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    Default Spyder vs. Ryker - Five Things You Need to Know Before You Buy

    Spyder vs. Ryker - Five Things You Need to Know Before You Buy

    I often get questions from folks about which Can-Am trike they should buy...the Spyder or the Ryker. I put together a short video highlighting the main differences in my opinion to help someone who is contemplating either trike. Please watch, subscribe to my channel, and let me know what you think via the comments in the video.

    You can check out the video here: https://youtu.be/YfLrpO1k6ps

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    Default Spyder vs. Ryker - Five Things You Need to Know Before You Buy

    Spyder vs. Ryker - Five Things You Need to Know Before You Buy

    I often get questions from folks about which Can-Am trike they should buy...the Spyder or the Ryker. I put together a short video highlighting the main differences in my opinion to help someone who is contemplating either trike. Please watch, subscribe to my channel, and let me know what you think via the comments in the video.

    You can check out the video here: https://youtu.be/YfLrpO1k6ps

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    Maybe point out that the Ryker is shaft driven, while the Spyder is belt driven.


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    I thought the script and audio were good, but the visuals not so much. The biggest problem you're having is the sunlight from the open door creates too much contrast with the dim light at the back of the garage, particularly since everything about the bikes is black. The bikes are also too close together, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahPete View Post
    I thought the script and audio were good, but the visuals not so much. The biggest problem you're having is the sunlight from the open door creates too much contrast with the dim light at the back of the garage, particularly since everything about the bikes is black. The bikes are also too close together, I think.
    I agree, and that's after cataract surgery, and no glasses.

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    Thanks for the feedback. I'll work to improve my lighting for future videos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troop View Post
    Maybe point out that the Ryker is shaft driven, while the Spyder is belt driven.
    ???? I'm pretty sure that Rykers have a 'snowmobile type' CVT transmission (belt-driven) and the final drive is belt, just like Spyders. (so they actually have 2 belts).

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    They have the cvt trany, witch has a belt, yes, but are shaft driven to the wheels!
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    Quote Originally Posted by knobby View Post
    ???? I'm pretty sure that Rykers have a 'snowmobile type' CVT transmission (belt-driven) and the final drive is belt, just like Spyders. (so they actually have 2 belts).
    Nope... Shaft drive only. No final belt drive. The Ryker is marketed as an 'Off Pavement' vehicle. Not a good environment for an exposed belt drive system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knobby View Post
    ???? I'm pretty sure that Rykers have a 'snowmobile type' CVT transmission (belt-driven) and the final drive is belt, just like Spyders. (so they actually have 2 belts).
    Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Shaft
    Transmission Type Continuously Variable (CVT)


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    Comfort: Madstad 14" dark gray - 20" light gray windshields/Seth Laam seat/Homemade floorboards-highway pegs/+5 linkage/Attitude bars/Heated grips/Big Bike backrest

    Ride and Handling: Spyder Extras sway bar/Vredestein Q5 front tires/Cooper CS5 Ultra rear tire/Two Up shock/Laser aligned/15" Widow PPA wheels/Podium 1.5 front shocks

    Performance: DynoJet PV3 (custom mapped by Fuel Moto)/K&N air filter/Lamonster belt roller/Pedal Commander/EBC HH brake pads/TBR exhaust

    Convenience: Shad detachable luggage/Top Cuff w/handlebar mirrors/Garmin Zumo XT GPS/Lamonster Packrack-Kappa 56L top case

    Safety/Protection: H4 LED headlights/Aux rear LED lights/TricLED driving lights/TricLED run-brake-turn rear light/Frunk lip LED light strip/Spyder Extras bumper guard grill/ chopped rear fender
    2019 F3-S , Monolith black

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    I just purchased a 21 rally . Drove it only a few miles before i decided i needed a windshield and full rear fender. I owned a spyder for for years in Florida and sold it when i moved to NH. Now i have the rally 900. Same engine as in my skidoo but that is a turbo 900 150 HP.. I like the rally a lot.

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