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    Default First Service Done & it feels smoother! What did they do?

    I just had my first service on my 2022 RT Limited. I swear that the bike runs smoother after the service. Is there something that is done to the bike that I'm not aware of?
    Last edited by Peter Aawen; 03-17-2023 at 09:12 PM. Reason: Expanded title to briefly ask the question... ;-)
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    The engine runs smoother? It rides smoother? It handles smoother?
    Last edited by Peter Aawen; 03-17-2023 at 10:43 PM. Reason: soother - smoother ;-)

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    New oil.

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    its all in your head,, like washing your car-truck, feels new and rides better when its clean.. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ff73148 View Post
    I just had my first service on my 2022 RT Limited. I swear that the bike runs smoother after the service. Is there something that is done to the bike that I'm not aware of?
    It's most likely your brain's response after spending a lot of money on something frivolous, LOL.
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    Are you sure it's your spyder that you got back from the service department?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ff73148 View Post
    I just had my first service on my 2022 RT Limited. I swear that the bike runs smoother after the service. Is there something that is done to the bike that I'm not aware of?
    Maybe didn't use BRP oil?
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    Maybe they did a laser alignment or belt tension adjustment? Not much else that could have occurred to smooth things out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirate View Post
    Maybe didn't use BRP oil?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredgal View Post
    its all in your head,, like washing your car-truck, feels new and rides better when its clean.. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoMtnSpyder View Post
    There used to be a cattle guard on US 95 in Idaho. It was painted on the road! If you concentrated really hard as you drove over it you could feel the car tires rattle over the rails!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2dogs View Post
    All it takes is for one smart cow to figure out it's fake and then they're all out.
    Never happen. You can't imagine just how dumb cows really are! In fact I think cows hold turkeys in esteem for their intelligence level!

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    Take the upgrade and run.

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    it's called ''EMPTY WALLET SYNDROME''

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    I bet they found one plug wire off that they missed on setup
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    I know it isn't rational, but my Spyder, just like my cars, runs better after it is washed and has a full tank of gas. I clean the windscreen on the Spyder after every ride. I can't stand for there to be bugs or dirt or whatever on the screen and I'd swear that the bike runs less well when the screen is dirty. But then again, I feel 40 years younger when I go for a ride.
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    Flamewinger is correct. If you used BRP or similar 5W40 you will notice a "notch" at about 3K where that smoothness starts fading as the viscosity is lost, which in my opinion is primarily due to the gears in the transmission. The loss won't harm your engine (which is a tough piece of machinery) but when your mileage reaches 100K or so that loss will result in slower clutch engagement (ie, flaring) at operating temperatures. Enjoy the smoothness -- it's a great engine!
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    If the smoothness is the transmission shifting smoother then I would agree it 's the fresh oil. Recently did the second oil change on my RT and used Mobil 1 4T 10W40. The transmission certainly seems to shift smoother. Less then 1000mi so far, so we shall see. Always a fan of Mobil 1.
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