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    Default Vibration Damper

    I have read a lot about the belt vibration. Since I am new to Spyders altogether, can someone tell me more about it and how to recognize it. Also the best way to fix it!

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    It is vibration cause by the rear wheel drive belt. You will usually feel the belt vibrating in the 55-75 MPH range depending on your bike, how tight the belt is and various factors. For most people it happens within about a 5 or 10 MPH range somewhere between 55-75. People say they feel it when the bike is under a load as in going up hills and others say they feel it going down hills while others say all the time,SO, it can basically happen any time I suppose.
    I have bought several vibration dampeners and none of them worked until I bought the vibration dampener from Roadster Renovations and it has work GREAT. It is a simple design that is easy to install and is cheaper than the others but the best part of it all is that it WORKS. They are a sponsor here on the home page. Give Doc and Kathy Humphreys a call and you will love the service you get.
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    SOlsenPHS, where do you live in Misipi ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nslowmotion View Post
    SOlsenPHS, where do you live in Misipi ?
    On the Coast......Gautier

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOlsenPHS View Post
    On the Coast......Gautier
    Not sure if you know or not but there is a spyder riding club down there called "spyders on the gulf " they have a facebook page. I live in ellisville, just above hattiesburg
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    Quote Originally Posted by nslowmotion View Post
    Not sure if you know or not but there is a spyder riding club down there called "spyders on the gulf " they have a facebook page. I live in ellisville, just above hattiesburg
    I didn't know about the group. I will look them up.

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    Another for Doc's device. Even if you are new to Spyders you will recognize the issue if you have it. Sometimes a bit of adjustment in belt tension will cure it. I had my belt everywhere from way to tight to ready to fall off and couldn't get the vibration to a reasonable level. All it did was move it around to different speeds. Doc's vibration damper did the trick for me.

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    One test you might try is to downshift one gear while still maintaining that speed. If it still vibrates, it's the belt. If it doesn't it might be a tire balance issue. Lamonster sells some balancers for the front wheel that might help.

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    Default Find your sweet spot.......

    I don't know which trike you have but I'm guessing they are all different as far as where on the speed scale they vibrate (the worst). My vibration is the least and almost non existent when the belt tension is at or near the lowest recommend setting. That setting for me is 200/220 lbs. on the cricket belt adjustment gage, with the tire on the ground. Good luck. Go with Doc and install his dampener and it'll help a bunch. One would think that BRP would not turn their bikes loose on the public until the vibration issue had been resolved. What a bunch of turkeys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOlsenPHS View Post
    I have read a lot about the belt vibration. Since I am new to Spyders altogether, can someone tell me more about it and how to recognize it. Also the best way to fix it!
    Just an FYI, Can Am just came out with one of their own. It is P/N 219800419 and it is only $39.95.

    Mine is being installed this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by campermac View Post
    Just an FYI, Can Am just came out with one of their own. It is P/N 219800419 and it is only $39.95.

    Mine is being installed this weekend.

    The one that can-am came out with is a piece of junk. Doc Humphreys has a box FULL of those that have failed after only a few hundred miles. Not worth wrecking a belt in my opinion.
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    We pulled this one off in Maggie Valley last year.



    Bottom line; If you run their idler make sure they install it so that if it fails and takes out the belt it will be covered under warranty.
    Last edited by Roadster Renovations; 04-10-2018 at 02:48 AM.

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    Thumbs up Roadster Renovations dampener !!!

    SOlsen,


    If your going to get a vibration dampener------- get the one from Doc. I put one on last season and the vibes are GONE.


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    Another vote for Doc's damper!
    The bearing setup in his, is VASTLY superior to the P.O.S. being sold by BRP.
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    Default BRP Belt Tensioner is junk

    The plastic arm holds up, bit the roller does not have the bearings and breaks. Buy the Doc Humphries one.

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    Default Damper

    Quote Originally Posted by campermac View Post
    Just an FYI, Can Am just came out with one of their own. It is P/N 219800419 and it is only $39.95.

    Mine is being installed this weekend.
    Mine lasted less that 500 miles the bearings went out of the roller. tried to by a roller fro Doc but he wouldn't sell one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis elliott View Post
    Mine lasted less that 500 miles the bearings went out of the roller. tried to by a roller fro Doc but he wouldn't sell one
    Dennis, the unique attaching design we use on our rollers is part of the reason we are getting the mileage out of them. That can only be done with our setup. Sorry.

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