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Forum: Can-Am Spyder F3 Discussion   08-03-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By ottawa-rider
Your Spyder is an F3-T, that red piece of plastic...

Your Spyder is an F3-T, that red piece of plastic has a white "T" on it.

Checking photos on Google Images, all F3-T's have that.
Forum: Can-Am Spyder RT Discussion   05-19-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By ottawa-rider
Actually, the radio is always on, it can only be...

Actually, the radio is always on, it can only be muted.

Now, the other thing is, the external speakers can be turned off.

It may be what you turned on using the menu under the mode button.
Forum: Can-Am Spyder RT Discussion   04-29-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By ottawa-rider
That is normal, there never was a grill cover on...

That is normal, there never was a grill cover on the left side.
Forum: New Member Introductions   04-19-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,965
Posted By ottawa-rider
The 2020 RT has the option of the UFit handlebars...

The 2020 RT has the option of the UFit handlebars (like the F3) to customize your sitting position, the dealer should have known about this.
Forum: Engine/Transmission/Suspension   11-04-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By ottawa-rider
There is no belt in the SE6 transmission. ...

There is no belt in the SE6 transmission.

The only belt used is to transmit power from the transmission output sprocket to the rear wheel.

The actual transmission is a fairly conventional six...
Forum: Can-Am Spyder RT Discussion   10-26-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By ottawa-rider
The dealer is correct!

The dealer is correct!
Forum: Can-Am Spyder RT Discussion   03-26-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By ottawa-rider
I have a 2018 with BRP Connect, however, I have...

I have a 2018 with BRP Connect, however, I have not bothered to play much with it.

From what I have read about it, you should pair the Sena with the Spyder and the Spyder with the phone.

Do not...
Forum: Can-Am Spyder RT Discussion   12-23-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By ottawa-rider
Do you have clutch lever and foot shifter, then...

Do you have clutch lever and foot shifter, then it is an SM5, SM for manual.

If you have the thumb operated shift lever, then it is an SE5, yes, SE stand for Semi Automatic.
Forum: Can Am Spyder ST Discussion   12-23-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By ottawa-rider
The ST's and the 2013's did not have "Echo Mode"....

The ST's and the 2013's did not have "Echo Mode".

That only started with the 2014 RT.
Forum: Can-Am Spyder F3 Discussion   12-11-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By ottawa-rider
For the automatic, if it is in gear, it will not...

For the automatic, if it is in gear, it will not start UNLESS you press and HOLD the brake pedal while you hit the starter button.

The status of the parking brake has nothing to do with it.
Forum: Can-Am Spyder RT Discussion   12-08-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,533
Posted By ottawa-rider
You can get the user manual from the BRP site. ...

You can get the user manual from the BRP site.

Also, you can buy a digital service manual from Green Manuals (http://www.green-manuals.com/)
Forum: New Member Introductions   11-24-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,764
Posted By ottawa-rider
Service Bulletin # is 2018-05

Service Bulletin # is 2018-05
Forum: Can-Am Spyder F3 Discussion   11-08-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,700
Posted By ottawa-rider
For the question about air or water cooled, all...

For the question about air or water cooled, all Spyder's have been water cooled from the beginning.
Forum: Can-Am Spyder General Discussion   10-31-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,900
Posted By ottawa-rider
You say you left it in first gear. The Spyder...

You say you left it in first gear. The Spyder will not crank if it is in gear UNLESS you hold your foot on the brake pedal while you hit the starter button.

If and when it starts, only then will...
Forum: Can-Am Spyder General Discussion   10-18-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By ottawa-rider
I believe it was stated on the site that they...

I believe it was stated on the site that they closed registration at this time because Lamonster is in no condition to approve them.

Lamonster (Bryden Lamont) has been seriously ill with multiple...
Forum: Can-Am Spyder RT Discussion   07-14-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
  Audio
Views: 2,309
Posted By ottawa-rider
While I do own a 2018, my experience with the...

While I do own a 2018, my experience with the connectivity and with BRP Connect is limited.

Based on what I've read from other owners, I just don't want to deal with the frustration of trying to...
Forum: New Member Introductions   06-28-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By ottawa-rider
There are kits available to install a hand brake...

There are kits available to install a hand brake lever for the Spyders.

I'm pretty sure they apply the brakes to all three wheels.

While I do not know the name of any companies that sells them,...
Forum: Can-Am Spyder RT Discussion   06-17-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
  Audio
Views: 2,309
Posted By ottawa-rider
Yes, the 2018 have bluetooth build in but it is...

Yes, the 2018 have bluetooth build in but it is not that simple.

You need your phone running BRP Connect.

For the 2017's and before you need the bluetooth dongle (Sena SM 10) installed.
Forum: Can-Am Spyder General Discussion   05-03-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
  Dlk
Views: 722
Posted By ottawa-rider
Of course, the next question is "What is...

Of course, the next question is "What is B.U.D.S.".

B.U.D.S. is a piece of software usually running on a laptop connected to the Spyder.

The connector is located under one the removable plastic...
Forum: Can-Am Spyder RT Discussion   05-01-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,334
Posted By ottawa-rider
The wire attached to the underside of the seat on...

The wire attached to the underside of the seat on the RT is for the passenger detecting device.

Its changes the dynamics of the suspension when a passenger is on board..
Forum: Can-Am Spyder General Discussion   04-07-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,706
Posted By ottawa-rider
First, you must realize that connecting via...

First, you must realize that connecting via Bluetooth is not enough, your phone MUST ALSO be connected via the wired connection in the front trunk or the glove box depending on if you have an RT or...
Forum: Can-Am Spyder General Discussion   02-12-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,908
Posted By ottawa-rider
There is no way to know if the radio is muted by...

There is no way to know if the radio is muted by simply looking at the screen.

However, if you press the UP button once on the left handlebar control, it will either raise the volume up a bit or...
Forum: Can-Am Spyder General Discussion   02-07-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,908
Posted By ottawa-rider
Is it an RT, RT-S or RT Limited. If it is...

Is it an RT, RT-S or RT Limited.

If it is the base RT, it's possible that the 2013 did not come with radio.
Forum: Can-Am Spyder RT Discussion   02-06-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
  2013 rt
Views: 901
Posted By ottawa-rider
Starting with I believe the 2014's, there was no...

Starting with I believe the 2014's, there was no longer a button to open the frunk, only the key, engine running or not as stated above.
Forum: Can-Am Spyder General Discussion   02-02-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By ottawa-rider
Adjustable handlebars are available for the RT...

Adjustable handlebars are available for the RT from BRP.

I do not know if they would help.
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