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    Revzilla. $162 for the RT

    Revzilla. $162 for the RT
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    I have this 'automatic' battery charger which...

    I have this 'automatic' battery charger which detects the charge state and cuts off. Good for sure. I once had a large battery on charge but it didn't shut off. Literally melted the battery. Acid...
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    SON OF A GUN! The battery is less than two weeks...

    SON OF A GUN! The battery is less than two weeks old. WHO would have guessed. I chagred the battery until the charger tapered off. The bike STARTED. Thanks Jeriatric. That was the answer. I...
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    I will try to jump it. And thanks, apparently...

    I will try to jump it. And thanks, apparently the noise I hear is the fuel pump. So that's out..
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    It Almost Starts

    but it just hits and tries and hits and tries. Strong new battery properly connected. Nothing else connected. There is a whine I hear when it tries to start. Two days ago, it ran and started...
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    Search the forum for ecu. It is what you are...

    Search the forum for ecu. It is what you are wishing for.
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    The shop that some work on the bike seemingly...

    The shop that some work on the bike seemingly ripped it mostly off. Not going back. Thanks for all who provide me information and assistance. I've ordered a replacement from Spyderpops. Thank...
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    there are two parts to the gasket as I've seen at...

    there are two parts to the gasket as I've seen at Spyderpops. The part that is friction fit onto the bike but it has a larger rubber gasket attached. My question here is can I repair it myself or...
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    Frunk Gasket Fell Off

    On my '14 RT, after a shop visit, the round rubber gasket has fallen off. I 'believe' it is glued to the rigid gasket on the lip of the frunk. I noted that the ends fit under a flap with a snap...
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    You and every ryder should take the National...

    You and every ryder should take the National Safety Foundation Riders Course. I've been riding a very long time. With the Spyder, I was not doing well riding it. It didn't lean. The course taught...
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    Fuel cells to carry. 173675

    Fuel cells to carry. 173675
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    Summer Heat Control

    I have recommended this product because it works really really really well. It keeps you cold. They recommend next to your naked skin but I tell you, that's just too cold. You need a thin T-shirt....
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    I have recommended this product because it works...

    I have recommended this product because it works really really really well. Veskimo.
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    I'm curious why you still have the catalytic...

    I'm curious why you still have the catalytic converter. Maybe in that weird state, California, but everywhere else, a cat delete pipe is called for. Significantly less heat. Significantly. My...
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    Thanks for the comments as it has helped me ...

    Thanks for the comments as it has helped me average them to be about 35 mpg. more or less. I fill as full as I can get and that means drawing the nozzle out of the tank and slowly putting as much...
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    If the radio is off, you can hear the danger all...

    If the radio is off, you can hear the danger all around. Just sayin'. This is just me, mind you. The day I took my 14 RT home new from the dealership, I turned the radio on while in the garage. ...
  17. If you change tires, I have found that one of the...

    If you change tires, I have found that one of the first questions to ask is, do you have the correct size spindle to balance the tires. I had a shop replace a set of front tires. It was several...
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    This brings up a question I have had. Not...

    This brings up a question I have had. Not knowing if the owner has modified the ryde is the big question. I would expect that if I wanted more money 'than it was worth' that would be some clever...
  19. Thread: Self Leveling

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    I have the vanilla 14 RT. And manual fill is...

    I have the vanilla 14 RT. And manual fill is with an air compressor. The info is on pages 57 and 58 in MY book. The bladder in my ride leaks down. Not superfast but it does leak down. I took it...
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    When you ride, will you wear White Satin?

    When you ride, will you wear White Satin?
  21. Thread: ECU Flash

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    ECU Flash

    I rode to Wick-It in Shreveport, LA today to discuss the ECU flashing. They said that it takes a couple of hours for Stage 1 and cost, after all is said and done, $500. Somewhere on this forum...
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    I looked closely and tugged wires, found nothing...

    I looked closely and tugged wires, found nothing connected. Ignition off, key removed. I believe it was as someone noted, like a light switch. I took the battery to Batteries Plus. They checked...
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    Almost Dead Battery

    I WAS going for a ride this morning as the thunderstorm has passed. Not enough power to start or even ignite the computer. 7v. I have a charger on it and will see if that helps. The battery in...
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    Thanks for the info on ECU. Yes Lew, I do...

    Thanks for the info on ECU. Yes Lew, I do understand now. I'm just wondering why I have never once seen it mentioned here. But doesn't mean it wasn't, I just missed it. I'm game for the upgrade....
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    Pardon my ignorance but what is ECU tuning and...

    Pardon my ignorance but what is ECU tuning and what gets tuned?
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    There are 'jeans' manufactured by Bull It, UK I think. I have a pair of the 6 second pants. The lining is kevlar. Really comfortable actually. They go with me on long rides. And speaking of long...
  27. I have had TWO motorists (bad motorists) just...

    I have had TWO motorists (bad motorists) just pull out in front of me when I was two wheeling life. And in a third incident with a car, the car literally pushed me off the roadway because bikes...
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    Just one more thing. I have been running...

    Just one more thing. I have been running Continental tires since I bought the bike new. I changed after 600 miles based on recommendations that I read here. I am very happy with my tires and have...
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    Thanks for the replies. I appreciate it. My...

    Thanks for the replies. I appreciate it. My friend is still my friend. He's also an 18 wheel OTR driver. I would guess he is accustomed to seeing very large vehicles that DO require high...
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    Tire Pressure Argument for the 49th time

    I have read many members use 18 or so pounds of pressure in the front tires. My argument is that that is good. My wrecker driver friend says that I need 44 pounds in the front tires and I'm using...
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