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    Symptoms of a dying battery.

    Symptoms of a dying battery.
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    Three years ago I was riding north in Utah...

    Three years ago I was riding north in Utah followed by my wife on our Goldwing and another couple following her on their Spyder. We were on a secondary road doing about 60. Out of the corner of my...
  3. I think the price you paid was about right. What...

    I think the price you paid was about right. What the dealer saved you in low labor costs were made up by overcharging you for the tire. It all evened out. (Except a lot of dealers will overcharge...
  4. Thread: Deer

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    Years ago I had them on my Goldwing. Heading out...

    Years ago I had them on my Goldwing. Heading out of Flagstaff in the early morning I spotted deer on the side of the road grazing. Thought to myself that this is a good test of my investment. ...
  5. Thread: Parking

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    Well, I guess I am a cantankerous old SOB. If I...

    Well, I guess I am a cantankerous old SOB. If I am riding a motorcycle and there are places for "motorcycle only" parking then that's where I will park if I like. For years I drove a ford F350 and...
  6. The rate at the dealer here is $120 per hour. ...

    The rate at the dealer here is $120 per hour. Flat rate for a tire change would be $48.00 per wheel + tire disposal, stems balancing and whatever else they add in. Another BRP bargain. The posts...
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    I think you should feel really fortunate that you...

    I think you should feel really fortunate that you were able to witness the incompetence of the person trying to masquerade as a mechanic. Just can't imagine how many things like this just get swept...
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    I had the exact same problem. Pushed me too far...

    I had the exact same problem. Pushed me too far forward. I found out I had the standard backrest bracket and it was not adjustable. The adjustable bracket solves the problem. I believe the cost...
  9. After reading the other responses here I got...

    After reading the other responses here I got curious and looked up exactly what I paid. I remembered the $30.00 figure (see post #2) but it was actually a TOTAL of $30.16 for both tires. Had them...
  10. Thread: HELP no start

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    :agree::agree::agree: If you could provide...

    :agree::agree::agree: If you could provide information about how the bike was secured by the tow driver that could prove to be useful. I am having all kinds of visions about Tommy tow truck driver...
  11. R&R front tires, mounting and balancing about...

    R&R front tires, mounting and balancing about $30.00 each. Maybe a little less. But shouldn't cost more..... Jim
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    Best guess..... Battery died. They do that and...

    Best guess..... Battery died. They do that and sometimes very suddenly. Good luck..... Jim
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    Great story. Sure wish all the other dealers...

    Great story. Sure wish all the other dealers would live up to Lamonts level of customer care. If they did, I'll bet this forum would be filled with touring stories instead of stories about trying...
  14. Thread: RT Service.

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    Count me as one of those with BAD Kendas. To my...

    Count me as one of those with BAD Kendas. To my untrained eye, they looked good. After addressing everything else I could think of, the tires were replaced. Suddenly the bike behaved as it should....
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    They don't even want to participate in motorcycle...

    They don't even want to participate in motorcycle shows..... Jim
  16. I would just tell him that the vehicle did not...

    I would just tell him that the vehicle did not come with a directional tire. That you DO NOT want a directional tire and that any motorcycle tire will not fit the rim. Sounds to me like you're...
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    Wishing you a speedy recovery. I have had 2...

    Wishing you a speedy recovery. I have had 2 surgeries on my left foot in the last 8 months. Both times required zero weight on the foot for a month. That is the hardest part of recovery. Then...
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    I agree with Peter. A sudden and unexpected...

    I agree with Peter. A sudden and unexpected problem after working on a vehicle is almost always a result of "What was the last think I did". Walk yourself backward and look at everything you...
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    Old Thread resurrected. Lots if interesting...

    Old Thread resurrected. Lots if interesting stuff and a lot of unfamiliar names. Shows the changing dynamics of the forum. My initials are JHB. I started using them along with CanAm when I had an...
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    A friend rode his 305 Honda from Seattle to San...

    A friend rode his 305 Honda from Seattle to San Francisco and back. Got off work Friday night and hit the road. Was back at work Monday morning. Made for a long weekend just for a "date". He was...
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    At least you know it's fresh. Wipe it off and...

    At least you know it's fresh. Wipe it off and slap it on the grill. Yummmmm..... Jim
  22. Very different IMHO. The leaning and balance of...

    Very different IMHO. The leaning and balance of your body are different. I still own a Goldwing and have over 300,000 miles on Goldwings. I have just over 30,000 on a Spyder. With a little PLP I...
  23. Thread: Rebuild a DPS

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    As I mentioned in my post #27, I don't think it...

    As I mentioned in my post #27, I don't think it is practical to try to upgrade the DPS system. But, somewhere in the back of my memory I seem to recall that it can be disconnected or bypassed. BUDS...
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    In my neighborhood, I can choose between two...

    In my neighborhood, I can choose between two dealers. There is the really slow one that is usually competent (when their ONE tech is not on vacation). But every single time there is a problem the...
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    Probably a jittery finger double hitting the key....

    Probably a jittery finger double hitting the key. Gotta calm those jittery trigger fingers with a good stiff shot of red-eye..... Jim
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    Easiest thing to do is reduce belt tension. ...

    Easiest thing to do is reduce belt tension. Yours is way too tight. TST61y014s05 suggests the tension on an F3 be set at 300N +/-100. I would adjust your belt before adding a damper...... Jim
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    I had a mechanic (can't remember who) tell me...

    I had a mechanic (can't remember who) tell me about installing a K&N on one of my vehicles (can't remember which one). He said increased air flow=less filtration. Not trying to create controversy. ...
  28. After reading the thread about MSM, I too bought...

    After reading the thread about MSM, I too bought some. I had my latest foot surgery 4 months ago. I have had foot, ankle, and leg soreness and swelling since then. Even went in to make sure I was...
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    If you do a search for "Wide Vu Mirrors" it will...

    If you do a search for "Wide Vu Mirrors" it will lead you to where I think you want to go..... Good luck Jim
  30. Thread: RT Service.

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    You would have to have a dealer who has a two-way...

    You would have to have a dealer who has a two-way telephone. I have never encountered one. Only seen dealers who receive calls (mostly on their recorders) but don't know how to call back..... Jim
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