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    You need to get it fixed pronto. Once DESS...

    You need to get it fixed pronto. Once DESS errors once, it will get worse and leave you stranded somewhere.
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    I suggest neither option. Forget using GPS via...

    I suggest neither option. Forget using GPS via your phone and BRP Connect. Its a nonstop exercise in frustration. Save yourself the extra expense and futility and get yourself a GARMIN and the...
  3. I will be at Spyders in the Hills in Kerrville TX...

    I will be at Spyders in the Hills in Kerrville TX in Oct and can handle all years Spyders.
  4. I will be available in Cleveland the morning of...

    I will be available in Cleveland the morning of Tues Sept 3rd if you want to meet up.
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    The pin has been removed as part of the hitch...

    The pin has been removed as part of the hitch installation for years. Guess BRP decided it was no longer needed at all.
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    The tin foil trick is temporary at best. Might...

    The tin foil trick is temporary at best. Might get you home from a bad situation but its not a long term fix.

    Replacing the DESS module does not permanently fix the issue either, just resets the...
  7. Yokohama S-Drive 205/55R15 or its newer...

    Yokohama S-Drive 205/55R15 or its newer replacement that is available in some areas the Advan Fleva same size and nearly identical tire.
  8. You do NOT want an asymmetric tread tire on the...

    You do NOT want an asymmetric tread tire on the rear of the Spyder. In the event of hydroplane, the forces of the water exiting the tire are not equal and will cause the tire to skid to one side...
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    Not prejudice. Actual hands on experience with...

    Not prejudice. Actual hands on experience with MANY of these low quality poorly constructed tires. The defects they ship would never pass qc at top tier brands. Exposed bead reinforcement, moulded...
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    Its very simple really. Cheap, low quality...

    Its very simple really. Cheap, low quality chinese tires. Its really amazing there has not been more of these type failures with the very weak construction Kenda tires.
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    Headed out in the morning to fill a few in over...

    Headed out in the morning to fill a few in over the next 3 weeks....
  12. Because when you have diffeculty with a worn...

    Because when you have diffeculty with a worn component or installation glitch, Bajaron will take care of things pronto. The other guys are NOT known for quick and efficient help. Just excuses. ...
  13. One is a quality product and sold with great...

    One is a quality product and sold with great customer support by a sponsor of this forum.

    One is none of those things.

    Cannot say much more.
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    Yoko has replaced the S-Drive with the newer...

    Yoko has replaced the S-Drive with the newer Advan Fleva in the US as well. Transitioning now as there is still some old stock of the S-Drive around and the Advan just becoming available in the...
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    Actually he is right. The black rubber membrane...

    Actually he is right. The black rubber membrane / gasket works exactly as he described on ALL Spyders. The vent does not expose the fluid in the reservoir directly to ambient air when the cap(s)...
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    HowTo: its not that hard but the screws are inside the...

    its not that hard but the screws are inside the fender so you will need to unbolt the rear fender from the swing arm to do the job. Then its just remove and replace the tail light assembly and tuck...
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    Have the dealer look at the frame where the...

    Have the dealer look at the frame where the A-arms attach. If those are bent, you have a bent frame and the bike will be totaled. The good news in this situation is the claim is faster to process...
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    I did not save any but they were also posted over...

    I did not save any but they were also posted over on Facebook by a few folks in the Ryker groups.
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    BRP published photos of the new Ryker colors on...

    BRP published photos of the new Ryker colors on instagram over the weekend. Full body color like Spyders, fenders and all. Blue, Orange, white and another.
  20. Very cool. I had the pleasure of driving a small...

    Very cool. I had the pleasure of driving a small block AC Cobra for a few laps at speed on Hallet Motor Racing Circuit a few years back. Lot of fun to drive even if I did not fit in it well.
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    Yes, have seen it on 17s and 18s as well. Have...

    Yes, have seen it on 17s and 18s as well. Have not had a 19 do it yet but its just a matter of time. The sprocket part is unchanged 2015 to current and at least the 2018s were still being installed...
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    We have sold and installed a great many Yokohama...

    We have sold and installed a great many Yokohama S-Drive size 205/55 R15. Great quality tire with better traction than the oem tire. Other Spyder shops sell this tire too. Its a near perfect size...
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    To get the codes, with the orange screen...

    To get the codes, with the orange screen displayed and the bike on but not running, do this:

    174751
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    HowTo: You can download the instruction sheets with...

    You can download the instruction sheets with photos from BRP.
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  25. 1330cc: No, Custom Dynamics makes a replacement cover. ...

    No, Custom Dynamics makes a replacement cover. This has been an issue on the Spyders since the first GS models. Incidentally the F3 uses the same tail light assembly as the RS. BRP does not sell...
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    I use the manufacture required minimum of 91 or...

    I use the manufacture required minimum of 91 or better as long as its available. The once in a while that only regular is available or 90 is premium, I will use it and move on but I CAN tell a...
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    our experience has shown that the sprockets that...

    our experience has shown that the sprockets that have repeated failures were not installed with the required spline lube or the previously recommended loctite.
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    20w50 is too thick for a dohc engine with long,...

    20w50 is too thick for a dohc engine with long, hydraulic tensioned timing chains.

    5W40 is the correct weight for use up to 125deg F. Does it get hotter than that in Florida?
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    [SOLD] PM offer sent for all of it.

    PM offer sent for all of it.
  30. Were it not for BEST, my 2015 F3 would be in the...

    Were it not for BEST, my 2015 F3 would be in the landfill by now. The cost to repair was more than the bike was worth. BRP covered it with a complete new powertrain. They did not hesitate to cover...
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