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    Need to get to wires that are zipped tied to clip and lenghten

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    Default CAM-AM PARTS

    Quote Originally Posted by hchays View Post
    The ST bars are stock handlebars from a Spyder ST. So Your Can-Am dealer will be the only place you'll be able to get them. In an above post you
    l see a parts list that you will need to order for the install. I think all the parts total out to right around $200. The ST bars will bring the handlebar position up and back to give you a more upright and comfortable riding position. The really cool thing is, since they are stock Can-Am parts your Spyder still keeps the stock look.
    .... Wrong----there are lots of places to get genuine Can-Am parts other than the BRP dealer for lots less money ......PROCALIBER.COM --- CHEAPCYCLEPARTS.COM.........Mike

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    Default 2013 RS to ST handle bar swap

    Great write up, thanks. I'm getting ready to do this swap... one quick question - why do we need to remove the body panels? Also, is it three total panels to be removed?
    Much appreciated,
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    Because the rule is you MUST remove at least three body panels to do ANYTHING other than dismounting from the seat and refueling!!!!
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    My mods: trailer hitch, outlets for GPS and I-touch to listen to music with. Mad Stad 22 in touring windshield, clear protective wrap on side panels and behind steering head, neoprene grip cushions, Bead rider seat cushion, Smooth Spyder backrest, Day Long seat, Time out trailer, Garmin 660.

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    Thumbs up So Much Better!

    Thanks hchays for the write up! it was super easy to follow and execute. I did not, however need to disassemble the ignition to remove it from the original bars. And a big thanks to alwaysontwowheels for selling me his black ST handlebars to put onto my 2013 matte orange and black RSS. Couldnt have done it otherwise.

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    Default Finally swapped RS for ST Handlebars - thanks for the excellent writeup!

    So, a year after buying the parts I finally made the handlebar swap. Thanks again for this excellent instruction set. A few comments:
    - DO IT! If you have an RS, swap out the handlebars! It doesn't take away from cornering at all, and it causes you to sit in a much more comfortable, neutral position. Motored around for over an hour with the ST bars and felt nothing in my lower back. Zero fatigue, Zero discomfort.
    - I agree with the earlier observation about the ignition pod. Once you remove the two 10mm bolts and remove the bar with threaded holes, you can lift the whole pod upward toward the direction of the ignition key and just rotate the top boss 1/6 turn counter-clockwise to unlock and remove it. Then the whole pod comes out.
    - I recommend buying new bolts for the handlebars and the handle tube clamps - the manual recommends to do so, and they come with loc-tite pre-applied.
    - The left hand side ST handlbar plastic cover was definitely a bit of a challenge to install. I finally got it by installing first the lower and back sides, then forcing the forward half around. The plastic is really bendy.
    - Routing of the wires on the left hand side goes forward of the hollow. It will all tuck into the plastic cover, except the clutch cable which has it's own recess in the plastic.
    - Handle tube clamps get 89 in-lbs of torque to install. Handlebar bolts get 28 foot-lbs. (P604 of the manual)
    - You'll need a total of 8 of the small bolts that hold the plastic covers on - you'll only have 4 from the RS.
    - My ST handlebar was used and didn't have the green metal cable retainer clips. I reused the ones from the RS, but found there was a clash when installing the left plastic cover, so i removed the clip and just tucked the cables in.
    - This took me a total of about 4 hours, but I work extremely slowly.
    - Did I mention to make the swap? Do it!

    Best of luck,
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    Nice work thanks for sharing.
    Live, Love, and Ride! God Bless!

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    Great write up and install experience recommendations. For all that have done this how tall are you guys? Is the ST worth doing if you are say up to 5'-10" and above that should be the RT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmbspyderrss View Post
    Great write up and install experience recommendations. For all that have done this how tall are you guys? Is the ST worth doing if you are say up to 5'-10" and above that should be the RT?
    I'm 6'2" works fine if your shorter rt may be the way to go
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmccaffrey View Post
    I'm 6'2" works fine if your shorter rt may be the way to go
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    Sorry I'm confused by your answer. With your height you went with the RT? I'm 6'-1 and don't want ape hangers. Been there done that on 2 wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmbspyderrss View Post
    Sorry I'm confused by your answer. With your height you went with the RT? I'm 6'-1 and don't want ape hangers. Been there done that on 2 wheels.
    Go with RT Bar swap

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    Cool rs-st handlebar swap

    if you have an rs spyder, and the handle bars are just to low and unconfortable. then this swap is for you. i swapped out the bars on a sat. afternoon. the parts for an 2013 SE5 are 709400983, 709400987, 709400989. the st parts bolt right on with no trouble..

    have nice ride

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    Default 2012 RS SM5

    I know someone posted on this once, but they also said 2013-14 wasn’t probably interchangeable, but what about the 2013 RSS/ST to a 2012 RS sm5 handlebar swap? It would be nice to use the center bolts on the newer year bars for a gps mount etc, but also for the comfort.
    Last edited by The Ancients; 10-09-2018 at 12:02 PM.

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