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  1. Thread: Checking oil

    by AeroPilot
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    The recommendation on Page 125 in the manual says...

    The recommendation on Page 125 in the manual says ride 9 miles, and and let idle 10 minutes, check within 2 minutes and gives Reliable oil level for your 1330 engine. I've tried other ways and...
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    TexO, we ran Kumhos on the 2011 RT and later...

    TexO, we ran Kumhos on the 2011 RT and later RTs and kept close to the 28 psi, but have since reduced pressure slightly-- they still roll & wear good and even for the most part.

    Now we're...
  3. We left the motel in Pratt, KS on our way home...

    We left the motel in Pratt, KS on our way home last Friday and the wind was out of the South at 10-20 mph; two hours later in Garden City, KS it was out of the N at about the same speed. ...
  4. There is always going to be some buffeting from...

    There is always going to be some buffeting from the big rigs, especially when there is a strong crosswind. Had two days of it on our last trip to Arkansas. Strong crosswinds and close proximity...
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    I felt that little grip/wiggle too when they were new

    Rapid Spyder- I too felt that grip/wiggle when I first put the General on my RT. I wasnt sure if if it was a little bit of the new tire mold release acting up or just how they grip. Either...
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    Pick either the Kumho, Altimax, or the others...

    Pick either the Kumho, Altimax, or the others mentioned and you will be happy. We have run Kumhos on our RTs and had good life and roll in the hotter SW temps, and any of the "stickier" tires...
  7. An excellent article on principles of heat...

    An excellent article on principles of heat transfer and numerical values for heat transferred. Thanks Falcon.. How that heat affects us depends on our age, physical fitness/circulation etc. I know...
  8. Like Ludwig and others have said - clean with Simple Green and

    The hardest part is getting down to look at the pads and on the front you can only see one side without a mirror. But usually a good spray down with simple green and the pressure wand if you can...
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    The extractor is another tool that can assist...

    The extractor is another tool that can assist around the garage to help with oil changes, I use one to start removing oil while I get under and start pulling the 2 plugs on my 1330 engine. It...
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    All the above are Mods work for how each...

    All the above are Mods work for how each individual enjoys their ride. Congrats on your limited and I agree the cupholder was one of the first adds to my 15 base RT.

    For me it made sense to also...
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    I have always liked the Kumho Ecsta here in the...

    I have always liked the Kumho Ecsta here in the arid west for its wear and roll, I got 23,500 mi on the last one. I have tried a couple of the General on my 15 RT and wifes 16 F3T and got 20,800 mi...
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    As Newtons second law states Force =Mass X...

    As Newtons second law states Force =Mass X Acceleration ; and therefore Acceleration = Force/Mass

    With a given force (hhp available) the acceleration will increase proportionally to a...
  13. Go to a Rally and in addition to checking out...

    Go to a Rally and in addition to checking out other bikes mods, if you're interested in tires, check out the tread patterns and wear and ask the riders. Everyone rides a little different and...
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    175222175223 Temps Cold-- then after a ride ......

    175222175223 Temps Cold-- then after a ride ... I like them within 0.5 psi like the manual says.. but then I'm a little OCD :)

    I just use a portable air tank with the tank pressure about 20-25...
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    175115175116 The parking brake motor is...

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    The parking brake motor is mounted to the upper right side frame tube on the Spyders. The three possible culprits are the electric motor that drives the cable cam wheel, the...
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    I choose to run car tires after getting the...

    I choose to run car tires after getting the useful life out of the OEM Kendas mostly for the longer wear life available from the harder compounds mostly found in car tires. Of the 16 rear tires...
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    175030175031 If you use the T0RX25 on the front...

    175030175031 If you use the T0RX25 on the front two bolts holding the side panels be sure to use wrist action and torque only as the brass nuts are easily pulled out of the composite flanges if you...
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    Nice report on your 15 RT and your maintenance...

    Nice report on your 15 RT and your maintenance skills. I also have the 2015 and have the same tires and have done the other maintenance you described. I also like the smoothness of the ride and...
  19. Thread: How safe?

    by AeroPilot
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    My Yamaha 750 provided many memorable rides in...

    My Yamaha 750 provided many memorable rides in the 70s, and met my wife then in the early 80s and after a few years work and life and a couple of close calls caused me to sell it. Then in 2007 my...
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    [SOLD] Do you still have the black bars? I would be...

    Do you still have the black bars? I would be interested in them shipped to Pueblo Colorado 81007
  21. Ditto on the same MPG for the F3 with the 12%...

    Ditto on the same MPG for the F3 with the 12% bigger Sprocket to the RT - we get the same mileage on the 16F3T as the 15 RT... also the wind drag is less on the F3 which helps depending on what...
  22. Biggest factor is how you ride... We fueled in...

    Biggest factor is how you ride...

    We fueled in Las Vegas, NM this morning with premium- 2016 F3T and 2015 RT and stayed in the Right Lane with the cruise set at 72 mph except for a few slower...
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    Dont know about Mobil 1 grease, but here is what...

    Dont know about Mobil 1 grease, but here is what I found on the Super Lube site from...
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    174624 The wifes 16 F3T just had the front...

    174624 The wifes 16 F3T just had the front sprocket replaced with a new one after she complained of a whining noise under load/acceleration. The shop said the splines were wore and replaced the...
  25. Our 2011 RT would smell up the garage after a hot...

    Our 2011 RT would smell up the garage after a hot ride... like Safecracker says helps to know the year and model but other know much more details. The 1330 models have been much less odorous...
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    True - We are fortunate to have a higher volume...

    True - We are fortunate to have a higher volume dealer with two CanAm trained techs about 25 miles from us. We have had several issues with the 4 Spyders we've enjoyed since 2011, and even though...
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    As your pics show the buildup is hidden behind...

    As your pics show the buildup is hidden behind the fans and hard to see and remedy without removal. Wifes 16 F3T was not as bad looking, but I still removed the fans to get to the inside face where...
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    174378 Willie - this is a pic of a Kumho on my...

    174378 Willie - this is a pic of a Kumho on my 15 RT after 20,000 miles. I got another 3,500 miles before changing it out and trying some Generals on the RT and wifes F3T. She only got 21,000...
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    Wow, interesting pics on the corrosion of the...

    Wow, interesting pics on the corrosion of the aluminum adjuster blocks. The wheel change tear down is a good time to clean and inspect for this kind of damage and thanks to a dry climate out...
  30. Thread: 2nd NEW TIRE

    by AeroPilot
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    174273 This is the General Altimax RT43 on my 15...

    174273 This is the General Altimax RT43 on my 15 RT that I replaced the Kumho with last May. The Kumho Ecsta got 23,500 miles and so far the General has 15,500 miles and should get thru the rest...
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