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    Laser alignment, or toe-in problem?

    I'm trying to determine whether I need another laser alignment, or whether I merely have a toe-in problem.

    Recently my 2014 RT-S has become a bit twitchy at the front end, especially at interstate...
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    One disadvantage of the newer Spyders' system is...

    One disadvantage of the newer Spyders' system is that you now need a smartphone, with all the monthly $$ charges that come with them.

    Yes, I have a cell phone -- a cheap, basic flip phone. My wife...
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    I'm also curious as to whether you can mount an...

    I'm also curious as to whether you can mount an old-fashioned floating compass somewhere on the dash. I have an old one my father-in-law gifted me many years ago, and I'd like to put it in use.
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    Why not try kevlar-lined jeans? Fewer layers of...

    Why not try kevlar-lined jeans? Fewer layers of material on hot days.

    Diamond Gusset has a great pair of jeans. Link.
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    Thanks everyone for all the feedback. As for the...

    Thanks everyone for all the feedback. As for the suggestions to get some physical therapy, perhaps I should have mentioned that I've been weightlifting for some years now, so I think my back muscles...
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    What exactly is this "Spyder Garage" good for? ...

    What exactly is this "Spyder Garage" good for? You post a picture of your bike along with your screen name ....... so what?

    Scratching my head ....... ain't seeing the benefit here.
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    Thanks for the feedback, but the discomfort is...

    Thanks for the feedback, but the discomfort is present whether I'm on or off the bike. Since it's at the site of the surgery, I'm sure it's an aftereffect of not quite readjusting the collapsed...
  8. ECO Mode might be something the enviro-weenies in...

    ECO Mode might be something the enviro-weenies in Canada mandated. Makes them feel better about themselves. More virtue-signaling than engineering.
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    Spyder mods after a back injury

    I'm looking for feedback from other Spyder riders who've suffered back injuries with some lingering discomfort, on what mods worked to alleviate discomfort while riding.

    I had a compression...
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    Oh, FFS. :banghead: The "not cooperating" bit...

    Oh, FFS. :banghead: The "not cooperating" bit has to do with Microsoft changing its snip tool. I couldn't figure out how to use it, so I decided to forgo a screenshot, being as it wasn't worth my...
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    Can Am Spyder survey -- "Error 404"

    Got a survey from Can Am via email yesterday. Clicked the link to go to the survey, and I get an Error 404. "No webpage was found for the web address."

    I'd attach a screenshot, but my computer's...
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    I would love to have a modular helmet. ...

    I would love to have a modular helmet. Unfortunately, I have a long-oval head, and no one makes a modular helmet for that head shape. I tried a Neotec, but it created a monstrously unbearable hot...
  13. I would imagine the front wheel in front of the...

    I would imagine the front wheel in front of the sidecar would kick up a lot of crap. Riding in the rain would be interesting for the sidecar monkey. You might have to get creative with some sort of...
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    Kumho Solus KH16s. Back when I bought them (Fall...

    Kumho Solus KH16s. Back when I bought them (Fall 2016), they were well regarded.

    I've noticed that different tire brands seem to rise and fall in/out of favor over time at this website. Tire...
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    Unfortunately, my BEST warranty expired last...

    Unfortunately, my BEST warranty expired last September. The quote to extend it for a fifth year was a tad under $600, so I passed. Oh, well, you roll the dice.....

    BTW, that "little orange icon...
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    Take the dealer up on the offer to test ride the...

    Take the dealer up on the offer to test ride the RT. You don't have to buy it, but it'll let you feel how it rides and how the engine responds. Just be non-commital after the ride, "need to ponder...
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    I've dome several high-speed runs on my 2014...

    I've dome several high-speed runs on my 2014 RT-S, and mileage definitely took a hit. If I ride more sanely, say 60 MPH on back country roads, I can squeeze 200 miles out of a tank. But at 80 MPH,...
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    Transient DESS error message

    My turn in the DESS circus. I have a 2014 RT-S (that seems to be a common theme in many of the DESS threads I've read!) with 32K miles.

    About 2 weeks ago I went to start my 2014 RT-S and the...
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    Replacing the crap Kendas fixed the twitchy...

    Replacing the crap Kendas fixed the twitchy handling on my 2014 RT-S. Completely different machine.
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    Once I replaced the crappy Kendas on the front...

    Once I replaced the crappy Kendas on the front with Kuhmos, my Spyder became very settled on all roads. Complete change in temperament and handling.
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    I had the wobbly mirror problem after the first...

    I had the wobbly mirror problem after the first time I removed some Tupperware. Lived with vibrating mirrors for a while. Then one time while I had the Tupperware and mirrors off, I removed the...
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    Don't overlook the various techniques for holding the tire pressure gauge.
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    I would dearly love to have a modular helmet...

    I would dearly love to have a modular helmet simply for the ability to flip up the front to take a drink on a hot summer day, but alas I have a long-oval head shape and there are no decent modular...
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    Check out Odyssey batteries. They advertise...

    Check out Odyssey batteries. They advertise "twice the power and triple the life of conventional lead acid batteries." I note on their website they offer one for Spyders, although a bit smaller than...
  25. I talked to my local dealership's manager last...

    I talked to my local dealership's manager last year about their "no substitute for Kenda" policy. He claims their umbrella corporation's lawyers came down with the policy. He knows all about...
  26. FYI for those who are happy with the General...

    FYI for those who are happy with the General Altimax RT 43: Walmart carries them for about $80.
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    I got about 23K miles on my Altimax, running at...

    I got about 23K miles on my Altimax, running at 22 psi, and the "replace tire" indicator has made its presence known.
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    Tractor Supply Company has some tan deerskin...

    Tractor Supply Company has some tan deerskin gloves for only $20. They are very comfortable, and breathe very well in humid summer days. The tan color doesn't suck up the sun's hot rays like black...
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    I've noticed that my new-ish Hyundai Santa Fe (if...

    I've noticed that my new-ish Hyundai Santa Fe (if the cruise control is engaged) will actually downshift on downgrades and use engine braking in an attempt to maintain the set speed. Kinda works.
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    I put Kumho Solus KH16's on my 2014 RT-S. I...

    I put Kumho Solus KH16's on my 2014 RT-S. I think your front wheels are a different size than on the 2014's and later.

    IMO, my new tires made more of an improvement than installing BajaRon's sway...
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