SpyderExtras Billet Aluminum Belt Tensioner / Idler for the Can-Am Spyder RT

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  • Part Name: can-am-spyder-extras-rt-belt-tensioner
  • Part Number: SM-3273


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Billet Aluminum

Can-Am Spyder Application Guide:

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Can-Am Spyder RT Belt Tensioner / Idler
One of the issues we've noticed with the Can-Am Spyder RT is that belt vibration occurs when the Spyder drivetrain is under load. Some examples of when belt vibration may occur are when you're riding with a passenger, climbing a steep incline or pulling a trailer. The Spyder Extras Billet Aluminum Belt Tensioner drastically reduces belt vibration by applying smooth spring loaded tension to the drive belt. This RT tensioner is 2" longer than the factory plastic Can-Am idler for superior damping. This tensioner also features Dual Sealed Duty Roller Bearings and an Oilite Bronze Bushing at the pivot point for smooth, non binding operation. All mounting hardware is included for a straight forward installation.

Features of the Spyder RT Belt Tensioner

  • Dual Sealed Heavy Duty Roller Bearings
  • 2" Longer than OEM Plastic Idler for Superior Damping
  • Billet Aluminum for rigid design and a smooth ride
  • Oilite Bronze Bushing for smooth, non binding operation
  • Self Lubricating Articulation Point as the Arm Pivots
  • Easy Installation
  • All hardware included for installation

Product Details
Color Silver
Made In USA
Material Billet Aluminum
Shouldn’t the belt tensioner go on the bottom pushing up on the belt ( Ellis Greathouse, 10/23/2018 11:03 am )
Hello Ellis, the belt tension is set to factory specs. The vibration is harmonic and comes from the top of the belt under power at 60-75 mph because the belt is so long, even under load. That top vibration is a fast vibration and the tensioner smooths out that rapid vibration at the 60-75 mph speeds. This belt Tensioner is not meant to keep the belt tight like standard auto Tensioners. The belt is set to the correct tightness based on the adjustment of the rear wheel.
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Total Reviews: 5
Average Rating: 5

02/28/2019 9:28 pm

What a difference
Had mine installed by the dealership. Boy what a difference it’s so smooth, now not sure why I waited so long. Vibration virtually gone at all speeds.

12/19/2018 5:40 am

Excellent product.
Well engendered, easy to install. Waiting for good weather to try out.

10/22/2018 2:33 am

Great investment
I was having this annoying belt shake when riding on the highway at 55mph and higher and also going uphill. I was referred to Slingmods for this belt tensioner and I must say that I am very pleased. It was a quick and easy install and now my highway rides are much more enjoyable since the belt shake is about 95% gone. I would highly recommend purchasing one for your Spyser.

09/04/2018 12:23 pm

Tensioner solves problem
I was experiencing a serious vibration that at first I thought was tires out of balance. Usually occurring at 70-80 mph. After remounting and rebalancing tires, still had vibration. It was after reading others reviews that convinced me to give the tensioner a try. The can am tech was not totally supportive, but I went ahead anyway. At present having installed the tensioner the machine is exceptionally smooth and tensioner totally eliminated vibrations. Good Purchase. Tech thought would at noise, but did not.

06/27/2018 7:45 am

Belt Roller Tensioner
The installation instructions should tell you to mount and align parallel to the belt, not the frame brace or swing arm. It did cure the vibration I would experience when slightly letting off power, especially when towing my Spyder RT22 trailer. Unfortunately my drive belt is "ribbed" on the back side and causes a hum at low speeds ( under 25mph). Overall it is a quality product and works fine.

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