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    Sticky: This comment was not to be taken literally, but...

    This comment was not to be taken literally, but rather was an attempt to have new riders realize they are not in an enclosed vehicle when riding a Spyder, and the experience is not going to be the...
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    You have been given the remedy to your problem in...

    You have been given the remedy to your problem in some of these posts.

    Thought I would add this paragraph from the Do's and Do Not's for New Spyder Owners thread:

    Cruise Control Hint:
    When...
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    An old thread, I realize, but was surprised no...

    An old thread, I realize, but was surprised no one mentioned the list of potential reasons for a fire on 2012's and 13's; especially "senior members".

    Three recalls happened in 2012 and 2013, and...
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    Sticky: I have mine hooked-up at all times when not...

    I have mine hooked-up at all times when not riding, with the top-cover on it. That is the smaller cover that only covers the top-half of the Spyder. A full cover would likely not present a problem...
  5. I use a cramp-buster, and only ride on back...

    I use a cramp-buster, and only ride on back roads; as twisted as I can find. I have arthritis and have no choice but to use one. A cramp-buster works well when having to constantly change speeds;...
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    I get disappointed when I hear people say these...

    I get disappointed when I hear people say these things. Just so you know, bike buyers under age 30 buy more Harley's than any other bike. Check your information out before you speak ill of others. ...
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    U.S. demographics will affect several businesses...

    U.S. demographics will affect several businesses over the next 10-15 years. There is a drop in the population just after the last baby-boomers go into retirement.

    Housing is an area that many...
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    I like the 998 RTS I own, and I have plenty of...

    I like the 998 RTS I own, and I have plenty of experience with both the 998 & 1300. The 998 engine is a great motor if operated correctly. No regrets of owning one. ;)
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    Sticky: The post was/is merely a suggestion from many who...

    The post was/is merely a suggestion from many who have years (since the Spyder inception), and miles of experience with the 998 Spyder. Your view would be a minority view. However, there are some...
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    Sticky: You have valid questions. First, all engines...

    You have valid questions.

    First, all engines will have wear, as you know; and certainly there are various types of wear on an engine depending on how it is run, or how it is operated under load....
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    Sticky: No offense but this has been parsed, covered,...

    No offense but this has been parsed, covered, uncovered, cooked, stewed, and broiled. This info on the two different engines has been verified through several years practical experience and data by...
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    Sticky: No reference directly to the F3; but rather the...

    No reference directly to the F3; but rather the 1330 engine itself. It is mentioned and covered.
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    Sticky: There is generally a rule about tires... do not...

    There is generally a rule about tires... do not use tires after 6 years -- period. It is also important one looks at new tires for their manufacture date. While it is rare, a dealer could sell you...
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    This appears to be a known problem. See this...

    This appears to be a known problem. See this link to learn more about it: http://www.spyderlovers.com/forums/s...=1#post1134444

    A cracked vacuum hose has also been a culprit causing shifting...
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    I will slightly differ with many of the posts on...

    I will slightly differ with many of the posts on here. I own several types of vehicles and ride them often.

    For me, my Harley Ultra Limited is much smoother than my Spyder(s) (900 series and...
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    Sticky: It is explained in detail within the text that is...

    It is explained in detail within the text that is specific to the 1330 engine if you re-read just that section (very first post).

    In short however, for the 1330's, the important thing to...
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    Sticky: It is mentioned within the text, but is specific...

    It is mentioned within the text, but is specific to SE5 & 6. I will change it to include manual shift as well.

    SE5/SE6 shifting problems / Cracked Vacuum Hoses:
    Cracked (dry-rotted) vacuum...
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    Sticky: While this information does seem to apply only to...

    While this information does seem to apply only to the SE5; the shifting points and rpm's do apply for the manual shift 900 series engine and tranny.

    Coming off a Harley V-twin, you'll need to get...
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    Woodstock Spyder Ryders Jim Potts Motor Group...

    Woodstock Spyder Ryders
    Jim Potts Motor Group (Dealer)1033 Wanda Ln Woodstock, IL 60098 815-338-0640

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/woodstockspyderryders/photo.php

    They are a great,...
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    Sticky: Depends on the warranty you purchased. However,...

    Depends on the warranty you purchased. However, a BRP warranty is taken care of at any authorized dealer; just like it is with any just about any manufacturer.

    Personally, I buy where I get my...
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    Sticky: If you have a 6th gear, then you have the 1300...

    If you have a 6th gear, then you have the 1300 engine; in which case you do not follow shifting and rpm instructions for the 998 engine.

    Instead, look for where shifting the 1300 instructions...
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    by Illinois Boy
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    It is in the manual where the clutch locks at...

    It is in the manual where the clutch locks at 3,000 (+/- 200) for the 900 series 5-speed. The auto down shift may shift at 2500, but that is a downshift, not an up shift. A big difference.
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    Just for the record... It was a couple women...

    Just for the record... It was a couple women divers... :)
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    Bi-monthly is my suggestion. Any less then you...

    Bi-monthly is my suggestion. Any less then you lose the impact, any more and you have deadline and content issues to contend with.
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    [QUOTE=gkamer;1072589]I wonder if these are DOT...

    [QUOTE=gkamer;1072589]I wonder if these are DOT certified?

    After looking at their site, it says it is DOT certified, as well as certified for some other countries' requirements...

    I think it is...
  26. Thread: Governors

    by Illinois Boy
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    Rev-limiter or governor... tomato tomato... ...

    Rev-limiter or governor... tomato tomato...



    A governor, or speed limiter, is a device used to measure and regulate the speed of a machine, such as an engine.

    Basically a rev-limiter...
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    Look... this occurs no matter the vehicle. Drive...

    Look... this occurs no matter the vehicle. Drive a Ford, make fun of Chevy. Ride a motorcycle, make fun of a trike (and a Spyder IS as trike).

    I own a Spyder, and a Harley. I ride other brands...
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    Look... the bottom-line is; pay attention to what...

    Look... the bottom-line is; pay attention to what you are doing when riding/driving; and do not assume you are as capable as you may think at multi-tasking when doing so.

    Too many feel they are...
  29. I do not have it in writing; but it is true. Go...

    I do not have it in writing; but it is true. Go to your dealer and tell them you want the air-scoops installed because of heat on your machine.

    Do not let your dealer tell you otherwise. Force...
  30. I would have to agree with you on this one... I...

    I would have to agree with you on this one... I forgot about the TB problems. Good call.
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