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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Can Am Spyder RT SE5
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:28 pm 
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I have the same 2012 Blue RT-S. The oem springs are really weak. Check the underside of the nose, it will be scratched up. You need to install Eibach springs front and rear to keep the Spyder from bottoming out. You could buy the expensive aftermarket shocks (~1,750 for the front and ~ 1,000 for the rear) or you can buy the springs (and interconnect for rear springs) for about $250.

Jery

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12 Can Am Spyder RT-S (F/R springs)
09 Aprillia SporCity 250 (F/R suspension, brake mods)
97 Honda PC800 (NT650V wheels/radials, CBR 600 F4 fork, R shock, F/R discs upgrades)
86 Honda VF700 (stock)
84 Honda CB700SC (NT700V wheels/radials, VTR fork/KYB R shocks, F/R brake upgrades)
83 Honda GL650 (FJ1200 R shock, modified comstars/radials & F suspension changes coming)
81 Honda CM400A (GL500I F fork, GL1100 F brakes coming)


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Can Am Spyder RT SE5
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:37 pm 
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Where did you find the springs..... I learned to put 24 psi in the front and 30 psi in the rear... helps a LOT. Also 60 psi in the air bladder.

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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Can Am Spyder RT SE5
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:50 am 
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Had a 550 mile weekend on the Spyder.... Sweet riding now :D .... feeling more comfortable on the bike now.... You just have to let it move around a little under you and not have a death grip. :o

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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Can Am Spyder RT SE5
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:43 pm 
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Here is the thread on the mod I finished today (getting the front sorted out): http://www.spyderlovers.com/forums/show ... post889376

Forgot to tell you, War Eagle!

Jerry

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Current 7 bikes:
12 Can Am Spyder RT-S (F/R springs)
09 Aprillia SporCity 250 (F/R suspension, brake mods)
97 Honda PC800 (NT650V wheels/radials, CBR 600 F4 fork, R shock, F/R discs upgrades)
86 Honda VF700 (stock)
84 Honda CB700SC (NT700V wheels/radials, VTR fork/KYB R shocks, F/R brake upgrades)
83 Honda GL650 (FJ1200 R shock, modified comstars/radials & F suspension changes coming)
81 Honda CM400A (GL500I F fork, GL1100 F brakes coming)


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Can Am Spyder RT SE5
PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:02 pm 
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Went on a Spyder Ryde this weekend with 20 Spyders and 30 Ryders... Lots of fun, geting more comfortable with the bike the more I ride. Image
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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Can Am Spyder RT SE5
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:16 pm 
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The can am looks great but dealer network in UK very limited that's why I'm looking at possibly an mp3 or a metropolis. Wish I could go for the can an too though- especially for our winter roads- no snow just slush/ ice and wet !


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