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  1. There are 'jeans' manufactured by Bull It, UK I...

    There are 'jeans' manufactured by Bull It, UK I think. I have a pair of the 6 second pants. The lining is kevlar. Really comfortable actually. They go with me on long rides. And speaking of long...
  2. I have had TWO motorists (bad motorists) just...

    I have had TWO motorists (bad motorists) just pull out in front of me when I was two wheeling life. And in a third incident with a car, the car literally pushed me off the roadway because bikes...
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    Just one more thing. I have been running...

    Just one more thing. I have been running Continental tires since I bought the bike new. I changed after 600 miles based on recommendations that I read here. I am very happy with my tires and have...
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    Thanks for the replies. I appreciate it. My...

    Thanks for the replies. I appreciate it. My friend is still my friend. He's also an 18 wheel OTR driver. I would guess he is accustomed to seeing very large vehicles that DO require high...
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    Tire Pressure Argument for the 49th time

    I have read many members use 18 or so pounds of pressure in the front tires. My argument is that that is good. My wrecker driver friend says that I need 44 pounds in the front tires and I'm using...
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    Ryde or talk on the phone. Can't do both. Same...

    Ryde or talk on the phone. Can't do both. Same with texting, can't ryde and text. I think that was said earlier in the post. Just want to re-iterate. My phone is in the rear luggage box though it...
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    Going about this the wrong way. It is not an...

    Going about this the wrong way. It is not an 'investment.' It is a motorcycle to ride in the open air, free. If you want an investment, buy stocks. ...
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    FS: 1005 miles, the perfect Iron Butt run.

    1005 miles, the perfect Iron Butt run.
  9. I think it is very generous of BRP to put Kendas...

    I think it is very generous of BRP to put Kendas on their bikes. What they are doing is improving tire sales for other companies. Think of it as a public service.
  10. Thread: FOBO Disabled

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    FOBO Disabled

    I get that error message on the app. I have new 2032 batteries, rebooted phone, reinstalled the app. Any idea how to make it work. Their tech support no longer exists.
  11. Thread: FOBO Help

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    FOBO Help

    I have searched and read the spyderlovers posting on the Fobo system. I replaced the batteries, reinstalled the app (got a you're connected message), rebooted my Samsung 8+. I only installed the...
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    Spyder ryders in Monroe area. I'd like to go on...

    Spyder ryders in Monroe area. I'd like to go on some long rides. The minister above mostly just rides from Calhoun or Choudrant to Downsville to go to church. I'm wanting to ryde to Dallas or New...
  13. Thread: Honda Neowing

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    Then, there is this ...

    Then, there is this ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t30NU_v5YcM
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    Thanks for the assistance. I have some Q Bond...

    Thanks for the assistance. I have some Q Bond plastic repair which is like Plast Aid except it cures in 10 seconds. Far too quick to mix, apply and maneuver the part in place. It cures as hard as...
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    Tupperware Tab Broke

    Today someone was helping replace some fender light wiring. He pulled the jack out without lowering it all the way, unaware that the jack had a safety lock that 'almost' cleared the left front rain...
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    I have 30K miles on a front wheel set of...

    I have 30K miles on a front wheel set of Continental Procontact. shows no sign of wear at all...
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    Battery Panel Screw Size

    When I got my 14 RT back from the repair shop, the two screws that hold the battery panel cover in place were missing. I drove the 100 miles back Friday to ask to get the missing screws. TWO parts...
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    Just to say it again, the Veskimo has been a...

    Just to say it again, the Veskimo has been a saviour to me. The heat gets me down really badly. It's a heart thing. Block ice over cubes lasts way longer... But hard to find block ice any more... ...
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    I was concerned about 'real' speed with tire...

    I was concerned about 'real' speed with tire size. I'm concerned because (in my Sierra) I had tires just one size larger. I was cruising the interstate at 78 mph, which is in that edgy OK you...
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    I read somewhere that the first CanAm Spyder RT...

    I read somewhere that the first CanAm Spyder RT was out of gas at 100 miles. Just don't know what the tank size was though. And that was only a 2 cylinder engine. I have ridden hard, watched that...
  21. Thread: oil engine

    by ricford
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    I bought my '14 RT new. First and all subsequent...

    I bought my '14 RT new. First and all subsequent oil changes I have used Amersoil full synthetic. I think the BRP branded oil is Castrol. I think. I am pleased with the oil, I read a lengthy...
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    My 2104 base model RT had parking brake motor...

    My 2104 base model RT had parking brake motor replaced about 9,000 miles (sounds familiar) and at 32K miles the cam shaft sensor failed. BEST warranty covered that. Not bad really. I rode to the...
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    Bobsmith As the machine was made in Canada, SAE...

    Bobsmith
    As the machine was made in Canada, SAE won't work.
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    There was a small tool kit that came with the 14...

    There was a small tool kit that came with the 14 RT. What it was for is a puzzle to me. If it craps, I call the motor club. That's what I pay for. And as I know zip all about mechanics, that...
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    I don't really now about mileage but if 25MPG at...

    I don't really now about mileage but if 25MPG at 75 is normal, that's great to know. I ryde on long trips until the fuel light comes on. Don't know just how far I can push it but I have gotten 40...
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    Regarding the comment, "I would not pay more than...

    Regarding the comment, "I would not pay more than $8,000 for it" bothers me. I have a 14 RT. I have upgraded it so much, like about $9K. So when I sell it, someone is going to go to a source like...
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    If you live in small town America and only ride...

    If you live in small town America and only ride inside the city limits, you don't need the BajaRon sway bar. If, however, you ever get out of town and hit the freeway or twisty back roads to some...
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    I'm curious about the VREDESTEIN QUATRAC 5...

    I'm curious about the VREDESTEIN QUATRAC 5 175/55R15. How does it feel in turns? Does the tire completely fill the wheel well? My Continental Pro Contact 175/55R15 FILL the wheel well. I cannot...
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    Many ryders have hit on common notes. Honda...

    Many ryders have hit on common notes. Honda Goldwing the same for 17 years. Harley the same for 25 years. And they didn't change for a reason. I cannot imagine how Can Am could get a ryde better...
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    I bought Continental Procontact for the front...

    I bought Continental Procontact for the front about two weeks after I got the '14 RT. I've got about 40 K on them and still a lot of tread. My Altimax rear didn't fare so well. While standing...
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