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  1. Thread: Sport Mode?

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    I see the smaller sprocket on the Limited as a...

    I see the smaller sprocket on the Limited as a disadvantage. Less torque for passing at HWY speeds, carrying a (2) up load, and pulling a trailer. From post here and on FB, the larger sprocket...
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    We keep a can of hornet spray in each bedroom and...

    We keep a can of hornet spray in each bedroom and hidden close to each door in my daughter's apartment. Have firearms also, but would rather use hornets spray than risk something passing through...
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    (3) of us residences lived on a country, dead...

    (3) of us residences lived on a country, dead end, dirt road. Me in the middle. Neighbors between me and the HWY had a pit bull that would run beside and the pull in behind me no matter what I was...
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    My dad taught me the same thing, only it was...

    My dad taught me the same thing, only it was ammonia. He used to carry a squirt gun of it in a holster, on his rides. Got my first mc when I was 7yo and a paper route when 11yo. Had my own squirt...
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    The maintenance manuals for both the Audi and VW...

    The maintenance manuals for both the Audi and VW say to change the brake fluid every (2) years. This is because of water absorption. I think I will do the same with the Spyder.

    Regards,

    Don
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    I moved mine. Regards, Don 174631

    I moved mine.

    Regards,

    Don

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  7. Thread: Think about it

    by dondje
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    The healthiest people I have ever known, avoid...

    The healthiest people I have ever known, avoid doctors for all but the worst emergencies. And don't take pharmaceuticals to even so called - save their lives.

    Regards,

    Don
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    Been riding since I was being held by my mom,...

    Been riding since I was being held by my mom, riding behind my dad on his HD. Then later as a toddler, I was able to sit on the tank and hold onto the windshield brackets. I got my first two wheeler...
  9. Thread: Towing

    by dondje
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    Pete... In Washington State, the tow dolly...

    Pete...

    In Washington State, the tow dolly uses the dollied vehicles license plate and registration to be legally on the road. This requires the dollied vehicle to have one axel of wheels on the...
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    Fishtailing as speed increases is mostly cause by...

    Fishtailing as speed increases is mostly cause by not enough tongue weight to trailer weight ratio. Not aero dynamics.

    https://www.facebook.com/diplyhumor/videos/822698707871734/?t=29

    Regards,...
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    Jimmy...3D printing has sure come a long way in...

    Jimmy...3D printing has sure come a long way in the last 25 years. Fun stuff. 3D computer modeling has been the favorite part of my jobs for over 30 years. Working on a custom trunk and trailer hitch...
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    Mike... You seem to underestimate the...

    Mike...

    You seem to underestimate the difference a 6% larger contact patch can make when it comes to PSI (pressure) on the road, and the area that water has to be dispersed from under the tire to...
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    The 175 is .39" wider and the sidewall is .215"...

    The 175 is .39" wider and the sidewall is .215" taller. So there could be a slight hydroplaning and sidewall flex disadvantage with the 175. Some might consider more sidewall flex an advantage. But...
  14. Duarte... Arrows point to the side case...

    Duarte...

    Arrows point to the side case mounting plates on an F3T. Also, you will probably have issues with the electrical/electronic system. The tail/brake lights are mounted in the side cases....
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    Wait till you dive into a turn at 70mph, throw...

    Wait till you dive into a turn at 70mph, throw your weight while you crack the throttle and turn your wheels back, as you drift the rear around the corner. Just like ol Doc Hudson! More fun than...
  16. The more deterrents you have, the longer, and in...

    The more deterrents you have, the longer, and in the case of using a cutting wheel to disable, the louder. No "gone in 60 seconds" having to cut loose and drag onto a trailer. Especially if you also...
  17. True - However in Washington State, when an out...

    True - However in Washington State, when an out of State vehicle is involved in an accident with a WS resident, the resident can demand that authorities impound the out of stater's vehicle until the...
  18. Keep it covered to help keep people off of it. ...

    Keep it covered to help keep people off of it.

    For security, I would put in a concrete filled, thick steel, mailbox post at the curb and use a quality chain/cable to lock the Ryker to it. Could...
  19. Thread: Preppers

    by dondje
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    The big issue with generators for me is the cost...

    The big issue with generators for me is the cost and availability of fuel. The larger generators use gals per hour. The little Honda is more like a quart. In a subterranean concrete vault the noise...
  20. Thread: Preppers

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    There are books on the subject. Too much info...

    There are books on the subject. Too much info needed to put down here. As for electricity, I live rural and mine has been out for as long as (3) weeks, and I can expect at least (1) 3-7 day outage...
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    I do too. However from the video, it looks to me...

    I do too. However from the video, it looks to me like it is lacking a great deal in the protection and support that my daughter's Hit Air vest has. Hers blows up around the neck, locking the neck and...
  22. Thread: drivers license

    by dondje
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    Mikey... I see you asking if you can take your...

    Mikey...

    I see you asking if you can take your "drivers license" test on a can am. I Washington State you cannot. You have to take your "drivers license" test in a motor vehicle. Motorcycles are...
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    They have been available the whole time and...

    They have been available the whole time and evolving. Most just failed to buy them as they have been very expensive to buy and operate. Closer now than ever before to being affordable, and they are...
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    Admittedly most of the trials are in the south,...

    Admittedly most of the trials are in the south, so snow is not an issue yet. With 5G communication, snow won't be an issue in any city unless the vehicle is out of its element. Cheap transmitters are...
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    That is not true. All deaths and injuries world...

    That is not true. All deaths and injuries world wide have been taken into account for the current statistics. AV are running about 3x safer for deaths per millions of miles driven than human driven....
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    At over a half billion miles logged in the USA,...

    At over a half billion miles logged in the USA, AVs already been proven to be safer than human drivers per million miles driven. Vehicles are being tested in multiple cities that don't even have a...
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    Disconnecting the belt from the rear sprocket is...

    Disconnecting the belt from the rear sprocket is a quick and simple job. I think you could just tie it out of the way and not have to remove it. I wouldn't worry about wheel bearings, though some...
  28. You hit the pavement at 70mph. From that moment...

    You hit the pavement at 70mph. From that moment you are slowing, so you don't travel the 102.6 in a second. Good jeans can make it through to the stop. Been there, done that.

    I didn't say they "do...
  29. They are acclimated. Don't know what air...

    They are acclimated. Don't know what air conditioning is. I sleep with one blanket in the winter with window open. The ink in the printer has frozen. Buff with AC blasting in the summer. Tried riding...
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    Isn't anyone concerned about running their tank...

    Isn't anyone concerned about running their tank dry or at least to the point the fuel pump is high and dry. Running tank fuel pumps dry is supposed to increase wear. The fuel is a lubricant for them....
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