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  1. Thread: F3 limited

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    Following.

    Following.
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    For me, it's Victory gear. Not only did I sell...

    For me, it's Victory gear. Not only did I sell my Victory, the factory stopped making them. So I'm a real dinosaur parading around advertising Victory.
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    After reading here how fussy the electronics are...

    After reading here how fussy the electronics are in Spyders, for adding electrical accessories, I installed a fuse block. It's mounted over the battery and is energized only when the ignition is on,...
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    Is that a Kendon trailer?

    Is that a Kendon trailer?
  5. Thread: Gas cap

    by RICZ
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    I had a machine repair biz for over 40 years and...

    I had a machine repair biz for over 40 years and learned that WD-40 leaves a sticky residue. Customers would use it on a sliding mechanism and complain that it worked for a while, then things got...
  6. Thanks for posting that. I'm going to be...

    Thanks for posting that. I'm going to be checking my park brake for that wobble and adjust it looser if there isn't any.
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    Vehicle warranties are always best (no pun) from...

    Vehicle warranties are always best (no pun) from the manufacturer. Independent insurers can and have disappeared without notice and they aren't there when you need them most. Stick with B.E.S.T....
  8. Thanks Merlot....I am a big fan of DYI work...

    Thanks Merlot....I am a big fan of DYI work arounds. i'll be making a trip the Harbor Freight too.
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    What sad story with a sad ending that beat the...

    What sad story with a sad ending that beat the odds.
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    In my post #2, I was referring to car tires on...

    In my post #2, I was referring to car tires on cars. Not to take away from what Blueknight and others have contributed about tires for our Spyders. When it comes to putting new shoes on my F3L, I...
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    I have caught CR pulling too many fast ones that...

    I have caught CR pulling too many fast ones that I can not trust what they print. As I type this, our car is getting a set of Nokian four season tires. I was going to get Michelins, they said...
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    Those customer connections (or whatever BRP calls...

    Those customer connections (or whatever BRP calls them) are energized when the key is on, so I have found. But learning here about the bike's fussy electronics, I added a fuse block for accessories...
  13. Thread: windshield

    by RICZ
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    F4 measures vertically from the tank and I find...

    F4 measures vertically from the tank and I find that confusing. 7Jurock and some others measure the w/s from top to bottom along the w/s centerline. My F3L came with a 12" w/s which is way too low....
  14. Thread: Thanks

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    I used to worry about what kind of world we are...

    I used to worry about what kind of world we are leaving our kids. Now I worry about what kind of kids we are leaving this world. One thing the Greatest Generation experienced that millennials were...
  15. Thread: Thanks

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    I was a school kid during WWII and saw the...

    I was a school kid during WWII and saw the articles and photos in dad's morning newspaper (he was 4F but worked in a defense plant) and I also saw the news reels at the movie house. I was most...
  16. Thread: windshield

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    Many here have the F4 brand and it's a good one. ...

    Many here have the F4 brand and it's a good one. I had good experience in the past with 7Jurock and I have their 16" with a flip. Low enough to see over, yet good wind protection.
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    Nicely done video. Thanks. A club I ride with...

    Nicely done video. Thanks. A club I ride with is comprised of about half women and they are off and riding more than the guys. There have been rides where I am the only male. When I tell some...
  18. You can not stop growing older, but you can stop...

    You can not stop growing older, but you can stop growing old. I ride with two clubs where everyone is younger than me, by a lot and when I am with them, I'm thinking I'm one of them. I also have a...
  19. Thread: Dart Clips

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    Here's one of many.......

    Here's one of many....
    https://leadersrpmshop.com/can-am-new-oem-dart-293730080/
  20. Oh you know it kid! It was so nice to open the...

    Oh you know it kid! It was so nice to open the hood of a car and see the pavement on either side of the engine. Besides the engine and what's on it, the only things residing there were a radiator,...
  21. If you two do get together, my advice is you...

    If you two do get together, my advice is you don't do it for him. You tell him what to do and he does the hands on. That will be a real confidence builder for that person.
    I have a great...
  22. Smart man! If one is good and confident with...

    Smart man! If one is good and confident with tools, it pays in many ways to DIY. We read way too many "I got it out of the shop and all hell broke loose" stories on this forum. I don't know how...
  23. Thread: Gas cap

    by RICZ
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    I guess mine came from an even less perfect world...

    I guess mine came from an even less perfect world as nothing helped short of filing the latch piece down. Being either lazy or efficient,, I tried the lubing bit first, and still, no go. I'm happy...
  24. Thread: Gas cap

    by RICZ
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    I was assuming you knew that and your cap was as...

    I was assuming you knew that and your cap was as tight as mine was. Glad this came to a good ending. Thanks Troop for mentioning that.The good news is, peeps now know what to do if they buy a new...
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    Looks like you are well on your way to being a...

    Looks like you are well on your way to being a good Spyder pilot. You're getting the details worked out fast.
  26. Thread: Gas cap

    by RICZ
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    I live in a blue, sanctuary, crime ridden city...

    I live in a blue, sanctuary, crime ridden city and I don't want to switch to a keyless cap. All it took was taking it apart and filing down the latch. I did try lubing originally, but that didn't...
  27. Thread: Gas cap

    by RICZ
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    Ann and Troop....In a perfect Spyder world, those...

    Ann and Troop....In a perfect Spyder world, those suggestions work. But when you get one with a cap that requires a hydraulic ram to close, it's a different ballgame that requires a modification.
  28. Thread: Gas cap

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    Lucky you. You got one without that problem. ...

    Lucky you. You got one without that problem. But others, including myself had to deal with caps that are difficult to close. Fortunately, I found the solution and I hope that helps those like the...
  29. Thread: Gas cap

    by RICZ
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    I had the same problem. I took it apart (placing...

    I had the same problem. I took it apart (placing a cloth over the hole) and filed the spring latch down for a looser fit. It closes easily now.
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    Fast 3 wheeler. :ohyea:

    Fast 3 wheeler. :ohyea:
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