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    Default Differences between 2015, 2016 & 2017 RTL's

    Looking to buy my 1st Spyder. I've found some new left over RTL 2015's and 2016's but wanted to know what the differences are, if any, between the 3 years 2015, 2016 & 2017.
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    Default Differences

    Only difference I know of is that in 2017 they offered a later model Garmin GPS. Also, not as easy as just swapping out the heads. The mount and harness are different as well. Lots of work/expense to upgrade. Newer model is 590 offered on 2017. 660 is standard on 2015 & 2016.

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    Thanks for the responses. Anything different with the auto clutch or brakes or anything mechanical?

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    Wasn't there a change to the final gearing in there somewhere, brought about by the change from the tubular rear swing arm to the rectangular rear swing arm (so the OE Tow Hitch would fit?!) & the associated change to the RT's rear sprocket?? Or did all the NA LTD's (US/Can spec Spyders) have the rectangular rear swing arm & RT rear sprocket from the models' inception?? I thought you North Americans scored a change that the rest of the world (AU/EU spec models) avoided cos we got the RT rear sprocket on all the F3 Ltd's anyway??
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    On the 15 you have to wait for the message to come up before you can start and in 16 you no longer have to wait. Just hit the Mode and start

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    Ipod plug was changed at some point too. Mine has a USB plug. I'm not sure what the 15 has.
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    The differences between those model years are pretty much just minor "tweaks"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderAnn01 View Post
    On the 15 you have to wait for the message to come up before you can start and in 16 you no longer have to wait. Just hit the Mode and start
    im assuming that 2015 users that wait cant have an update done by the dealer?
    otherwise someone would have posted it here.
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    Default 590 garmin

    Quote Originally Posted by jzb54 View Post
    Only difference I know of is that in 2017 they offered a later model Garmin GPS. Also, not as easy as just swapping out the heads. The mount and harness are different as well. Lots of work/expense to upgrade. Newer model is 590 offered on 2017. 660 is standard on 2015 & 2016.
    Hello, the 2015 rtl was equipped with the 590. 2016 was 660 because of 590 shortage. I own a 2015rtl.

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    Default 2015 RTL.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3-togo View Post
    Hello, the 2015 rtl was equipped with the 590. 2016 was 660 because of 590 shortage. I own a 2015rtl.
    I also have the 590 and I don't have to wait for the menu to come up b4 I can start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderAnn01 View Post
    On the 15 you have to wait for the message to come up before you can start and in 16 you no longer have to wait. Just hit the Mode and start
    I have a 15 and once the bike has been ridden for a bit, the next start does not require waiting for the message. Just press the eco button and hit start...... nice feature for sure. But does not work on first start of the day or after stopped for long
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    Default Just made deal on 2015 RT

    Found an RT at nearby dealer. Test rode it. Sneaky salesman knew he had me. Will pick it up next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starrider60 View Post
    Found an RT at nearby dealer. Test rode it. Sneaky salesman knew he had me. Will pick it up next week.

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    Default Tnose darn snealy salesmen

    and of course cause it didn't happen without one. Which I have never done either.

    Lots of good information and folks here. Enjoy that ryde!!!

    My sneaky salesman all ready had the paper work filled out when I got back from the test ryde. I'm sure I was his easiest catch ever.
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    SpyerAnne01, not all 2015's need to be waited on to start.... My buddy and I bought one a couple weeks apart and we just get on and start it up and go. dave
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