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    it was a folly of errors

    When the clutch was opened up after making the initial diagnosis that clutch slip in higher gears is from a worn clutch. To be honest I would have looked in the same place.

    When replacing the...
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    I know what you are saying. The riding season is...

    I know what you are saying. The riding season is short here. May to mid October. I love to ride. I don't want a vehicle in the shop for six weeks. If I did I would own a Harley. So reliability is...
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    THE SOLUTION

    I have my bike up for sale, because the aggravation this situation has caused me is not worth the price of ownership.

    However, there are a lot of good people on this website, and my type of Spyder...
  4. Bike still not repaired. They took all of the...

    Bike still not repaired. They took all of the components from the clutch of a bike in their showroom. And but it into my bike and the problem is still worse than when I brought it in. Then they...
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    Okay guys here is round...I don't know I lost count...

    So, I would like to report that the bike is fixed but it is not.

    The entire clutch assembly has been replaced, and I mean every single part.

    Its been assembled and reassembled numerous times,...
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    OH IF THAT WAS ONLY THE CASE

    This makes me think back to a time when I was driving through a residential neighborhood while on patrol. February in the middle of winter and the coldest month of the year. -40 F. It was 3:00 am....
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    A guess

    Sounds like a tear in the diaphram. Could be a little tear that opens up when it gets stretched out.
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    THANKS FOR THE 2013-5 SERVICE BULETIN

    I printed it off last night. Brought it to the dealer at 9:30 am.

    Turns out they had done the same. Guess what? They don't have the proper tool mentioned in the bulletin to properly seat and align...
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    Interesting post

    As a police officer for the last 25 years with 3 or maybe 4 years to go before I pack it in, I am both disgusted and understanding of the POV expressed in this post.

    The disgusted part is in that...
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    Will be selling my RTS and going back to a HD....

    Will be selling my RTS and going back to a HD. I'm not used to a bike going in for a repair and not coming out three weeks later. No slam on Spyders but I rather go to a bike shop that fixes bikes...
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    Think it can't get any worse? Wrong! Everything...

    Think it can't get any worse? Wrong! Everything put back together and they advise not only is the problem not fixed, it is worse. Case file with BRP. Awaiting response. They say it goes through the...
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    And the winner is

    Went to the dealer to look at all the pieces of my clutch laid out on the work bench. I am not mechanic but let me see if I can explain this. The o-rings mentioned above were intact and seated but...
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    CLUTCH SLIP HELP

    Bike dropped off at 9 am at dealer. The mechanic is working the desk because the service manager left or was turfed. I say I would like the bike back for Friday for the long weekend. I get that look...
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    You know I bought a Spyder because HD seem to be...

    You know I bought a Spyder because HD seem to be in the shop more. Oddly enough my ninja is problem free and easy to maintain, and dealer experience at Kawi is amazing, with overnight parts and same...
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    Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I have a...

    Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I have a starting point. Clutch fluid doesn't look like brake fluids I am used to seeing on my other bikes. Sort of brownish with floaters in it. Still opaque but...
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    Got you... thanks for clearing that up. The...

    Got you... thanks for clearing that up. The engine oil is fine. No funny smells. Nothing unusual about the color or texture for the the amount of km between oil changes. I only use brp oil since new....
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    The oil is due for a change in 800 km/h or around...

    The oil is due for a change in 800 km/h or around that. The bike sits at 14,200 km, will do oil change at 15,000 km.

    The clutch fluid has never been changed.
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    So even on a manual transmission oil level can...

    So even on a manual transmission oil level can have an effect on clutch operation? That's the big question I have. Clutch oil is black, engine oil is normal. I only use BRP oil for oil changes. It...
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    CLUTCH SLIP HELP

    Okay to start, I have read the related articles on this topic.

    I have a 2012 Spyder RTS with 15,000 km. SM5

    This morning started to notice clutch slip. It happens in all the gears from 4 down....
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    Check engine light

    Light came on a couple of days ago and was intermittent. Came and went. No limp mode and was running great. Dropped by the dealer to see if it coded and to get the codes red. Very quick diagnosis was...
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    odometer is key

    I reset my odometer at every fill up. So even when my low fuel light goes on, I still know my target range for mileage. You learn quick what is safe and what is pushing it. Gauges are way more...
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    Front end noise I can't figure out

    2012 RTS SM5

    Noise coming from the front left side, usually when the wheel is turned and just starting to move through to second gear.

    Like a high pitched metal chirping sound. Reminds me of a...
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    Lol guys. I have been riding in the rain for two...

    Lol guys. I have been riding in the rain for two weeks straight It had to be cleaned. I couldn't take it anymore.


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    I need an ark not a Spyder

    Spent a few hours detailing. Went for a ride on a nice sunny day. 10 minutes out and the temperature dropped ten degrees, wind picked up and torrential rain. Stuck under a canopy. I am not getting...
  25. Sorry I write a lot of technical papers and I...

    Sorry I write a lot of technical papers and I should have used paragraphs.

    Readers digest version:

    If you have a three wheel HD and you hammer the rear brake pedal on dry asphalt you are not...
  26. Your opinion on ABS on trikes - good / bad

    I love posts like this one. I get to offer my opinion as a collision reconstructionist, and here it is. I would tell you it's a balance between what you are used to versus what is actually better and...
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    First motorcycle crash of the season.

    Bikes came out on Saturday out at my neck of the woods. 4 days later we have our first bike crash. As usual appears the driver of the car was at fault. I know the area, car would have run a stop sign...
  28. I am thinking of doing some research on this...

    I am thinking of doing some research on this topic and sending them a letter. Which they likely ignore. Because they are the only show in town. I carry a package policy which is only $150. Makes no...
  29. Hey Maxson. Which dealer did you buy your Spyder...

    Hey Maxson. Which dealer did you buy your Spyder from. Have you taken delivery yet? I was out your way last weekend for the kids spring hockey camp. Dropped in at the Yamaha and Honda dealer during...
  30. Finally out of hibernation omg my insurance rates!!!!

    So I was pretty busy this weekend with the kid, but I did notice a lot of motorcycles out and about. So late this afternoon I uncovered the Spyder and started her up. She started no problem. Ran...
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