2015 ROADSTER OPERATOR’S GUIDE Includes Safety, Vehicle and Maintenance Information SPYDER ® 2 1 9 0 0 1 4 4 3 Original Instructions...
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PRIMARY CONTROLS Many controls are similar to the controls of a motorcycle, but some controls are dif- ferent. It is important to know the location and operation of all controls, and to de- velop and practice smooth and coordinated use of them. rmo2010-001-008_b SM6 MODEL Handlebar...
PRIMARY CONTROLS rmo2010-001-030_a SE6 MODEL - TYPICAL Handlebar Throttle Gearshift Selector Brake Pedal Parking Brake Switch 1) Handlebar Grip the handlebar with both hands. Steer the handlebar in the direction you want to go. 2) Throttle The throttle is the right handgrip, and it controls engine speed.
PRIMARY CONTROLS To decrease engine speed, roll the Clutch Lever Position Adjustment throttle as shown (raise your wrist). The distance between the clutch lever and handgrip can be adjusted from po- sition 1 (greatest distance) to position 4 (smallest distance). 1.
PRIMARY CONTROLS rmo2014-005-005_a rmo2010-001-036_a TYPICAL 1. Upshift 2. Downshift Lift or press fully to move sequentially This shifts sequentially from one gear from one gear to the next. When the to the next. Release the selector after lever is released, it returns to center shifting.
If this condition persists or if you find 1. Brake pedal any braking system problems, refer to 2. Footrest an authorized Can-Am roadster dealer. NOTE: When riding, make sure not to lean your foot on brake pedal. Oth- 7) Parking Brake Switch...
PRIMARY CONTROLS rmo2015-001-103_b 1. Press here NOTE: The parking brake cannot be activated when the vehicle is above 10 km/h (6 MPH). Check that the parking brake is fully en- gaged. Hold the clutch (on SM6 mod- els) and rock the vehicle back and forth. Releasing Parking Brake To release parking brake, press and re- lease switch and make sure brake indi-...
SECONDARY CONTROLS rmo2010-001-031_a rmo2010-001-031_c 1. Engine start button 1. Hazard warning switch When depressed and held, it starts the Push the button down to turn on the engine. hazard warning lights. 3) Engine Stop Switch 5) Cruise Control Switch The engine stop switch is near the right The cruise control switch is near the handgrip.
SECONDARY CONTROLS NOTE: The vehicle torque may vary Bring the vehicle at the speed you want slightly depending on the road condi- to maintain then press the cruise but- tions such as the wind, going downhill ton downward to SET the speed. or uphill.
SECONDARY CONTROLS Cancelling the Cruise Control Any of the following event will cancel the cruise control and give you back the throttle control. It then can be re- sumed if desired. – Pressing the brake pedal. – Squeezing the clutch lever or if clutch slippage occurs (SM6 mod- els).
SECONDARY CONTROLS 7) Turn Signal Button The switch is near the left handgrip. Left side turn signal Right side turn signal The turn signal button is located near the left handgrip. rmo2010-001-020_b TYPICAL 1. Headlight switch The switch is used to select high or low beam for the headlight.
SECONDARY CONTROLS rmo2010-001-020_c rmo2010-001-020_i TYPICAL TYPICAL 1. Horn button 1. To raise windshield 2. To lower windshield 9) Windshield Adjustment 10) RECC Button (Roadster Electronic The windshield adjustment button is Command Center) located near the left handgrip. The RECC is located near the left hand- grip.
SECONDARY CONTROLS rmo2010-001-020_e TYPICAL 1. Reverse button rmo2010-001-021_a RECC BUTTONS Push and hold the reverse button to 1. MODE button: Navigate allow shifting into reverse. Refer to through the screens Holding button more than 2 OPERATING IN REVERSE BASIC seconds in main screen: activates or PROCEDURES subsection for detailed deactivates ECO mode...
SECONDARY CONTROLS 13) Switch Cluster Driver's Heated Grip Switch The switch cluster is located above the glove box. It gives control of numerous electrical accessories. NOTE: The switch cluster is opera- tional only when the engine is running and the battery voltage is over 11 Vdc. rmo2015-001-103_f 1.
SECONDARY CONTROLS ACS (Rear Suspension) Switch Press on the switch icon to turn on the (Option Package) fog lights. rmo2015-001-103_h rmo2015-001-103_l 1. Press here to turn on 1. ACS switch The ACS switch allows to stiffen or Press the switch to the opposite icon soften the suspension from factory side to turn off the fog lights.
PASSENGER CONTROLS rmo2011-001-002_a 1. HI intensity button 2. HI intensity indicator To select the OFF position, press the OFF button. rmo2010-001-029_b NOTE: The heated grips will shut off 1. Passenger Heated Grip Switch 2. Passenger Audio Control (option) when engine is under 800 RPM and will not resume automatically.
MULTIFUNCTION GAUGE WARNING Watching or using the multifunction gauge or the infotainment center can distract the driver from the operation of the vehicle. Always keep on observing the traffic and make sure the surrounding is clear and safe before doing so. The multifunction gauge includes analog gauges (speedometer and tachometer), indicator lamps and an infotainment center with a digital screen.
MULTIFUNCTION GAUGE INDICATOR LAMPS (NORMAL OPERATION) INDICATOR LAMP(S) MAIN SCREEN DESCRIPTION Temporarily all indicator lamps are All indicator None activated when ignition switch is lamps ON and the engine is not started Flashing None Parking brake engaged SE6 model: The ignition switch is OFF and the parking brake is Flashing + None...
MULTIFUNCTION GAUGE 4) Digital Display Displays useful real-time information to the rider and is used as an interface for the infotainment center. The display will use a light color when the ambient light is bright and will au- tomatically change to a darker color when the ambient light is dusky.
MULTIFUNCTION GAUGE For a complete description, refer to CATEGORY ICON SCREEN DESCRIP- TION You can navigate through the category icons to select several functions and to change certain settings using the RECC (Roadster Electronic Command RECC (ROADSTER Center). Refer to ELECTRONIC COMMAND CENTER) SECONDARY CONTROLS subsec-...
MULTIFUNCTION GAUGE For a complete description of the Use the RECC (Roadster Electronic CATEGORY ICON screens, refer to Command Center) to control the dis- SCREEN DESCRIPTION RECC (ROAD- play functions. Refer to STER ELECTRONIC COMMAND CEN- TER) SECONDARY CONTROLS 10) ECO Mode Icon sub- section.
MULTIFUNCTION GAUGE rmo2015-001-106_aen TYPICAL 1. Use the UP/DOWN button to select the rmo2010-001-015_ben vertical arrows 1. Category icons 2. Use the LEFT/RIGHT button to select the 2. Default riding icon selected horizontal arrows When the selection is on the last icon, When an item is selected, this sets the it will then move to the first icon when item to the current value.
MULTIFUNCTION GAUGE 1) Engine Coolant Temperature (except Models with Separate Analog Gauges) Bar gauge that continuously indicates the engine coolant temperature. NOTE: On models with a separate analog engine coolant temperature gauge, the bar gauge is not displayed in the digital display. 2) Fuel Level (except Models with rmo2015-001-106_ben Separate Analog Gauges)
MULTIFUNCTION GAUGE Trip Meter Screen Within a column, use the UP/DOWN button to select the desired item. If more items are available to the next right column, use the RIGHT button to select the column then use again the UP/DOWN button to select the de- sired item.
MULTIFUNCTION GAUGE Select the appropriate value in main unit or setting. Selecting the Region (Audio) To select the region: Select AUDIO in main category of Pref- erences Screen. rmo2011-001-202_a Select HOURS in secondary category. Adjust the unit value using the UP and DOWN arrow.
MULTIFUNCTION GAUGE REGION COUNTRIES AM / MW - USA 87.9 to 107.9 520 to 1720 kHz - Canada - South Africa - Austria - Bulgaria - Denmark - France - Iceland - Israel - Kuwait - Norway - Romania 153 to 279 kHz 531 to 1602 kHz 87.5 to 108 MHz - Slovakia...
ANALOG GAUGES (OPTION PACKAGE) rmo2014-005-001_a 1. Fuel level gauge rmo2013-005-006_a 2. Engine coolant temperature gauge TYPICAL - COOLANT TEMPERATURE 1. Normal operating range 2. Overheat Fuel Level Gauge The needle in gauge continuously indi- cates the amount of fuel left in the fuel tank.
AUDIO CONTROLS Audio System Power – AM – WX (NOAA weather radio) Follow one of the following steps be- low to turn the audio system ON: – AUX (iPod device or MP3 player) – Turn ignition switch to ON – XM. –...
AUDIO CONTROLS Press and hold the LEFT/RIGHT button for more than one second to SEEK the next available radio station. The radio will remain tuned to that station. Press the SET button and hold for more than one second to enter the setup screen.
AUDIO CONTROLS rmo2015-004-115_a rmo2015-005-130_a TYPICAL - iPod DEVICE SCREEN TYPICAL 1. Current channel Press the LEFT/RIGHT button to 2. CB communication status:RX (receiving), TX change the song in the current folder. (transmitting) and OFF 3. Squelch adjustment Press and hold the LEFT/RIGHT button 4.
GPS (OPTION PACKAGE) GPS MAN- For GPS operation, refer to WARNING Reading the GPS receiver can dis- tract from the operation of the ve- hicle, particularly from constantly scanning the environment. Before reading the GPS receiver, ensure your environment is clear and free from obstacle, and bring the vehi- rmo2015-003-125_a cle to a low speed.
GPS (OPTION PACKAGE) CAUTION The rubber boot must be installed at all times except when the GPS is installed onto the vehicle. rmo2015-003-129_a 1. Cover boot ______________...
EQUIPMENT Mirrors Opening the Glove Box First ensure steering is not locked to al- Adjusting Mirrors low glove box opening. Press the mirror at the points shown Push on the lower end of glove box to below to adjust its position in the four release it.
EQUIPMENT Front Storage Seat Compartment The operator's seat is equipped with a provision to install the operator's seat Opening the Front Storage backrest (available in option). Compartment 1. Insert key in ignition switch. 2. Push and turn the key 1/4 turn coun- terclockwise to the front storage compartment position and hold while lifting cover.
EQUIPMENT NOTICE Do not force the seat past the maximum opening angle or it may break. rmo2010-001-048_a 1. Turn counterclockwise to unlock Pull the left side latch to open the left side storage compartment cover and pull the right side latch to open the right rmo2010-001-046_a side cover.
EQUIPMENT rmo2010-001-048_b rmo2010-001-048_a 1. Turn clockwise to lock 1. Turn counterclockwise to unlock NOTICE Never ride the vehicle Pull the latch. with any cover open. Closing the Side Storage Compartments Lift slowly the side storage compart- ment cover to let air flow out. Bring the cover at closing position.
EQUIPMENT Helmet Securing a Helmet Two helmet hooks are provided under the seat to secure a helmet. Open seat. rmo2015-001-104_a TYPICAL 1. Operator's guide rmo2014-005-034_a 1. RH helmet hook Secure the helmet strap buckle on the hook. Gently put down helmet on the vehicle side panel.
EQUIPMENT Body Panels The body panels on the vehicle can be removed for maintenance. rmo2014-005-033_a LEFT HAND SIDE PANELS 1. Side panel 2. Top side panel 3. Rear side panel 4. Bottom front side panel 5. Bottom rear side panel Side Panel Removal 1.
EQUIPMENT Installation rmr2010-038-004_b Step 1: Push towards the rear Step 2: Push up rmo2010-008-003_n 6. Remove upper retaining screws INSTALLATION SEQUENCE from top side panel. Reinstall side panel in the reverse order of the removal. Top Side Panel Removal 1. Open seat. 2.
EQUIPMENT rmr2010-038-007_b 1. Left service cover 2. Plastic rivet rmo2014-005-019_a 9. Remove front retaining screw from 1. Acoustic panel top side panel. 2. Screws 13. Remove the acoustic panel. NOTE: There are two esthetic screws on the top side panel which cannot be removed.
EQUIPMENT Bottom Front Side Panel Removal 1. Remove side panel. 2. Remove upper retaining screw from panel. 3. Remove upper plastic rivet from panel. rmr2010-038-011_a 1. Front plastic rivet 6. Open side storage compartment cover. 7. Remove rear retaining screws from rear side panel.
EQUIPMENT Bottom Rear Side Panels 4. Remove bottom front side panel. 5. Remove bottom retaining screw Removal of Bottom Rear RH Side from bottom rear LH side panel. Panel 1. Remove middle side panel. 2. Remove top side panel. 3. Remove rear RH side panel. 4.
BASIC PROCEDURES Adjusting the Passenger Starting and Stopping the Footrest Engine For the passenger's comfort, its height Starting the Engine can be adjusted. Flip the footrest upward. WARNING Turn the retaining screw counterclock- Exhaust gas contains poisonous wise with a wrench (stored in the tool carbon monoxide that can rapidly kit) to loosen the screw.
BASIC PROCEDURES 8. Check the display for problems and 3. Engage the parking brake. The to ensure that the oil light turns off. brake indicator lamp will flash. 9. Release the parking brake. Make 4. Turn the key to OFF. sure the brake indicator lamp on the 5.
BASIC PROCEDURES Shifting Into Reverse (SE6 Model) CAUTION Avoid pushing the vehicle on a slope. If you must push 1. With engine running, the roadster the vehicle on a slope, take extra stopped, and the brake depressed, care to stay within reach of the brake shift into first gear or neutral.
BASIC PROCEDURES Alcohol fuel blending varies by coun- WARNING try and region. Your vehicle has been New brakes and tires do not op- designed to operate using the recom- erate at their maximum efficiency mended fuels, however, be aware of until their break-in is completed.
BASIC PROCEDURES Refueling Procedure WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable and highly explosive. Follow the refueling procedure to reduce the risk of fire or explosion. See the AVOID GASOLINE FIRES AND OTHER HAZARDS rmo2014-001-002_a 1. Higher point of the filler tube To refuel the vehicle: NOTE: Do not try to top off the fuel tank.
BASIC PROCEDURES NOTICE Do not exceed the maxi- when the road conditions change or if mum allowed pressure. This might the vehicle load changes (adding a pas- damage the air suspension. senger, riding with more cargo, etc.). NOTE: It is normal to hear pressure re- lease or the air compressor operating while engine is running.
BASIC PROCEDURES Adjusting Suspension (when Vehicle is Stopped) Follow the same instructions as for ADJUSTING SUSPENSION (WHILE RIDING) However the following conditions must be met: – Engine running rmo2010-001-038_i – Brakes applied 1. Press here to stiffen – Parking brake released 2.
BASIC PROCEDURES All Models rmo2010-001-090_b 1. Audio in jack rmo2010-001-090_a An audio player such as a CD player, 1. Power outlet iPod mobile digital device or a MP3 player can be connected in this jack to A 12-volt electric appliance may be be played through the audio system.
WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT THE SPYDER ROADSTER The Spyder roadster is a different type vehicle can stop quickly – be aware of of road vehicle. This section will help vehicles behind you that may not be you understand some of the vehicle able to stop as quickly.
WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT THE SPYDER ROADSTER Width Driver's License and Local Laws Because the Spyder roadster is wider than a typical motorcycle: Driver's license requirements for op- – Keep the front wheels in your lane erating the Spyder roadster vary by during turns.
Use only BRP recommended tires, VSS cannot help you maintain control which can be ordered only from an au- in all situations. thorized Can-Am roadster dealer. Proper tire inflation pressure and tread Surfaces with Poor Traction condition are important for maintaining...
DRIVING AID TECHNOLOGIES Hard Turns The VSS does not control or limit steer- ing input — it cannot keep you from turning too sharply. Large and rapid steering handlebar movements can cause the vehicle to go out of control, spin, tip or roll over. Excess Speed The VSS does not control the vehicle speed, except when SCS intervenes...
UNDERSTANDING RISK ON THE ROAD Operator Skills and Before you operate the Spyder road- ster, consider your risk of being hurt or Judgment killed in a crash, how you can reduce Every driver has some control over the risk and whether you are willing to their own risk on the road.
UNDERSTANDING RISK ON THE ROAD tion is even more important than for a car. The safest policy is to never oper- ate the vehicle unless you are alert and completely sober. Even if your blood alcohol level is not over the legal limit, your judgment and skills are impaired by any alcohol consumption.
RIDING GEAR Riding three-wheeled, open-air vehi- with the back of the operator's helmet. cles like the Spyder roadster requires Even the best helmet is no guarantee the same protective gear as motorcy- against injury, but statistics indicate cling. Even though the vehicle is more that helmet use significantly reduces stable at low speeds than a motorcy- the risk of brain injury.
RIDING GEAR Gloves Leather is a good choice because it is durable and wind-resistant and pro- Full-fingered gloves protect hands vides protection against injury. Other from the wind, sun, heat, cold and abrasive-resistant protective gear flying objects. Gloves that fit snugly made of synthetic fabrics are good will improve grip on the handlebar and choices, too.
RIDING GEAR idea to carry rain gear. A dry rider will be much more comfortable and alert than a rider who is wet and cold. One or two-piece styles are available, and those designed specifically for mo- torcycling are best. High-visibility or- ange or yellow colors are good choices.
REQUIRED RIDING SKILLS AND PRACTICE EXERCISES Choosing a Practice Area Before you take the Spyder roadster on the road, you need to develop riding Perform these exercises skills and strategies for managing risk paved area at least 76 m - 30 m on the road.
REQUIRED RIDING SKILLS AND PRACTICE EXERCISES Riding Posture Good posture helps you maneuver the vehicle more easily. Always keep both hands and both feet in position so that you can operate the controls easily. The wrist should typically be aligned straight with the arm (this position helps you apply the amount of throt- tle you want).
REQUIRED RIDING SKILLS AND PRACTICE EXERCISES Directions Directions – With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, the For this exercise, do NOT use any parking brake engaged, and your throttle. You will be controlling your right foot pressing the brake pedal, movement using only the clutch in the pull in and hold the clutch lever.
REQUIRED RIDING SKILLS AND PRACTICE EXERCISES 3) Engine Stop while in Motion 4) Using the Throttle and Clutch Purpose Purpose – Become familiar with using the en- – Become familiar with operating the gine stop switch when in motion so throttle.
REQUIRED RIDING SKILLS AND PRACTICE EXERCISES – As you approach the curve, slow down to no more than 8 km/h (5 MPH) by pulling in the clutch lever and applying brake if needed. – Hold the clutch lever in the friction zone to maintain your low speed.
REQUIRED RIDING SKILLS AND PRACTICE EXERCISES 6) Quick Stops Purpose – Become familiar with the vehicle braking ability. – Learn to apply brakes with maxi- mum force. Directions This exercise is similar to what you did before, except you’ll be applying the brake more firmly, working up to brak- ing as hard as possible.
REQUIRED RIDING SKILLS AND PRACTICE EXERCISES Tips for Additional Practice – Practice checking your mirrors be- fore braking hard. 7) Weaves Purpose – Get more experience with the vehi- cle handling and rider position. Directions 6 m (20 ft) Weave 1.
REQUIRED RIDING SKILLS AND PRACTICE EXERCISES away. You may want to use the parking – Apply brake. lot aisles for this exercise rather than – After stopping, downshift into first riding in the spaces. gear by stepping on the shift lever and pressing it as far as it will go, 8a) Practice Using the Shift Lever at one firm stroke down.
REQUIRED RIDING SKILLS AND PRACTICE EXERCISES 8d) Other Gears Directions If space allows, you can try shifting Set up your markers as shown in the di- into and out of higher gears as well. agram below. Do not use any fixed or Follow the same process and shift UP hard, heavy objects as markers for this or DOWN one gear at a time.
REQUIRED RIDING SKILLS AND PRACTICE EXERCISES – A helper can add an element of sur- prise to the exercise by deciding which direction you should swerve, or if you should come to a stop in- stead. Have your helper stand at a safe distance away (e.g., beyond the end of your practice area).
REQUIRED RIDING SKILLS AND PRACTICE EXERCISES Practice Exercises 2) Starting, Stopping and Basic Handling (SE6 Model) Purpose 1) Revving the Engine and Using the – Learn throttle control and how to get Engine Stop Switch the vehicle moving. Purpose – Become familiar with low speed de- –...
REQUIRED RIDING SKILLS AND PRACTICE EXERCISES 2b) Hold Throttle, Release and Stop Every 12 m (40 ft) Next, you will be holding the throttle a little longer, then stopping every 12 m (40 ft) (every other marker/every fourth line). – Again, slowly apply throttle until the vehicle starts to creep forward.
REQUIRED RIDING SKILLS AND PRACTICE EXERCISES – Hold the throttle to maintain your low speed. – Look in the direction of the curve. – Turn the handlebar in the direction of the curve, pulling on the inside hand- grip and pushing on the outside, be- ing careful not to apply throttle.
REQUIRED RIDING SKILLS AND PRACTICE EXERCISES 5) Quick Stops Purpose – Become familiar with the vehicle braking ability. – Learn to apply brakes with maxi- mum force. Directions This exercise is similar to what you did before, except you’ll be applying the brake more firmly, working up to brak- ing as hard as possible.
REQUIRED RIDING SKILLS AND PRACTICE EXERCISES rmo2008-005-050_a 1. Start rmo2008-001-046_k 1. Start 12 m (40 ft) Weave Tips for Additional Practice Once you’re comfortable, try doing – You gradually increase 12 m (40 ft) weaves between every speed comfort- other cone/every fourth parking space. able 16 km/h - 19 km/h (10 MPH - 12 MPH) for the weaves,...
REQUIRED RIDING SKILLS AND PRACTICE EXERCISES Directions This exercise is similar to what you did before, except now you will be upshift- ing on the straightaways, then coming to a stop at the end of each straight- away. You may want to use the parking lot aisles for this exercise rather than riding in the spaces.
REQUIRED RIDING SKILLS AND PRACTICE EXERCISES NOTE: Applying slightly more throt- tle while downshifting can help the engine rev up to match vehicle speed more quickly and make the downshift smoother. When you do not apply throttle while downshifting, engine braking will slow the vehicle.
REQUIRED RIDING SKILLS AND PRACTICE EXERCISES Developing Advanced 9) Operating in Reverse Riding Skills Purpose Once you have mastered basic riding – Become familiar with the vehicle skills, you can begin developing more handling and turning radius in re- advanced skills. First, learn the ”Street verse.
STREET STRATEGIES This section provides some strategies road surfaces, down hills, or when car- to reduce your risk on the road. Many rying more weight, and visibility may of these strategies are similar to those be limited in fog, in curves or at night. used for motorcycles.
STREET STRATEGIES When braking, be particularly aware of signals, but they may not cancel after vehicles behind you that may not be shallow turns. Make sure turn signals able to stop as quickly as the Spyder are off after you have completed your roadster.
STREET STRATEGIES Time of Day and Weather for drivers ahead to see you, you must be able to see their mirrors. When you In dim light, such as at night, at dawn are being followed by a large vehicle, or dusk, or in poor weather such as rain passing vehicles may not be able to or fog, you may be harder to see.
STREET STRATEGIES Common Riding Situations Turns Remember to slow, look, and steer Intersections through turns. Intersections, including small inter- – Slow: Reduce speed as needed be- sections with alleys and driveways, fore entering a turn by rolling off the present an additional risk due to the throttle, using the brakes, and/or cross traffic.
STREET STRATEGIES SM6 Model Hills When shifting gears while turning, be Select an appropriate gear for the in- careful not to release the clutch lever cline. Going up hills, a lower gear can too fast. Adjust throttle as you release help maintain enough power.
STREET STRATEGIES lane. In curves, do not try to follow the road). As with other vehicles, the the path of motorcycles. Motorcycles Spyder roadster can hydroplane if you can move farther to the edges of the drive too fast over water that has accu- lane in curves –...
STREET STRATEGIES Tire Failure If a tire failure or a blowout suddenly occurs, firmly grip the handlebar, grad- ually slow down and carefully steer to a safe place to stop. Avoid hard braking, downshifting, or sharp steering. If a front tire fails, the vehicle may tend to pull in the direction of the failed tire, so you will need to maintain a firm grip on the handlebar to control your direction.
CARRYING A PASSENGER, CARGO OR TOWING A TRAILER Weight Limits – Reduce ground clearance, increas- ing the risk of striking low obstacles Do not exceed the weight limits for rid- or uneven road surfaces. ers and cargo. – Increase the risk of tire failure. Operating with Extra Weight Carrying a passenger or heavy cargo...
CARRYING A PASSENGER, CARGO OR TOWING A TRAILER The passenger should use its audio control in respect to the rider's direc- tives. Be sure the passenger is wearing ap- propriate protective gear. The passen- ger should wear all of the protective gear recommended for the operator, particularly a helmet.
CARRYING A PASSENGER, CARGO OR TOWING A TRAILER Glove Box The glove box provides room to store small personal articles. It is very convenient to store items that could be needed quickly during a ride (such as money for pay toll). NOTE: A key barrel is supplied in the glove box to use with the BRP optional trailer.
NOTE: For information about the ma- When possible, avoid swerving, twist ximum cargo that can be loaded in and turns, sharp and abrupt turns as CAN-AM FREEDOM trailer, refer to the well as sudden braking. This could TRAILER OPERATOR'S GUIDE...
CARRYING A PASSENGER, CARGO OR TOWING A TRAILER NOTICE Exceeding the maximum towed weight can damage vehicle or trailer. Avoid transporting heavy parts with sharp edges that could damage the trailer. Place the cargo so that it does not shift while the rmo2010-001-501_a trailer is being towed.
You should only replace the tires with those approved by BRP You should leave your low beam obtained from authorized lights on during the day for added Can-Am roadster dealer. visibility. True False True False It is important for the passenger to 10.
KNOWLEDGE SELF-TEST 12. Under normal conditions, 19. Riding the Spyder roadster is as following distance should be at safe as riding in a car. least ________. True False a. 1 second 20. ABS allows you to press the brake b. 2 seconds pedal hard without locking the wheels.
KNOWLEDGE SELF-TEST Answers 12. b. 2 seconds Under normal conditions, following distance should be at False least two seconds. To stop quickly, press the brake 13. True pedal only. 14. 1) Make sure your lights and False reflectors are clean. You should do a pre-ride inspection 2) Use your high beams whenever every time you ride.
KNOWLEDGE SELF-TEST 19. False In cars and trucks, the structure of the vehicle provides protection. In addition, passengers can protect themselves by wearing seat belts. You should expect that riding the Spyder roadster is much riskier than riding in a car and that the risk of injury is more like the risk of injury when riding a motorcycle.
SAFETY INFORMATION ON THE VEHICLE This vehicle comes with a hang tag and labels containing important safety in- formation. Any person who rides this vehicle should read and understand this in- formation on the vehicle before riding. Hang Tag WARNING The Spyder roadster is a different type of vehicle - The Spyder roadster is a different type of vehicle - it requires special skills and knowledge.
SAFETY INFORMATION ON THE VEHICLE Safety Card The Safety Card is found at the top of the multifunction gauge. Pull it out to read it, and be sure to securely put it back before riding. Use the Safety Card to review key information and when you are teaching new op- erators and passengers how to ride the vehicle.
The following labels are on your vehicle, and they should be considered permanent parts of the vehicle. If missing or damaged, they can be replaced free of charge. See an authorized Can-Am roadster dealer. NOTE: In the event of any discrepancy between this guide and the vehicle, the safety labels on the vehicle have precedence over the labels in this guide.
Make sure engine is at operating temperature. For procedure refer to the operator’s guide. - Ride at least 15 km (9 miles). - Can-Am Spyder must be on a level surface. - Let engine idle for 10 minutes. - Stop engine.
SAFETY INFORMATION ON THE VEHICLE rmo2010-001-101_b 1. Label 6 located under the seat rmo2010-001-013_d Label 7 TYPICAL 1. Label 8 located underneath seat Label 9 MINIMUM PRESSURE 70 kPa / 10 Psi 70 kPa / 10 Psi DO NOT EXCEED RECOMMENDED PRESSURE BY (PASSENGER + CARGO) Kg / Lb 704904300 LOAD...
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS Your safety is very important to Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP). If you have any concerns you should immediately contact BRP cus- tomer service. In the USA, if you believe that your ve- hicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the Na- tional Highway Traffic Safety Adminis-...
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(including operator, pas- down or crash. See an authorized senger, cargo and added acces- Can-Am roadster dealer as neces- sories) does not exceed 224 kg sary. (494 lb). – Trailer: If a trailer is towed, be sure...
PRE-RIDE CHECKLIST – Brake: Drive a short distance for- ward slowly then apply brake to test. Always lock Safety Card back into posi- tion. ______________...
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Can-Am roadster dealer has an in-depth technical knowledge and tools to service the Can-Am roadster, the emission-related warranty is not conditioned on the use of an authorized Can-Am roadster dealer or any other es- tablishment with which BRP has a commercial relationship. For emission-related warranty claims, BRP is limiting the diagnosis and repair of emission-related parts to the authorized Can-Am roadster dealers.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE EVERY 15 000 KM (9,300 MI) OR 1 YEAR (WHICHEVER COMES FIRST) Check radiator, hoses and water pump. Check engine coolant level. Perform a pressure test of cooling system. Inspect throttle twist grip operation. Check lighting system (brake light, hazard warning light, turn signal lights, position lights, license plate light).
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE EVERY 45 000 KM (28,000 MI) Replace the Hydraulic Control Module (HCM) oil filter (SE6 model only). Replace the canister pre-filter. Replace engine coolant (or every 5 years). Replace the spark plugs. Check front suspension arms rubber bushings. ______________...
We recommend that after the first 5 000 km (3,000 mi) of operation, your vehicle be inspected by an authorized Can-Am roadster dealer, repair shop, or person of your own choosing. This maintenance is very important and must not be neglected.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES This section includes instructions for WARNING basic maintenance procedures. Exhaust gas contains poisonous carbon monoxide that can rapidly WARNING accumulate in an enclosed or Turn off the engine and follow poorly ventilated area. If inhaled, these maintenance procedures it can cause serious injury or when performing maintenance.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES 5. Repeat the above steps until oil level reaches the dipstick between the lower and upper marks. Do not overfill. 6. Properly insert and tighten dipstick. rmo2014-005-003_a 7. Close seat. 1. Upper mark (MAX) 2. Lower mark (MIN) Engine Oil Change 3.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES 14. Using NEW sealing washers and O-rings and install both drain plugs. NOTICE Never reuse the drain plug sealing washers and O-rings. Always replace it with a new one. 15. Tighten drain plugs as specified. DRAIN PLUG (OIL SUMP COVER) Sealing ring rmr2014-011-302_a TYPICAL - SM6 MODEL SHOWN...
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES 17. Check engine oil level, refer to 5. Dispose filter as per your local envi- GINE OIL LEVEL VERIFICATION ronmental regulations. this subsection. Engine Oil Filter Installation NOTICE Ensure oil pressure warn- Installation is the reverse of the re- ing lamp goes out within 5 seconds moval procedure.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES Air Filter Air Filter Inspection Inspect air filter for cleanliness and Air Filter Removal damage. 1. Remove the following body pan- NOTICE It is not recommended to els to access the air filter. Refer to blow compressed air on the paper BODY PANELS EQUIPMENT in the...
FCS switch. leaks or engine problems. See an au- 7. Check the coolant level on the right thorized Can-Am roadster dealer. hand side. Coolant must be visible slightly above the COLD level mark. ______________...
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES Radiator Fans 5. Unscrew cap retaining screws. Radiator Fans Cleaning Remove any debris from the grills. NOTE: Do not clean with a pressure washer because it can damage the radiator fins. Clean only with com- pressed air from behind (blow the air from the back towards the front).
Battery Location Always have the battery replaced by an The battery is located in the front stor- authorized Can-Am roadster dealer. age compartment. WARNING To access the battery, open the front storage compartment.
"X" + "Y" = 3.25 mm ± 2.75 mm (.13 in ± .11 in). If belt goes beyond the outside edge of sprocket, have the belt properly aligned by an authorized Can-Am roadster dealer as soon as rmo2014-001-001_a possible. 1. NEGATIVE (-) terminal NOTE: Belt can be in contact with 2.
Minor chipping adjusted as soon as possible by an au- Monitor thorized Can-Am roadster dealer. Pay condition particular attention during break-in pe- riod (first 1 000 km (600 mi)). ______________...
If any of the above occurs, have the tire – Check and clean the rear axle bear- repaired or replaced as soon as possi- ings. Replace if damaged or broken. ble by an authorized Can-Am roadster – Replace and lubricate the bearing dealer. seal of the rear axle.
If you replace any tire on your vehi- cle, a "Tire Registration Form" must be completed and sent to the tire manu- facturer consumer service group. The “Tire Registration Form” is available at an authorized Can-Am roadster dealer. Brakes rmo2008-001-041_a TIRE TREAD WEAR 1. Tread-wear limit indicator WARNING A.
3. Close the seat and ensure it is fully NOTE: Low brake fluid may indicate latched. leaks or worn brake pads. See an au- thorized Can-Am roadster dealer. Brake System Verification Adding Brake Fluid The front and rear brakes are hy- draulic disc types.
3. Flip back the floorboard until it latches. The mechanism must work freely. 90° See an authorized Can-Am roadster dealer if there are any problems with the brake system. Headlights and Fog Lights rmo2010-001-008_a Headlights Aiming Verification...
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES Headlights Aiming Verification (Brazilian, Australian and Japanese 90° Models) Low Beam NOTE: This verification is valid for ei- ther left-hand or right-hand traffic regu- lations. rmo2010-001-008_a 1. Verify tires are correctly inflated. 4. Trace 4 lines parallel to the ground SPECFICATIONS Refer to on the test surface as follows:...
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES 2. Select High beam. Beam aiming is correct when the focus point (brightest spot) of the headlight reflection is between lines A and B. rbl2015-005-004_a LH SIDE SHOWN (AUSTRALIAN AND rbl2015-005-001_a BRAZILIAN MODELS) TYPICAL HEADLIGHT REFLECTION ON 1. High beam adjustment knob (HB SURFACE TEST (BOTH HEADLIGHTS) 2.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES Headlights Horizontal Aiming Adjustment, High Beams (Japanese Models Only) If high beam headlights are out of ad- justment (to far left or right), carry out the following procedure. 1. Remove both middle side panels. 2. To adjust headlight beam, turn the applicable adjustment knob.
VEHICLE CARE Vehicle Cleaning 4. Dry the vehicle with a chamois or a soft towel. To clean the vehicle, do not use high-pressure washers (like the ones Vehicle Protection found in car washes) as they may dam- age certain parts of the vehicle. Apply non-abrasive wax to plastic parts.
BRP recommends you have your au- 10. Store the vehicle in a dry area, away thorized Can-Am roadster dealer, re- from sunlight, with a small amount pair shop, or person of your own choos- of daily temperature variation.
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3. If it does not work, retry pressing up- shift or downshift. Will not Shift (SE6 Model) Have your vehicle transported to the nearest Can-Am roadster dealer. Engine Does Not Start ENGINE DOES NOT TURN OVER 1. Scrolling safety message on the multifunction gauge not acknowl- edged.
1. Manual setting indication – Check the battery connections in The suspension can still be manually the front storage compartment, adjusted to your preferred setting. (see MAINTENANCE PROCE- Have your vehicle inspected by a DURES subsection). Can-Am dealer as soon as possible. ______________...
E displayed allow to reach neutral. position instead of NONE Have the vehicle repaired sensor selected gear by an authorized Can-Am malfunction FLASHING roadster dealer. Use the right key for the Wrong or vehicle or contact an NONE KEY ERR...
* BRP recommends having the vehicle transported when in LIMP HOME. If you operate the vehicle in LIMP HOME, avoid abrupt maneuvers and immediately go to the nearest authorized Can-Am roadster dealer to have your vehicle serviced before riding again. In LIMP HOME, the engine RPM is limited and therefore the vehicle speed.
MESSAGES IN MULTIFUNCTION GAUGE If a problem persists, go to an autho- rized Can-Am roadster dealer. rmo2015-005-101_a TYPICAL 1. Message When a digital warning appears, it will show the warning for 6 seconds and then the warning will disappear for 60 seconds.
WHAT TO DO IN THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES Lost Keys Use your spare key to have another one made by an authorized Can-Am roadster dealer as soon as possible. If both keys are lost, the ignition switch. The key barrel of the rear storage com-...
NEGATIVE (-) jumper cable to TRANSPORTING THE VEHICLE (see the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of the and repaired by the nearest authorized Spyder roadster. Can-Am roadster dealer. After recharging battery, have the vehi- cle inspected by an authorized Can-Am roadster dealer. ______________...
If an electrical failure still occurs, have the vehicle serviced by an authorized Can-Am roadster dealer. Fuse Locations rmo2013-003-011_a Fuses are located in the front storage INSIDE FRONT STORAGE COMPARTMENT compartment.
HOW TO REPLACE FUSES AND LIGHTS NOTE: Fuse boxes may differ be- FUSE DESCRIPTION RATING tween models. DC plugs VKEY Left Fuse Box DC Plugs VBAT FUSE DESCRIPTION RATING NOT USED Cluster / DLC. 15 A NOTE: When fuse 6 is installed, 12 V Wake-up ECM / VCM/ MSR power outlet is only operational when 10 A...
In the unlikely event they do not work, have them checked by an authorized Can-Am roadster dealer. If a light described here stop working on the vehicle, replace bulb of defec- tive light. The lights not described here should be serviced by an authorized Can-Am roadster dealer.
HOW TO REPLACE FUSES AND LIGHTS If the light failure still occurs, have the vehicle serviced by an authorized Can-Am roadster dealer. CAUTION Always turn the ig- nition switch to the OFF position be- fore replacing a bulb to avoid electric shock.
HOW TO REPLACE FUSES AND LIGHTS rmo2010-001-078_a 1. Unplug connector 11. Turn the bulb counterclockwise to rmo2014-005-011_b unlock it. 1. Adjustment cable retaining nut 7. Remove all 4 headlight retaining screws. rmo2010-001-079_a 1. Turn counterclockwise rmo2010-001-076_a 12. Pull bulb out. 1.
14. Plug connector to the bulb. 15. Reinstall headlight cover and re- maining parts in the reverse order of the removal. Fog Light (Option Package) See your authorized Can-Am roadster dealer for the bulb replacement proce- dure. rmo2008-001-086_a 1. Turn clockwise Position Light 4.
HOW TO REPLACE FUSES AND LIGHTS License Plate Light 1. Remove the lens screws with a Phillips head screwdriver. rmo2010-001-082_a 1. Rear panel 2. Retaining screws 4. Pull out panel. rmo2010-001-080_a 1. License plate lens screws 2. Pull out the lens. 3.
HOW TO REPLACE FUSES AND LIGHTS 8. Insert the new bulb into its socket then turn clockwise to lock it in posi- tion. rmo2010-001-084_b 1. Turn clockwise 9. Plug connector to the bulb. 10. Reinstall rear panel in the reverse order of the removal.
TRANSPORTING THE VEHICLE NOTICE If your vehicle needs to be transported, Do not place the strap it should be carried on a flatbed trailer over the fin. This could break it. of the proper size and capacity. 4. Attach the straps to the winch cable. If possible, use chains or additional CAUTION If you need to push straps to attach the straps to the...
TRANSPORTING THE VEHICLE rmo2008-001-067_a TYPICAL REAR WHEEL ATTACHMENT 1. Tie-down strap rmo2008-001-069_a 2. Inside rear wheel rim ONLY TYPICAL FRONT WHEELS ATTACHMENT — METHOD 1 11. Firmly attach the rear wheel 1. Strap around the rim of each front wheel tie-down strap to the rear of the and attached to the front of trailer trailer with a ratchet.
These numbers are required by the authorized Can-Am roadster dealer to complete warranty claims properly. We strongly recommend that you take note of all the serial numbers on your vehicle and supply them to your insur- ance company.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION D.E.S.S Key USA (FCC): "The wireless devices of this vehicle comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1) These devices may not cause harmful inter- ference, and 2) These devices must accept any interference received, in- cluding interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOISE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM REGULATION Tampering with Noise Control Sys- tem Is Prohibited! U.S. Federal law and Canadian provin- cial laws may prohibit the following acts or the causing there of: 1. The removal or rendering inoper- ative by any person other than for purposes of maintenance, repair or replacement of any device or ele- ment of design incorporated into...
SPECIFICATIONS MODEL SPYDER RT ENGINE ® ROTAX 1330 ACE, 4-stroke, Engine type Dual Over Head Camshaft (DOHC), liquid cooled Number of cylinders Number of valves Bore 84 mm (3.31 in) Stroke 80 mm (3.15 in) Displacement 1 330 cm³ (81.16 in³)
Battery Nominal rating 21 A•h Recommended charging rate Headlight 2 x 60 W halogen (type H4) Fog light (Spyder RT-S) 2 x 35 W halogen Taillight/brake light LED 3.1 W total Front LED 4.5 W each side Turn signal lights...
SPECIFICATIONS MODEL SPYDER RT FUEL SYSTEM Multi-point Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) Fuel delivery Type with ETC (Electronic Throttle Control). Single throttle body (54 mm) with an actuator Fuel pump Type Electrical module in fuel tank Idle speed 900 RPM (electronically controlled, not adjustable)
SPECIFICATIONS MODEL SPYDER RT BRAKES Foot actuated, fully integrated hydraulic 3 wheel Type braking system with ABS and EBD Dual rigid discs 270 mm (10.6 in), radially mounted Front brake Brembo monobloc, with 4 piston calipers, 2-pad Single disc 270 mm (10.6 in) with 1 piston floating...
SPECIFICATIONS MODEL SPYDER RT DIMENSIONS (cont'd) Wheelbase 1 714 mm (67.5 in) Front wheel track 1 384 mm (54.5 in) Ground clearance, front and under engine 115 mm (4.5 in) WEIGHT AND LOADING CAPACITY 459 kg (1,012 lb) Base 466 kg (1,027 lb)
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1. SCOPE OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (“BRP”)* warrants its 2015 Can-Am Spyder Roadsters ("Roadster") sold by authorized Can-Am Roadster Dealers (as defined below) in the United States of America and in Canada from defects in material or workmanship for the period and under the conditions described below.
– Damage caused by failure to provide proper maintenance or storage, as de- OPERATOR'S GUIDE scribed in the – Damage resulting from removal of parts, improper repairs, improper service or improper maintenance, modifications, alterations that are outside of the original specifications of the Roadster, or damage resulting from repairs done by a per- son that is not an authorized servicing Dealer.
5. For Roadsters produced for sale in the state of California, that are originally sold to residents or subsequently warranty registered to residents in the state of California, please also refer to the applicable California Emissions Control Warranty Statement. The repair or replacement of parts or the performance of service under this warranty does not extend the life of this warranty beyond its original expiration date.
In the event that service is required outside of the country of original sale, the owner will bear responsibility for any additional charges due to local practices and conditions, such as, but not limited to, freight, insurance, taxes, license fees, import duties, and any and all other financial charges, including those levied by governments, states, territories and their respective agencies.
Under the Emissions Performance Warranty, BRP shall be liable for the total cost of the remedy for any vehicle validly presented for repair to any authorized Can-Am roadster dealer, unless for emergency repairs as required by item 2 of the follow- ing list.
Can-Am roadster dealer. Authorized Can-Am roadster dealer will proceed with the warranty claim. In the case an authorized Can-Am roadster dealer in unable (for reasons not attrib- utable to the vehicle owner or events beyond the control of BRP or an authorized...
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (“BRP”)* also warrants to the ultimate pur- chaser and each subsequent purchaser that this new vehicle, including all parts of its exhaust emission-control system and its evaporative emission-control system, meets two conditions: – It is designed, built, and equipped so it conforms at the time of sale to the ulti- mate purchaser with the requirements of 40 CFR 86 and with the evaporative emission standards of 40 CFR 1051, as applicable to onroad motorcycles.
The California Air Resources Board and BRP US Inc. ("BRP")*, on behalf of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., are pleased to explain the emission control system warranty on your 2014 Can-Am Spyder Roadster. In California, new motor vehicles must be designated, built and equipped to meet the State's stringent anti-smog standards.
1. SCOPE OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (“BRP”)* warrants its 2015 Can-Am Spyder roadsters (the "Products") sold by authorized Can-Am Spyder roadster distributors or dealers located in the EEA (the "EEA" or "European Economic Area" shall mean the countries member of the European Union plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) or elsewhere, except in the USA and Canada** (the "Distribu-...
– Tune ups and adjustments including without limitation adjustments of belt, alignment and wheel balance. – Damages related to the appearance of the Product, including without limitation scratches, dents, fading, flaking, peeling and damages to seat cover material. – Damage caused by negligence or failure to provide proper maintenance and/or OPERATOR'S GUIDE storage, as described in the –...
For the battery, SIX (6) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS; For the tires, 6 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS or until tires are worn to the last three thirty-second of an inch (3/32 ") (2.38 millimeters) for the front tires and the last five thirty-second of an inch (5/32 ") (3.97 millimeters) for the rear tire, whichever occurs first.
BRP will not honour this limited warranty to any private use owner or commercial use owner if one of the preceding conditions has not been met. Such limitations are necessary in order to allow BRP to preserve both the safety of its products, and also that of its consumers and the general public.
9. CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 1. In the event of a controversy or a dispute in connection with this limited war- ranty, BRP suggests that you try to resolve the issue at the Distributor/Dealer level. We recommend discussing the issue with the authorized Distribu- tor/Dealer's service manager or owner.
ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR FRANCE ONLY The following terms and conditions are applicable to products sold in France only: The seller shall deliver goods that are complying with the contract and shall be re- sponsible for defects existing upon delivery. The seller shall also be responsible for defects resulting from packaging, assembling instructions or the installation when it is its responsibility per the contract or if accomplished under its responsibility.
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PRIVACY INFORMATION BRP wishes to inform you that your coordinates will be used for safety and war- ranty related purposes. Furthermore, BRP and its affiliates may use its customer list to distribute marketing and promotional information about BRP and related products.
STOLEN UNITS: If your personal vehicle is stolen, you should notify BRP or an au- thorized Can-Am roadster dealer. We will ask you to provide your name, address, phone number, the vehicle identification number and the date it was stolen.
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