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New 2016 Can Am Spyder RT Limited shakes at 45mph??

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#1 Ms Noles

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 09:46 PM

I recently bought a new spyder. It's my first motorcycle ever. It shakes when I'm riding about 45mph.. Any suggestions on why? 

#2 Stealth11


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:01 AM

Normally this is due to a tire being out of balance and 45-55 is the normal range. Just have the front tires balanced and see if that does the trick. 

This is not an alignment issue as the only alignment that can be performed is toe which can not cause any handling or shaking as you described.

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 07:15 PM

Agree.... Tire balance most likely cause.

If not, have dealer check the belt tension. If it's too loose it could cause a vibration.

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 09:37 AM

It's the belt! Have your dealer tension the drive belt properly. I've been riding 'shaft driven' Goldwings for years and it took me a while to get used to my belt driven Spyder. You'll get a little vibration at higher speeds, but initial assembly on Spyders can be 'quick' and they sometimes miss critical adjustments.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:33 PM

I had same problem. Turned out I had front tires out of round. Two new tires fixed the problem! It happens!

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#6 Easy Rider

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 11:06 AM

Good information but..............

Thread is a year old.

And the original poster hasn't been back since the post was left.  I really don't understand why people do that.

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