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    Default NO ONBOARD COMPRECER

    I have a 2014 rts with onboard air comprecer, it works great. I see the 17 and 18 rt don't have a comprecer ! How are you riders getting along without the comprecer??

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    Default Quite well....

    The onboard compressor is a nice feature but in my opinion not worth the trouble they have had. If you don't have one you just set it up manually and only have to adjust for the weight on the the Ryde your taking...double, baggage or solo. One just checks tire pressure and the shock all at the same time. I'm sure they have fixed the problems of the past...
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    I had to replace my compressor and just finished replacing one for a friend of mine. Both had the same failure on the compressor connecting rod. The only way BRP is going to be able to fix it, is to stop using that cheap ass compressor.
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    Assembling and marketing an expensive piece of equipment with cheep ass parts will eventually place a company in a position which they can never recover from. Such as the perception of unreliability, which is where BRP's Can Am Spyder sits right now. And by the way, BRP is not the only manufacturer suffering from this increasing reputation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2dogs View Post
    Assembling and marketing an expensive piece of equipment with cheep ass parts will eventually place a company in a position which they can never recover from. Such as the perception of unreliability, which is where BRP's Can Am Spyder sits right now. And by the way, BRP is not the only manufacturer suffering from this increasing reputation.
    Sorry but don't think because you have that perception on spyder, that everyone else does.
    It's not perfect, but man is it dependable aand fun to ride.
    I find the people who complain the misery about dependability are the ones that ride the least and have them set in the garage the most.
    Look at the map in my signature to see edger all were have been on the spyder in 3 years of riding. Only one issue and that was the compressor. Replaced under warranty in off season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluep View Post
    I have a 2014 rts with onboard air comprecer, it works great. I see the 17 and 18 rt don't have a comprecer ! How are you riders getting along without the comprecer??


    The 17 & 18 RT Limited has a compressor. The Basic RT has a Schrader (?) valve to adjust the air

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    Default Sorry but I'm just one of many....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fatcycledaddy View Post
    Sorry but don't think because you have that perception on spyder, that everyone else does.
    It's not perfect, but man is it dependable aand fun to ride.
    I find the people who complain the misery about dependability are the ones that ride the least and have them set in the garage the most.
    Look at the map in my signature to see edger all were have been on the spyder in 3 years of riding. Only one issue and that was the compressor. Replaced under warranty in off season.
    I didn't create this perception, I came across it from reading magazine articles, talking to other owners, reading this web site and personal experience. My spyder has been in the shop way too many times. I belong to two motorcycle riding groups and as I mentioned BRP is not alone in this perception category. Many folks are of the same opinion that these newer higher priced bikes of many brands are not nearly as dependable as their predecessors. In my case, millage is not a question or even a subject worth discussing. I've forgotten about accumulative millage long ago. I only refer to it when discussing parts or service. BRP's compressor is among the many complaints regarding their spyder's problems. What I have trouble understanding is, that for less than a round of drinks, BRP could have installed a more quality compressor and never suffered the poor reputation they've gained because of it. One example and then I'll stop. If you purchased a car/pickup for dependable transportation to and from work and so on, and discovered your front tires were cupping badly and wearing away and needed replacing within say 10k miles, would you be upset? Or your rear tires lasted only 6k miles? I'm sorry, that's two examples, but they are of many and they shouldn't be. Don't get me too awfully wrong here, I love my spyder in spite of all it's faults for no other reason than I'm addicted to riding. Been that way since my first tricycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzr Joe View Post
    The 17 & 18 RT Limited has a compressor. The Basic RT has a Schrader (?) valve to adjust the air

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    Wrong, none of the 18 have a comprecer . It is available as an assesory for $500.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluep View Post
    Wrong, none of the 18 have a comprecer . It is available as an assesory for $500.00

    2018 RT Limited still has the auto rear suspension with air compressor. All RTS and RT Limited do, all years that they are available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcthorne View Post
    2018 RT Limited still has the auto rear suspension with air compressor. All RTS and RT Limited do, all years that they are available.
    After more research I think you are right. The change is the 18 limited has no manual switch. But it does have a compressor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluep View Post
    Wrong, none of the 18 have a comprecer . It is available as an assesory for $500.00

    You think i am right????

    I hate to argue with you but the 2018 Limited has a compressor, it has the automatic ride adjuster so you can not manually adjust it but it does have a compressor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluep View Post
    Wrong, none of the 18 have a comprecer . It is available as an assesory for $500.00
    Sorry: you're the one who is wrong... My 2018 RT-L had a compressor. You can actually hear them in action!

    Joe is right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    Sorry: you're the one who is wrong... My 2018 RT-L had a compressor. You can actually hear them in action!

    Joe is right!
    Dear Joe and Bob
    Reread #10! After more research on my part I decided you guys are right and I was wrong and the18 RT limited does have a compressor!


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    Quote Originally Posted by bluep View Post
    Dear Joe and Bob
    Reread #10! After more research on my part I decided you guys are right and I was wrong and the18 RT limited does have a compressor!


    That's what happens when you don't check before you tell people that they are wrong, apology accepted (that was an apology, right).

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    In 123,000 miles on my 14 I never had one issue with either the compressor or air bag. I call that pretty damn reliable! My 17 F3T has only the schrader valve which, in my opinion, is a pain in the ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzr Joe View Post
    That's what happens when you don't check before you tell people that they are wrong, apology accepted (that was an apology, right).

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    Well I'm happy that he said it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    Well I'm happy that he said it...
    Sometimes it's all just part of how we learn stuff!


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    That was to throw everybody off my trail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    My 2018 RT-L had a compressor.
    Had? Did you get your RT sold? I haven't seen any comment if you have.

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    It was picked up by the new owner (Boilermaker); this past Saturday...
    Help is on the way. Until then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    It was picked up by the new owner (Boilermaker); this past Saturday...


    YOU ARE SPYDERLESS???????

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    Please don't rub it in...
    Help is on the way. Until then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    Please don't rub it in...
    You're never supposed to allow yourself to become emotionally attached to your equipment. Didn't you know that?

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    NOW you tell me!
    Help is on the way. Until then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    NOW you tell me!
    I had to learn the lesson the hard way, a couple of times.

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