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Old 05-12-2012, 08:54 AM   #91
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Not a Motorcycle in NV, and only requires a basic DL, no motorcycle ndorsement needed. Also exempts you from the helmet law.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:14 AM   #92
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I spent an afternoon on these things; one of those 'Demo Days' to suck yuz in. I enjoyed it - gotta use ya knees - but not so much I'd flick my bike to buy one.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:05 AM   #93
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Sorry, hadn't seen this thread yet, was too busy out riding.


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Old 06-21-2012, 07:20 AM   #94
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Do they come with sidecar lugs?

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Old 04-07-2014, 11:44 AM   #95
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My 2013 RS-S and my wife's 2012 RT. Both are manuals.

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Old 04-07-2014, 01:22 PM   #96
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... Both are manuals.
We have a '13 ST-S SE5 for my wife and she loves it. Just curious, how is the manual transmission & clutch? I felt one in a showroom and the clutch felt very heavy and Harleyesque.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:32 PM   #97
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We have a '13 ST-S SE5 for my wife and she loves it. Just curious, how is the manual transmission & clutch? I felt one in a showroom and the clutch felt very heavy and Harleyesque.
Not the lightest clutch I've ever used, but nothing to complain about.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:43 PM   #98
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Not the lightest clutch I've ever used, but nothing to complain about.
How are you coping with the nanny? I was considering getting an RS-S for myself but I find the nanny to be truly intrusive, you can't get even the least bit squirrely. I installed a "BajaRon" front sway bar, nice improvement.
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:14 PM   #99
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:42 PM   #100
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How are you coping with the nanny? I was considering getting an RS-S for myself but I find the nanny to be truly intrusive, you can't get even the least bit squirrely. I installed a "BajaRon" front sway bar, nice improvement.
I just say "Thank you, Nanny!" and live to ride another day.
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:42 PM   #101
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Replaced now by a -14 RTS:
That copper color for this year is gorgeous.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:00 AM   #102
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How are you coping with the nanny? I was considering getting an RS-S for myself but I find the nanny to be truly intrusive, you can't get even the least bit squirrely. I installed a "BajaRon" front sway bar, nice improvement.
I was riding my wife's RT Ltd the other day and found that with all the sand in the center of the lane it's pretty darn easy to step the rear out. On the other hand, I wondered what it would be like if it suddenly hooked up. That could be very interesting!
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:28 PM   #103
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OK since you have been asking questions on my VMW, I have some for you. My Brother kinda has had a hankering for an RT. Since you have the old Motor experience and the new Motor experience what over all differences are there between the two? I hear it is substantial? Is it?

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Old 04-09-2014, 10:11 PM   #104
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Let's see your Can-Am Spyder

Well.... I never really liked my -11: it was the 1st bike I was able to ride after an accident which left me with no radial nerve in my right arm: had to sell all my heavy bikes, front drum ones etc. so I was "biased" against the RT from the start as I "had" to ride it. Added to that, the Vtwin lacks torque, has always to be in high rpm to be happy (or the auto clutch destroys itself), the power assistance is not really "powerful" in slow twisties, brakes need more biting and the mph sucks. The new engine is torquey, great sound and more pleasant. It reminds me of my Laverda RGS!!
The new RT is a lot easier to ride and more comfy! It is everything I wanted from my -11!!! I am even proud of riding this one and do not feel the need to find excuses for being on it and going for longer vacations on it!!
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:12 PM   #105
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And I'd love to have your bike for a sidecar... But already 3 hacks+ Can Am= no more space!!
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