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    No doubt there! I swear these "reverse trikes"...

    No doubt there! I swear these "reverse trikes" (lol) were made for the winding back country roads. Truly a wonderful experience! Cheers!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7DbttUS2hU
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    Looks to me that the seating position is...

    Looks to me that the seating position is considerably lower. Better center of gravity means much better handling. With the added power and if the seating/leg position allows for aggressive cornering,...
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    So true! Looks like I wouldn't be hang doggin' it...

    So true! Looks like I wouldn't be hang doggin' it in the twisties.
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    That thing is muscular looking! The only thing...

    That thing is muscular looking! The only thing that doesn't seem to fit with me is the handlebar tubing. Maybe a trapezoidal tube handlebar riser powdercoated black would be nice and fit the chiseled...
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    Easy to do if you've done brakes on a car. Just...

    Easy to do if you've done brakes on a car. Just be very careful with the clips that hold the brake pads. They break very easily. I had to make a new clip out of a spring I had in the tool box because...
  6. The Nitto is the NT450. Was pretty cheap. Had it...

    The Nitto is the NT450. Was pretty cheap. Had it mounted and balanced by a local MC shop. They are a dynamite shop that specializes in high end super bikes. Didn't trust the dealer to do it. You'll...
  7. Burned the factory rear tire out in under 4K...

    Burned the factory rear tire out in under 4K miles(no hole shots. Just aggressive cornering). Went to a Nitto on the rear. 15000 plus miles with only a few thousand to go. I found the Nitto wore in...
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    Lake Bomoseen VT. The Wave is the ultimate "solo"...

    Lake Bomoseen VT. The Wave is the ultimate "solo" cat. The "big" air machine. 20-30's and they really crank. To be honest, way more of an adrenaline rush than any spyder or sled. When it takes off...
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    Water tem-50 degrees Air temp-45 degrees...

    Water tem-50 degrees
    Air temp-45 degrees
    Snowing when I came in.
    Perfect day except for my ankle being swollen as big as a baseball. Heading back out on Thursday. Supposed to blow 15-25 with gusts...
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    What I do when I'm not riding!

    Here's some footage from yesterday out on the Hobie (my first passion). Something different for y'all....


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMs6rYBUoZs
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    Take a spring off of one of the pads without...

    Take a spring off of one of the pads without breaking it. Go to a hardware store with it and by a similar diameter, long coil spring. Take 2 needle nose pliers and make one out of the spring you...
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    Bedding process complete and in 170 miles not a...

    Bedding process complete and in 170 miles not a peep out of the brakes. No squeaks, squeals, chirps. Dead Silent! That stuff really works.:thumbup:
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    Got a big ride tomorrow with the wifey. Gonna...

    Got a big ride tomorrow with the wifey. Gonna finish the recommended bedding process on some "east podunk" road. It's gonna be a Sunday so the idiots:sour: will be out in force and the weather is...
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    New EBC Rotors and Pads! NICE!

    Had badly warped rotors on the front of my RS. Ordered a set of EBC's and got the pads from BajaRon. Would have ordered everything from him but wasn't aware of him carrying that stuff until I did...
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    Bumpin' it! Clock is ticking!:yes:

    Bumpin' it! Clock is ticking!:yes:
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    I just strip down to my "skivies" and ride on. I...

    I just strip down to my "skivies" and ride on. I always carry a bar of ivory soap with me for those occasions.:yikes:
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    I tend to wait until a wheel falls off. I know..I...

    I tend to wait until a wheel falls off. I know..I know...:yikes:
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    Ride-In May 18-19

    Ride scheduled for May 18-19. Anyone is welcome to roll in on Friday evening as well. Putting out some "feelers" to see who is interested. This is 2 weeks prior to Americade. Would like to do a ...
  19. Thread: Bad Vibes

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    I consider the Spyder a "Canadian Rattle...

    I consider the Spyder a "Canadian Rattle (vibration) Trap".:roflblack::roflblack::roflblack: I still just can't imagine riding one of these more than a couple hundred miles in a day. You think they...
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    Bump

    Bump
  21. Thread: Aaaaaagh!!!

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    I will never forget the first and only time that...

    I will never forget the first and only time that happened to me but was on a sport quad rippin' thru the woods. I was several miles in and hit a rock. My hand came of the grip and inadvertently hit...
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    Unmodded our RS' would get in the 25-30 range...

    Unmodded our RS' would get in the 25-30 range consistently. After spending a considerable amount of time tuning my RS SM5 (dual cans, high flow filter, air box plumbed to the hood scoop and JB Pro...
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    :roflblack::roflblack::roflblack::roflblack::roflb...

    :roflblack::roflblack::roflblack::roflblack::roflblack::roflblack:
    Welcome to our world here in VT! Snowmobile suit ,heated gloves, neck warmer, polypro liners w/smartwool socks and -60 rated snow...
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    Mount Tabor. Approximately 12 miles north of...

    Mount Tabor. Approximately 12 miles north of Manchester off of Rte 7.
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    Welcome Harry!

    Welcome Harry!
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    VT Ride-In May 18-19- All are welcome!

    Planning a ride in here in VT. Please post any questions and correspondence in the group section within the following link. Thanks:...
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    :thumbup: Have a great time at SF!

    :thumbup: Have a great time at SF!
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    Am I correct in assuming the RT is much heavier...

    Am I correct in assuming the RT is much heavier in the rear especially with the passenger? I ride solo (RS SM5) always and find that 20-22 psi cold works fine. Remember, it's a car tire and a radial...
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    I run the Nitto. Seems good in the rain and...

    I run the Nitto. Seems good in the rain and plenty of traction elsewhere. Wear has been really good. Got about 8000 miles on it with little to no sign of wear. it's all curves up here in the...
  30. It's a heck of a lot safer and easier than trying...

    It's a heck of a lot safer and easier than trying to reach over and turning the key off. Every nano second counts when it hits the fan! That button can be spanked in a half a second or less. Lot...
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