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  1. Of course it is...but only at night.

    Of course it is...but only at night.
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    Sounds like you have several viable options. The...

    Sounds like you have several viable options. The whole idea is these things are supposed to be fun. Good luck.
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    It's not a BRP "system" issue. You should try...

    It's not a BRP "system" issue. You should try owning a boat or helicopter. Almost all trikes are harder to get serviced and repaired than a Spyder. Maybe you just don't want to own anything...
  4. Thread: Riding boots

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    I wear my steel toe Doc Marten's most of the...

    I wear my steel toe Doc Marten's most of the time, but just puttering around the neighborhood I sometimes wear Rocky combat boots. I also have a pair of western style motorcycle boots, but I rarely...
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    Glad everyone is OK. Interesting footnote about...

    Glad everyone is OK. Interesting footnote about the debris wedging between brake pedal and floorboard (pun intended). Nice that you were able to keep your head and get the Spyder stopped without...
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    I find it unfortunate and regrettable that it was...

    I find it unfortunate and regrettable that it was even a subject of discussion on a thread started by a member reporting an injury accident between motorcyclists. I'll withhold my lecture on the...
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    To the group, I apologize in advance. I didn't...

    To the group, I apologize in advance. I didn't bring it up. I didn't seek this out. But here it is, and conscience dictates a response.

    The American flag is not a political symbol. Neither is...
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    Don't blame you one bit. "Relationship" is a...

    Don't blame you one bit. "Relationship" is a two-way street, and it is THEIR business to earn it.
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    You got some good insight here in other comments....

    You got some good insight here in other comments. Y-trikes handle more like an ATV or snow mobile than a motorcycle. I like to think of suggesting course corrections instead of controlling them on...
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    Motorcycles are kinda like helicopters. Some...

    Motorcycles are kinda like helicopters. Some people refer to some of both as choppers. The standard safety briefing for a CH-47 (Chinook) includes a warning about hydraulic fluid on the rear ramp...
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    :agree: :b2b:, but the soft tissue is shot. ...

    :agree: :b2b:, but the soft tissue is shot. :cheers:
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    Most I've done at that speed is about 4 hours in...

    Most I've done at that speed is about 4 hours in TX, 1 up. I ride a 2012 RTSE5 with the 998 engine. I have not noticed any drop in gas mileage due to higher speed, only stop-n-go traffic. I...
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    WrapMySpyder did mine. It's in my garage. Check...

    WrapMySpyder did mine. It's in my garage. Check it out.
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    When I was in Suncoast Motor Sports (Clearwater,...

    When I was in Suncoast Motor Sports (Clearwater, FL) a couple months ago, they had about a half dozen new Rykers, 0 new and 1 used Spyders, and 0 F3s. I wanted to test drive an F3 while my Spyder...
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    Congratulations and glad you made it safely. You...

    Congratulations and glad you made it safely. You hit a good shop. Knew they had you over a barrel (time crunch...2nd hand purchase) and did the right thing!

    I'll just add (for posterity) that I...
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    They took ours from TX to PA terminal. Then from...

    They took ours from TX to PA terminal. Then from PA to FL. We needed about a 4 week delay from pick up to delivery due to the closings on the 2 houses, household goods move, etc. and it took 6...
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    We used this company to ship my Spyder RT and my...

    We used this company to ship my Spyder RT and my wife's Yamaha Stryker from TX to FL. They are awesome. They haul all the new HDs to dealerships and back-haul privately owned motorcycles. Here's...
  18. Thread: LED USA Flag

    by Musashi
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    These laws vary from state to state and are...

    These laws vary from state to state and are selectively enforced. But it is pretty common in many states that blue and red lights are prohibited or proscribed in certain ways. I know people who...
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    Wow! My Spyder costs me less than $30(US) per...

    Wow! My Spyder costs me less than $30(US) per year in taxes (excluding excise tax on fuel and sales tax on maintenance).
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    Just buy another Spyder and keep one at each...

    Just buy another Spyder and keep one at each house.
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    Totally not the discussion I expected this to be....

    Totally not the discussion I expected this to be. :roflblack:
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    The answers here are going to be all over the map...

    The answers here are going to be all over the map for good reasons. A lot depends on what your list of priorities and pet peeves are. I bought a garage-kept 2012 RT SE5 A&C model from a guy I knew...
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    Looking at the F3 for my next Spyder and just...

    Looking at the F3 for my next Spyder and just wanted to say this thread was pretty educational. Thanks to everyone who posted.
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    Thanks for the tip. I'll check them out. Can...

    Thanks for the tip. I'll check them out. Can you stand on them without them flexing? I just can't see paying $400 - $900 for a pair of floorboards.
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    Right. About every other year, these fluids...

    Right. About every other year, these fluids should be changed regardless of mileage. The Spyder Tech at the dealership I use now recommends staggering them by a year to keep the budget impact down....
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    My 2012 RTSE5 A&C has been 100% dealer serviced. ...

    My 2012 RTSE5 A&C has been 100% dealer serviced. Can Am dealers do...in fact...recommend a major service at 13k miles that costs about $1000 at the 3 dealerships in 3 different states I am familiar...
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    I see what you did there. Retired at 40 (52...

    I see what you did there. Retired at 40 (52 now), but I took a part-time job this year to fund some home remodeling projects and what not. I typically work 2-3 days/week manning the office at a...
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    What is this "winter" of which you speak? We...

    What is this "winter" of which you speak? We moved to FL to avoid cold wx ops.
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    Who Rides a Spyder to Work?

    Just got to wondering who else rides their Spyder to and from work? I've been retired for years, but recently took a part-time job for extra cash and I ride my Spyder to/from work a fair bit of the...
  30. I've ridden quite comfortably at 75 mph with air...

    I've ridden quite comfortably at 75 mph with air temps in the 20s and in moderate rain with air temps in the low 40s. But it's all about having the right gear (when you have heated hand grips, that...
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