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    Default squirrelly on the highway

    The Ryker seems somewhat...unstable on the highway. At least that is my impression. I have to hold on for dear life when going over bumps or changing lanes. If I recall correctly, the F3 was more stable. Your thoughts?

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    Read the Do's and Don'ts for new Spyder owners, and relax your grip on the bars.

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    I turned my front shocks down from #3 to #2 on my Ryker rally. It made a huuuge difference out West of you on the rough Boone county roads.

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    I think on the Ryker it's direct steering, no power assisted, so the steering would be a little touchy and you would have to sit back and not over drive it! Just a thought!! Good luck

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    My Rally and F3 are about equal on the highway BUT on off kilter back roads with rough spots the Rally demands your attention more!!
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    Unless you are on newly resurfaced roads, they are unfortunately like that. A road I go on, where car tires ride, the road is smooth, but the middle is rough though, a 2 wheeler can ride one side of the lane or other, but with trike we are screwed.

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    I don't experience this so I can't really comment. But I'm wondering about your alignment or tire pressures.

    Have you messed with your front shock spring pre-load?
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    We have had to align Rykers, so you might check that. As Ron said, check tire pressures. 1/2 pound difference is something that you can feel!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cptjam View Post
    We have had to align Rykers, so you might check that. As Ron said, check tire pressures. 1/2 pound difference is something that you can feel!
    I raised my front tire pressures to 20 psi and it made a big improvement. I am going to try 21 psi and see what that does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaRon View Post
    I raised my front tire pressures to 20 psi and it made a big improvement. I am going to try 21 psi and see what that does.
    I have my Rally front at 20- At 22 pounds it was more gittery ? I'm 195 pounds- It will be interesting to see how you react to a higher pressure.
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    OK, I will check the tire pressure. I will need to figure out how to adjust the suspension. As far as mechanical things go, I'm like a monkey using a stick to eat ants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Hawk View Post
    OK, I will check the tire pressure. I will need to figure out how to adjust the suspension. As far as mechanical things go, I'm like a monkey using a stick to eat ants.
    Thats a good one!!!

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    Seriously!?

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    mine one was "hopping" when I got it - they changed the swaybar to the stronger Version and ist OK now - on the back I use the FOX with the "hardest" Position ..
    I also have more pressure in the fornt and rear tires .. for me the Ryker has a better handling than my "old" Spyders (GS / RT )
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