbers include the frunk...
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    :2thumbs:

    :2thumbs:
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    Very good article. Did not see anything about...

    Very good article. Did not see anything about manual tranny.
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    Good question. Going to watch this one because I...

    Good question. Going to watch this one because I don't have a good answer. The thread does open itself to having some fun with you. :roflblack:
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