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    Quote Originally Posted by PW2013STL View Post
    Getting ready for the big snow storm that starts later today. this is what I did for one of our Spyders. Now it's ready for the long tow to Arizona that we start on Friday.
    Have a safe trip Les & Kathy!!! Too bad this snow storm going to slop up the roads and get Kathy's pretty Spyder all messed up.

    Mike

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    Thanks Mike!
    BTW I like your new F3
    2015 F3S, 2018 F3L

    Isn't it weird that in AMERICA our flag and our culture offend so many people......
    but our benefits don't?

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    It's windy and raining here in the north part of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) but yesterday was 9C/48F and sunny so, I took the Green Goblin out for an end of season run!IMG_20191126_142705_resized_20191127_091227407.jpg


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    PW2013stl Not to change the subject but, what kind of trailer are you using and where in AZ are you going?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Al View Post
    PW2013stl Not to change the subject but, what kind of trailer are you using and where in AZ are you going?
    It's a Kendon trike/spyder trailer that I added Etrac to as well as made a spare tire mount for mounting it on the front rails. The stock mount is under the trailer - just where you would have to unload the trailer and jack it up so you can try to unbolt it - no thanks!
    The trailer pulls great and I can fold it up and stand it up against a inside garage wall. We live in a detached town home and not allowed to park a trailer outside.

    We are going to Apache Junction
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    I changed the oil in my wife's Ryker the other day. All ready for the winter nap.

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    Used it to stand up my snow shovel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeochips View Post
    Used it to stand up my snow shovel.
    Marty, I had to shovel for nearly a whole day before I could get to the garage to see my Spyder. At least you could open the door from the house to see yours.

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    Today (11/28) All the bikes are parked. Rain and 38 degrees. The 2011 has gone to "no more rides." Linda took her last 100 mile ride on Monday. Going to "decommission" it for the ride back to iMotorspots for resale. Pulling all the stuff out of the storage, license plate to be removed, and the new water jug carrier to be removed. It has been a great Spyder since purchase in 2012. No issues whatsoever.

    The 2014 RT and the Vulcan are now our primary rides. Linda has ridden the 2014 but not a lot, and not for awhile. She went about 75 miles on it on Tuesday and I rode shotgun on the Vulcan. She likes the "more power, and the lighter" feel of the 2014.

    I still love riding the Vulcan 900. It is a nice break from the "usual." F3L should arrive in two to three weeks.
    Last edited by ARtraveler; 11-29-2019 at 11:28 AM.

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    Previously : 2008 GS-SM5 (silver), 2009 RS-SE5 (red), 2010 RT-S Premier Editon #474 (black) 2011 RT A&C SE5 (magnesium). 6 Spyders, 11 years, 167,000 miles


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    Ordered a TricLED run/brake/turn light for the F3-S. $67/shipped


    2019 F3-S SE6 Monolith Black
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    Comfort: Madstad 14" dark gray - 20" light gray windshields/Seth Laam seat/Homemade floorboards-highway pegs/+4 and +5 linkage/Long Reach Bars/Heated grips/Big Bike rider backrest/Handguards

    Ride and Handling: Spyder**** sway bar/Vredestein Q5 front tires/Cooper CS5 Ultra rear tire/Two Up shock/Laser aligned

    Performance: DynoJet PV3 (tweaked by Fuel Moto)/K&N air filter/Baldwin cat delete pipe/LaMonster belt roller

    Convenience: Shad detachable luggage/Spyder**** USB-12V powerport/Bar end mirrors/Garmin Zumo XT GPS/Lamonster Packrack-Kappa 56L top case

    Safety/Protection: H4 LED headlights/Aux fender LED lights/TricLED driving lights/TricLED run-brake-turn rear light/Frunk lip LED light strip/Spyderpops bumpskid pan

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    Quote Originally Posted by troop View Post
    Ordered a TricLED run/brake/turn light for the F3-S. $67/shipped
    I am thinking that F3L comes with an OEM brake light in the trunk. If not...that will be added to my list of additional lights.

    Currently Owned: 2019 F3 Limited, 2014 RTS-SE6 (yellow), 2015 Vulcan 900 LTD

    Previously : 2008 GS-SM5 (silver), 2009 RS-SE5 (red), 2010 RT-S Premier Editon #474 (black) 2011 RT A&C SE5 (magnesium). 6 Spyders, 11 years, 167,000 miles


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    Thumbs up Proper farkeling

    I'm warming the garage ( 12* F here last night) to install some TricLED Fenderz safety lights. Newer style has sequential pattern and looks KOOL.

    Lew L

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    Kaos----- Gone but not forgotten.

    2014 RTS in circuit yellow, farkeling addiction down to once every few months.ECU FLASH IS GREAT.

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    Ordered an upgraded swaybar for winter install...


    2019 F3-S SE6 Monolith Black
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    Comfort: Madstad 14" dark gray - 20" light gray windshields/Seth Laam seat/Homemade floorboards-highway pegs/+4 and +5 linkage/Long Reach Bars/Heated grips/Big Bike rider backrest/Handguards

    Ride and Handling: Spyder**** sway bar/Vredestein Q5 front tires/Cooper CS5 Ultra rear tire/Two Up shock/Laser aligned

    Performance: DynoJet PV3 (tweaked by Fuel Moto)/K&N air filter/Baldwin cat delete pipe/LaMonster belt roller

    Convenience: Shad detachable luggage/Spyder**** USB-12V powerport/Bar end mirrors/Garmin Zumo XT GPS/Lamonster Packrack-Kappa 56L top case

    Safety/Protection: H4 LED headlights/Aux fender LED lights/TricLED driving lights/TricLED run-brake-turn rear light/Frunk lip LED light strip/Spyderpops bumpskid pan

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    Added magnetic mirrors to the RTS

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    Another 70 degree day. Put another 100 miles on the 2014.

    Currently Owned: 2019 F3 Limited, 2014 RTS-SE6 (yellow), 2015 Vulcan 900 LTD

    Previously : 2008 GS-SM5 (silver), 2009 RS-SE5 (red), 2010 RT-S Premier Editon #474 (black) 2011 RT A&C SE5 (magnesium). 6 Spyders, 11 years, 167,000 miles


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    Took the Spyder out in the rain today, had not ridden in the rain in several years, and guess what, she got mad at me and overheated, went into limp mode. Now she gets to ride on a flat bed back to the dealer on Tuesday! So much for having the water pump replaced

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    I am thinking that F3L comes with an OEM brake light in the trunk. If not...that will be added to my list of additional lights.
    Yes, the F3L has a stop/brake light in the trunk. It's fun to put a flasher on the brake light element. Here's the one I used:

    https://www.banggood.com/12V-LED-Con...r_warehouse=CN
    Ours is a red, black and chrome 2017 F3 Limited. Bought new in 2/2019. The avatar is my first bike back in 1952, a Simplex Servi-Cycle. Photo taken at the Barber Museum.

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    I polished my snow shovel :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    Another 70 degree day. Put another 100 miles on the 2014.
    Little different story here in sunny Nevada...

    Spyder in the Snow.jpg

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    Slid it further in the corner to make room for snowmobiles!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpyoldretiredcop View Post
    Little different story here in sunny Nevada...

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    Flagstaff area??

    Currently Owned: 2019 F3 Limited, 2014 RTS-SE6 (yellow), 2015 Vulcan 900 LTD

    Previously : 2008 GS-SM5 (silver), 2009 RS-SE5 (red), 2010 RT-S Premier Editon #474 (black) 2011 RT A&C SE5 (magnesium). 6 Spyders, 11 years, 167,000 miles


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    Nope, just south of Carson City, NV. Could have passed for Flagstaff, though... got snowed in there one year on a two-wheel trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpyoldretiredcop View Post
    Little different story here in sunny Nevada...

    Spyder in the Snow.jpg
    Broke the auger gear box on one of my snowblowers--- thank goodness I have 2. The part alone is $250. Local shop want close to $650 for parts and labor. I'll just spin some wrenches. Snow/rain mix now---- also called "heart attack snow". Really heavy.
    BTW: I tried my in about 3-4 inches of snow------ NO worky.
    Kaos----- Gone but not forgotten.

    2014 RTS in circuit yellow, farkeling addiction down to once every few months.ECU FLASH IS GREAT.

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    Measurements indicate that my F3L has toe out. So I attempted to give it some toe in so she won't be such a handful until I can get a laser alignment. The outside tie rod jam nuts are very accessible, but the insides are another story. The space they are in is very tight and no metric or SAE wrench (spanner) would fit the nuts, I resorted to a Crescent wrench and I still could not loosen them.
    + Are the inside tie rod threads right or left hand threads?
    + What size is that nut?
    + Anyone do this DYI on their F3? How did you access the inside jam nuts?
    Ours is a red, black and chrome 2017 F3 Limited. Bought new in 2/2019. The avatar is my first bike back in 1952, a Simplex Servi-Cycle. Photo taken at the Barber Museum.

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    you need a crowsfoot spanner 18mm

    you can make one,or buy a set

    the inside nut turns in the same direction as its corresponding outside nut
    eg. working on say the left side,undo the outside left nut and note which direction it went(right side is different),then move the inside left nut in the same direction

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