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    Yes the Quatrac 5's are really catching on ……....

    Yes the Quatrac 5's are really catching on ……. I've down to the Smokie's where you are a few times …. imho the " Rattler " is / was a much more fun experience …. NO CROWDS …. no LEO's …… have fun ….....
  2. " Spyder Police " !!!! ….. Dear Sir - if you are...

    " Spyder Police " !!!! ….. Dear Sir - if you are referring to my post about the weight of His trailer …. I'm sad that you think CARING about someone's Safety is some sort of Police action..... If you...
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    17-18 for cruising or a bit higher if you drive...

    17-18 for cruising or a bit higher if you drive faster in the " twistie's ".... something that has been reported here concerning the Kumho, is a loss of traction on wet roads, as the tire ages (...
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    As you may know I ( & Peter Aawen ) have had...

    As you may know I ( & Peter Aawen ) have had actual training that included pressures in tires, and what effect they have on traction in both wet & dry , hot & cold conditions …. for practical, real...
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    IMS, a long time ago I had a car painted at a...

    IMS, a long time ago I had a car painted at a H.S. automotive shop class ….. for the price of paint & materials …. they did a really nice job ……. good luck …. Mike :ohyea:
  6. Check and see if they were shipped yet …… worth a...

    Check and see if they were shipped yet …… worth a shot ….. the difference between those sizes are so small I don't think you'd notice it. ….. Mike :ohyea:
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    Gene I would PM or E-mail " Spyderjockey " and...

    Gene I would PM or E-mail " Spyderjockey " and find out when He had His first looked at …. I think He was about 75,000 mi. and didn't need them adjusted ….. worth a shot ….. Mike :ohyea:
  8. Years ago I introduced the members here to the...

    Years ago I introduced the members here to the Altimax RT43 …. at that time I thought it was the best tire available for any Spyder … But tires evolve and generally improve …. I still think the...
  9. My latest experience with - Tire Rack

    I recently bought a pair of tires from them …. Before mounting them ( or even un-wrapping them ) I sold the car they were to go on ….. So I contacted Tire Rack and told them what occurred …. What...
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    What negative comments ??? … There are some folks...

    What negative comments ??? … There are some folks on this forum who don't drink the Kool-Aid, and aren't afraid to question claims without proof ….. I don't think those are negative comments …… jmho...
  11. Maybe you have read what I have said previously...

    Maybe you have read what I have said previously about Towing MORE than 400 lbs. …. It's not what you can TOW …. it's about how much further you will travel when STOPPING ……. please be safe ….. Mike...
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    I believe most of the attendee's were familiar...

    I believe most of the attendee's were familiar with the deceased's sense of humor …...:roflblack: ……….. Mike :ohyea:
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    I don't know if you even read my reply ??? …...

    I don't know if you even read my reply ??? … whatever - based on what you have told us …. Spyders act differently than auto's when it comes to bumps or potholes …. a bump or hole that you barely...
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    :agree: with your financial philosophy ....

    :agree: with your financial philosophy . concerning what others have - do they actually own these things or ( in my mind ) do the people who LENT them the money really own them ???? . from what I...
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    The cause has been searched for many, many times....

    The cause has been searched for many, many times. …. I don't remember anyone ever finding it. putting a battery dis-connect in the system would work ….. however there are parts of the system that...
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    This sounds like the shocks are SHOT …. but I...

    This sounds like the shocks are SHOT …. but I find it hard to believe that's even possible at 1500mi. …. the 15 RT didn't have Pre-load spring adjusters so that isn't it either …..check to make sure...
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    The 165/60 R15 will fit fine, and I think that (...

    The 165/60 R15 will fit fine, and I think that ( I'm really splitting hairs on this ), at the best PSI ( 17-18 ) they might give a slightly better ride comfort . and being slightly narrower a tad...
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    In 14 this is when all the DESS issues started (...

    In 14 this is when all the DESS issues started ( an engineer decided to fix something that wasn't broken …. the result was / is now they are having problems with the DESS ) …. it can be fixed /...
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    Add an Amp :lecturef_smilie:..... Because I did...

    Add an Amp :lecturef_smilie:..... Because I did the speaker swap I can honestly say #1. - I like my music LOUD ( but it has to be clear ) and #2.- IMHO, if I could make mine louder it would cause...
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    I saw it on Fox News …. Maybe it's on U-Tube ….....

    I saw it on Fox News …. Maybe it's on U-Tube ….. Mike :ohyea:
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    Hi, I have the 14 RT, but this will pertain to...

    Hi, I have the 14 RT, but this will pertain to all Rt's thru 17 ….. I swapped out the speakers for JBL - GTO ( 2 amp ) model in 5.25 inch front and rear. for about $ 165.00 +/-..... I kept the OEM...
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    Utopia sells ( or did sell ) their backrests with...

    Utopia sells ( or did sell ) their backrests with TWO types of bracket attachments …. a reg. and one called " an Easy Out ", the E.O. model had a metal bar that slid into the main bracket that...
  23. Well you are breaking in a New machine ….. MY 14...

    Well you are breaking in a New machine ….. MY 14 RT was giving about 33 MPG for the first 2000mi., then things began to improve .... now I average btwn 38-39 mpg, depending on how twisty the roads...
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    The Ultimate - Prankster

    I saw the video clip on this tonight,….. scene : at the Graveside, at the end of the service and the casket has been lowered into the grave ( this was an Irish funeral, some of my very, very distant...
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    :agree: … plus most Spyder owners are on the...

    :agree: … plus most Spyder owners are on the downhill side of the mountain ( I'm 72 )….. back in my early days with cars and mtc.'s there were things you could do to increase power HP, or Torque, ...
  26. FS: Actually the quotes I was getting were in the $...

    Actually the quotes I was getting were in the $ 850 + range ….. It's more than 2000 mi. to Nevada from Vt. ….. Mike :ohyea:
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    I believe the tire you are referring to is the...

    I believe the tire you are referring to is the VREDESTEIN Quatrac 5 ….. and what you saying makes little to no sense based on the " physical " difference between those two sizes …… 10mm is about...
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    May be this info will help …. Tennessee has 100...

    May be this info will help …. Tennessee has 100 plus counties in the State …. Dairyland ( or pick any other company ) .. might have a different rate for EVERY ONE of those counties …. believe it or...
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    I think what I used would be considered a "...

    I think what I used would be considered a " swivel coupler " …. I really hated the clunk, clunk, clunk, of the usual Ball type coupler …. Every time you stopped or started or slowed or accelerated it...
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    It's soooooo close to 5w 40 I wouldn't be...

    It's soooooo close to 5w 40 I wouldn't be concerned.... The only reason you would encounter " clutch " problems would be if your Spyder has the V_TWIN engine ….. they say don't use oil rated for SM...
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