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#1 Tonga

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 05:09 AM

OK Guys. I haven't done it yet but I was just looking at the Spyder and what has to come off beside the easy side panel that comes off to check the oil. The filter I can see and the resevuoir bolt is visible but the engine drain bolt is hidden. It also looks like the lower side panel might have to come off to get the filter out. Anyone done it yet?

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 05:58 AM

OK Guys. I haven't done it yet but I was just looking at the Spyder and what has to come off beside the easy side panel that comes off to check the oil. The filter I can see and the resevuoir bolt is visible but the engine drain bolt is hidden. It also looks like the lower side panel might have to come off to get the filter out. Anyone done it yet?



Late reply !! But the lower side panel has to come off as well as a panel that sits under the oil tank.

PM me with a mail address and I'll mail you a PDF of the oil change instructions from the service manual if you like.

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 07:34 AM

OK Guys. I haven't done it yet but I was just looking at the Spyder and what has to come off beside the easy side panel that comes off to check the oil. The filter I can see and the resevuoir bolt is visible but the engine drain bolt is hidden. It also looks like the lower side panel might have to come off to get the filter out. Anyone done it yet?


The Spyder owners manual describes the process rather well on pages 78 - 80. This is what it will look like with the panels removed.

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 05:54 PM

Thanks for the pictures on the oil change.

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 07:14 PM

Thanks for the pictures on the oil change.

I haven't done my oil change yet but was hoping that one could get the filter off without removing all the panels. Doesn't matter right now because my dealer can't get me any filters because they are on " Back order " go figure, sell bikes without ample supplies. I will be over my 625 miles because of no filter available. Not my dealers fault, just the head office. Someone must have forgotten to order them. BRP must be spending all their energy promoting the Spyder and leaving the Basics to some clerk.

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 11:23 PM

Order some filters from Ken at evoluzione - he has them.

I'm having my first service done soon and will take a filter I got from Ken with me .... just in case!

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 05:37 AM

Order some filters from Ken at evoluzione - he has them.

I'm having my first service done soon and will take a filter I got from Ken with me .... just in case!

I'm in Canada and never gave it any thought. When I picked my Spyder up I wanted to take a filter with me but they said they were on order so I just thought I could pick it up later. Hey filters are basic things or at least you would think that. I live 45 minutes away from my dealer and it has been more then 2 weeks so I just thought they would be there. Was I surprised!!! I always stock filters for everything I own and with just getting the Spyder I haven't gotten there yet. Now I will just have to drive it till I get one. It shouldn't do harm but it bugs me, let me tell you !! I could have ordered a case of filters from Ken but thought I should support my local dealer. I was in Florida and could have goten all my acc. at US prices but held off to support my dealer and now I am waiting. I know the backrest was a problem but with a new product launch I now know mistakes were made. How many shops are set up to service the Spyder and I don't mean sending the guys to school, I mean basis like O-rings for filters, Crush washers, and filters not to mention Shims for the Valves. I use to tune bikes and stocked what I needed and I'm just a regular guy not a big Company like BRP. Wouldn't you think they would have reps going dealer to dealer checking on these things. When I couldn't get my filter I also asked for the crush washers and they hadn't been ordered. Glad I asked and I even mentioned the O rings. Hope I get them soon.

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 10:48 AM

I bought ring and filters from Ken --- just a few of each to have around in case they don't have them for the first change... and then I'll do the changes after that. I didn't see that he sold the washers or I would have ordered some of those as well.

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 02:42 PM

Like I asked in another post, does anyone know of another oil filter we can use if we can't get a BRP one? There must be some others that fit the bill for the Spyder, I can't see BRP having the only filters in the world for this bike. Maybe a Fram or Purolator or something else.

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 04:56 PM

Nope - you're not going to find anything close at your local store or by one of those companies. These filters are unique to the Rotax 990. Similar to those that they use in the Aprilla's . Ken sells both versions and the rings and washers.

www.evoluzione.net

I doubt he gets them from BRP - probably has a supplier connection. For now that is the only place other than a dealer that I am aware of that has them.

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 05:47 AM

Nope - you're not going to find anything close at your local store or by one of those companies. These filters are unique to the Rotax 990. Similar to those that they use in the Aprilla's . Ken sells both versions and the rings and washers.

www.evoluzione.net

I doubt he gets them from BRP - probably has a supplier connection. For now that is the only place other than a dealer that I am aware of that has them.

I just went to " Ken's " site and if you think I'm paying $17.00 ( sorry Ken) for an oil filter !!!! forget it. They can't be worth that much. I never priced it here in Canada but while in Florida Chris at Fort Walton Motor Sport told me they were j :huh: ust over $8.00. I buy Mercedes filters on line for $6.54 and they are German made and 3 times the size. Who (BRP) is trying to make a killing here!!

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 05:55 AM

I just went to " Ken's " site and if you think I'm paying $17.00 ( sorry Ken) for an oil filter !!!! forget it. They can't be worth that much. I never priced it here in Canada but while in Florida Chris at Fort Walton Motor Sport told me they were j :huh: ust over $8.00. I buy Mercedes filters on line for $6.54 and they are German made and 3 times the size. Who (BRP) is trying to make a killing here!!


If you can purchase them from Florida at $8, could be a good plan to order a case of them. That is the lowest price I have seen posted. :thumbs:

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 07:45 AM

Sport Motors in Chippewa Falls Wis. Sells them for $14.95
1-800-310-0451 Thats what I was told.

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 11:34 AM

So you're going to go to tons of trouble to save $5-$10 on something you change 3-4 times a year?

AND take the chance of using something that isn't up to BRP standards?

$17 bucks for something that will protect your engine for 3,000 miles doesn't seem bad to me.

That is only .005666 per mile !

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 02:14 PM

It's not just a matter of cost it's a matter of the dealers not having them in stock. My closest dealer is 300 miles away so I can't just drop in and pick one up and he doesn't have any, on back order. So even if he said they were free it doesn't do me any good if he doesn't have them so an alternate source would be great. And there is nothing wrong with a little competition in the market place, BRP has a monopoly on something right now. I'm willing to bet if Fram or Purolator or someone else started making these filters available the price of the BRP filters would soon come down. When a company has you by the gonads they can squeeze as hard as they like and unless you are going to park the bike you'll pay.

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 02:35 PM

I understand..... but you could have ordered some from Ken last week when you posted this and had them later this week....... ;=)

I would contact BRP directly .. because your dealer *should* have these things in stock!

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 02:48 PM

So you're going to go to tons of trouble to save $5-$10 on something you change 3-4 times a year?

AND take the chance of using something that isn't up to BRP standards?

$17 bucks for something that will protect your engine for 3,000 miles doesn't seem bad to me.

That is only .005666 per mile !


Sport Motors is a Spyder dealer.

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 04:53 PM

I wouldn't believe the $8.00 price until you have them in-hand.....

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 02:03 PM

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 07:42 PM

The following website has the syder oil filter for $11.99

http://www.monsterma...ing4a35366.html
http://www.parkeryam...?MMP=1015117458

Spyder Oil Filter Rotax 990
Your Price: $11.99 at Parker Yamaha, SeaDoo, Polaris & Honda

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You can purchase at the websites listed above shiping charge from Parker Yamaha to Albuquerque, NM for 10 filters is only $12.21, that if someone wants to order 10 at a time, shipping for just one is about $9 buck.

Ebay has them for US $13.49 and US $5.95 shipping so there's filter out there.


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OK Guys. I haven't done it yet but I was just looking at the Spyder and what has to come off beside the easy side panel that comes off to check the oil. The filter I can see and the resevuoir bolt is visible but the engine drain bolt is hidden. It also looks like the lower side panel might have to come off to get the filter out. Anyone done it yet?


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