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  1. What the Commander does is quicken the throttle...

    What the Commander does is quicken the throttle response ...... It ADDS NO HP ..... I would research what Monster fuel ( and Wicked performance ) does for slightly more money ..... your choice .......
  2. :agree: .... Rotax engines are well known for...

    :agree: .... Rotax engines are well known for their longevity .... and the 1330 is quite under-stressed IMHO .... I don't equate " aggressive " with RPM's .... to me " aggressive " has more to do...
  3. Well there are a few members with well over...

    Well there are a few members with well over 100,000 miles on the original drive belt .... If the belt gets damaged, that's a different story .... IMHO I expect to get 250,000 mi. from my 2014 RT belt...
  4. I don't see how ??? ... Only the Rykers use a "...

    I don't see how ??? ... Only the Rykers use a " CVT " belt .... All other Spyders use a drive that doesn't depend on width to make them work. ..... Mike :thumbup: ..... about 3 yrs. ago I bought a...
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    MY miles per year have gone down a bit. so I only...

    MY miles per year have gone down a bit. so I only change the Oil Filter once a year ..... That access panel means a few other pieces have to be removed first .... so I made a 3 inch " access " hole...
  6. Well you can either use the time prescribed on...

    Well you can either use the time prescribed on the manual or wait until there is an issue ..... some members have gone past recommended mileage without an issue ..... I have not read of anyone...
  7. Go to tirerack.com, for Altimax RT 43 specs .......

    Go to tirerack.com, for Altimax RT 43 specs .... My Q-5 is as follows : Tread plies 4 = 1 polyester, 2 steel & 1 polyamide .....sidewall =1 polyester & it is a Radial .... of most Auto tires the...
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    1330cc: The fact of the matter is, Spyders score poorly...

    The fact of the matter is, Spyders score poorly in WIND tunnel tests ..... as compared to two wheel Motorcycles they are hugh .... compared to Auto's the are way less aerodynamically. .......
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    " OLD TIMERS ":roflblack::roflblack: , I'm...

    " OLD TIMERS ":roflblack::roflblack: , I'm definitely one of those ..... and Proud of it ......Mike :clap:
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    Thanks for bringing this point ...... Most folks...

    Thanks for bringing this point ...... Most folks ASSUME if someone is selling it - then it must be LEGAL :roflblack: ..... NOT TRUE .... it May be but it may Not be ..... everyone needs to check for...
  11. I've been in that area trying to remove ONLY the...

    I've been in that area trying to remove ONLY the cluster of switches ..... I decided that the entire plastic piece is a one piece mold .... the switch area is not a separate piece. .... good luck...
  12. Check and see if your CAR has a small " scissor...

    Check and see if your CAR has a small " scissor jack " ...... use that with a piece of wood under either front " A " arm, jack it up slightly after First loosening the lug nuts.... as already stated...
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    :agree::agree: if the vacuum lines are OEM they...

    :agree::agree: if the vacuum lines are OEM they are at least 8 yrs. old.... and the original Rubber have likely failed ...... get silicone at the Auto parts store and re-place ...... good luck ......
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    :agree: That ramp was likely a lot Steeper than...

    :agree: That ramp was likely a lot Steeper than any road you have ever been on ..... and any gloop in the tank may have migrated to the gas pick-up area and now it's in the throttle body ...... Mike...
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    Like has been mentioned knowing what the panel is...

    Like has been mentioned knowing what the panel is will help us help you ..... Large parts can be expensive, however I would consider making a small sheet metal tab and POP riveting it in place of the...
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    Thanks for posting :thumbup:........... Mike...

    Thanks for posting :thumbup:........... Mike :ohyea:
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    The three distributors that I know of are Tire...

    The three distributors that I know of are Tire Rack , Simple tire, and Vulcan tire. You may have a store on your area .... otherwise they all can be accessed on-line .... As far as how well they wear...
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    If you want the very best auto tire currently...

    If you want the very best auto tire currently available I suggest the Vredestein Quatrac 5 ..... for the front they have sizes in 14 inch and 15 inch wheels and for the rear 15 in. 205/60 and 205/65...
  19. Using or lowering your PSI's ..... It depends on...

    Using or lowering your PSI's ..... It depends on what the PSI is lowered to .... example ( mea culpa first ) I actually rode with only 6 PSI ( leaking valve stem ) in my rear Hydro-edge for at least...
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    I know what they do .... can't remember what they...

    I know what they do .... can't remember what they are called :dontknow:..... But I've never seen one on a Spyder ...... good luck .... Mike :thumbup:
  21. I didn't want to get too long winded in my...

    I didn't want to get too long winded in my comments .... I said 17 psi for my fronts, I use that because I like to drive Fast & Hard in the twistie's. If my ride for the day is more relaxed, I'll...
  22. My favorite gear changes constantly .... it...

    My favorite gear changes constantly .... it depends on the geography of the roads, and what my intent is when I'm on them ..... Mike :thumbup:
  23. " 42.5 " mpg .... between 70 mph and 85 mph ........

    " 42.5 " mpg .... between 70 mph and 85 mph ..... !!!! ..... contact BRP ...IMMEDIATELY...... you have the Only Spyder ever made that got that amount of mpg's at those speeds, and they are going to...
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    I have a 14 RT so this may not exactly apply .......

    I have a 14 RT so this may not exactly apply .... The OEM radio had a cable from the radio to the rear trunk that allowed devices to link in to the system ..... I didn't want my Sirius receiver in...
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    A 4 inch hole can be a problem or not it depends...

    A 4 inch hole can be a problem or not it depends on whether it has to bear a LOAD. If it is a joist with NO SUPPORT where you need to hole then you can't make a hole - period. Forget any type of...
  26. :welcome: .... When I looked at Spyders back in...

    :welcome: .... When I looked at Spyders back in 09 ( at 64 ) I had 50+ yrs. on two wheelers ( every model type made ) never rode a Trike .... Because of medical issues I was forced off my Wing .... I...
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    Thanks :thumbup:..........After you watch this...

    Thanks :thumbup:..........After you watch this Vid ...... scroll down to to the vids about moving hugh Ships and other hugh pieces of cargo - like off-shore drilling rigs ..... amazing ...... Mike...
  28. I bought " color matched paint " in a Rattle can...

    I bought " color matched paint " in a Rattle can from my Bond auto parts store .... it was perfect and cost about $35.00 ..... Mike
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    Thanks for the compliment ..... Just let me say...

    Thanks for the compliment ..... Just let me say the Q-5's do come in 205/60 and 205/65 -15's that will work great on your Spyder ( many others here are using them ) .... I'm mostly about safety, and...
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    BRP stopped using 14inch wheels / tires over 5...

    BRP stopped using 14inch wheels / tires over 5 years ago .... I have doubts that the new Kanine's will be made in that size ..... However a tire that I highly recommend ( along with many other folks...
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