I have a 2012 RSS, and when i reach 5700-6000 RMP (doesn't matter what speed i'm travelling at), I get a very annoying vibration coming from my belt. Shake and shimmer.... not welcoming.
When on the highway/freeway travelling at 120km - 130km is where it is the most annoying. I have to keep my speed around 110kmh in order to avoid the shake. But, on open road, its nice to open up a bit, or if on long rides, you NEED to be able to cruise at 120kmh without the annoying shake. This is very frustrating for me.
I am told that the Spyder likes to be at 5000-6000 RPM and if that is when I get the shake, I find it hard to believe that this issue hasn't been resolved. How can Can-Am promote the 5000 RPM when the bike starts shaking and shimmering at that RPM?
I put a belt tightner on the bottom part of the belt (Smooth-Spyder aftermarket part), in hopes that it would help. But it didn't. I also took my Spyder into Canam and had them tighten the belt. That helped a bit... orgionally, the shake happend at 5000 RPM - which was terrible! But, after the tightning, I was able to avoid the shake until 5800-6000 RPM. But even that is unacceptable. How much can I continue to tighten the belt without any internal damage?
What part can I buy (belt tensioner, new belt. etc) - or what change can I make in order to stop the high frequency shake that I'm getting? It is the ONLY thing that prevents me from enjoying a long ride. I've been dealing with this for over a year now, and its way too frustrating not to try and get it fixed. I am going on a long ride (3 days) in Mid May, and I want to make sure that I get this fixed.
derezed @ shaw .ca (without spaces)