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Hi, I'm quite interested to get a Can Am Spyder. I've read this thread and many of the questions I have had been answered by kind forumers here. Thank you so much. However, I still have a few gen

@Keynes I saw an Can-Am Spyder at Bugis a couple of weeks ago, very mean looking machine in the flesh, sure to stand out from the crowd when riding around Singapore. I had a friend riding a Can-Am so

Thank you so much for the prompt reply.  I am contemplating between a Goldwing and a Can Am, and looking at used bikes. A Goldwing is a more established bike in Singapore as well as in the world

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Yup. Especially the ergo position.i have been reading.give myself 2 years.haha

 

 

Sure... I wait for you... I will be keeping mine for a long time, despite the Spyder's a number of short comings....

Going somewhere isn't why I ride... riding is why I go..

Past rides: XL100, CG110, Elsinore 125, CB175, CB250N, CX500, CBX400F, GL1000, CBX-6,

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Present ride: DN-01, Spyder RT LTD

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Robo did I see your bike somewhere in the west?

 

 

Yes, you did.... I reside in the west.... I alternate between my rides, so on certain days you will see me either on the DN-01 or the Spyder.... give me a wave if you can....

Going somewhere isn't why I ride... riding is why I go..

Past rides: XL100, CG110, Elsinore 125, CB175, CB250N, CX500, CBX400F, GL1000, CBX-6,

V45 Magna.

Present ride: DN-01, Spyder RT LTD

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It is rather difficult to let go a Spyder, unless the price is very "attractive" to the buyer at the expense of the seller.... afraid that's the way it is....

Going somewhere isn't why I ride... riding is why I go..

Past rides: XL100, CG110, Elsinore 125, CB175, CB250N, CX500, CBX400F, GL1000, CBX-6,

V45 Magna.

Present ride: DN-01, Spyder RT LTD

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Anyone can help me out?

just got myself a Spyder Can Am 998 SMT.

 

1) the bike gets hot easily despite running on expressways at constant speed.

*) coolant problem? or its supposed to be like that?

 

2) can anyone provide me a manual of the bike? would appreciate that very much

 

3) which shop is recommended for normal servicing of e spyder series?

 

i would appreciate it much if anyone can help me out. many thanks in advance

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Anyone can help me out?

just got myself a Spyder Can Am 998 SMT.

 

1) the bike gets hot easily despite running on expressways at constant speed.

*) coolant problem? or its supposed to be like that?

 

2) can anyone provide me a manual of the bike? would appreciate that very much

 

3) which shop is recommended for normal servicing of e spyder series?

 

i would appreciate it much if anyone can help me out. many thanks in advance

 

Hi chapter2,

 

What you bought is a Can Am Spyder 998 5MT. (5 speed manual transmission)

 

1) The Spyder IS rather hot when running. Google "Spyderlovers" forum for comprehensive solutions to this issue... or like me, use additional fans to solve the problem.

 

2) Google "BRP Can Am Spyder website", you can download your model of Spyder manual from there, in PDF format.

 

3) Look for RAM Racing in Kaki Bukit, a few shops before MotoWorld.

 

Have many miles of smiles... Cheers

Going somewhere isn't why I ride... riding is why I go..

Past rides: XL100, CG110, Elsinore 125, CB175, CB250N, CX500, CBX400F, GL1000, CBX-6,

V45 Magna.

Present ride: DN-01, Spyder RT LTD

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Hi chapter2,

 

What you bought is a Can Am Spyder 998 5MT. (5 speed manual transmission)

 

1) The Spyder IS rather hot when running. Google "Spyderlovers" forum for comprehensive solutions to this issue... or like me, use additional fans to solve the problem.

 

2) Google "BRP Can Am Spyder website", you can download your model of Spyder manual from there, in PDF format.

 

3) Look for RAM Racing in Kaki Bukit, a few shops before MotoWorld.

 

Have many miles of smiles... Cheers

 

Hi Robotech,

 

that helped a lot!

Many thanks! much appreciated!!

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Hi Robotech,

 

that helped a lot!

Many thanks! much appreciated!!

 

You are welcome.

Going somewhere isn't why I ride... riding is why I go..

Past rides: XL100, CG110, Elsinore 125, CB175, CB250N, CX500, CBX400F, GL1000, CBX-6,

V45 Magna.

Present ride: DN-01, Spyder RT LTD

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Robo can share your fan set up? Considering the options available :)

 

Chapter2, hope u are enjoying your ride!!

 

I try to post some pictures that I took when installing it myself, all DIY since I have some mechanical and electrical background.... you can also search for my write up on it in Spyderlovers forum, under "Spyder in the East" and "Fan Reversal".

Going somewhere isn't why I ride... riding is why I go..

Past rides: XL100, CG110, Elsinore 125, CB175, CB250N, CX500, CBX400F, GL1000, CBX-6,

V45 Magna.

Present ride: DN-01, Spyder RT LTD

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The pictures above show two extraction fans fitted to the right side of my Spyder's fuel tank. They are taken from spoilt PCs power supply system running on 12 Volts, around 40 mm square, ideal for the limited space there. These two fans are to extract hot air from the brake master cylinder area, where there are reports from oversea of the heat melting the plastic parts of the brake pump. The stainless steel duct behind the fans is to direct the hot air downwards below the Spyder. The fans are linked to the key switch through relays and fuses so that it stays running as long as the key is on. So far it is very effective, the plastic fairing just beside it feels much less hot than before.

Going somewhere isn't why I ride... riding is why I go..

Past rides: XL100, CG110, Elsinore 125, CB175, CB250N, CX500, CBX400F, GL1000, CBX-6,

V45 Magna.

Present ride: DN-01, Spyder RT LTD

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And the ones above, one fan on each side of the top vent, just under it. Each fan is about 75 mm square, again from PCs power supply. The fan is to extract hot air from the engine compartment, and again through relays and vehicle speed switches, the fans only operate when the Spyder speed is below about 40 km/h. At higher speed, the fans will stop and air from outside is allowed to flow into the vent. This is also very effective as you can feel the hot air being extracted out when the Spyder is stationary.

 

I have also installed a radiator fan override switch, so as to force the fan to run continuously to reduce the coolant temperature further whenever the need arises, e.g. during hot weather, stuck in a traffic jam etc.

 

I have also fitted a system whereby the rotation of the radiator fan is reversed at the flick of a switch. This is useful if you are stuck in a traffic jam and the fan keeps blasting hot air from the radiator towards your right leg. When this switch is activated, the fan rotation will reverse, the hot air will flow forward instead. I have also wired it up in such a way that should you forget to turn it off, the fan rotation will return to normal direction whenever the Spyder speed is above about 40 km/h. This is crucial to prevent overheating.

Going somewhere isn't why I ride... riding is why I go..

Past rides: XL100, CG110, Elsinore 125, CB175, CB250N, CX500, CBX400F, GL1000, CBX-6,

V45 Magna.

Present ride: DN-01, Spyder RT LTD

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And the ones above, one fan on each side of the top vent, just under it. Each fan is about 75 mm square, again from PCs power supply. The fan is to extract hot air from the engine compartment, and again through relays and vehicle speed switches, the fans only operate when the Spyder speed is below about 40 km/h. At higher speed, the fans will stop and air from outside is allowed to flow into the vent. This is also very effective as you can feel the hot air being extracted out when the Spyder is stationary.

 

I have also installed a radiator fan override switch, so as to force the fan to run continuously to reduce the coolant temperature further whenever the need arises, e.g. during hot weather, stuck in a traffic jam etc.

 

I have also fitted a system whereby the rotation of the radiator fan is reversed at the flick of a switch. This is useful if you are stuck in a traffic jam and the fan keeps blasting hot air from the radiator towards your right leg. When this switch is activated, the fan rotation will reverse, the hot air will flow forward instead. I have also wired it up in such a way that should you forget to turn it off, the fan rotation will return to normal direction whenever the Spyder speed is above about 40 km/h. This is crucial to prevent overheating.

 

hi bro..u have pm

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hi bro..u have pm

 

Replied... Cheers

Going somewhere isn't why I ride... riding is why I go..

Past rides: XL100, CG110, Elsinore 125, CB175, CB250N, CX500, CBX400F, GL1000, CBX-6,

V45 Magna.

Present ride: DN-01, Spyder RT LTD

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Wow thanks for sharing robo!

 

You are welcome.... I presume you are also a Spyder rider?

Going somewhere isn't why I ride... riding is why I go..

Past rides: XL100, CG110, Elsinore 125, CB175, CB250N, CX500, CBX400F, GL1000, CBX-6,

V45 Magna.

Present ride: DN-01, Spyder RT LTD

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Thought I'd share this video of my ride in the haze a few nights back :)

 

 

encik nerd

1) where got haze. at night cannot see leh

2) nice song. goes with the speed of your riding. hmmm must be going 110km/hr

3) awesomeeeeeeee. please put me as second rider

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encik nerd

1) where got haze. at night cannot see leh

2) nice song. goes with the speed of your riding. hmmm must be going 110km/hr

3) awesomeeeeeeee. please put me as second rider

 

Haha encik nerd eh? Like csm liao, knock it down recruit! Jk

 

Was hazy but guess didn't show on the gopro

And no not that fast la - video is sped up. Notice speedometer remains in double digits at most - later tp catch jialat.

Lastly subrider slot already filled bro!

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Thought I'd share this video of my ride in the haze a few nights back :)

 

 

Thanks for the nice video...

Going somewhere isn't why I ride... riding is why I go..

Past rides: XL100, CG110, Elsinore 125, CB175, CB250N, CX500, CBX400F, GL1000, CBX-6,

V45 Magna.

Present ride: DN-01, Spyder RT LTD

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hi

just a curious question.how a can-am clear immigration at checkpoint @ northsouth Hway.

 

For checkpoint, you have to take the car lane.... for NSHW, you have to pay toll, same as cars...

Going somewhere isn't why I ride... riding is why I go..

Past rides: XL100, CG110, Elsinore 125, CB175, CB250N, CX500, CBX400F, GL1000, CBX-6,

V45 Magna.

Present ride: DN-01, Spyder RT LTD

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