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  1. Thread: Kinda hot

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    Agree

    Agree
  2. Thread: Help with DESS

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    Guessing Gerald 37 is out riding on his Spyder...

    Guessing Gerald 37 is out riding on his Spyder after he installed the replacement DESS module...

    He never came back and posted how it worked out, or if it solved his issues.
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    WTB: A couple weeks ago locally there was a 2018 with...

    A couple weeks ago locally there was a 2018 with many options as part of a local rider passing away, his family selling the machine. In simple words, a very good deal. Not sure if still available...
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    4 1/2” of front wheel travel, or a leverage ratio...

    4 1/2” of front wheel travel, or a leverage ratio of 1.5:1.
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    Your understanding is correct. However, realize...

    Your understanding is correct. However, realize that if your drive belt is properly tracking, then a laser alignment and toe in adjustment are the same, granted they may center the electronics for...
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    Years ago, I adopted the specs in the bulletin. ...

    Years ago, I adopted the specs in the bulletin. Other local riders have also after I reported essentially no vibrations 90% of the time.

    On our RTS, jacked under the frame so wheel is at full...
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    Your springs are too soft of a spring rate. ...

    Your springs are too soft of a spring rate. Excessive preload is not a cure for soft springs.
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    Are you familiar with progressive springs, or...

    Are you familiar with progressive springs, or more correctly, progressive springs on a short travel A arm suspension design?
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    He is asking specifically for shock mounting bolt...

    He is asking specifically for shock mounting bolt hole centers at full extension and fully compressed. I took a shock that was removed from that same series and vintage Spyder, and measured as he...
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    Are you needing replacement front shocks or...

    Are you needing replacement front shocks or trying to upgrade?

    18 3/4” extended center to center on the mounting bolts. Essentially a 3” stroke, so 15 3/4” compressed.
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    Or possibly the front pulley is not cast iron,...

    Or possibly the front pulley is not cast iron, but rather cast steel?

    As far as pulleys being i properly hardened or made from softer material, maybe consider having a testing lab accomplish a...
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    What year RT.

    What year RT.
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    I was under the impression, you had plans to weld...

    I was under the impression, you had plans to weld the pulley securely to the gearbox shaft, expecting to end the concerns for you.
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    At a guess no wrench is included. We run Fox...

    At a guess no wrench is included. We run Fox fronts on our RTS and no wrench is included.

    One method to accurately get the facts. BRP may list the instructions on their website. The...
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    Serious problem here in South Florida. Snake...

    Serious problem here in South Florida. Snake lovers that get Pythons as pets release them into the wild. Over the years, the Pythons and other non native snakes, lizards and animals are changing...
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    If the printed version is actually only 6000 psi...

    If the printed version is actually only 6000 psi strength, being 1/7 the strength of yours hardly seems like competition.
  17. Thread: Shock Spring

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    Unless Marcus removed the info, the spring...

    Unless Marcus removed the info, the spring manufacturer prints the rate on the outside of the coil. A spring is a fraction the cost of a complete shock. Possibly a spring swap could help.
  18. Thread: Bleed Brakes

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    What year and model Spyder do you have? What was...

    What year and model Spyder do you have? What was the correct Part Number you ordered?
  19. Thread: Shock Spring

    by PMK
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    If you care to help the original poster, try...

    If you care to help the original poster, try reading the spring rate off the spring and sharing that.
  20. I set up the marks of tape as shown onto the...

    I set up the marks of tape as shown onto the wall, and measured back the distance. The Spyder you have and ours has the ride height control switch. Do not deflate the air. Leave the air set where...
  21. There should be an Allen style means to install...

    There should be an Allen style means to install an Allen wrench into the knob itself. The nut should remain tight to secure the cable. On our RTS, one turns easily, the other turns with the Allen...
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    The build is not done dry, so all the pivots are...

    The build is not done dry, so all the pivots are greased. Going to a 4130 center crush spacer / bushing will be simple to make and improve the design from what it was. For the application, this...
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    A photo of what is there currently. Pretty...

    A photo of what is there currently. Pretty certain I will do away with the current inner bushing setup and machine a one piece center spacer from 4130 and let the swingarm pivot on that.
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    Actually, when I did my drain plug comparison,...

    Actually, when I did my drain plug comparison, the Gold plug magnet diameter is larger than the Dimple Drain Plug. In short, the Gold Plugs have less material.

    The plug with the most material is...
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    With no adjustments possible to caster or camber,...

    With no adjustments possible to caster or camber, the pothole, wreck or running over debris would have had to bend the frame, suspension arm or possibly a tie rod. Simply, there is nothing to move...
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    You should have the front end realigned after any...

    You should have the front end realigned after any modifications that alter the vehicles front end ride height. This would include new shocks, adding Baja Ron preload adjusters, adding spring...
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    Question about bronze bushings

    Regarding bronze bushings, A project I am working in was previously modified from the original steel sleeve and molded rubber style flex pivot. This is a swingarm pivot on a motorcycle.

    As...
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    My opinion, remove the pulley and inspect before...

    My opinion, remove the pulley and inspect before failure. Not that you are concerned about getting home and such, better safe than sorry regarding the gearbox output shaft.

    As mentioned, the fit...
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    Some say no, I say yes. If you are a short shift...

    Some say no, I say yes. If you are a short shift type rider, skip the bypass pipe. I found ours truly helped the mid range a lot.

    Also, ours is a straight thru bypass pipe, no added baffle and...
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    Camber is technically non adjustable, however, if...

    Camber is technically non adjustable, however, if you alter the ride height, camber will change.

    Chances are, the bike is not laterally level.
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