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  1. I am not sure how big a deal it actually is. But...

    I am not sure how big a deal it actually is. But I'm with JC. The Spyder is already rear wheel hydroplane prone. You don't want to add to that propensity. On 4 wheels (or, for the 2 front wheels on a...
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    Any gas that sits is subject to deterioration....

    Any gas that sits is subject to deterioration. Though ethanol free fuel will last a lot longer in storage. Sometimes fuel stations just don't sell enough to keep fresh fuel in their tank. Sometimes...
  3. Shocks on the 2013's were very poor. BRP supplied...

    Shocks on the 2013's were very poor. BRP supplied much better units for the 2014 and later models.
  4. Thread: Rear brakes

    by BajaRon
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    I am sorry. I know we discussed the parking brake...

    I am sorry. I know we discussed the parking brake over the phone. I thought you said you already did this. I should have been more detail oriented. I apologize for the added grief!
  5. Thread: Rear brakes

    by BajaRon
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    I am sorry that you're having so much trouble...

    I am sorry that you're having so much trouble with your rear caliper. Did you turn the parking brake shaft where the arm attaches to the caliper, counter-clock wise?

    Here is a video that shows...
  6. Great questions! I hope I can help. But in the...

    Great questions! I hope I can help. But in the end. Whatever I say is just 1 more opinion.

    - Tires are good, so I'm not replacing those now...unless front tires make a huge difference.
    If your...
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    A lot of positive encouragement here, with a...

    A lot of positive encouragement here, with a little cold water thrown in just for good measure.

    If you can't bring yourself to feel comfortable on the Spyder, then you're never going to enjoy it....
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    Sometimes manufactures sell what they have and...

    Sometimes manufactures sell what they have and not necessarily what is best. 10w-40 is a better fit for the Spyder unless you need to leave it outside overnight in sub-zero temps.

    I know we are...
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    FS: I agree. What was the dealer's diagnosis and...

    I agree. What was the dealer's diagnosis and estimate details? It may not be as serious as an entire engine replacement.
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    I live in East Tennessee. Almost to Bristol. I've...

    I live in East Tennessee. Almost to Bristol. I've been to Orlando Florida 4 times - Over 1,300 miles round trip each time. I've been to California twice - Over 6,000 miles round trip each time. I've...
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    Funny thing is. When the F3 first came out I...

    Funny thing is. When the F3 first came out I could not get any owners to even try my sway bar upgrade prototype. I never had a problem before with more volunteers than I needed for a project. But not...
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    You do not want to use beads and Ride-On...

    You do not want to use beads and Ride-On together. You will end up with a real mess and a very unbalanced tire. Not to mention the wasted time and money.

    One or the other. But not both.
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    I've had a number of customers do their own HCM...

    I've had a number of customers do their own HCM filter change without incident. I think it wise to start the engine and let it idle for a bit to be sure all the oil passages are filled and any air is...
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    Let me know what you think when you get done....

    Let me know what you think when you get done. Good information is always valuable. It lets me help the next person who asks. Plus, inquiring minds want to know! ;-)

    I am sure you already know...
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    The HCM filter change on the 1330 Rotax is an...

    The HCM filter change on the 1330 Rotax is an easy job. The only thing you need to pay attention to (as with any O-Ring sealed component) is to tighten each bolt up evenly, a little at a time. Do not...
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    They do come pre-gapped. But at the OEM gap of...

    They do come pre-gapped. But at the OEM gap of .032".

    The following is how I think this process works. 'Think' being the primary word in this sentence.

    1- NGK does not know what vehicle their...
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    The IX plugs are more efficient and reliable in...

    The IX plugs are more efficient and reliable in delivering the spark energy to the fuel mix. Especially if you open up the gap to 0.038" from the OEM gap of 0.032". The OEM Laser Welded spark plugs...
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    The answer is very simple. The US Government...

    The answer is very simple. The US Government takes money out of your taxpayer pocket to subsidize the more expensive Ethanol fuel, making it APPEAR less expensive. So what you pay at the pump for...
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    Absolutely! Straight gas has a number of...

    Absolutely! Straight gas has a number of advantages over ethanol fuel.
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    I think one issue in this discussion is that some...

    I think one issue in this discussion is that some seem to feel that 'Minimum' and 'Optimal' are the same thing. Don't get hung up on the word 'Recommended' without considering the context. For...
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    Needle nose pliers will work if the piston is...

    Needle nose pliers will work if the piston is free to spin and has no other issues. The problem is, this is not always the case, which leads to needing a more appropriate tool for the job. Several...
  22. The 2008 - 2012 Spyders had an ill conceived...

    The 2008 - 2012 Spyders had an ill conceived crankcase vent system which allowed oil into the air box. Severe cases would allow enough oil into the air box that it would pool at the corner where a...
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    Are you sure the fuel smell is coming from the...

    Are you sure the fuel smell is coming from the oil? Getting it analyzed will not only confirm one way or the other. But also tell you how much, if any, fuel is in your oil.

    BRP oil tends to foam...
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    I am really sorry to hear this. Bad information...

    I am really sorry to hear this. Bad information is always a headache. I agree with JKMSPYDER. You will need to put some pressure on that piston. Cleaning it is also a good idea. I would add that you...
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    Age is always a component. But I don't think age...

    Age is always a component. But I don't think age had anything to do with this. My vote is for a defective belt. Even if some damage was done (chemical, sun, etc.) it is unlikely to have such a clean...
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    I do not think there is a 'Keton' measurement...

    I do not think there is a 'Keton' measurement system. I'd say he meant Newton, as you suggest. Sonic tensioners use Hertz (hz). The Krikit gauge uses Pound Foot force. They are all interchangeable as...
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    998cc: Belt twist is probably the worst, most inaccurate...

    Belt twist is probably the worst, most inaccurate way to determine belt tension.

    Here is a little video that will shed some light on measuring belt tension.
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    Just my personal opinion. But I cringe when...

    Just my personal opinion. But I cringe when someone asks me about torque values on tiny bolts into aluminum threads. I echo Jeriacric's & BoilerAnimal's comments.

    The O-Ring does all the work. It...
  29. I'd prefer the aftermarket community develop a...

    I'd prefer the aftermarket community develop a good quality tire. I'm sorry, but the Kenda's are JUNK!.

    There is already plenty of rubber on the ground with the current tire size. More rubber...
  30. Thread: New Brake Pads

    by BajaRon
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    No, it is not necessary to change out good OEM...

    No, it is not necessary to change out good OEM rotors when installing EBC HH pad sets. Most don't.

    Some do get the rotors and pads as a set just to get better braking. Many get just the front...
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