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    Mine is a 2018 RTL. The reverse quit working. The bike rides normally with the gear shifting up and down when at a stop. However, it will not shift down manually thus will not allow for reverse. Does that means that the problem is with the switch in the cluster? Taking the bike to my dealer. Still under warranty.
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    BIGMO

    Are you pressing and holding down the "R" reverse button with your foot on the brake from neutral when trying to shift into reverse?

    without all the above steps the Spyder will not shift into reverse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmo View Post
    Mine is a 2018 RTL. The reverse quit working. The bike rides normally with the gear shifting up and down when at a stop. However, it will not shift down manually thus will not allow for reverse. Does that means that the problem is with the switch in the cluster? Taking the bike to my dealer. Still under warranty.
    BIGMO

    My 2018 RTL is acting exactly like yours. Will not shift into neutral and refuses to go into reverse. Forward gears are fine. Getting worse all the time. Anxious to hear what your dealer has to say. Can't take mine to dealer now because of upcoming trip (not on spyder).

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    My money is on the switch.
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    I am with Grandpot on this one. Reason is that if I am moving in 4 or 5th gear and try to downshift manually, it will not respond therefore pressing the R to reverse has no effect since the minus button is not being activated by pressing. Waiting for the dealer to call me. I will post the result.
    2018 RT Limited "Blondie"

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    Yes Cruzr Joe. I do all of that. This happened to me once before but somehow it cleared by itself, not this time.
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    There was a service bulletin issued for this very same problem in 2018.
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    Ottawa-rider, I am not able to find this bulletin on the web and the one you posted is so small, can't hardly read it. Please tell me where did you get that, so I can download? Thanks a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmo View Post
    Ottawa-rider, I am not able to find this bulletin on the web and the one you posted is so small, can't hardly read it. Please tell me where did you get that, so I can download? Thanks a lot.
    Grab the pic, and load it into some imaging software...like Infanview (free download) and you can resize and print it out...
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    I tried that before my post. All it does is get the whole picture blury. Even worse.
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    All you need to know is when you drop it off at your dealer. Mention that you think the problem you are having is talked about in Warranty bulletin 2018-5. They can look it up.

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    Default Bummer.....

    it is a known issue and it should not be a problem for them ....
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    It's a known problem had mine did last year at about 5000 km They even had the part in stock

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    Spoke to the dealer. They are replacing the entire left cluster. 7 to 10 days for the part to arrive. Question is: are they replacing with the exact same one or a new "improved" model?
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