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    Ride with my dad, and he would challenge you to...

    Ride with my dad, and he would challenge you to reconsider that statement. That 67 year old man tricks guys on sportbikes he comes upon to keep up with him in the twisties. :D
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    Day late, dollar short! I called it in post #5 ...

    Day late, dollar short! I called it in post #5 ;)

    :thumbup:
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    Sticky: I think a lot of the RPM debate is age related. ...

    I think a lot of the RPM debate is age related. Older people grew up in a time where engine technology was going from points to an electronic module. Engines back then were designed to just cruise...
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    I don't own a home (no utility bills) and I have...

    I don't own a home (no utility bills) and I have no problem buying anything on wheels. My credit score is over 800 though.
    I use a local credit union. I bought a new truck in 2018, and they had...
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    Modern synthetic oils don't just "go bad" in such...

    Modern synthetic oils don't just "go bad" in such a short time. The oil doesn't magically grow contaminants while sitting for an extended period. I'd run it until the mileage limit you want to...
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    At higher RPM's, there is more load going through...

    At higher RPM's, there is more load going through the drivetrain. The lag you are experiencing is probably just the computer taking a bit longer to cut the fuel and ignition of the engine to reduce...
  7. Thread: Is it legal

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    Their business, their rules. I don't think it...

    Their business, their rules. I don't think it would be in our country's best interest to force businesses to serve someone they don't want to.

    However, I would get in touch with the owner or...
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    That new Goldwing is a sexy bike. My dad picked...

    That new Goldwing is a sexy bike. My dad picked up a very nice '98 model early last year so my mother could ride more comfortably with him. He still has his '06 V-Strom with 100k miles he's put on...
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    The -T is an attractive option for sure :thumbup:

    The -T is an attractive option for sure :thumbup:
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    I don't see the Spyder as only being for the...

    I don't see the Spyder as only being for the disabled/elderly/weak/etc...I'm not basing any of my decision on 2 wheels vs. 3 wheels. I don't see it as that since I am not as passionate or die-hard...
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    Thanks for your suggestion. Unfortunately, I...

    Thanks for your suggestion. Unfortunately, I cannot bring myself to own or ride a "bagger" or other cruiser-style bike. The closest I can see myself coming to one is maybe a Yamaha FJR...

    Is...
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    HowTo: You can back the rear of the tow vehicle onto...

    You can back the rear of the tow vehicle onto ramps or blocks of wood to raise the tongue of the trailer.

    You can build and install "humps" on the trailer, at the correct location for the front...
  13. Thread: Tie down points

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    I know what you are saying. Always secure a load...

    I know what you are saying. Always secure a load like you are going to roll over on the highway. The potential legal ramifications of an unsecured load are enough of a reason...

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  14. Thread: Tire gauge?

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    I've been using the same gauge for many years...

    I've been using the same gauge for many years now. I'm very happy with it.

    With tire pressure gauges, the key is to find one that is consistent. It doesn't have to be 100% accurate. You can...
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    I have thought about that quite a bit. New seat,...

    I have thought about that quite a bit. New seat, rearsets, bars, risers (longer cables), and better grips...I just don't want to drop a grand or more into this bike and take the chance of still not...
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    Thanks fellas! I do need to ride one again. ...

    Thanks fellas!

    I do need to ride one again. The demo I did was with a group, riding on 35mph roads on the outskirts of town in a 20-minute loop. I may be worrying for nothing, but when you're...
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    I definitely need to do another demo ride. ...

    I definitely need to do another demo ride. Cam-Am's website is showing that the Spyder/Ryker demo event is scheduled at my local dealer on June 2nd. Problem with that, is that June 2nd is a Sunday,...
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    You may call them safety features, but I call...

    You may call them safety features, but I call them annoyances. There are several threads on here alone about the rear tire randomly locking up in a corner, sending people off the road and into...
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    Talk me into buying a Spyder - A few reservations

    Hello all! So I've been interested in the Spyder for a few years now (hence my early join date compared to this post), and I did a demo ride of one 2 years ago. If I do get one, it will be the...
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