Safe jacking points on an 2012 RT-S
I am a recent owner of a 2012 Can Am Spyder RT-S an only have 120 miles on the unit. I will be doing most all of the maintenance after the 1st 600 mile oil change at the dealer. I have two Goldwings and have done most all the maintenance on them so I feel confident I should be able to do most of the maintenance on the Spyder. At least the oil changes.
Question: Is there jacking points for raising this unit as I like to get underneath to get the best look at what I'm doing? I prefer to get it up high enough to have it on jack stands at least.
Also I have a tractor with forks (as in fork lift) attached to the hyd. bucket. Can I lift the Spyder with these forks? If so where is the best lifting points?
Would it be best to approach from the side or the front?
This forum has already answered a lot of my questions but I was surprised of the amount of folks that haven't read their owners manual. Some of the questions I read here could be answered if only the manual was read.
BRP recommends Jack points on the frame, two in front and one under the rear- most point of the frame forward of the rear shock mount. They recommend you NOT use the rear shock mounting point as it is not designed for that particular load.
If I recall correctly, the Owner's Manual has further information.
Mark & Mary Lou Lawson
Snellville, GA USA
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I hope you have a dealer as good as Lithgo in Hopston that we use. When we got our 600 mile service they let us go in and whatch the tec. he was very good and showed us how the panels came off and all the steps to a service. He also gave us tips for the lift we have a motorcycle lift and they had one too, Made a ramp and backed it on then put blocks under the frame in frount, lift away! Also saw one on utube that used car ramps for the frount and then jacked the back and put a ramp on the rear tire, kept it wide open. Have fun with it. The kit forpm from BRP is great has everything you need in one box.
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Where could I get those stands? Thanks
Originally Posted by btcherm
2012 RS SE - White. Sport rack with Backrest, ISCI Armrests, Two Brothers Exhaust