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    Default Vibration GONE

    I just wanted to give a shout out to Roadster Renovations.

    I had the dreaded 70MPH vibration in my 2018 RTL.

    After doing a lot of research on these forums it came to my attention that it was a drive belt issue.

    More research revealed that the cure to that vibration was a vibration dampener.

    A few different brands are mentioned but I decided to go with the Roadster Renovations dampener.

    Their dampener completely took all the vibration out of the Spyder.

    I can now ride comfortably at 70+ mph.

    Thanks, Roadster Renovations!
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    my 18rt has the same issue at 71 to 73 is this work considered warrenty issue if it is so common?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfreddy View Post
    my 18rt has the same issue at 71 to 73 is this work considered warrenty issue if it is so common?
    Not from what I have read on here.
    Mine is due for the first service soon. I will ask them
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    Yes, joe!
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    Nope. BRP even sells one as an add-on, so they know about the issue. Of course their product is junk, bearing blew out. BRP upped the tension a while back trying to get rid of it. The only good, permanent solution is a belt dampener. Good news it is easy as heck to put on. Had mine installed two weeks after I bought my 2016 RTS. 35K miles no issues with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfreddy View Post
    my 18rt has the same issue at 71 to 73 is this work considered warrenty issue if it is so common?
    NO.
    But if you have the problem, try a small adjustment to the belt tension first.
    BRP spec's have come down in recent years.
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    Also check the overall belt tension with a Krickit 2. I run my belt at 170 lbs. along with a tensioner. I have no vibration, and the whine that appeared between 40-50 mph which is common among the F3 units is gone too.

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    Default Docís vibration damper installed in less than an hr.

    got it out of the mail box opened it and looked it over read the instructions and an hr. after that I was test riding around the block and a quick recheck and I was putting the Tupperware back on.
    As for the ride no more of that fine vibration that puts your feet to sleep. Gone! Now when you back off the throttle around 70 no more vibration, smooth as a babyís behind....

    Thanks Doc . Love the alignment jig !C8BD8803-F56A-40D9-A920-A61337B656D1.jpg08DAA45B-727F-4E85-B5F4-6F0BE19563FC.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfreddy View Post
    my 18rt has the same issue at 71 to 73 is this work considered warrenty issue if it is so common?
    Same issue with my 18RT. Belt dampener is not a warranty item, however I raised enough hell with my dealer and BRP that they installed one at no charge.
    BRP is well aware of the situation and should warranty that. Again, insist with your dealer. Should be FREE....
    Now some on this board would rather buy an after market. The one installed on my bike is from BRP and falls under the bike warranty. A year and a half and 8000 smooth miles...
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasSpyder View Post
    I just wanted to give a shout out to Roadster Renovations.

    I had the dreaded 70MPH vibration in my 2018 RTL.

    After doing a lot of research on these forums it came to my attention that it was a drive belt issue.

    More research revealed that the cure to that vibration was a vibration dampener.

    A few different brands are mentioned but I decided to go with the Roadster Renovations dampener.

    Their dampener completely took all the vibration out of the Spyder.

    I can now ride comfortably at 70+ mph.

    Thanks, Roadster Renovations!
    Do you know what your belt tension is checking it with the Krikut gage and with your tire on the ground?

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    I think that BRP has it as an accessory, otherwise they would be facing a lot of money sunk into warranty claims. This way they aren't liable.

    I have to say that I was really disappointed when I drove my 2019 away from the dealership. I had the dreaded vibration from 62 to 77. It seemed to lessen after after 300 miles, but still was pronounced enough to get me motivated to buy the damper.

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