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    If it is a used vehicle, find out if it is...

    If it is a used vehicle, find out if it is "certified vehicle". That can help if there are any immediate problems. I bought a "certified" used Spyder out of state and before I got it home both...
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    The OP said something went "pop" when he tried to...

    The OP said something went "pop" when he tried to start it. That has me thinking the problem could be a main fuse? or something like that. I am not familiar enough with the electrical system to...
  3. Bill of sale from the seller stating price, date...

    Bill of sale from the seller stating price, date and ser. number and purchasers name. In addition, you need the signed-off title. It doesn't hurt to have everything notarized..... Jim
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    I don't believe a Uhaul flat bed opening is wide...

    I don't believe a Uhaul flat bed opening is wide enough for the spyder. The Uhaul enclosed trailer's floor is not strong enough to support the weight of a spyder. I've looked at the possibilities...
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    Some tires are better than others at dispersing...

    Some tires are better than others at dispersing water. My personal thoughts; little difference between the "best" and "worst" wet weather tires. You may be able to drive a few MPH faster with the...
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    I would clean out ALL your electrical switches,...

    I would clean out ALL your electrical switches, anything exposed to the rain. But not use WD40. While it may provide temporary relief, it leaves a residue that will attract dust and dirt which...
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    Moon Landing and missed conversations

    Short story: I was a life long boater before selling my last cruiser 3 years ago. I spent an awful lot of time cruising the waters of Washington State and British Columbia. Over the years I came...
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    As mentioned, it is friction only and tends to...

    As mentioned, it is friction only and tends to come off when stuffing the frunk with things. Make sure it is correctly in place each time you close the lid. If it is not, you could bind the lid...
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    Not 10 minutes ago I read an internet article...

    Not 10 minutes ago I read an internet article about a Cadillac in Brooklyn, NY that finally got towed by the city after being parked in the same spot for 25 years..... and never moved. The news...
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    Thanks for the video. This resurrected a lot of...

    Thanks for the video. This resurrected a lot of personal memories for me. My father was a painter and sign designer. In retirement, he took up landscape painting and I believe Bob Ross was an...
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    Well, I didn't like either one of the...

    Well, I didn't like either one of the participants. I thought they were both were obnoxious. Big ego colliding with an agenda-driven jerk..... Jim
  12. Thread: Kinda hot

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    Hot here too. Yesterday it hit 114F. This...

    Hot here too. Yesterday it hit 114F. This morning (now) at 10:45 AM it is 109F and getting hotter. This is our "downtime" of the year as far as riding is concerned. About 2 more months to go...
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    Glad to chime in. Official high here today 114F....

    Glad to chime in. Official high here today 114F. Too hot to do anything except sit in the air cond. house and pester my friends on the forum..... Jim:chill:
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    Liability issue. Better to have all replacements...

    Liability issue. Better to have all replacements go out with zero miles than to make an error trying to exactly match one. This way Can Am is out of the loop when it comes time to attest to the...
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    I have a new pair of OEM shock assemblies...

    I have a new pair of OEM shock assemblies (springs installed). As close as my eye can tell, they are 18.75" eye to eye. Too stiff for me to extend or contract. The installed spring length is 8...
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    Well, now I am a bit confused and a little...

    Well, now I am a bit confused and a little concerned. I don't regularly ride my Spyder when it gets to 110F or higher. But I have. And when the ambient temperature gets that high, the temperature...
  17. I have a Goldwing and Spyder in the garage. I...

    I have a Goldwing and Spyder in the garage. I enjoy both. For a kick-in-the-pants leisurely ride or long-distance touring, I choose the Spyder. My anxiety level riding the Spyder is lower and more...
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    The thermometer will go well past 102F. The...

    The thermometer will go well past 102F. The reading on my bike historically reads high by 7 degrees. When I ride in 110F temperature it will read 117F..... Jim
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    Four pin square on both bike and trailer..... Jim

    Four pin square on both bike and trailer..... Jim
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    When I adjusted mine, it didn't feel like the...

    When I adjusted mine, it didn't feel like the mirror was moving. It was very subtle. But when I looked, low and behold, it did in fact move..... Jim
  21. Not my favorite team but now my favorite owner. ...

    Not my favorite team but now my favorite owner. A class act..... Jim
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    Push a little harder. They are really stiff........

    Push a little harder. They are really stiff..... Jim
  23. Thread: Shock install

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    Thanks for finding that. That's what helped me a...

    Thanks for finding that. That's what helped me a lot. Good luck to the OP..... Jim
  24. Thread: Brake failure

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    I wonder just what ratcheting system the mechanic...

    I wonder just what ratcheting system the mechanic ordered.....? I would run away from this shop FAST. I would be terrified having this mechanic work on my brake system knowing he hasn't seen this...
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    I experience hand/wrist discomfort when riding my...

    I experience hand/wrist discomfort when riding my bicycle. I found that wearing tight-fitting nose pickers (fingerless gloves) helps..... Jim
  26. Thread: Shock install

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    Nothing has to come off. Not even panels. It...

    Nothing has to come off. Not even panels. It takes some time, finesse, jacking/lowering, open-end, and box wrenches to get to that upper bolt. And small hands help a lot. (Like my wife's') ...
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    OK, I guess I am going to be the negative nag. ...

    OK, I guess I am going to be the negative nag. In your Avatar, it looks like your bike is black and yellow. Your stripes are blue. If your bike is, indeed black, I would have had black stripes. A...
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    I sold one of my Goldwings with an 1800cc engine...

    I sold one of my Goldwings with an 1800cc engine a couple years ago. It had close to 200,000 miles. Ran and sounded as good as when new. Serviced regularly with oil and filter every 5K miles. ...
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    When you sell the vehicle you must declare that...

    When you sell the vehicle you must declare that the mileage shown is not the true actual mileage. That statement will be added to the vehicle title forever. This may affect the value of the vehicle...
  30. Going to be my next tires. Thanks..... Jim

    Going to be my next tires. Thanks..... Jim
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