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Has anybody else experienced the extreme heat on your right foot while riding? I've contacted the dealer and BRP and been told it's a comfort issue and not a mechanical one they will offer relief on. Any ideas?
I found the problem pretty much eliminated by sticking a bit of thin plastic (notenbook cover) onto the scoop to close up the 25mm gap between the existing scoop and the body - as below. The hot air shooting through here seemed to be what was cooking my right foot. I did read about this on a US forum but cannot find the thread now. 2 screws and some silicone attached the red notebook cover, trimmed to suit.

 

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I'm getting ready to take delivery of a 2009 RS and am interested in the "notebook cover" fix. Could you please post more pics and walk me through this procedure? I'm a noobie at this, and require adult supervision. LOL! Thanks.

Chris.
Hi Chris
Have a look at your Spyder , feel around and you will see the problem in that the scoop stops around an inch short. Cut a strip of plastic 3 or 4 inches wide, silicone it to the scoop to make it an inch longer and seal the gap. It is real simple when you look.
 

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I don't know if it's an issue with all Spyders, but mine gets up to 6 bars very easily in stop 'n go traffic. (Nothing wrong with it, I´ve checked it with the dealer.) I do travel a lot thru south Texas and northern Mexico, where's hot as hell. Got it in limp mode once, while waiting in line on the international bridge at the border. ...You wouldn't believe it, but I carry a portable battery fan on the trunk, that helps to cool the engine while on those summer traffic jams.
Hervey, a Spyder owner in the US who has an auto parts business , has put together a kit to better seal the airgap around the radiator. Reports so far say that in hot weather, when moving, the temperature drops by up to 2 bars. See Home - Spyderpops.com
Hervey says "Professionally Die Cut Neoprene Closed Cell Sponge Pieces ..... through Reverse Engineering processes that includes Cavity/Empty Area measurement to create a product that was “Missing”. Easy to follow (picture/caption) instruction sheet is included along with a tube of very good 3M Super Weatherstrip Adhesive."

On Spyderlovers.com "Black Widow" says -" I just got one installed and I can tell the difference in the running temp of the spyder from about 35 mph up. You should run two to three bars cooler (when the outside temp gets hot) . I also noticed that when setting in traffic with five bars showing that it only takes a very short distance (once you get moving) for the bars to really fall off. This is obviously due to the increased air flow through the radiator. It looks like something that the factory forgot to put in. Great value for a option that works."
 
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