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  1. Thread: tires

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    I went with tires-easy on Ebay a few months ago. ...

    I went with tires-easy on Ebay a few months ago. Good price, very quick shipping. Got Federal Formoza AZ01. Love the tires.
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    Great tip Doc. I just jumped onto Amazon and got...

    Great tip Doc. I just jumped onto Amazon and got one of these ordered. It will make this job that much easier. Thanks!
  3. Thread: Newby

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    Welcome aboard Cissylee!! I grew up in SW Iowa...

    Welcome aboard Cissylee!! I grew up in SW Iowa myself (Malvern, east of Council Bluffs) and we vacationed a lot in Okoboji. Always stayed at Spud's Resort and made it a point to get to Arnold's...
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    With the demise of the RT-S model, I see that the...

    With the demise of the RT-S model, I see that the RT base model will still have cruise control and heated handgrips. I think that I have seen that the base RT will NOT however have a power...
  5. Thread: RT Bad Pulley

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    Thanks to all for your comments. One of the...

    Thanks to all for your comments. One of the concerns on this thread was that belt tension may have had an effect on the degradation of the pulley. From my viewpoint, holding the pulley in my hand,...
  6. Thread: RT Bad Pulley

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    I'll try to get a measurement tomorrow both off...

    I'll try to get a measurement tomorrow both off the ground and on the ground with the Kricket gage.[/........ Not sure but I think Ron ( of BAJARON ) had a conversion comparison for the two...
  7. Thread: RT Bad Pulley

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    Mike - Won't have a chance to verify belt...

    Mike - Won't have a chance to verify belt tension today but hopefully tomorrow. Did look up OEM spec on tension in shop manual and it states 1050 150 Newtons. That works out to 236 34 lbs. That...
  8. Thread: RT Bad Pulley

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    Mike - Internet connection back up. I'm...

    Mike -

    Internet connection back up. I'm going to try to get around to checking the belt tension as the mechanic has most recently set it after replacing the pulley. According to my notes when I...
  9. Thread: RT Bad Pulley

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    Internet connection down. Responding from phone....

    Internet connection down. Responding from phone. Belt tension with Kricket gage. My notes show 240 lbs when on the ground according to my notes from last rear tire change. Mechanic made no mention of...
  10. Thread: RT Bad Pulley

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    Yes, the dealer must keep the part for 30 days to...

    Yes, the dealer must keep the part for 30 days to satisfy warranty requirements. The wear was very consistent around the entire diameter. The mechanic, to the best of my knowledge, did not find any...
  11. Thread: RT Bad Pulley

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    The shop did a great job and this weekend we pack...

    The shop did a great job and this weekend we pack for our 2500 mile vacation on the bike. Life is good.
  12. Thread: RT Bad Pulley

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    The mechanic stated that he thought that the part...

    The mechanic stated that he thought that the part had "missed the heat treat operation". I informed him that I work for a commercial heat treat facility and have access to the Rockwell hardness...
  13. Thread: RT Bad Pulley

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    RT Bad Pulley

    The bike is a 2015 RT-S SE6. Mileage is a bit over 15,000. Front Pulley had to be replaced. Three months out of stock warranty. BEST warranty says it's a "wear item" so it won't cover it. BRP...
  14. Thread: Tires & Brakes

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    Mike - No, I didn't take note of "front, rear,...

    Mike - No, I didn't take note of "front, rear, left, right" or anything but I did put them all together and took this picture. Maybe you can tell visually where each pad was by it's tang...
  15. Mike - would you happen to have any pictures of...

    Mike - would you happen to have any pictures of that modification, what you did and what you used?
  16. Thread: Tires & Brakes

    by pontow
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    Tires & Brakes

    Had a bit of an experience this past weekend. Wanted to pass it along in case it helps anybody.

    2015 RTS SE6 with 15,190 miles. Decided to get rid of stock front tires (yes, they still had about...
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    I started with the BRP adjustable wings to try to...

    I started with the BRP adjustable wings to try to get some heat relief here in Southern California. They do move some air, you can feel the difference, but it wasn't a whole bunch. We then got the...
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    Ruby 149284

    Ruby

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    Regarding snapping off the stud on the Ram ball,...

    Regarding snapping off the stud on the Ram ball, I had the same problem. I then realized that there are Ram balls with 1/4" x 20 aluminum threads (I think p/n RAM-B-237U) that are used for camera...
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    I just used that listing because I knew I could...

    I just used that listing because I knew I could find an example quickly at REI to share to describe what I was talking about. Once you know what to look for they are all over the Internet in a...
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    There is another type of "compressor" bag out...

    There is another type of "compressor" bag out there. Think of a heavy duty plastic bag with a one way air valve. Put your clothes in, zip the top, then roll it up toward the one way valve. Pushes...
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    Works for me but I doubt that the boss will see...

    Works for me but I doubt that the boss will see it that way each morning. Kind of funny, many people might not ride their bike to work because it would be "too far" of a trip. Here I am, trying to...
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    Doc - This step is already on my weekend agenda...

    Doc - This step is already on my weekend agenda but based on my results with the maintenance charger so far it would seem that the "short trip syndrome" of driving the 3-1/2 miles back and forth to...
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    Some more feedback to try to keep this thread...

    Some more feedback to try to keep this thread where I intended it to be: "Am I not riding enough to charge the battery or might I have a battery or parasitic drain problem".

    Turning off the bike....
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    Lot of good input, thanks to all. No, I will...

    Lot of good input, thanks to all. No, I will never know exactly how old the battery is even though the bike was purchased about 13 months ago. No, I will never know if it was initially charged...
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    Thanks billybovine. You are confirming what my...

    Thanks billybovine. You are confirming what my thoughts are as well. We have a 1900 mile trip coming up in September and I didn't want to leave home thinking that I needed a new battery. I'll keep...
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    Battery Drain Opinions

    The topic is a nearly dead battery.

    2015 RT-S SE6. Purchased in June 2015 so battery is barely over one year old. Went to start it yesterday morning and it would barely turn over. Battery down....
  28. Thread: Parking

    by pontow
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    If there is plenty of motorcycle parking, I'll...

    If there is plenty of motorcycle parking, I'll park there. I have handlebars, wear a helmet and straddle a seat. I like the motorcycle parking area because it keeps the bike away from the cars.
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  29. Thread: cup holders

    by pontow
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    Another Option: ...

    Another Option: http://www.drink2go.net/spyder-2-go/ $14.99

    Inexpensive, single bolt installation even with Tri-Axis handlebars (that's what we have) and works great.

    They also have a version...
  30. Thread: lidlox

    by pontow
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    Yes. Use a half cover when you park the bike.

    Yes. Use a half cover when you park the bike.
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