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    Default What was your best Upgrade / Add on to your Spyder???

    Hi everyone,

    One could go pretty overboard when it comes to upgrades and/or add ons to a Spyder/Ryker. So i am going to ask the question and ask that you answer accordingly please.

    Question:

    What are the items that you added to your Spyder/Ryker that are worth it's weight in gold??

    Answer Format:

    Year and Model Spyder/Ryker
    Add on / Upgraded item
    Supplier/Vendor or link to item

    Thanks in advance, and stay safe out there.

    SpyderFlyer76

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    Year and Model Spyder/Ryker------------2014 RTS

    Add on / Upgraded item---------- ECU flash, anti-sway bar, Altimax tire, LED heads and fogs, dash rack that I made.

    Supplier/Vendor or link to item --------------- YOU can find these easily enough.

    Lew L
    Kaos----- Gone but not forgotten.

    2014 RTS in circuit yellow, farkeling addiction down to once every few months.ECU FLASH IS GREAT.

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    1# 2017 F3S Daytona

    2# Wheel alignment and rear shock donation to scrapyard.

    3# Me and Elka

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    Year and Model Spyder/Ryker: 2012 RT Limited
    Add on / Upgraded item: drivers seat gel pad
    Supplier/Vendor or link to item: motorcycledave.com

    Happy TRAils/NSD
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    2013 RT-S

    Yokohama rear tire, Squared Away laser alignment, Utopia backrest, Spyderpops Missing Belt Guard, LED headlights, Magic Mirrors.

    Just ordered two gel seat pads from Motorcycle Dave and got 10% off on his birthday promotion.

    Next in the que is two Vredestein Quatrac 5 front tires and a BajaRon sway bar.
    On the road again...........and forever young!

    2013 RT-S SE 5



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    2019 F3-s
    Front and Rear Elka Shocks, BajaRon Swaybar
    Direct from Elka for Shocks, Swaybar direct from Bajaron
    2019 F3-S SE6
    Elka Stage 2 Front and Rear w/HYD
    Can-am Dragbar
    F4 Custom 28" Windscreen
    GTR Lighting LED Headlights
    Arc Led Auxiliary lights
    Signature Light
    BajaRon Swaybar
    Akrapovic Sinister Silencer
    FOBO 2 Trike TPMS
    Motorcycle Dave Gel inserts Rider and Passenger
    Foam Grips

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    2013 RT Limited
    BRP Armrests
    Dealer or online parts
    So says my wife.
    Everything else I've added including 2014 right side grill and block-off plate Sena SM-10 and SMH-10's on Bell Mag9 Helmets,An Ultimate Safety Bundle Plus, Convex Mirrors, Organizers, Dash Mount, Euro Horn, PPA Widow 15 Wheels, Squared Away Alignment, Baja Ron's Sway Bar, Aluminum End Links, and Spring Adjusters, CD's HMT Tail/Turn light, BRP Plate frame and Swing Arm End Caps, Magic Mirrors (Tether-free), Roadster Renovations' Air Ryde Rock Armor and Missing Belt Guard.
    Safe Rides,
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    2013 RT Limited, Pearl White
    Farkles too numerous to list
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    Great idea & format. Sorry I cannot choose 1 best item, as they ALL work together to improve my ride as a whole.
    So Iíll just try & go with the first larger item that has improved in multiple ways

    2013 STL
    DUAL MODE BACKREST
    Smoothspyder.
    https://www.smoothspyder.com/

    2013 STL SE5 BLACK CURRANT
    SpyderPop's: LED bumpskid
    SmoothSpyder: dualmode back rest
    T r * * LED:foam grip covers, Tricrings, FenderZ &brake light strips,
    wide vue mirrors
    Lid lox
    sawblade mowhalk fender accents
    minispyder dash toy
    Pakitrack
    FLO (Frunk Lid Organizer)
    BRP trailer hitch & 622 trailer (with its own list: Spyderpops Lighted Rear Bumpskid, LineX protection on sides, led trim lighting amber front& red rear, stand& tongue handle)THX Cruzr Joe!
    (pics in album)

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    2014 RT ( basic w/ SE trans ) ….. Upgrades / changes I have done 75+ things so far, way to many to list , I don't type fast …. But the one that I like the most is/was swapping the OEM speakers for two pair of 5.25 JBL's ….. I really like my tunes …… Mike

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    So far just the swaybar and laser aligned at last years D3RW. Hope add a few more things at this years, and maybe a seat at the Sturgis rally.
    Trent - 2017 asphalt grey RT Limited, yes I need to update my pic



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    The ultimate F3 floorboards from spyderaccesaries.com and a Yokohama rear tire.

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    2015 F-3 Sport SE-6

    the best upgrade I did to mine was:
    1. A Stage II ECU Flash. www.wick-itperformance.com
    2. An RLS 3 Stage Cat Bypass with an RLS Assassin End Pipe. www.rlsexhaust.com
    3. A K & N air filter.

    Hey!!!! .... An additional 25+ horsepower and 20+ additional foot pounds of torque..is a lot!!!
    The other upgrades I`ve done dont matter. This right here is the Heart and Soul...PERFORMANCE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew L View Post
    Year and Model Spyder/Ryker------------2014 RTS

    Add on / Upgraded item---------- ECU flash, anti-sway bar, Altimax tire, LED heads and fogs, dash rack that I made.

    Supplier/Vendor or link to item --------------- YOU can find these easily enough.

    Lew L
    Along the same lines here for my 2013 RT Ltd;

    I did the upgraded sway bar & auto tires thing too, with the addition of a free flowing (but not much louder) exhaust & cat elim along with a few extra & minor 'personlisation mods' done to & around the suspension & its components, and really would've called those collectively the best things you can do to your Spyder/for your ryding enjoyment...

    UNTIL

    I had the ECU Upgrade done by Jase @ ECU Xtreme here in Aust (rotaxracing@gmail.com) - and THAT ECU Upgrade really makes everything else somewhat fade into the background, because it's made my Spyder the machine I feel it should've been from the beginning! I could go on about how much better & more responsive it feels even in 'tootling around' mode; how much more fun it is to ryde ALL the time, not just when fang-ing it; the way it's unleashed the already proven reliable performance that other machines running these same engines have already; but really, it's probably gonna have the same overall impact on you if I just say it's FREAKING BLOODY FANTABULOUS!
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    2013 RT Ltd

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    2014 RTS SE6. Best upgrade to date has got to be my Tri-Axis handlebars, wouldn’t still be riding without them.

    2014 Spyder RTS-SE6 Cognac
    Tri-Axis Handlebars
    Sena SM10 BT Dongle
    Sena 10S Helmet Intercom
    Garmin Nuvi GPS
    Sirius Satelite Radio
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    2018 rt
    tri axis bars-dealer...(great price)
    Ride On Vista CA

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    "Deer Warning Whistle"

    1st Must Have on my Spyder

    Crazy Glued to the inside wheel fender

    A Back Road Necessity

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    for my 2018 RTL:
    Bajaron sway bar
    pin-striping

    BIG F

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    2014 RTS

    Tri axis handlebars

    HID headlights & fog lights

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    2016 ST-S

    "3" endorsement on my wife's driver's license

    RiderEd of New Jersey

    Janis put 60 miles on Blackbird yesterday, and got us (yes, me on pillion) up to 60+ and 4th gear, crossed a trestle bridge over the Delaware River and into PA. I may have let a monster loose...one that will rampage its way thru my wallet.
    Raprider (Rich)

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    BRP Audio, Heated Grips, Fog Lights, Passenger Backrest, Givi Saddlebags/Top Case
    BajaRon Swaybar, Wide-Vu Mirrors, Lamonster Ram mount and X-grip, Sena 20S Evo Dual

    1996 Yamaha Virago 750 (Vera) - still riding
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    For me it's comfort because if I am not comfortable than I do not ride, so it would not matter if it handled better- was faster - or stopped better.

    For the RT

    #1 Russell day long seat. - from Russell day long
    # 2 Triaxis handle bars. - from Can Am (I installed)

    For the F3

    #1 Russell day long seat. - from Russell day long
    #2 Short reach handle bars - from Can Am (I installed)
    #3 position 4 brake rod - from Can Am (I installed)
    2015 F3S, 2018 F3L

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    2008 GS SM5
    BRP comfort seat. Without that I would've sold the thing.
    When life throws you curves, aim for the apex
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    Year and Model Spyder/Ryker------------2018 F-3 Limited

    Add on / Upgraded item---------- Extended Passenger Seat / Lighted Bumpskid

    Supplier/Vendor or link to item --------------- Spyderpops WWW.Spyderpops.com

    Cruzr Joe
    [SIZE=4]2018 F3 Limited, BRP Driver Backrest, Spyderpops Lighted Bump Skid, Dual Spyclops Light, Mirror Turn Signals, Laser Alignment, Engine LEDs, Fog Lights With Halo's, Cushion Handgrips, BRT LEDs, and Under Lighting, Lamonster IPS, (with Clock), F4 25" Vented Windshield with Wings, Airhawk "R" Cushions. Position 4 Brake setting, Short reach Handlebars, Dash Mounted Voltmeter and 12 Volt Plug. Set of 3rd pegs. Extended Passenger Seat. Exterior BRP Connect setup, Ultimate Trailer/SIZE]

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    Default Tough one....

    As I find the catagories being....safety, comfort, handling, performance it is a long list of changes and mods. Then of course there is the whole DIY and OEM as well as aftermarket. I have done many DIY and aftermarket but would say the one worth it's weight in gold would be going from a supersport wing to a 2012 RS sm5
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    ​2012 RS sm5

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    Year and Model Spyder - 2018 Spyder RTL - Cadillac
    Upgraded item - 2014 HD Tri-Glide - Mack Truck
    Supplier/Vendor - Ridgeline Motorsports in Vernal Utah
    2018 RTL--------------------------------2018 RTL
    Champagne Metallic-------------------Oxford Blue
    Lamonster Pegs------------------------Lamonster Pegs
    Motorcycle Dave Gel seat inserts----Motorcycle Dave Gel seat inserts
    Big Bike Parts Backrests--------------Big Bike Parts Backrests
    Magic Mirror mounts------------------Magic Mirror mounts
    Tri-Axis Handlebar
    KurYakyn Grips


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    What was your best Upgrade / Add on to your Spyder???

    F3 Unlimited

    My NEXT ONE!!
    2017 F3 Limited

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