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    Be sure to let us know how it turns out!

    Be sure to let us know how it turns out!
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    Whether it's worth it to you will be down to you...

    Whether it's worth it to you will be down to you after you've paid your money. My experience is that if folks pay money for something they mostly convince themselves that it is an improvement.
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    :thumbup: Enjoy your trip!

    :thumbup: Enjoy your trip!
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    Perhaps you've got some wear too... Look at...

    Perhaps you've got some wear too...

    Look at the video closely, the bars are slack then come to a stop abruptly and there is no wheel movement at all. That is play in something rather than load-up...
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    Aha, if you want to solve and know the cause of...

    Aha, if you want to solve and know the cause of an issue of any kind, never make two changes or adjustments at the same time. It's impossible to know what did what.
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    Well, it was a progressive wheel shake while...

    Well, it was a progressive wheel shake while braking that alerted me to a problem. The cause of the shake was an out of true front hub, discussed on another thread, but the tierod was replaced first...
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    I think that's a good catch and worth checking.

    I think that's a good catch and worth checking.
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    No you can't directly see in there but you can...

    No you can't directly see in there but you can crane your neck or use a mirror to have a peek then work by feel. It's just two M6 screws attaching the unit to the frame. If your DESS is bad, and it...
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    The tierod ends are of variable quality, I've had...

    The tierod ends are of variable quality, I've had tight ones and ones so slack when new that I wouldn't put them on to the bike.

    To check them you need an assistant: Put your hand around the joint...
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    Yes, but there's a solution to all this, BRP...

    Yes, but there's a solution to all this, BRP should build them without issues, the development teams need to get their acts together. There is numerous small, easily rectified issues with Spyders...
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    If that's a home build it's seriously impressive....

    If that's a home build it's seriously impressive. :thumbup:
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    The part of that document that states different...

    The part of that document that states different folk feel vibrations differently sounds like an excuse for some other issue. We've had 4 RT's and only one of them has had the vibration, the other 3...
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    To replace the DESS module it is not necessary to...

    To replace the DESS module it is not necessary to remove the front trunk.

    Remove the battery cover, two screws.
    Remove the battery clamp and the battery.
    Access the module on the chassis rail...
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    I think you'll find the pulley is cast iron.

    I think you'll find the pulley is cast iron.
  15. Poll: If you're sure it was at full when new, that...

    If you're sure it was at full when new, that sounds like too high an oil consumption to me. At that rate, if it's being burned rather than leaking, I'd expect to see a haze of blue exhaust smoke.
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    Just a little info that might save you a...

    Just a little info that might save you a bit...for my cars I have a Bosch diagnostic system and it also has expensive annual licences, I've got around this. I purchased a Dell 12" Laptop for general...
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    I don't think he is... Mike, the problem with...

    I don't think he is... Mike, the problem with your guesstimate is that it's based on nothing. Your assertion that the tyre is only 10mm wider so it's not possible to feel a difference is silly - the...
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    They are metric M10 cap screws but the length you...

    They are metric M10 cap screws but the length you need will depend on the extra length your spacers for the mount may need. Wait and see what arrives with the mount. From your picture, you may get...
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    Blimey, that was a quick growing tree! Look at...

    Blimey, that was a quick growing tree! Look at the size of the annual rings! :)
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    Are you sure that's rational PMK!? :D

    Are you sure that's rational PMK!? :D
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    You could buy a couple of laser levels and DIY...

    You could buy a couple of laser levels and DIY it. Save the money and spend it on beer! ;)
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    What holes?

    What holes?
  23. Be aware that the standard fit right-hand board...

    Be aware that the standard fit right-hand board breaks away at the front edge just incase the brake pedal needs to press lower than usual.
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    1330...Put front on car ramps, get oil pan ready,...

    1330...Put front on car ramps, get oil pan ready, crack open the left side drain plug until the oil is flowing out, remove right-hand mirror and panels, replace oil filter, replace panels and mirror,...
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    Probably not a good plan. If your brake rotors...

    Probably not a good plan. If your brake rotors are wearing unevenly they will get worse and may pass being usable. You may end up in a fight trying to get them replaced under warranty.
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    Yes, I've corrected this issue on two RT's. The...

    Yes, I've corrected this issue on two RT's. The official manual gives no runout specification for the hub flanges it only gives a brake disc runout and there are anomalies in the manuals for...
  27. Ah, well you may be disappointed, the Vredestein...

    Ah, well you may be disappointed, the Vredestein tyre is an 'All weather' tyre and as such is a compromise tyre primarily designed for countries of moderate climate where it's possible to have...
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    And just because you read it here doesn't mean...

    And just because you read it here doesn't mean it's good info. Self praise is no recommendation....
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    Just a wee heads-up; you need to be very sure...

    Just a wee heads-up; you need to be very sure your paint is compatible with your helmet material regarding affecting its strength.
  30. Firstly, I'm not familiar with a 2008 but I am...

    Firstly, I'm not familiar with a 2008 but I am familiar with a 2010 and this is how it works on the 2010.

    Disconnect the coil connectors, probe the pins with a multimeter set to DC volts, one of...
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