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  1. It has always been true that a few 'SM' rated...

    It has always been true that a few 'SM' rated oils will work in the 998 engines. SM means friction modifiers (additives which reduce friction). You don't want friction anywhere EXCEPT in your wet...
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    Move to Tennessee. No inspection... No sticker....

    Move to Tennessee. No inspection... No sticker. Problem solved! :ohyea:
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    Then you definitely need to look at your shocks....

    Then you definitely need to look at your shocks. Especially if your current shocks have non-adjustable spring pre-load. And you definitely need to get the rear shock sorted out if it is losing air....
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    I also had good luck with the cut-off wheel. I'll...

    I also had good luck with the cut-off wheel. I'll have to check with SpyderPops to see what Sawsall blade he is using. I know he makes quick work of them. I think it is a pretty cool way to go about...
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    Upgrade shocks will certainly help. Especially if...

    Upgrade shocks will certainly help. Especially if your front shocks are not adjustable. I make 'Shock Adjusters' which add load adjustment to the stock, non-adjustable front shocks. It's a less...
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    I am wondering if you had a suitable blade in...

    I am wondering if you had a suitable blade in your Sawsall. I believe that SpyderPops uses a Sawsall for all his Ryker installs. It's a bit easier to control than a disk grinder with a cut-off blade...
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    I'd say an RT is definitely in your future. It...

    I'd say an RT is definitely in your future. It will make a world of difference to the passenger.
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    I think you might be on to something here. That...

    I think you might be on to something here. That was a definite defect as opposed to engineering of the later model Spyders which makes it difficult to splice into power for aftermarket ad-on's.
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    I don't see it as a real problem. We all need...

    I don't see it as a real problem. We all need reminders at times. Certainly myself included! It's all good at the end of the day.

    I also owned a 1998 Valkyrie. One of the best rides I ever owned....
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    Exactly! As long as it is an honest question and...

    Exactly! As long as it is an honest question and not someone trolling or trying to stir the pot (which is not the case here). I'd say Bring It On!

    I have discussed this subject with Harvey Clark...
  11. Frankly, I was not all that hyped about getting...

    Frankly, I was not all that hyped about getting my 1st Spyder in 2007. Lamont was hyped enough for both of us, I'd say.

    Then, I was even less thrilled when I first began to ride it. It was nothing...
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    The reason is that BRP recommends a wet clutch...

    The reason is that BRP recommends a wet clutch rated oil for the Ryker. But I think this is more a case of sell what you have than recommend what might be best. Just speculation. But it is a valid...
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    Yes... You DO NOT want to apply any of this...

    Yes... You DO NOT want to apply any of this information to a Spyder with both wet clutch and transmission lubrication needs. Using an automotive, engine only oil in a Spyder would be very bad indeed!...
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    I am not recommending anything yet because I have...

    I am not recommending anything yet because I have not personally run it or tested it. But frankly, I cannot see where it's going to be a big deal to run engine oil in an engine. I like Amsoil because...
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    The burning question is... Why use a motorcycle...

    The burning question is... Why use a motorcycle specific oil (designed for a wet clutch and transmission application) when the Ryker requires neither of these? Why not use an automotive oil which has...
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    Along with the other things mentioned, rider...

    Along with the other things mentioned, rider weight, riding style, road surface, even ambient temperature can affect how well the wheels hug the ground. On a rough road surface, the shocks probably...
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    I don't think the learning curve is ever actually...

    I don't think the learning curve is ever actually 'Over'. But it does level out a great deal after about 1,000 - 1,500 miles. :thumbup:
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    Wow! This boarders on the pathetic! With the KYB...

    Wow! This boarders on the pathetic! With the KYB shocks on the Rally, the spring should be down and the adjuster on top of the spring.

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    The drive belt for the Spyder is over-engineered...

    The drive belt for the Spyder is over-engineered for the job it has to do. It can take some abuse and keep on going just fine. Bearings for the input and output shafts... Not so much. Especially on...
  20. Run your front tire pressure at 19~20 PSI, if you...

    Run your front tire pressure at 19~20 PSI, if you are not already. Laser alignment by a qualified person would also be high on my recommendation list.

    Riding in the mountains is THE BEST!~
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    I do not have a recommended tire pressure for the...

    I do not have a recommended tire pressure for the Ryker yet. I'm working on that. Don't know which Ryker version you have. But I am also curious as to where you have the front shock pre-load set....
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    I would like to know what tire pressure you're...

    I would like to know what tire pressure you're running in the front. Also, how did you find the install process as far as ease/clarity of instructions, etc.?

    Thank you!
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    True, if the dealership is too lazy to do a...

    True, if the dealership is too lazy to do a thorough job. Frankly, I am surprised that they would even say this. It would be easier to just lie and say they did hook your Spyder up to BUDS.

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    It's all about where the CVT is designed to keep...

    It's all about where the CVT is designed to keep the engine. You can set it for fuel economy and sacrifice performance. Or you can set it for performance and sacrifice economy. Everything is a...
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    You are RIGHT! I've been getting so many orders...

    You are RIGHT! I've been getting so many orders for the Ryker bar kit (and I do have it listed on our Facebook page). That I'd forgotten to update my Banner Ad Page here on Spyderlovers. I just...
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    Kudos to you! That is a Bear of an install! I've...

    Kudos to you! That is a Bear of an install! I've done very few projects more frustrating or difficult. Reminded me of one of those steel wire puzzles where you keep thinking you almost have it...
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    This does sound counter intuitive. But is, in...

    This does sound counter intuitive. But is, in fact, a good practice if done correctly. Not necessary unless your drive belt is squeaking. But be sure the squeak is not due to the belt rubbing on the...
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    :agree: :thumbup: Though I would check into it...

    :agree: :thumbup:

    Though I would check into it further to be sure. Another option is to raise the front of the Spyder and spin the wheels by hand to replicate the condition. Then you'll know for...
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    Very happy with my 900 Rally. It's a blast to...

    Very happy with my 900 Rally. It's a blast to ride, easy to get used to. And looks awesome!

    Are there things I want to change? Of course! I have already made some changes. But it's a pretty tight...
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    Sounds like you did your due diligence. Anything...

    Sounds like you did your due diligence. Anything can go wrong. Bad oil coolers are pretty rare. I wonder if it took a rock or something?
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