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    I'm with wingit3611, why are people carrying...

    I'm with wingit3611, why are people carrying brake fluid?
  2. I have towed a motorcycle with an outback. I...

    I have towed a motorcycle with an outback. I think it was a 2010 2.5. A few points

    1. I believe my total tow weight was 1000 (500 plus 500). Towing a Spyder you could be at 1500 + depending on...
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    I think the OP wants to know whether there are...

    I think the OP wants to know whether there are mechanical aids not medication. Of course I could be wrong.
  4. Indeed a great question. Although I am...

    Indeed a great question. Although I am considered as "always" thinking, I find that on solo ventures I don't do as much. I seem to be focused on the job at end, keeping safe. I finish my days too...
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    I would add that the aerodynamics of the helmet...

    I would add that the aerodynamics of the helmet have a lot to do with turbulence. I am at my third gen of the ARAI Corsair and the last one is significantly better from that perspective.

    J
  6. Hello all, Thanks for this post. I have a...

    Hello all,

    Thanks for this post.

    I have a 2018 F3L and have the same issue. I remember plugging my phone to it and noticing it didn't charge. I didn't pay to much attention to the issue and...
  7. Personally I would start with the short reach...

    Personally I would start with the short reach bar. I think this is the minimum adjustment you will need. You may need more but it’s a good start. I read on this forum somewhere that the rox riser...
  8. Thread: Wind and Trucks

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    Totally agree. Because of the 3-wheel design,...

    Totally agree. Because of the 3-wheel design, the bike does not lean with the wind, it stays flat, and it is just the rider being tossed around. Similar to curves where on a 2-wheel both the bike...
  9. Yes, that is what I meant. J

    Yes, that is what I meant.

    J
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    Yep. I just checked my garage and it didn't come...

    Yep. I just checked my garage and it didn't come with a car lift. Should have done my due diligence first.:gaah:
  11. I have an F3L so maybe my setup is not the same...

    I have an F3L so maybe my setup is not the same as yours. I am 5'10'' and I'm usually off the rack for clothes. So I assume my proportions are quite standard. When I bought my F3L, it came with...
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    I need to clarify something. I said a few times...

    I need to clarify something. I said a few times that the short reach handlebars were expensive. When I bought mine, I realized there were two options. The expensive option and the less expensive...
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    Indeed, I spoke with Don and we agreed on a...

    Indeed, I spoke with Don and we agreed on a solution.

    Cheers

    J
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    I'm sort of doing the same thing. I just try to...

    I'm sort of doing the same thing. I just try to touch the backrest and use it as a guide to how far back I can go. I try to keep my back relaxed and the arms stretched just enough that the back...
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    F4 Customs Happy but disappointed

    I bought a F4 Customs windshield for my F3L last week. I received it and installed it. When I removed the cling wrap, I noticed it was scratched. Based on how I manipulated and installed it I...
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    I bought and installed the backrest and the short...

    I bought and installed the backrest and the short reach bars. looks like the combo will help. I went out for one hour today with no issues. I'll know more when I go for a longer ride.

    Thanks...
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    I ordered a F4 Customs 23-inch and air wings...

    I ordered a F4 Customs 23-inch and air wings today. Looking forward to installing and using. Thanks for all your comments.

    J
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    Why are you asking us

    your mother has already told you NO, ATGATT
  19. Thread: My F3 donkey

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    You didn't mention the kitchen sink!

    You didn't mention the kitchen sink!
  20. Thread: The final farkle!

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    Does gas count as farkle. If it does, I have one!

    Does gas count as farkle. If it does, I have one!
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    F4 Customs vs Madstad

    In the infamous windshield debate of F4 Customs vs Madstad or other brands, I am currently leaning towards F4 Customs although I could prefer the adjustability of the Madstad. The reason I am...
  22. Thread: Sticker Shock!

    by jbim
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    40 years ago, I left my helmet attached to my...

    40 years ago, I left my helmet attached to my bike just my the strap loop. When I came back, someone had stolen my helmet by cutting the strap. I was "lucky" we had no helmet laws in Canada at the...
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    Only and always full face for me, my wife and...

    Only and always full face for me, my wife and son. I wear glasses as well.

    J
  24. Thread: Tie down points

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    I use the rims/wheels.

    I use the rims/wheels.
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    HowTo: My trailer has a four feet gate. I bought a 2X10...

    My trailer has a four feet gate. I bought a 2X10 X 8 feet, cut it into three pieces of 32 inches each, added two 3-inch screws to each, spaced just enough to clear the tubing up and down, the screws...
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    Don't get me started on BMW's

    Before my 2018 F3L, I had a BMW R1200R. Great bike. I bought it at the largest motorrad dealer in Toronto. I took it in to have them reset the computer for a service minder. Doing so, they wiped...
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    I checked BRP's install instructions for the...

    I checked BRP's install instructions for the short reach handlebar. They recommend having the dealer do it. Is this something people do themselves, DIY. I suppose the main issue is torquing,...
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    Hi all, I bought and installed the BRP...

    Hi all,

    I bought and installed the BRP backrest. Not cheap. I went out for a ride and could feel an immediate difference. The backrest allows me to adopt a straighter, more upright, and closer...
  29. Just like many on this site, I am older and maybe...

    Just like many on this site, I am older and maybe I could be your father. it took me a long time to make the move to three wheels but now that I have, I wouldn't go back. The Spyder is everything a...
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    Finally bought my trailer. Took it home today. ...

    Finally bought my trailer. Took it home today. I bought one of these folding type:

    https://apogeetrailers.com/

    As always, why did I wait so long.

    Cheers,

    J
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