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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-17-2018, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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High heat problem

I have a 2011 Spyder RT and the heat vent coming out on the lower right side is very uncomfortable. Any known cures for this? Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-17-2018, 01:40 PM
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On my 2011 RT Ltd my right foot gets hot. Once in traffic in 105 degree weather, the sole on my shoe actually delaminated. I wish that I had taken a picture...

That said, wearing a proper boot with long pants is a good start. There are some after market parts that help to redirect the heat away from your foot. I haven't tried any of those yet.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-20-2018, 07:38 AM
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I think this came to a head in 2013 and BRP made some parts to help.
Check with a dealer......or maybe somebody here can offer more details.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-25-2018, 03:43 PM
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I had same problem and did 3 things:
1. Remove the black plastic deflector plate under the bike on the right side right beside the foot peg. This will improve heat dissipation.
2. Install a lower right side block off plate. This will reroute the air out the top hole and under the bike from removing the plate above. This will however add more heat to your shin thigh area. This can be solved with #3.
3. Install a set of Baker air wings to flush away the heat coming out the top vent hole.

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I have a 2011 Spyder RT and the heat vent coming out on the lower right side is very uncomfortable. Any known cures for this? Thanks in advance.
You probably need to replace the Y gaskets. These are silicone metal mesh rings that seal where the headers fit into the catylitic converter. I had serious heat and when I replaced mine, the problem was fixed.

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BRP has been known to, on a case by case basis, provide owners with older RT's the fix for the 2013 RT heat recall. This is a "goodwill" gesture on their part. It involves the "scoops" and some different interior (under the "Tupperware") panels. Your best bet is to contact BRP at [email protected]. No guarantee that they will do it, but it has been known to happen. I fitted the 2014 right side grill to my 2013 RTL, which has a block off plate where the radiator fan blows the hot air out. That, along with the scoops and new interior panels solved my heat problems. The part # is 705004803, item #312. Don't know for sure if it will fit older models, but at $19.95 it might be worth a try. You can look it up on the parts fiche for 2014 RT's. Hope the Email link works.

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They never recognized the 2011 that this person has as having a heat problem. I know several people that bought the kit themselves and it does help with the earlier models.
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They never recognized the 2011 that this person has as having a heat problem. I know several people that bought the kit themselves and it does help with the earlier models.
You are correct that BRP never formally recognized heat problems prior to the 2013 RT's, but as I stated, some owners of older RT's were able to have the retrofit done as a "goodwill" gesture. By BRP. Again, this was on a case by case basis, and there was no rhyme or reason as to why BRP would say yes or no to the request. And, as you stated,many folks just bought the kit and did the work themselves.

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