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    Default UPDATED Post! New Installation Instructions - A small Safety Mod to our 2022 RTL

    UPDATED See Below

    Riding two up in traffic on multi lane streets is a regular routine at least for part of our rides. Of course, there is the lane change that requires a turn signal and then a manual cancel. Doing this while focusing on the traffic around us made it less than ideal to have to monitor the dash signal to see if the cancel was successful. Which all too often would revert to the opposite direction. Causing me to divert my attention toward the “blinker button” so I could stop the back and forth signaling and end the confusing signals traffic to our rear were seeing. (Yes, I know, I was that guy …)

    Ok, maybe you have been riding for years and have never had this problem, I never have either while riding a number of two wheelers. The design of the stock BRP blinker button has a small flat spot and angled sides making it an issue for a large, gloved hand like mine to execute a straight-in push. Maybe some have better muscle memory and get the job done without a second thought, great!

    I found a perfect solution for me, replace the stock part with a better design. One that allows a push that does not deflect to one side or another when all you want to do is cancel the turn signal. This is a very small and seemingly insignificant upgrade but for my wife and I who really enjoy our time riding, having fewer distractions provides a safer experience and is for us a worthwhile upgrade.

    The first photo shows the original part with a small area required for a straight-in push to cancel; any contact with this button that is slightly off-center triggers the turn signal, usually in the opposite direction, instead of turning it off.

    The second photo is of the replacement blinker button with a larger flat spot that is easy to find without taking my eyes off the road and cancels correctly every time.

    I suspect there are some who consider this trivial, but when your attention is diverted it needs to be for a good reason and only briefly, not for a design flaw. Let us know have you ever experienced this problem?


    For more information please send me a PM, Thanks


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    Update - Shifter Pad

    Installed the shifter pad and went for a ride on one of our favorite routes here in northern California. You know the kind that has a mix of tight and long sweeping turns along with lots of frequent elevation change. The kind of road that encourages spirited riding, requiring one to shift up and down the gears to keep the Spyder in its peak power band.

    During the ride I noticed my left hand was in a more relaxed position. The added thickness of the up-shifter pad allows the thumb to reach the control to upshift from a less extended reach. Anytime we engage in a repeat motion, designing better ergonomics makes a difference, especially over time.

    BRP builds beautiful machines, that has been improved upon over the years, some of those improvements most likely have come from owners. While the mods we are trying out are only slight changes, they are definite improvements and something that Can Am On Road should consider for their new production models.

    Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback about these mods. Appreciate this forum to be able to share these ideas along with each comment and kind words.

    Thank you for reading and posting,

    TC




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    Important Update! – new Turn Signal Button Installation Instructions

    As the weather has started to warm up there is a possibility that the Turn Signal Button may become loose.

    It is strongly recommended as a precaution to apply a small amount of E6000 adhesive.

    It is a permanent adhesive that can be removed should the need arise in the future.

    This should solve any issues from prolonged sun exposure during the summer.






    Last edited by Peter Aawen; 04-30-2023 at 05:08 PM. Reason: Updated Post New Installation Instructions
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    Where did you get the replacement cap?
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    This happens to me all the time. I would also like to know where you got it from.
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    Brilliant! Where did you find the knob?
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    I also want ONE! Start mass production...
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    Yep, even though I can work it well “most” of the time, with winter gloves it is a bit trickier. This option would suit me, too, TC. Great idea

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    Certainly needed.
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    I want one too!
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    Can I get one that looks like a die? As in one cube from a set of dice.
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    The more you ride the more practice you get and you get used to it. I don't even look down when touching any of the control buttons. I learn where they are.
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    Great idea. I need this fix for my byke. Did you 3D print this new button?
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    I want one asap!! Should come that way stock!
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    BLINKERS?

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    I'm on board! Where'd you get it?

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    very nice, would need one even with winter-gloves
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    ....Well this is a interesting read. I think it is a really good part. Sooooooo is the knob available anywhere?
    Did you make it or have it made?
    I didn't see it on Amazon.

    Please let us know more details about the part.
    Thanks and have a Blessed Day.
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    Now this is one 'good' post, and I thought I was the only one that had this problem.
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    I'm in
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerchris1270 View Post
    Brilliant! Where did you find the knob?
    I asked for one through him….. we’ll see.
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    One more example of BRP designing something with flaws and refusing to correct.
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    I have the same blinker issue as do many others and would like to try the improved button.
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    I wish he would come back and post. Where we can get one, cost, install? Tom
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    I’ve had the same issue.
    Where can I get one?
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    I would think that all of us that ride our bikes a lot and use the turn signals often when passing has this issue with not finding the cancelling sweet spot every time and then engage the other direction signal. I am having a quiet moment now thinking Lamonster will be reading and come to the rescue with a new product.....

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    "I suspect there are some who consider this trivial, but when your attention is diverted it needs to be for a good reason and only briefly, not for a design flaw. Let us know have you ever experienced this problem?"

    Nope, never experienced this problem. Multitasking comes to mind. Some have it and some don't. I have the rectangle shaped stick on blind spot mirrors attached to my left and right rearview mirrors for obvious reasons. When I change lanes I first check my mirrors and then do a quick head turn look see to confirm I have the room to safely merge into the next lane. When I engage my turn signal I don't remove my thumb from the turn signal button until the lane change is complete, then I push it to cancel the signal. Walla, all done and no problem.

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