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    Default Anyone had any Radio Interference? What fixed it?

    HI Everyone,

    Has anyone had any radio interference on their F3T Spyders?

    If so, what have they done to correct the radio interference?

    Deanna
    Last edited by Peter Aawen; 05-26-2023 at 08:50 PM. Reason: Expanded title to briefly ask the question/s... ;-)


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    Check under the rear seat area. Follow the small antenna wire from the antenna forward. I've seen a couple F3's where the rear seat rubber contact pads were crushing the antenna wire due to poor routing of the wire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetfixer View Post
    Check under the rear seat area. Follow the small antenna wire from the antenna forward. I've seen a couple F3's where the rear seat rubber contact pads were crushing the antenna wire due to poor routing of the wire.
    Jetfixer,

    I'll take a look under the seat.

    Thanks for your advice.

    Deanna


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    BRP Semi-Rigid Rear Side Cargo Travel Bags
    BRP Glove Box Organizer
    Ron-rnet Laser Alignment
    TRIC-LED Spyderpockets
    STV Black Carbon Fiber Windshield Blackout
    WRAPMYSPYDER.COM Sceptor Kit
    . . . Reflective Decals - Orange
    After market Dashboard + GPS plug-in
    BRP Half Cover
    WRAPMYSPYDER.COM Air Dam Web Decal
    . . . Black Reflective
    General Altimax RT 43 Rear tire
    BRP Full cover
    TRIC-LEDS Front Fender Marker Lights &
    . . . Saddlebag Markers Lights


    Current spyder 2023 F3T/LTD Mineral Blue
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deanna777 View Post
    HI Everyone,

    Has anyone had any radio interference on their F3T Spyders?

    If so, what have they done to correct the radio interference?

    Deanna
    Pretty much all Spyder radios have signal acquisition issue's.... Make sure you remove all or as much of the LockTite as you can .... also make sure the radio has a good Ground connection ..... Mike
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    I put a longer antenna on mine; it helped some.

    I believe the root of the problem (at least on the 2020 & newer models) to be that the antenna wire is no longer shielded, thus making it more susceptible to interference. In many cases, auto-makers included, the old "coaxial type" cable has been ditched because it's stiff, cumbersome and difficult to wind through the vehicle. It's also more expensive than a length of plain copper wire, so eliminating it saves the manufacturer $. (BTW - I'm thinking it's why there's no AM on my 2020 RTL, and some auto manufacturers are trying to eliminate it)

    The next time I have my 2020 that far apart, I'm gonna change the whole cable & see what happens.

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    Thank You for all of your suggestions.

    Deanna


    2014 RTS SE6 Cognac SOLD

    BRP Semi-Rigid Rear Side Cargo Travel Bags
    BRP Glove Box Organizer
    Ron-rnet Laser Alignment
    TRIC-LED Spyderpockets
    STV Black Carbon Fiber Windshield Blackout
    WRAPMYSPYDER.COM Sceptor Kit
    . . . Reflective Decals - Orange
    After market Dashboard + GPS plug-in
    BRP Half Cover
    WRAPMYSPYDER.COM Air Dam Web Decal
    . . . Black Reflective
    General Altimax RT 43 Rear tire
    BRP Full cover
    TRIC-LEDS Front Fender Marker Lights &
    . . . Saddlebag Markers Lights


    Current spyder 2023 F3T/LTD Mineral Blue
    2014 RTS-SE6 , N/A Cognac

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    I fixed mine by never turning the Radio on. Never seen the need or want for one on any Motorcycle type vehicle.
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