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Can-am Spyder thread
« on: September 27, 2019, 08:03:21 AM »
All things Can-Am.

I'll start with a couple of links to Can-am forums and farkle supplies.

There's a Facebook group
Can Am Owners Australia : Spyder Group

An online Farkle shop, from the Gold Coast.
spyderryders.net.au
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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2019, 12:12:54 PM »
 :blk13 BEEstY :dred11
Can-Am may be the next ride for a few old blokes to help keep em on the road.
I love mine,, and hopefully I'll get to put as many k's on it.
We need a Can-Am emoticon..,,,,,,,
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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2019, 12:39:37 PM »
:blk13 BEEstY :dred11
Can-Am my be the next ride for a few old blokes to help keep em on the road.
I love mine,, and hopefully I'll get to put as many k's on it.
We need a Can-Am emoticon..,,,,,,,
I second that.

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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2019, 10:39:44 PM »
:blk13 BEEstY :dred11

We need a Can-Am emoticon..,,,,,,,


Next thing you'll want a dedicated thread!

Oh wait...
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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2019, 08:42:45 PM »
 :dred11 BEEstY  :blk13
:blk13 BEEstY :dred11


Next thing you'll want a dedicated thread!

Oh wait...
I don't ask for much usually. :Blow
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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2019, 09:18:21 PM »
We need a Can-Am emoticon..,,,,,,,

This do???  :grin

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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2019, 11:34:52 PM »
Done
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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2019, 04:54:11 AM »
We need a Can-Am emoticon..,,,,,,,

This do???  :grin



Very good.  Johnny's colors too.  Can you do an orange Versus with a top box?
 
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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2019, 08:54:06 AM »
Wish I could, BodÝ...unfortunately my computer skills aren't that good... :'(
As it was, I "borrowed" the Spyder emoticon from a Can-Am forum... :whistle
 

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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2019, 01:09:30 PM »
Done

While you're in the works fixing stuff, Brock, can you please fix   :headwall:

I'm needing it more every day!    :crazy
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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2019, 01:42:08 PM »
This one?   :||||
It works for me.

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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2019, 05:01:50 PM »
 :||||

It works, in here the code is ":,|,|,|,|"  I cant change the code otherwise all the head bangers will stop. (take out the little commas)
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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2019, 07:27:28 PM »
Well I get to use the  :||||

This afternoon we were going to head out on Aragog for a training run for Shonnee, and put all the gear on,  hopped on,  turned on the key, waited for the Can-am WoW bit sequence, hit the starter and ........

The screen went blank, the tail lights blinked, and lots more of nothing.

So.... after investigation, I discovered the battery had collapsed. Perfectly fine Friday afternoon, dead this afternoon.

We suspect is probably the original battery, so over 5 years old.

I'll try and get a new battery tomorrow.

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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2019, 08:11:14 PM »
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Gary within the first few days after you rode down on BEEstY one morning I went out to ride him and click click.. After reading up I discovered loose terminals on the battery. After connecting my heated gear wires and terminal tighten and I've done 13K kilometres since without issue.
I hope your  :Spyder doesn't cause you anymore  :|||| :eek ;-*
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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2019, 08:17:37 PM »
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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2019, 02:41:54 PM »
:||||

It works, in here the code is ":,|,|,|,|"  I cant change the code otherwise all the head bangers will stop. (take out the little commas)


OK.  Can you see the notation down the bottom of the selection?  Can you remove that, since the actual icon is up the top?

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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2019, 04:04:06 PM »
Ah, didnt notice that, I will take a look.
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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2019, 04:04:51 PM »
I guess some of us are wondering when Gadget/JohnnnyYTED will provide a comprehensive review of their three wheeled STeeds.    Service costs, handling, range, tyre life, regrets etc???     :popcorn
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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2019, 09:19:47 PM »
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Stinky No regrets I love the F3, it gets up n going real fast and hangs on to the bitumen well. Range 430>480 so comparable to an ST. Superior seat comfort great for those Ldr  days. I replaced original rear tyre at 25,000 kís and will do the fronts around 40k. Service at the stealers isnít cheap but are any.
I am so happy with BEEstY I ll probably buy another can am RYKER soon as they have gone to shafts instead of belts on the ryker models.I think I chose the right machine to keep me on the road with the wind in my hair. Lol
Hope this helps you Pete in considering your options as you get into your latter years.  :Blow
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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2019, 04:41:00 PM »
I'm loving mine. I picked it up with 17,800 km on the clock.

Comfortable seat and riding positions with the foot boards and Highway pegs. Cruise control and audio standard. Stacks of built-in stowage.

All exposed body work is plastic, which I found fantastic in a recent hail storm. No damage.

1st gear acceleration is awesome. There are two torque bands 2000 to 4000 RPM and 4000 to 6000 RPM. It takes a little getting used to the second snap of power, but enjoyable.

Change into 2nd at around 75 to 85 km/h, and the semi automatic gearbox makes the change super quick.

The stability and the subsequent reassurance the 3 wheels gives me in the wet is the best. I still manage to cock the inside wheel on some corners, and the bike adjusts throttle and braking on the outside wheel to put it back on the road again.

Dirt roads aren't a problem, even a bit of fun.

The previous owner had been running 12 PSI in the fronts instead off the recommended 22 PSI, so I had to replace them at 22,500 km. The steering is much lighter at 22 PSI.

The rear had already been replaced from the OEM supplied Kenda to a Toyo & it's almost worn out.

I'm almost up to 30,000 km when I'll get my 1st dealer service, in about 400 km.

I only get around 350 to 420 km from the 26 litre tank. But I'm still twisting the throttle a little heavily. :grin.




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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2020, 11:24:43 AM »
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So Gadget your tank is 2 litres less than mine . I have 34,000 k's on my fronts and STill not down to wear marks.. I'm still loving mine and have added a rear rack and topbox, then additional rack that covers rear seat. I've bought the shorter brake pedal arm and moved the foot-pegs closer for my shorter STance. I've also purchased the smuggler STyle solo rear pod, oh and not forgetting I've replaced the drag bars with a more upright seating position set.. I've also added front n rear dashcam.
I'm going to soon have a custom enclosed trailer built to tow behind my recently purchased ex rental Mercedes Sprinter LWB Motor Home which I've named The KimbUs 2020.. unfortunately because of Coronavirus I've delayed any travel  pans and STaying put in isolation at home. In the meantime I'll be outfitting the KimbUs with everything I'll need to explore this country on very long road trips.. and getting front n rear dashcam fitted.
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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2020, 12:42:13 PM »
HI Gadget and JohnnyYTED.    I have heard that the Spyders are twitchy on the steering, particularly at highway speed, and it's not possible to steer with a very light grip as can be done on a two wheeled tourer.   Is that your experience?
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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2020, 10:46:36 AM »
HI Gadget and JohnnyYTED.    I have heard that the Spyders are twitchy on the steering, particularly at highway speed, and it's not possible to steer with a very light grip as can be done on a two wheeled tourer.   Is that your experience?
If you grip tightly, as your body responds the the bumps it can make the DPS (power steering) to overreact and make it "twitchy".

I ride all roads with a light grip and don't have a problem.

The biggest trick is to make sure both front tyres are the same pressure, and the one you feel comfortable with.

Mine were originally only 12 PSI, and while it gave a soft ride, the steering was really heavy. Bumped up to a mates recommended 20 PSI, and it was much lighter. Now I've played a bit and prefer 22 PSI. More responsive and nice and light. Feel a few more bumps, but I'll sacrifice that for better handling.

Surprisingly, the higher pressures reduced the twitching of the firmer grip. 

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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2020, 11:34:14 PM »
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HI Gadget and JohnnyYTED.    I have heard that the Spyders are twitchy on the steering, particularly at highway speed, and it's not possible to steer with a very light grip as can be done on a two wheeled tourer.   Is that your experience?

as Gary said a light grip is the way to go. I spend moST of my rides with cruise on and 1 hand on bars, and STeer with 1 finger even, on slight curves.. relax the shoulders release the grip and BEEstY is as STable as can be.. I haven't felt unsafe on BEEstY once in 25,000k's. Pete when COVID19 is back in its box and I can I'll come thru Adelaide and let you take BEEstY for a ride if you'd like to see for yourself..  :thumbsup
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Re: Can-am Spyder thread
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2020, 07:07:21 AM »
Pete when COVID19 is back in its box and I can I'll come thru Adelaide and let you take BEEstY for a ride if you'd like to see for yourself..  :thumbsup

The light grip is just what I hoped to hear, and is confirmed by both you and Gadget.  When COVID-19 is back in the box, we will all be on the move again, and I'll see you in SA, NSW, QLD and/or elsewhere. :runyay
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