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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Wow !!!!

I can't believe how good the bike is with the new Pittbull brackets installed

I also have the shop lengthen the springs by 4 turns and holy moly !!!

They did have to do some cutting though to get one of the bolts to go in, so it may be a bit harder than the video shows..

maybe it's fine with the nose off, but not sure so easy with it on

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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-21-2013, 06:52 AM
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No cutting is needed, they should have left the bolts loose until all of them had been installed. If they tightened up the bracket bolts first it would make it impossible to get the shock bolt in.

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I don't know how they did it, but said they needed to cut a piece out of the air box, but don't know..

I guess when they have never seen anything like it except for video with the front section off and no instructions included they did what they thought they needed to do to get it on

But I am amazed at how much more responsive the bike is and corning is better too ( already have the BajaRon bar on ) and softening the shocks has made the ryde even nicer

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Oh yes you have to trim a little notch in the inlet of the air box to get the bolt in on the left side. I misunderstood what you meant.

And yes I love my suspension with the BajaRon sway bar the shock bracket and Elkas...

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yeah and the video does not show that and since there are no instructions, at least I never got any they were a bit confused about them

and yeah I almost have to relearn how to ryde the dang thing as it's so responsive.

tonite I took a 30MPH corner at over 55MPH and she was rock solid

almost scary

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So now you're cornering hard enough to throw the radio out of tune!
Tell me about cutting "holes in the airbox"
Are we actually making a hole, or is it just a case of trimming a spare piece of plastic off of a lip in the plastic?



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I'm not sure as I got the shop to do it as I don't have the proper tools to do it

Mr. Thornton would probably give you a better answer

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I was really surprised at what a difference the shock re-locater blocks made.
If there is anyone out there that has put these blocks in an otherwise completly stock machine your impressions could help others looking to improve handling on a budget on pre 2013 Spyders.
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So now you're cornering hard enough to throw the radio out of tune!
Tell me about cutting "holes in the airbox"
Are we actually making a hole, or is it just a case of trimming a spare piece of plastic off of a lip in the plastic?
Bob, you just have to take a pair of tin snips and snip off a little bit of the lip at the air intake. It will be easy to see where to cut when you try and put the bolt in. The arrow points to where I made a couple of snips then bent it out of the way to insert the bolt. Then I bent it back.



Odd that they don't have instructions... I guess I'll have to add that to my Spyder How To page.

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Thanks John!
Now that I've seen that 13 minute video on removing all of the Tupperware; I might just do that in order to make it easier to see exactly what I'lm battling!




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