Installation Guide for Can Am Spyder
Fender Channel Lights
Notes on Fitment:These strips are designed to fit the front fender channels of the following models:
2008 - GS 990 Semi Auto; GS 990 5-Speed;
2009 - GS Roadster SE5; GS Roadster SM5;
2010 - RS Roadster SE5; RS Roadster SM5; RT Roadster SE5; RT Roadster SM5; RTS Roadster SE5; RTS Roadster SM5;
2011 - RS Roadster SE5; RS Roadster SM5; RT Roadster SE5; RT Roadster Sm5; RT Ltd;
2012 - RS SE5; RS SM5; RT SE5; RT Sm5; RT Ltd;
2013 - RS SE5; RSSM5; RT-RTS SE5; RT RTS SM5; ST SE5; ST SM5;
2014 - RS SE5; RS SM5; RT SE6; RT SM6; ST SE5; ST SM5;
2015 - F3 SE6; F3 SM6; RS SE5; RS SM5; RT SE6; RT SM6; ST SE5; ST SM5
There are several different ways to install and wire these LED strips. These instructions will show our recommended method. From start to finish the project took 30 minutes per side to complete. Ambient Temperatures of parts and product need to be above 70'F to have successful tape adhesion. Do not wax the bike fenders prior to installation. We also recommend wearing Nitrile or Latex gloves to prevent natural skin oils from contaminating the install location or adhesive tape.
Step 1: Start by removing the front fender tip light.
Step 2: Take the necessary precautions and remove the front wheel.
Step 3: Removing the wheel will give you access to the fender retention bolts.
Step 4: Remove the four fender bolts. Do not remove the bolts that hold the fender brackets to the support rod.
Step 5: This is the Fender Bracket attached to the Support Rods.
Step 6: On the rear of the fender, where the channel ends, is the location where we will drill through to run the wire.
Step 7: We used a 5/16 inch bit, but you can use a smaller bit if you want. We do not advise using a larger bit. While drilling, angle the drill so that the bit cuts through at an angle consistent with the contour of the fender. After drilling, clean the inside and outside of the fender to remove any foreign debris, waxes, oils or other contaminants that could prevent proper adhesion.
Step 8: Set the strip in channel for a test fitment and run the wire through the fender. when you are ready, peel back a small portion of the red 3M tape backing and position the end of the strip flush with the channel going around the tip light.
Step 9: As you peel back the red tape backing, firmly press the strip into place. With the hole drilled at an angle, the wire and strip have a clean installed look.
Step 10: Inside of the fender should be cleaned. Place a small amount of tape on the inside of the fender where the wire comes through. We used black duct tape to securethe wiring on the inside of the fender. After about an inch, loop the wire back to be run to the tip light. This allows access should you want to attach any other light onto the back of the fender. Next, secure the loop with tape.
Step 11: Work your way forward ensuring you secure the wire flush to the fender. Stay away from the center of the fender as this is where the Fender Bracket attaches and rests.
Step 12: Use whatever splicing method you want, for ease we used PosiTaps. Attach one on each wire of your tip light.
Step 13: Attach the LED strip wires to your connectors. The black wires are negative.
Step 14: Place the fender back onto the fender bracket. Turn the key on and test the strips before reattaching the fender bolts.
Step 15: If operational, line up your holes and attach the fender to the Fender Bracket with the four bolts you removed earlier. Reinstall the wheel. Repeat Steps 1- 15 for the other side.
**Note: These strips can be used for a wide variety of applications on many different platforms than shown here.
Alternatively, you can Download the full instructions in PDF format here: Install Instructions