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    Looked at modulars, but was unable to find one...

    Looked at modulars, but was unable to find one that fit properly (size 8 and 1/8 head, long and narrow). Have found that Arai works best for me.
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    Add me to the "have the whole set and like them"...

    Add me to the "have the whole set and like them" group. Keep in mind they are bargain bags, and soft luggage, and don't overpack or overstress them, and they will serve you well.

    As others have...
  3. Favorable Ryker review in The Guardian (major UK newspaper)

    A major UK paper has a short but glowing article about the Ryker. Oddly, it's not clear if the author actually rode one.



    Apparently in the UK you can operate one on a car driver's license. I...
  4. The zombie thread that won't go away. I've...

    The zombie thread that won't go away. I've inadvertently created a monster. Before anyone else tries to bring this back from the dead:

    - my questions were politely answered by some of the more...
  5. Yep, sorry, started new thread to talk about that...

    Yep, sorry, started new thread to talk about that and neglected to post again in this one.

    Went to one of those BRP-sponsored "Learn to Ride a Spyder" classes and spent some hours on a training...
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    Warlock, thanks for posting the pics. I've...

    Warlock, thanks for posting the pics.

    I've wondered how well modular helmets would handle chin bar impacts (as opposed to regular full-face helmets). Based on your experience, the answer seems to...
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    Good for the OP for having (mostly) good gear on....

    Good for the OP for having (mostly) good gear on. Undoubtedly saved him from being hurt much worse.

    And for the commenters who seem to be relying on divine providence instead of protective gear -...
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    Heh, just noticed this thread. Henderson CO (east...

    Heh, just noticed this thread. Henderson CO (east side of Denver).
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    A couple of notes, from personal experience: ...

    A couple of notes, from personal experience:

    - Road rash is really unpleasant, tends to get infected, leaves ugly scars, and is well worth avoiding. I'm lucky mine was limited to my legs - I'm...
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    Yes. I've already had my lifetime quota of road...

    Yes. I've already had my lifetime quota of road rash, and I'm pretty sure I'd have died 30 years ago if I hadn't been wearing a helmet when a little old lady "didn't see" me at an intersection.
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  11. Hmm. Well, maybe I can make a trip to Las Vegas...

    Hmm. Well, maybe I can make a trip to Las Vegas at some point, thanks.
  12. Any plans for visit to Denver area?

    Does Squared Away have any plans for visiting anyplace within a couple of hundred miles of Denver this year?

    (Had hopes of catching you in Council Bluffs in a few weeks but doesn't look like I...
  13. Thank you very much for that link - great info! ...

    Thank you very much for that link - great info!

    One of the dealers near Denver does laser alignments, but I think to the BRP specs, which doesn't sound like what I'd need. Might have to do a road...
  14. 175 pounds

    175 pounds
  15. RT Front Suspension Upgrades - Which First?

    I have a 2017 RT-S, and am trying to decide priority for some upgrades. I'm not a particularly "sporty" rider, and I would be happy enough with the stock suspension as far as handling in the curves...
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    A lot of good information in this thread, thank...

    A lot of good information in this thread, thank you all. I've followed Peter's advice to carefully check out the tires for defects, nothing obviously wrong that I am able to detect. I have set...
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    Thank you Peter, for a very informative reply. I...

    Thank you Peter, for a very informative reply. I have checked (and corrected) the pressures, but it didn't occur to me to carefully check out the tires in the way you describe (was making what I see...
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    This is belt vibration, right?

    In the process of putting the first few hundred miles on my 2017 RT. I've noticed an odd vibration that starts around 70 mph and smooths out at just over 80 mph. (Unfortunately, the maximum speed...
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    We stay as far away from cat herders as...

    We stay as far away from cat herders as possible!;)

    Actually, my user name started as a family joke. Way back in the mists of time, when the Internet was a new thing, my nephew and son had pet...
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    New Owner

    A while back I posted about problems during a test ride - had control issues due to two-wheel habits. As several folks suggested, the BRP-sponsored "Learn to Ride" course was a huge help - 3-4 hours...
  21. Actually, moved to Denver four months ago from...

    Actually, moved to Denver four months ago from Virginia. Spent nearly all my life in places where you got snow maybe twice a year, and 4 inches was a huge, world-ending blizzard. So I've some excuse...
  22. Oh, I did, indeed. My first time on a MC was on a...

    Oh, I did, indeed. My first time on a MC was on a dirt bike on my cousin's farm - rather a better newbie environment than downtown Denver...

    I'm thinking I might give one of those Can-Am "learn to...
  23. Well, I suppose that makes sense. You probably...

    Well, I suppose that makes sense. You probably won't be surprised to hear that I've never been on either an ATV or a snowmobile in my life.
  24. Spyder is REALLY different - tried test ride, barely made it out of the dealer's lot

    A (very nice and helpful) local dealer let me take a 2017 RT for a test ride today. I barely out of the parking lot before having to call it off. Unfortunately, I found that I'm profoundly unsafe...
  25. Thanks all for the advice and information. Have...

    Thanks all for the advice and information. Have arranged for a test ride on the 2017 RT next week; will have to see if I can get a ride on an F3 as well.
  26. Newbie Questions (RT Riding Position, F3 Cruise Control)

    Good Day folks,

    New to the forum. I'm another 60-ish motorcyclist looking at the Spyder - in my case, because I think it'll be easier on my beat-up arthritic body than my Versys.

    I'd been...
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