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  1. 2015 and newer 1330 engine Spyders start much...

    2015 and newer 1330 engine Spyders start much faster. Do not need to wait for the screen. Gauge sweep, foot on brake, mode, park brake, start.
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    If its a brand new shock that is leaking, ask...

    If its a brand new shock that is leaking, ask Elka to sway it out. Where did you buy them? Ask for an exchange. Any product can have initial defects. My Elkas are over 4 yrs old and working just...
  3. BRP specs are all with the shock at full...

    BRP specs are all with the shock at full extension. IE bike lifted and swing arm hanging on the shock. The tension rises as the swing arm goes up and the ride height varies with bike and load. The...
  4. Thread: New rear tire

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    We aim for 90 to 100 lbs with the wheel lowered...

    We aim for 90 to 100 lbs with the wheel lowered on the shock stop. (spec was 95). On most RTs this nearly eliminates belt vibration. Most F3s still need a tensioner to get rid of it.
  5. Thread: New rear tire

    by jcthorne
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    First, when changing a tire correctly, the...

    First, when changing a tire correctly, the adjusters do not normally need changing. Leave the belt alignment alone.

    Second, once you know how they work and how to adjust them, they work very well...
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    All Spyders, 2008 to current use the SAME...

    All Spyders, 2008 to current use the SAME diagnostic connector. ALL.
  7. Is there air in the rear air spring? 40 to 50...

    Is there air in the rear air spring? 40 to 50 psi?
  8. A pair of full mesh pants is cooler to ride in...

    A pair of full mesh pants is cooler to ride in than shorts. Your legs will be in the shade all the time and breath just as well. Same goes for a mesh jacket vs a sleeveless t-shirt up top.
  9. Please stop with the fear mongering nonsense. ...

    Please stop with the fear mongering nonsense.

    I will publicly state that I have no problem using legally licenced BUDS software to change an operation setting in the ECU that the owner has asked...
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    Been using it for a long time and it really does...

    Been using it for a long time and it really does work very well, especially with a pressure washer.
  11. The current replacement part is a new wheel. It...

    The current replacement part is a new wheel. It comes with the bearings already installed in it by the way. Available silver, black and chrome.
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    Remove the lower shock bolt and lower the rear...

    Remove the lower shock bolt and lower the rear swing arm. You will have sufficient slack to remove the belt.
  13. The set I pointed to allows you to choose 2...

    The set I pointed to allows you to choose 2 plates and stack them on the tool or the support pin. thus you choose both outer and inner diameter sizes for the driver. You do have the pilot to center...
  14. If you would rather not buy the single use BRP...

    If you would rather not buy the single use BRP tool for $45, you can buy a complete set for every size bearing you could ever need to install for about $70
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  15. There are NO states with emissions inspections...

    There are NO states with emissions inspections for motorcycles. Not even California. And technically the large SS tin can is the primary muffler in the diagrams and manuals, not the cat converter...
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    Be glad they shipped you one with a wheel clamp...

    Be glad they shipped you one with a wheel clamp that actually worked. One of the worst companies I have ever had the displeasure of dealing with.
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    Never met a tool I did not like. I have been...

    Never met a tool I did not like.

    I have been accused of operating the Spyder shop for the sole purpose of buying tools.....
  18. I painted my cat with VHT flat black and so far (...

    I painted my cat with VHT flat black and so far ( a few hundred miles) its saying put. Helps the big silver tin can disappear under the bike.
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    The Shad bags mount and keep the factory...

    The Shad bags mount and keep the factory passenger grab rails. I have them.
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    They are not covers. I removed the calipers,...

    They are not covers. I removed the calipers, epoxy coated them, applied new Brembo logo decals and reinstalled the calipers.

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    I do. Ranger tire machine and balancer in the...

    I do. Ranger tire machine and balancer in the man cave....er spyder shop....

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  22. Thread: ECU Flash

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    IF the second ECU was programmed to YOUR bike. ...

    IF the second ECU was programmed to YOUR bike. you cannot swap ECUs among bikes without programming changes.
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    Buy the bike first. Concentrate on best price...

    Buy the bike first. Concentrate on best price for the bike and the bike alone. All the upgrades are separate and you get no credit for the factory parts. Buy the upgrades separately and get the...
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    The Niken is not an alternative to a Spyder. Its...

    The Niken is not an alternative to a Spyder. Its a motorcycle with extra front traction. None of the stability of a reverse trike at all.
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    Goldwing trikes are aftermarket only and most of...

    Goldwing trikes are aftermarket only and most of the dealers will not touch one. The few that will work on them will not do warranty service. You are on your own.

    As bad as BRP service can be,...
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    Unfortunately we have seen several RTs succumb to...

    Unfortunately we have seen several RTs succumb to the same fate. Not as many as F3s but far more than zero.
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    NO. Do not remove old weights. The tire/wheel...

    NO. Do not remove old weights. The tire/wheel assembly needs to be balanced first, then apply the Centramatics. The small centramatics used for Spyders can only handle about 2 oz of imbalance.
  28. Thread: F 3-t

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    No, in 2016 the radio was optional on the T,...

    No, in 2016 the radio was optional on the T, standard on the ltd. In 17 they no longer offered the T without a radio.
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    Sprocket is steel, not aluminum but not hardened...

    Sprocket is steel, not aluminum but not hardened like the shaft. The current BRP recommendation is moly spline lube, not loctite.
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    If there is red oxide dust on the pulley face,...

    If there is red oxide dust on the pulley face, the splines are failing and the Sprocket needs to be replaced. The current method BRP recommends is moly spline lube not loctite on the splines. You...
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