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    I have an original year 2008 GS Manual and I like...

    I have an original year 2008 GS Manual and I like to ride in shorts. Me and jeans in the summer just doesn't work. I found a solution to the problem on the really hot days. In Sept I got a new 2018...
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    HowTo: This method would have saved me a bunch of time...

    This method would have saved me a bunch of time messing with those belt adjustment bolts on previous wheel pulling events. Really is an easier way of doing this.

    Thanks !!
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    I have a 2008 GS manual and the belt used to make...

    I have a 2008 GS manual and the belt used to make a lot of noise. I figured out you need to adjust the belt to have it right in the middle of the pulley, if it rests on the shoulder it makes noise,...
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    HowTo: 2008 GS, Removing Rear Tire

    Hi Guys, My original year 2008 Spyder has 34K miles on now (bought Nov 2008). I have removed the rear tire multiple times and on the re-install the adjusting of the belt is always a little pain. I...
  5. My local dealer in Waterbury, Ct told me they...

    My local dealer in Waterbury, Ct told me they would get me out on a F3T so hopefully in the next week or so I will test drive one. If I like it I will be putting my 2008 GS up for sale and then find...
  6. I have an android phone, when you stream Sirius...

    I have an android phone, when you stream Sirius is that using Data on my Verizon phone plan ?? I don't have unlimited data.
  7. 2017 F3T, How to Connect a Satellite Radio

    Hi Guys,

    Does anyone know how to connect a Satellite Radio to a 2017 F3T. I am looking at a new bike and it shows "4-Speaker Audio System w/ USB Port". What is needed for a Satellite Radio ?? Is...
  8. The heat is an issue on my 2008 GS. I ride with...

    The heat is an issue on my 2008 GS. I ride with shorts a lot and my legs can get close to being burnt on really hot days. The high revving with the 5 speed (80 mph is like 6k rpm) would be really...
  9. 2008 GS Manual Upgrading to 2017 F3T Auto, Thoughts Please

    Hi Spyder Lovers,

    I have a 2008 GS manual (36k miles) and an thinking about upgrading to 2017 F3T. I have had the GS since new in 2008.

    Anyone made this upgrade and what's your impressions on...
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    Belt Issue Fixed

    Hi Guys, checking back in now. I thought I was going to be able to fix the bearing in the rear pulley myself but ran into issues. When I dead blow'd hammered out the bad bearing all the ball bearings...
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    Yes, as soon as I got the tire off I could...

    Yes, as soon as I got the tire off I could clearly see where the issue was. My friend has the same bike (2008, manual, Yellow) with like 45k miles and he has not changed any bearings on his yet. He...
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    Found Issue Trying to Keep the Belt Aligned on the Rear Pulley

    I found the issue why I cant get the belt to stay on the rear pulley correctly. As soon as I pulled the rear axil and had the rear tire off the bike it was clear the bearing in the actual Pulley was...
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    I'm pulling the back tire off tomorrow and...

    I'm pulling the back tire off tomorrow and inspect everything. Start from scratch on the belt adjustment after it is back together. I will advise what I find next week.
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    I ride with 3 guys with these bikes, 2 have that...

    I ride with 3 guys with these bikes, 2 have that "Sports Fender" and the other replaced his fender brackets and got those additional support brackets. I like that look better than the sport fender...
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    I do not have a belt tensioner on my 2008 w/ 32k...

    I do not have a belt tensioner on my 2008 w/ 32k miles. I have read about them that it helps with the vibration but never went that route. I know the vibration causes the rear fender brackets to...
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    every time I make an adjustment I tighten down...

    every time I make an adjustment I tighten down the axil, drop it off the lift and take it for a 1/2 mile down the road and back. Backing up the bike it always does wired stuff. I have had this bike...
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    I agree about the 1/8 of an inch riding off the...

    I agree about the 1/8 of an inch riding off the shoulder. Before I changed the back tire the belt always rode against that shoulder and it made a lot of belt noises at lower speeds. Once it rode that...
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    I have not touched the front pulley or the bolt...

    I have not touched the front pulley or the bolt holding it on, it looks fine when doing a visual inspection along with the belt (no signs of wear). I was thinking about pulling the back wheel off to...
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    Belt issue, 2008 GS Manual (Silver)

    my belt has started to ride about a 1/4 inch off the rear pulley. I have tried adjusting moving both pulley side tighter and non pulley side looser and every other combination. This is not the first...
  20. I have replaced those gaskets at least 4 times. I...

    I have replaced those gaskets at least 4 times. I try to keep those clamps tight as my deal has recommended to check and keep them tight. This makes them last much longer, as soon as they have a...
  21. I actually did replace a larger hose as well...

    I actually did replace a larger hose as well (maybe like a 1/2 ID hose) that comes off the bottom of the air box (left side) to the throttle body (maybe like 8 inches long), didn't look bad but...
  22. Getting back to you guys on my problem. Had...

    Getting back to you guys on my problem. Had nothing to do with a valve adjustment like I thought. I pulled the fuel filter off and could barely blow through it. I got one that fit from napa, wasn't...
  23. I had my DPS changed from a recall many years...

    I had my DPS changed from a recall many years back. About 6 weeks ago I noticed it was cutting out a little on a short ride. I did a battery re-set and all the DPS plugs I could get to I unplugged...
  24. 33k and she still runs like a bear. Have not...

    33k and she still runs like a bear. Have not noticed any lose of power (thing loves triple digit speeds on the hwy). My buddy that tuned me on to this awesome machine back in 2008 (he has a premier...
  25. I had my bike in to Columbia Motor Sports spring...

    I had my bike in to Columbia Motor Sports spring 2016, had a coolant leak I could not find, ended up being the collector and hoses needed replacement ($300ish to repair). I asked the mechanic about...
  26. K&N was recharged in the spring, thinking that...

    K&N was recharged in the spring, thinking that should be fine... looks good
  27. the fuel filter has never been changed, I was...

    the fuel filter has never been changed, I was thinking I would do that before I started this thread. its right in the open with some of the top plastics off and not expensive. Will have that done by...
  28. I replaced the wires and plugs at around 19,000...

    I replaced the wires and plugs at around 19,000 miles. Used the BajaRon wires which is way better than OEM (as you guys mentioned). I had my dealer in Ct looks at them before I put them on and he...
  29. if a vacuum hose was bad wouldn't it run bad all...

    if a vacuum hose was bad wouldn't it run bad all the time. Its starts and runs fine when cold or cooled down.
  30. 2008 Spyder manual shift, starts rough after hot 33,00 miles

    starting to have an issue once its hot and shut off for say 15 minutes I have to turn the throttled and crank before it starts. Then runs rough for a couple minutes. I tried putting new OEM NGK plugs...
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