STOP SUFFERING FROM  BELT  VIBRATION!


The Smoothspyder  Tensioner will effectively stop or substancially reduce this vibration by applying dynamic spring loaded tension to the top or bottom side of the belt depending on the model and belt length.


The Can Am Spyder uses an exceptionally long drive belt, 40" between the front drive sprocket and rear sprocket. This extreme length may cause the belt to create harmonic resonance and belt vibration.

This vibration is most noticeable when under a load, such as riding double, going up hills, pushing into a strong headwind or towing a trailer.


Eliminating or reducing the vibration may substancially increase the reliability and useful lifespan of the entire driveline, including the front output shaft bearings and drive pulley, belt, rear sprocket and bearings and any other parts that may crack or loosen, such as fuses, light bulb filaments, fender brackets, etc.   


Vibration is not only detrimental to the Spyder, but  fatiguing and annoying to the riders also, rear view mirrors become useful again!


Smoothspyder Tensioner brackets are constructed of stainless steel or plate steel / powder coating for durability.



New!     F3 T / Limited Belt Tensioner

The F3 T / Limited tensioner bracket locks around the swing arm and attaches to the rear shock bracket using the lower shock bolt.   

High Performance Dual Compression Spring Tensioner.

Tension applied is full adjustable, a nice feature for those using the lower alternative belt tension.

3/16" Steel Powdercoated Bracket.

150MMX10MM Longer Shock Bolt and Nut Included.

Easy bolt on installation, more other modifications neccessary.

Lifetime Warranty on Bracket and Tensioner, 2 year warranty on the Idler Pulley

Will not fit the 2017 Limited or others with "Automatic Air Ride" installed.

F3 T/LTD. Installation Instructions

New F3 LTD Tensioner.docx
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          2015-2016 F-3 / F-3S Belt Tensioner

The F3 / F3S tensioner and spring are constructed of stainless steel using Grade 8 hardware.

The tensioner pivots on a 1/2" stainless steel shoulder bolt using 2 self lubricating bronze bushings.

Designed to use the factory original belt tension setting.

Tension applied is fully adjustable, a nice feature for those using the lower alternative belt tension setting.

Tensioner is hidden behind the beltguard.

 Lifetime warranty on the tensioner and 2 year on the idler pulley.

Will not fit the T / Limited models.

Patent Pending                                                                        Made in U.S.A.

F-3 top tensioner Instructions.docx
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Mounts on the rear shock bracket

10-12 RT      13-16 RS     13-16 ST

The all new, redesigned Smoothspyder Tensioner is now available.

 Unit Easily Mounts on rear shock bracket and includes a built-in Belt Guard

2010-2012 RT

2013-2014 RS





Simple, durable and maintenance free, these high performance  tensioners contains 2 self lubricating oil impregnated bronze bushings. The torsion spring assures a lifetime of consistant and reliable performance.  The tension applied is fully adjustable.

Lifetime Warranty on Bracket and tensioner, 1 year on Idler pulley.

 The steel bracket locks around the swing arm and attaches to the rear shock mount bolt.

A new 15MM grade 8 lock nut and locktite are included. Easy bolt on installation, no other modifications necessary.

 Lifetime Warranty on tensioner and bracket, 2 year on Idler Pulley


2013 tensioner belt guard Instructions 2[...]
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High Performance GS/RS Tensioner 2008-2012

2008-2012 GS/RS

3/16" Black Powder Coated Steel Bracket

High Performance Torsion Spring Tensioner is fully adjustable.

Standard 2" Idler Pulley

 Life Time Warranty

on Tensioner and Bracket, 2 year on Idler Pulley


This tensioner easily clamps to the swing arm, no drilling required.

This model will also fit all 10-13 RT's and 13-14 St's That have removed their Catalytic Converter and replaced it with a Cat Bypass Pipe.


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2008-2010 GS/RS tensioner and Shipping Destination

2013 - 2017  RT / RTS / RT Limited

2013-2017   RT / RTS / RT Limited  Tensioner.

Hi Performance Sealed Dual Compression Spring Tensioner

No drilling involved, bolts through existing hole in frame.

Tension applied is fully adjustable.

 Lifetime Warranty on Tensioner and Bracket, 2 year on Idler Pulley


last 13-17 RT Inst..docx
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2013-2017 RT / RTS / RT Limited

2015-2017 F3, F3S, F3T, F3 Limited

Factory BRP F3 Idler Wheel Kit, Belt tensioner Accessory.

Part # 291800412

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Spare or replacement idler pulleys are readily available, but generally last for many years under normal usage.

Contact us for the exact model as they will ship with the adapter already installed for either the 3/8" or 1/2" bolt.

                                 PATENT PENDING, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


          Not Affiliated With Bombardier Recreational Products or Can-Am Spyder                                    

Smoothspyder LLC

James Stanger, President

12844 S.W. 263rd Terrace

Homestead, Florida 33032-6912

Phone:  305-258-0408


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