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    Default 2020 RT Ltd seat won't stay up when filling gas etc - any ideas?

    My seat won't stay up when getting gas or checking oil. I don't see anything to latch or hold it up?
    Help please.

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    There is no latch, or "prop rod" on a 2020 model. The seat is, or should be, held up by a single pressurized gas shock mounted to a plastic pin on the left side hinge arm. Raise your seat, inspect that connection to see if the pin broke off or the shock has lost pressure.

    If your still under warranty, check with your dealer to see if a worn shock is considered "normal wear & tear & you foot the bill, or if BRP will replace it FOC.

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    If you get that shock in your hand, then you can go to napa if you have them around you or go to https://www.mcmaster.com They will have what you need
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    When riding my 2021 in rain the seat will not stay up on its own but once the seat dries out good it will again hold the seat up. My point is the OEM strut is barely stout enough to hold up the seat, doesn’t seem to be able to support any additional weight at all.
    Last edited by Adventurer; 05-08-2022 at 09:34 AM. Reason: Clarification
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    If the shock is still attached, you may need to replace the shock with a stronger weight spec (30lb). If the seat is soaked (or you have a cover/pad) the added weight may be the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayBJ View Post
    If the shock is still attached, you may need to replace the shock with a stronger weight spec (30lb). If the seat is soaked (or you have a cover/pad) the added weight may be the problem.
    Yes, mine won’t stay up even with just a small sheepskin topper on it Ray. I can’t imagine that strut will go anywhere near coping with my soon to arrive Russell Daylong seat.

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    Default Safety Issue? ?

    l just figured it out (seat strut).
    Safety Issue is what came to mind.
    Then I could be totally wrong.

    1. Please be sure that you have nothing on your Spyder Seat.
    2. Also it must be completely dry.
    3. Then you should be able to get the Seat to stay up with the OEM Strut.

    4. If not, then replace the Seat Strut.

    Thanks and I hope you have a Sunny Day. .....
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    ,And don't open it on the fourth Wednesday of the month!!!
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    A little stick, or dowel, of the right length to suit works fine. Lay in underneath the seat afterwards.
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    Here is the real fix. 100% total comfort PLUS a gas door. Never lift the seat again to fill the fuel tank. True it is more costly than that cheezy arm thing.
    https://ultimateseats.ca/can-am-spyd...2020-and-newer
    Last edited by Peter Aawen; 05-10-2022 at 08:15 PM. Reason: Fixed link ;-)

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    I just looked through K80's advice on strut replacements; IMO, not sure anyone could do better and it would be my guide to replacing that strut.

    2020 Spyder RT Limited; Deep Marsala/Chrome

    Formosa AZ01 165/50/R16's on PPA Recluse wheels up front
    General Altimax RT43 215/60/R15 on factory rear

    Primary exhaust: RLS Cat delete w/ his baffle; secondary, custom built w/ Flowmaster HS2
    Suspension: BajaRon swaybar (highly recommended!), M2 coil-overs, front & rear (also highly recomended!)
    Extra LED lighting and misc. to suit my needs/wants

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