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    US1? Or some other road.

    US1? Or some other road.
  2. Thread: New Dash

    by PMK
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    Noticed you recently joined Spyderlovers. FWIW,...

    Noticed you recently joined Spyderlovers. FWIW, the cold solder joints failing seems to remain as an ongoing issue. Years ago another owner found exactly the same as you did. Repaired the solder...
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    The Spyder windscreen is plastic. Oem is...

    The Spyder windscreen is plastic. Oem is acrylic. It is common for acrylic to craze, which are essentially many, many micro cracks.

    Crazing happens for several reasons. Age of the plastic, as...
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    Been a while since I decided on and installed our...

    Been a while since I decided on and installed our rear tire. Pretty certain I accomplished a true measured roll out of the Kenda oem tire. It was very close in inflated measured diameter and roll...
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    The owner of the tire decided what tire he wanted...

    The owner of the tire decided what tire he wanted and the orientation it was mounted in. This was a while back and s.Drives were still readily available. His choice in all parameters.
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    Whine or static? Several possibilities. If...

    Whine or static?

    Several possibilities.

    If you ride two up, ask your wife or girlfriend to stop whining.

    Second, often a failed alternator diode could induce noise into an electrical system...
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    Overall agree, and based on your words, would you...

    Overall agree, and based on your words, would you consider the difference in performance critical for the single rear tire?

    A while back, a friend purchased a new rear tire that I helped him mount...
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    My thought was BRP did not believe it should...

    My thought was BRP did not believe it should require removing the cotter key to tension the belt. Regardless, I did away with the cotter key and went to a reusable safety pin. No more bending the...
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    Service interval per the manuals is fluid flush...

    Service interval per the manuals is fluid flush and bleed each 24 months. Years ago now, I posted about accomplishing the flush and bleed. Very easy to accomplish on the Spyder. I flushed all 4...
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    As I recall, the hole is drilled not through the...

    As I recall, the hole is drilled not through the threads, but through the stub end of the axle.

    In short, the cotter key does not prevent the nut from loosening, just prevents it from actually...
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    Guessing BRP does not like seeing these photos...

    Guessing BRP does not like seeing these photos circulating the internet...
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    Unlikely they will total it. You might consider...

    Unlikely they will total it. You might consider not detailing the story about experimenting with balance weights or that a new tire is waiting in the garage.

    Get a quote from the dealer for parts...
  13. FS: It is supposed to according to the manufacturers...

    It is supposed to according to the manufacturers sales info.
  14. FS: Lots of views, but apparently no interest. ...

    Lots of views, but apparently no interest. Thanks to those that had a look. Moving to the box of unused everything until discarded someday or disassembled and donated to another project.
  15. Thread: Parking

    by PMK
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    Agree that taking two spots is wrong, however if...

    Agree that taking two spots is wrong, however if the Spyder fits between the painted lines designating the parking spot, in a moto parking zone, the Spyder gets parked there.

    My obvious gauge is...
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    I may be wrong, but I tend to see some cupping on...

    I may be wrong, but I tend to see some cupping on the front tires. Not bad, just typical for oem Kenda tires at that mileage. Certainly have seen worse.

    Honestly though, when buying stuff,...
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    Absolutely. The RT622 is a great trailer that...

    Absolutely. The RT622 is a great trailer that matches the style of the Spyder RT series.

    Regarding these wheel hubs, they are no better, nor any worse than those on the Spyder itself at the price...
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    Again, you were simply fortunate there was a...

    Again, you were simply fortunate there was a means to grab the exposed lip of the bearing cup. These hubs I worked on had no such means. As I stated, the hubs inner diameter was a smaller diameter...
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    Simply, you were lucky to have an exposed edge of...

    Simply, you were lucky to have an exposed edge of the bearing cup to work with. The hubs I dealt with, the hubs casted bore was a smaller diameter than the bearing cup. There was no lip exposed to...
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    Wanted to add, a short while back I helped...

    Wanted to add, a short while back I helped another local rider replace the bearings on his RT622 trailer.

    The design of the hub was machined so there was no lip to catch and drive tne bearing...
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    Great low cost way to illuminate the trunk. ...

    Great low cost way to illuminate the trunk.

    Early on in owning our 14 RTS, I the same or similar light. When that light failed, I had acquired two Can Am Frunk lights. I wired those in to the...
  22. FS: Lowering price again, not changing original post...

    Lowering price again, not changing original post wording this time.

    https://************.com/shop/details/13/CAN-AM-SPYDER-12-VOLT-DOCKING-STATION-SRT-1U12-1-USB-1-12-Volt

    $85 shipped to the...
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    [SOLD] A portion regarding difficulty of selling this...

    A portion regarding difficulty of selling this trailer is the color. Granted it is a matching color and very cool if you have a Cognac Spyder. Unfortunately the Cognac color was only offered I...
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    Agree. Be prepared to clean the axles also,...

    Agree.

    Be prepared to clean the axles also, not only of grease, but possible light corrosion. Use maroon Scotchbrite pad for that.

    I cleaned and repacked our RT622 bearings recently. ...
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    Yes wheels...

    Actually, first the belt is aligned if needed. Then the front wheel toe in is set or aligned as it is often called.

    Spyders are pretty primitive in the front suspension /...
  26. FS: Shameless bump with reduced price...

    Shameless bump with reduced price...
  27. FS: LOWERED PRICE New RT series USB and 12 Volt Charging Port Setup $99 Shipped

    New, never installed. Removed from package for photo. Dual USB and one 12volt cigarette lighter type socket.

    $99 plus shipping, will only ship to USA lower 48

    Now $99 shipped to USA lower 48
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    Fronts, same tires as you, 20 psi. Our rear tire...

    Fronts, same tires as you, 20 psi. Our rear tire is a Yokohama s.Drive, 20 in that also.

    Previously, with Kenda fronts, I had to run 22 to 24 in the same rear tire. Currently very happy with the...
  29. [SOLD] Did not check the part number, but likely the...

    Did not check the part number, but likely the same setup we have been running for years. Out of the box settings were good. Slight increase in front ride height. Realigned after installing and...
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    Rates and preload...My experience knows excess...

    Rates and preload...My experience knows excess preload tends to make the bike pitch. Little preload can make the bike vague. Typically road bikes run a softer spring and more preload on account of...
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