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    Default BaJa Ronís sway bar install

    I ordered Ronís sway bar this morning for my 2020 RTL, afterwards I started taking the bike apart to take the OEM one off. From a couple vids Iíve watched (not for the 2020) I was expecting a lengthy process. To my surprise it took 15 minutes to take the OEM links and bar off. You start with 2 plastic panels underneath one on each side, each has 3 push pins and 1 screw and thatís it, the bar is right there in front of you. 2, 10mm bolts in each link. 2 more 10 mm bolts about 6Ē in from the links on each for clearance to tip the bar down on each side and itís ready for Ronís. The hardest part is you have to have the bike front end at least 22Ē high to get the bar out. I was shocked at how easy it is.

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    And I always thought the hardest part was waiting for the new bar to arrive!
    Only SLOW people have to leave on time...





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    It's easy to install a Bajaron sway bar, even an 84 year old can do it.
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    blacklightning and I installed mine. Probably took us 40 minutes but part of that was us 2nd guessing each other. I think the hardest part was getting those washers to stay in place long enough to get the bolt through everything. Getting the new delrin (?) bar "holders" (I don't know what they're called but I'm referring to the (2) pieces that fit around the bar and into the frame) in the frame was a bit frustrating, too. All in all, it wasn't bad. I've watched videos on installing the sway bar on the previous generation RTs. No, thank you. It took Pierre (who works on bikes all the time and has an actual lift) (2) separate videos just to get through it.

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    I held the link spacers in place with a piece of neoprene tubing that is a friction fit in the holes. I then cut it flush with the washers. When the holes are all aligned, the bolt slips through and shoves the tubing out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaRon View Post
    And I always thought the hardest part was waiting for the new bar to arrive!
    Yep mine shipped today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MONK View Post
    I think the hardest part was getting those washers to stay in place long enough to get the bolt through everything.
    Duly noted. And we are working on a universal solution for this somewhat aggravating situation. Something along the lines of what RICZ did with the necessary components included in the kit.
    Only SLOW people have to leave on time...





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    I used a very small tip pair of needle nose pliers. Worked very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaRon View Post
    Duly noted. And we are working on a universal solution for this somewhat aggravating situation. Something along the lines of what RICZ did with the necessary components included in the kit.
    I will find out all about this next week. Maybe a drop of super glue or a couple spots of rubberized Welders Glue that I have on hand, if I can not easily find a piece of tubing the right size. Another guy in the park is going to bring by his truck and 8' loading ramps for me to drive up on when ready is slide out the OEM bar and slide in the HD one, then back down and back onto my blocks.
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    Snoking1127.....I can mail the tubing pieces to you. Just say the word in a PM.
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    RICZ, you’re not only a smart man, but a kind man also! That’s what makes this a good forum. What I have done in the past for like problems is to put a bit of grease in the freezer and it will get a bit tacky to hold hard to get to washers in place. Plus, it’s pre greased when done! cueman

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    When I installed my sway bar I used wax to hold the washers in place while still allowing some wiggle room. Grease will do the same job just a little messy. Wax sticks are used for lubricating drill bits when drilling steel and aluminum.

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    Great post guys, my sway bar is on the way and I appreciate the suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICZ View Post
    Snoking1127.....I can mail the tubing pieces to you. Just say the word in a PM.
    Thanks for the offer, however I have lots of options available up to and including turning a wooden dowel in a lathe in the parks wood shop. A little dab of E6000 tacky glue I have will do it also.
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    Should indicate the toque specs instead of a word SNUG tight. Especially manual said too much tight it will crack the aluminum space washer.

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    What does this sway bar do?

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    The stronger/thicker/bigger the anti-sway bar is, the better it will control body lean in corners without unduly affecting ride quality.
    BajaRon's anti-sway bar does a much better job at controlling body lean than the OEM.
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    The sway bar links the front wheels together so when 1 moves up or down, it pulls the other side the same direction. This effectively takes away a lot of body lean so the can-am is more stabile on rougher surfaces.

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    This bar will preventing seatbelt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supercrawler View Post
    This bar will preventing seatbelt.
    Eh???
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    Bajaron's sway bar turns a good handling Spyder into a wild ass go cart. Yee Haw!
    Ours is a red, black and chrome 2017 F3 Limited. Bought new in 2/2019. The avatar is my first bike back in 1952, a Simplex Servi-Cycle. Photo taken at the Barber Museum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RICZ View Post
    Bajaron's sway bar turns a good handling Spyder into a wild ass go cart. Yee Haw!
    I am hoping for a good handling Spyder turned into a senior's fun go cart. If we get another stimulus check, I will do the shock adjusters next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoking1127 View Post
    I am hoping for a good handling Spyder turned into a senior's fun go cart. If we get another stimulus check, I will do the shock adjusters next.
    I am way past being a senior - I am now an artifact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoking1127 View Post
    I will find out all about this next week. Maybe a drop of super glue or a couple spots of rubberized Welders Glue that I have on hand, if I can not easily find a piece of tubing the right size. Another guy in the park is going to bring by his truck and 8' loading ramps for me to drive up on when ready is slide out the OEM bar and slide in the HD one, then back down and back onto my blocks.
    Super glue works great!! Used it when I installed mine.

    Cheers

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    Yep, I am out 7 years out of warranty !

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