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    Default 2012 Spyder RT-S used...now what?

    Ok so Iím waiting on the delivery of a 2012 RT-S and wanted to know what updates and upgrades need to be done to the bike? Iím concerned with the major items that are a must-do but would also like to know the should-doís as well from other 2012 owners.

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    a dealer could give you the info for the bikes history ….. could … however if the past owner / owners did all their own maintenance …. it won't be recorded in BUDS …. if you tell us the mileage that would be very helpful ….. mike

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    Welcome to the forum Sscheitel. If this is your first Spyder you should take time and read this. https://www.spyderlovers.com/forums/...-Spyder-owners. Now make sure and post a photo in the Spyder Garage area of the forum when you get your new ride home.. Enjoy the ride and keep us all up to date on how things are going. You will figure out what you need after you ride a bit.
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    What he said! Then, while it's nice to hear what everyone else has done, I still reckon it's best to ride the thing yourself for a while, and see what YOU think it needs!

    Now the basic've been covered, while my ride is a 2013 RT, some things are still pretty common across the board.... many if not most of us will look at upgrading the under-body protection with a bump-skid or similar; improving the Spyder's roll resistance & help both your cornering AND your straight line stability by fitting a better anti-sway bar (from BajaRon maybe? He's a vendor/supporter here who sells some pretty great sway bars & heaps of other cool gear ); maybe even tossing the crappy Kendas that for many are at best, problematic, & fitting some 'better' tires in just about all measurable aspects from the wider range of Passenger car tires in 'close to standard' sizes that are available out there; & cos it's an RT & just about everything in the way of maintenance involves removing the mirrors first, fitting a set of Magic Mirror Mounts in place of the flimsy plastic & wire OE mounts... but the list of possible upgrades & farkles only grows from there, and who knows, since it's a 2012 RT, it's likely been ridden a little already and some of this stuff or any extended list may already have been done... You've simply gotta get it, climb aboard, have a ride, try to relax your grip on the bars, drop your shoulders & elbows, lean into the corners a bit as you steer around them, and see what you reckon about it all! Welcome to the wonderful world of Spyder Ryding & the Miles of Smiles that it brings!

    Over to you! Enjoy!
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    Thanks guys for the kind words of encouragement.

    Blue - has 10k miles gotten from iMotorsports

    https://www.imotorsportsinc.com/defa...OwnedInventory

    Check out the pics and maybe you can see what’s been done.

    Copper - I’ll def give that link a thorough read and of course post a pic in the forums garage.

    Peter - def going to ride it a bit before doing anything. Great advice on all!!

    Hopefully have it I. About a week

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    Sscheitel, looks like a nice bike in good shape. The only add on I see are a small ball mount and a heal shifter. The ball mount was probably for a phone and the heal shifter looks like it was home made and you may want to take that off if you ride two up, looks close to the passenger floorboard, but the bike looks real nice! I don't think you will need to do anything to it for while unless you decide to add something later.

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    Definitely ride it for a while before deciding on what to add/remove. I got mine about a month ago and haven't doen anything to it yet. But there's several things the PO put on that I'll be removing, and one or two things I'd like to add.
    2014 RT-S Orange - LED headlights/driving lights, LED under mirror turns, LED brake/run lights along trunk and saddlebags, LED third brake light, LED turn bulb replacements, Voltmeter, Oil PSI gauge, heated gear connection, BRP backrest, dash Mount USB plug.

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    Just poking around looking for driver floor board options. Are the web boards no longer available?

    Website appears to be inactive.

    Also what options do I have for driver floor boards for the SM5 (manual) RT-S?

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