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    Default considering moving to Reno area from California

    A couple of quick questions. Can I qualify for the MC endorsement with a Spyder? (currently auto license only)
    And what about dealers in the area?

    thanks
    rich
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    Default License

    In Nevada, a Spyder (or any vehicle)that has a single Driven rear wheel, makes it a motorcycle. You need the "M" endorsement. California license does not transfer for motorcycles. Not sure on dealers. Welcome to the Silver State!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Princeau99 View Post
    A couple of quick questions. Can I qualify for the MC endorsement with a Spyder? (currently auto license only)
    And what about dealers in the area?

    thanks
    rich
    The Spyder dealer in Reno is Michel's Motorsports
    I like their parts department
    I have not had good experience with their service department or their sales department
    I go to Roseville Calif. [Twin Cities Motorsports] if I need to have them work on my bike
    I do most of my own service
    Don
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    Default Welcome to Nevada

    I'm new to the Spyder and this forum ( both of which seem pretty kool). I've been in reno for 24 years and lef california for many reasons. Reno has 2 seasons----Winter and Road Work. Also has GREAT outdoor activites. Lake Tahoe and all those ski resorts. Just tooooo many great passes in the Sierras for day trips.

    You'll need to get a motorcycle endorsment to you D/L----I bought my RT-S at Michaels motosports---Second purchase from them, first was a used V-max. The service dept seems good, clean.

    Kaos

    PS: Did I say I left San Jose??
    Last edited by Lew L; 03-11-2015 at 10:01 PM.

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    Default Dealer in Reno

    Sorry to hear you are leaving San Jose and we never met

    I am sure you will have a better dealer in Reno then the one we used to have in Sunnyvale.

    Good luck.
    This message was sent between rides

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    Default Tire pressure -- low from stealership

    Local reno stealership ( Michaels motorsport) delivered my expensive RT-S with 12 psi in the fronts and 23 in the back. Supposed to be 20 and 28. POOR dealer prep.

    Kaos

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    You can get a 3 wheeled endorsement if you take the driving test on your Spyder. Don't know about Reno but in Las Vegas they can only give you the test at one of the DMV locations. Until last fall they would have you ride your Spyder on the street and a DMV examiner would follow behind you in a car.

    Lots of snow in Reno. Brrrrrrr.

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    Default Burrr?

    Hi Ann,
    With a winter like we had this year---- you could have ridden a just about all winter. Skiing has been marginal( But i'm going up today ) Summers are great though. Seldom reaches 100 F up in the forrest and only a few days in town. The heated grips on the RT-S make all the difference.

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    Default Question

    Have you ever had a problem with the brakes?? I have a 2010 with 3000 miles & the rear pads are gone..
    I like their parts department
    I have not had good experience with their service department or their sales department
    I go to Roseville Calif. [Twin Cities Motorsports] if I need to have them work on my bike
    I do most of my own service
    Don[/QUOTE]

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    Default Brake. fluid

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa View Post
    Have you ever had a problem with the brakes?? I have a 2010 with 3000 miles & the rear pads are gone..
    I like their parts department
    I have not had good experience with their service department or their sales department
    I go to Roseville Calif. [Twin Cities Motorsports] if I need to have them work on my bike
    I do most of my own service
    Don
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    Hi Don,
    After the first service i plan on doing all (?) my own service also. Only problem with my brakes was that ( as delivered ) my 2014 RT-S was low on brake fluid As well as both fron wheels and tires had to be replaced ( wheel shimmy at 50 mph) then the new front tires were dellivered with 12 psi ) I really don't trust Michaels power sports shop.
    Kaos
    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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    Hi Don,
    After the first service i plan on doing all (?) my own service also. Only problem with my brakes was that ( as delivered ) my 2014 RT-S was low on brake fluid As well as both fron wheels and tires had to be replaced ( wheel shimmy at 50 mph) then the new front tires were dellivered with 12 psi ) I really don't trust Michaels power sports shop.
    Kaos[/QUOTE]


    Don
    Now 2014 RT Limited Cognac
    Was 2008 GS SM5

    Don Garbarino

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    GPS locking holder
    Mud flap
    Modified KNOTT grill
    Phone holder and charger
    Trailer hitch
    Dual air horn
    Auxiliary fuse box with relays
    Heated clothing controller
    volt/oil pressure gauge
    Sequential signals in mirror
    Tri Axis Handle bars
    Baja Ron anti sway bar/heim links
    shorty antenna
    And many more

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    Default Legal Update

    The laws just changed here in Nevada with the last legislation. The law dealing with what we call a trimobile was altered to include a Spyder and a Slingshot. You no longer have to have a motorcycle endorsement for a Spyder or Slingshot.

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    Default NV Trimobile?

    Quote Originally Posted by ca8920 View Post
    The laws just changed here in Nevada with the last legislation. The law dealing with what we call a trimobile was altered to include a Spyder and a Slingshot. You no longer have to have a motorcycle endorsement for a Spyder or Slingshot.
    What about helmet regulation? Considering a move to NV but hate wearing a helmet in 100 degree weather.
    Paul "Wingman" Metheney
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    As of June, all Trikes in NV are no longer considered MC for the purposes of licensing, plates, and clothing items.
    However, this does not pertain to HOV lanes, insurance, and remember in NV you CANNOT split lanes LEGALLY.
    The new law now classifies these vehicles as Trimobiles (sp?)

    AJ

    Quote Originally Posted by Princeau99 View Post
    A couple of quick questions. Can I qualify for the MC endorsement with a Spyder? (currently auto license only)
    And what about dealers in the area?

    thanks
    rich


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    Quote Originally Posted by WingmanRT View Post
    What about helmet regulation? Considering a move to NV but hate wearing a helmet in 100 degree weather.
    A helmet for a trimobile in NV is now optional.

    Is your BRAIN MATTER?

    AJ


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