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    Crushed vertebra with chronic pain. I have a...

    Crushed vertebra with chronic pain. I have a TENS unit that I use when riding the Spyder, driving the truck or flying in a plane any time it is going to be over a couple of hours. I won’t get on a...
  2. One of our guys wears this. He said it supports...

    One of our guys wears this. He said it supports his helmet and works for him. ...
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    If you have warped rotors the brake pedal will...

    If you have warped rotors the brake pedal will pulse as the pads are pushed out and in by the rotor.
  4. Thread: Helmet security

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    Here's my solution:...

    Here's my solution: https://www.spyderlovers.com/forums/showthread.php?114538-Helmet-clip

    $5 worth of stainless steel, 1 hour of labor and it's nice to have a little project to work on.
  5. Thread: New Guy Here

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    Last ride in Destin today, back to the great...

    Last ride in Destin today, back to the great white north tomorrow.
    1. light grip on the handles. 2. Don't change lanes REAL fast when passing or you'll go off the road. Yeah, I almost did that. ...
  6. In the olden days hooking up a trailer to your...

    In the olden days hooking up a trailer to your car could sometimes lead to hyper flashing because the load was too much for the relay and you had to install a heavy duty one. If that is the case...
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    Sorry...That's not cold, this morning before the...

    Sorry...That's not cold, this morning before the sun came up it was 2 degrees, a little bit of wind and the the weather unit said -0 wind chill. I'm not sure, but my old math days say that -0 is...
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    We are in Illinois, which has lots of salt as...

    We are in Illinois, which has lots of salt as well. So....taking the Spyder to Florida for February. You should try it!
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    Cargo mate

    I have a cargomate. 6 1/2 x 10. Semi-custom I guess, but they made it for me pretty quickly. I hopped across the border to Indiana, paid $2395 and then paid the sales tax in Illinois. Is this the...
  10. Thread: Trailer Question

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    Totally agree. Drove 350 miles in ice...

    Totally agree. Drove 350 miles in ice storm/sleet the whole way one November. Inside the truck warm and dry and the bike in it's enclosed trailer the same. The wife napped. Life is good.
  11. Thread: Antifreeze leak

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    Waterpump

    My 2016 RT leaked and it required a waterpump replacement. One day I could smell a whiff of anti-freeze, the next day it just poured out.
  12. Thread: How important?

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    Original tire

    The original tire from the factory is 225/50R/15.
  13. Thread: Helmet clip

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    Helmet clip

    Nicely done!!
  14. Thread: Helmet clip

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    Like this

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    Slips over the clip under the seat and the seat locks it.
  15. Thread: Helmet clip

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    OK that's weird

    I tried adding the new drawing and it would'nt but then it did I guess.

    Yes, I forgot I already added a 1/16 and so added it again. It only needs to be 1.625, although 1.69 won't hurt anything.
  16. Thread: Helmet clip

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    Easy

    Not when you have a milling machine in the garage and a supply of stainless. I think I spent about 30 minutes on the CAD and 30 minutes to make them. Also we retirees have to have projects and I...
  17. Thread: Helmet clip

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    Helmet clip

    Here's the drawing: 163864163864163865
    I did make a change to make the bar 1.625 rather than 1.5.
  18. Thread: Fuel

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    No ethanol

    Bryan is CORRECT, in the midwest especially around large metropolitan areas, the only gas without ethanol IS premium. All other octanes will have alcohol. And in Northern Illinois, within 60 miles...
  19. Highway pegs

    I need to be able to move my right leg and straighten my knee on my RT so I bought Lamonster highway pegs. I also bought the large size foot peg and it turns out the standard size would have been...
  20. Thread: Gear Possiblities

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    Joe Rocket

    My wife and I both have Joe Rocket mesh with CE armour and we find them very comfortable and well made. Maybe it's time for a new helmet? We have HJC modular helmets and being full face, I find the...
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    Motor Club

    I have motor club and I get a discount because I have Allstate, so it is $85 a year, although I think anyone can get that price if you just negotiate. They sent out a guy to change a flat because I...
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    Take it easy.

    I remember when trying to do multiple 45 degree banks perpendicular to a road at low altitude it scared the hell out of me until I finally said, "damn it, I tell the plane what to do not the other...
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    Branson

    A lot of pretty country down there for riding. Also Northern Arkansas centered around Harrison AR. https://www.arkansas.com/motorcycling/
    This area is spectacularly beautiful and just south of...
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    Spyder group

    We ride wth this group and it's a great bunch of people. https://www.facebook.com/groups/woodstockspyderryders/?ref=bookmarks
  25. Thread: Crutches

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    Rifle scabbard?

    On ebay: https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/5pUAAOSwbc5auG5q/s-l64.jpg
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    Brake handle

    For 3 months, every time I went to stop, my right fingers would go straight out and try to apply the front brake. I still do it sometimes.
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    Yes, yes I do!

    Hey you can complain all you want and again, everybody gets an opinion, just don't tell me it's a fact. FACTS as stated on this thread:

    "I believe I heard 1% come from the factory aligned...
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    I totally agree

    I'm with UtahPete. Especially about the tires.

    I'm a retired Engineer and I get just a bit tired of people who are not engineers or if they are, didn't design Spyders for a living, saying that...
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    Other towing

    Steveandbelinda,
    Here's why I need the RAM: 159140 Now, if I can just find a way to attach the Spyder trailer to the back of the boat trailer and then somehow the 14 foot catamaran for those really...
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    Pulling the cargomate trailer

    I am pulling the trailer with a 2014 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel. However, that is because I also pull a 6000 lb 26 foot long 9 foot wide sailboat. You can pull it with your car, BUT I wouldn't go very...
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