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    Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie Peter Aawen's Avatar
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    What did I do to my Spyder Today? Rode it!!

    Put a couple of hundred miles on the new battery (had to retire the original after it failed completely it was only 7 years & 5 months old! ) and this weekend was our first (local) weekend out of our State's 'group gatherings of 10 persons max' lock-down, so a fewof us got together & cruised down to the mouth of Australia's largest river, the Murray, to have fish'n chips on the beach!

    Great day, great ryde, -2°C start, but the sun fairly quickly burned away the mist & frost, & from there on in it stayed clear, so the temps eventually hit a max of 10°C, which made for a clear, fine, and bloody brilliant day!
    2013 RT Ltd Pearl White

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    Unfortunately I could only make sure she was covered securely in preparation for Cristobal. Then watch it rain through the window, longing to go for a ryde!

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    Put my Ultimate Seat on. Well built and comfortable for both me and wife put some miles on it

    https://ultimateseats.ca/can-am-spyder-accessories

    Happy Wife Happy Life !
    30 years Over the road truck driver. Now the better half wants to do all the provinces on the Spyder. Maybe when it grows up to a Newer one.
    Copied from a post in Mean People.
    When told "that ain't a motorcycle," I reply, "You're right - it's actually a snowmobile and I ordered the optional tires so I can ride it year round." Shuts 'em up every time!

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    Ultimate Seat With both backrests .Black with Ostrich Red Stripe

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    I did the rain dance (washed it)last night. Going for ride soon, so it should rain.
    2018 F3L, 2020 RTL

    Isn't it weird that in AMERICA our flag and our culture offend so many people......
    but our benefits don't?

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    Just got back from a longer trip 500km (310 miles) on my Ryker, just to find that finally my x-grip has arrived on the mail. I installed it right away, cant wait to give it a good try!
    The OEM tank bag is OK, but for the phone it just doesnt cut it. The charging Cable does not fit, and you have to take the Eyes too far from the road to look at the GPS on the phone.

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    worked many hours trying to install Big Bike Parts back rest on my 20 RTL, work, work, and no success. Got to the install of the L metal frame L piece that is to suppoort the back rest, and just seems no way to fit that L bend on to the RT for final step install. Looks like I'll be taking it to the dealer see if they can figure it out, I have to take it in for the fitment recall, just get it done then. Talk about frustration. Yes, I called accessories.net, they gave me instructions to pull up on the under pan and the L metal support will slide right in, that didn't happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbillone View Post
    worked many hours trying to install Big Bike Parts back rest on my 20 RTL, work, work, and no success. Got to the install of the L metal frame L piece that is to suppoort the back rest, and just seems no way to fit that L bend on to the RT for final step install. Looks like I'll be taking it to the dealer see if they can figure it out, I have to take it in for the fitment recall, just get it done then. Talk about frustration. Yes, I called accessories.net, they gave me instructions to pull up on the under pan and the L metal support will slide right in, that didn't happen.
    You have to loosen up the (2) bolts (one on each side parallel w/the channel for the L bracket) pretty far to fit the L bracket in there.

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    Dressed it up!!!
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    Yesterday, I swapped back from the Comfort seat to the stock seat and today I'm going to install one of those trunk organizers. Other than getting a new mounting bracket for the Utopia backrest that fits the stock seat, I'm not doing anything else to this bike. Decided to get smart and change plans. I have about 1.5 years left on my Honda (cage) lease then I'm going to turn it in, but a cheap beater (I'm now working from home and drive about 15 miles per week) and buy a new F3 (T or L) or a new 2020+ RT (base model). I'm done sinking money into this.

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    Thanks Monk, believe me, I have removed the two 13 mm bolts, loosened the other two and lifted mightily, nothing seems to work, noting gives. The recall has not been done on the refit recall, maybe that's the problem. I even removed the driver's seat, no joy there either. So tomorrow I put it all back together so I can ride.

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    I finally got my plates! Too bad the Spyder is in the shop. I've had it for almost 3 weeks and only was able to go up and down my street a couple times.
    Got a 2008 Spyder GS SM5


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    Installed CANAMSPYDERACCESSORIES hitch and wiring harness. Flawless fit. Working on the showchrome ryder backrest. Mounting bracket fit is giving me issues.

    MWO (Ret'd) SJ Barnes
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    named Britannia in honour of EE Doc Smith’s
    Grey Lensman’s ship.
    ‘20 Ryker 900 (my wife’s ryde)

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    Re post 306, hallelujah, after persevering, I finally got that aftermarket back rest installed, it was me, I was doing something wrong. Glad I persevered 'cause I like that backrest.

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    Was it the mounting bracket? How did you get it in the slot?

    MWO (Ret'd) SJ Barnes
    ‘20 RTL Stone Grey
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    ‘20 Ryker 900 (my wife’s ryde)

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    It was the L shaped mounting bracket. I just kept fiddling, placed it in the slot and gave it a mighty lift one last time in the middle of the plte and and the bike mounting bracket just sort slid into place. I think my problem was trying to make it slide into the the very bottom instead of the 'top' just under the round opening where the fender washer goes and the bolt fastener goes through to thread into the bike mounting bracket. I completely removed the two 13mm plate bolts toward the front, and loosened those two toward the rear of the plate so the plate would budge enough. Happy I did not 'give up' and make the dealer service department appointment. those people are not cheap.

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    Thanks

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    ‘20 Ryker 900 (my wife’s ryde)

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    Pleasure, always like to share if I have the answer. I hate to admit I spent a lot of time figuring this out 'cause there was no clear cut advice on 'how to' get this thing to slide into place. It may have worked first time for some folks, but not me. :>)

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    Working on a drinking system with my wife. She didn't want to use a camel back. We'll use here 32 oz cooler cup and a piece of clear tube with a camel back valve system. And of course a magnetic hose holder for her jacket. We'll see------.

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

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    I installed the Baja Ron sway bar and went for a 70 mile ride - What a difference!

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    Nothing to mine, but I put LED fog and headlights in my wife's new RT. The left fog light kicked my @$$ for a little bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer View Post
    Put my Ultimate Seat on. Well built and comfortable for both me and wife put some miles on it

    https://ultimateseats.ca/can-am-spyder-accessories

    Happy Wife Happy Life !
    how do you like your seat? I'm thinking of getting one, did you get the back rest? and the fuel door?
    tks
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    Installed the Canamspyderaccessories Floating Pegs yesterday morning. Really easy to install an look good. Now need to go on a good ride to see how they help with comfort of my legs.

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    Today installed the RT Front Grills in stainless steel. One is the RT design an the other is a Spyder design from CANAMSPYDERACCESSORIES. He was so nice to split up 2 sets so I could have one of each for my spyder.

    All so installed the Dual USB charger in the empty spot in the middle of the switches below the handle bar. Switch from CANAMSPYDERACCESSORIES

    And put on a Riders Drink Holder from CANAMSPYDERACCESSORIES

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    Quote Originally Posted by MONK View Post
    You have to loosen up the (2) bolts (one on each side parallel w/the channel for the L bracket) pretty far to fit the L bracket in there.
    Got min in, but I had to be a little forceful with it. When in I found the screw wouldn’t reach with both fender washer and lock washer. Used just the fender washer with some loctite on the screw.

    MWO (Ret'd) SJ Barnes
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    ‘20 Ryker 900 (my wife’s ryde)

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    Mounted the backrest, added the hitch ball to the hitch I mounted earlier, re-attached the wire harness using black zap straps. (The yellow ones I used (all I had when I originally installed it) were ugly against the black hitch.

    MWO (Ret'd) SJ Barnes
    ‘20 RTL Stone Grey
    named Britannia in honour of EE Doc Smith’s
    Grey Lensman’s ship.
    ‘20 Ryker 900 (my wife’s ryde)

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