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I got a PM on the saddlebag question and it had a link in it to Industrial Specialty Company... they have some pretty neat Spyder stuff. I am into Vipers and a machining company called MGW (the owner loved his Viper) did all sort of neat machined parts for Vipers, well Industrial Specialty seems to be the Spyder equivalent. Take a look at these sweet floorboards:





 

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Hand Breaks

I took a look at the floorboards from ISCI and they do look pretty cool.
I also noticed that they have a handlebar mounted hydraulic brake system with a master and slave cylinders to activate the existing brake. Has anyone had any experience with these? Seems to me that BRP ought to be doing this on all of their new models.
 

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Great products

I have looked at the website and his products are first rate. Unfortunately they seem a little pricey for me. I ride a Ultraclassic and I thought HD was expensive. These would be for my wife's spyder so for now she will have to wait.
 

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I took a look at the floorboards from ISCI and they do look pretty cool.
I also noticed that they have a handlebar mounted hydraulic brake system with a master and slave cylinders to activate the existing brake. Has anyone had any experience with these? Seems to me that BRP ought to be doing this on all of their new models.
This is something that a number of our members have done, or had done to allow them to drive Spyders because they have lost use of their legs. The Spyder gave them the chance to get back on the road again on a bike. Before the SE came out, they even installed "Klictronic" shifters on the handlebars.

A "foot free" bike would be a pleasurable option for sure!
 

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Handlebar Brake

It seems to me that the handlebar-mounted brake would be a tremendous safety advantage. I have highway pegs on my 2009 Spyder and if I needed to brake quickly, I might be in trouble because I have to move my foot from the pegs into position to brake. If I had a handlebar mounted brake, like my previous motorcycles(Suzuki, Harley, BMW), I could apply braking immediately instead of a few hundred milliseconds later.

I do not see why BRP hasn't done this on all of it's models. Hell, as I recall, even the snowmobiles have hand brakes.
 

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It seems to me that the handlebar-mounted brake would be a tremendous safety advantage. I have highway pegs on my 2009 Spyder and if I needed to brake quickly, I might be in trouble because I have to move my foot from the pegs into position to brake. If I had a handlebar mounted brake, like my previous motorcycles(Suzuki, Harley, BMW), I could apply braking immediately instead of a few hundred milliseconds later.

I do not see why BRP hasn't done this on all of it's models. Hell, as I recall, even the snowmobiles have hand brakes.

For some reason I seem to recall it had to do with the designation process in CA.... in CA the Spyder does not require a cycle license because of the foot brake? One of the most popular threads ever had to do with this topic, primarily as it is the primary obstacle to opening up the Spyder to handicapped ryders (once the SE was released).

http://www.canamspyderforums.com/forums/can-am-spyder-general-discussion/120-paraplegic-spyder-ryder-wheelchairs-spyder.html
 

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Brakes

I don't know much about CA rules and regs but, like my BMW K1200GT, BRP could install a hand brake AND a foot brake with the right hand brake controlling both front and rear brakes.
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they make a different style for RT's

ISCI Can Am Spyder RT Accessories

I have the floor boards and the cruiser boards

here are mine installed

http://www.canamspyderforums.com/forums/can-am-spyder-rt-discussion/2234-floor-boards.html

the floor boards are FANTASTIC !!!

not impressed with the cruiser boards though.. they are too high, too far out and not far enough forward for me. They told me on the fone that they are working on a "fix" to move them up to where the RS version is mounted.. will have to wait and see though
 

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If you are talking about the floorboards they have different floorboards for the RT and they are less money than the ones for the RS. I found that even getting the RS floorboards shown above that are for shorter riders they were quite a bit to low for me. Anyone in the 5 foot range should be able to get floorboards that mount where the rider pegs mount for a lot less money. In the end that is what I did for under 250 after I spent over a grand on the ISCI boards.

As to the hand brake that is the best thing I ever did on my RS and would recomend talking with ISCI before you order so they can send you the right kit.
 

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can am floor boards

Thanks Bob for posting that pic. If I do upgrade to that type of floorboard, I would probaly like to have it on the passenger one also, just so darn pricy:eek:
 

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I got a PM on the saddlebag question and it had a link in it to Industrial Specialty Company... they have some pretty neat Spyder stuff. I am into Vipers and a machining company called MGW (the owner loved his Viper) did all sort of neat machined parts for Vipers, well Industrial Specialty seems to be the Spyder equivalent. Take a look at these sweet floorboards:





where can i purchase just an extended brake pedal ?
thanks
 
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