a new riding experience.
Subject: SpyderTalk Article
about ISCI Handbrake and A Thank you.
Hi Ken, Darrell, Derek, and Billy, I have submitted
an article to Spydertalk.com - they have a new "Come
write with us program". My article is going to be
posted on Spydertalk.com and on their Facebook page.
I thought you might be interested in it and am going
to attach it here since it is about your wonderful
hand brake system, the Can-Am Spyder, and how it has
changed my life personally.
I am a paraplegic, wheelchair dependent, and never
even imagined riding up until a few years ago and
never thought I'd be able to actually drive a motorcycle.
I was injured in a car accident in my senior year
of college. Without my significant other Jake of 10
years, the Can-Am Spyder, and your hand brake system
I wouldnt be able to drive or know what it feels like
to be on a motorcycle.
I have recently saved up enough money to order your
adjustable handle bars(ordered April 12, 2013) so
I can continue to learn and drive more. Eventually
I'd love to save up enough to purchase your passenger
arm rests so I can finally have a perfect bike for
my boyfriend Jake and I to enjoy together. Being disabled
it is hard to afford every day needs so the extra
come when I have saved up my pennies:)
So besides bring your attention to the article/review
that will be on Spydertalk - I also wanted to write
and thank you for being a stand up company who offers
a discounts to disabled riders. Companies like yours
should be recognized more for offering such programs
- because it is rare. I appreciate it very much as
well as I know many others who have purchased your
products do. I will attach my article submission to
this e-mail. I hope you take the time to read it and
get a better understanding on how much your products
have helped me and will help other disabled riders
in the future. You and your company have affected
my life in a great way.
Thank you again.
Nicole Smart Pembroke NH
to let you know that your brake kit arrived, and it
is now on the Spyder and working. The accuracy of your
machining is excellent. The quality of the welds, and
the materials in general, is as good as I have seen.
As it stands, provided that you apply the brake pedal
initially, you get plenty of power from the front lever.
It makes riding the Spyder much more motorcycle-like,
and it suits me. It allows me to think that I actually
have front and rear brakes; but of course that is only
an illusion. So, thank you for a wonderfully designed
and made product.
|My ISCI Fan Can
came in yesterday for my Spyder, so I took time this
morning to install it. Since adding the SFB Racing Floorboards,
I discovered what other riders were talking about with
right side heat cooking their foot. I bought this in
hopes it would be the cure I was looking for. After
the install, I let the temperature get to a stifling
98 before I took it for a test ride. Now on to the test
ride. It was 98 degrees with 40% humidity when I left
the house, so hot and muggy is almost an understatement.
If you have sweated while riding then you know the conditions.
By the time I reached the paved road, the temp gauge
was reading 5 bars on my Spyder. A couple of minutes
at 65 and it dropped down to 4 bars and stayed there
until I got to a stop sign. Usually at 4 bars I can
start to feel some heat on my right foot, and of course
when the fan comes on at 5 bars it would throw some
serious heat in my direction. I rode for about 40 miles
with the temp gauge fluctuating between 4 and 6 bars,
and my right foot was no hotter than my left foot. For
the real test, I stopped on a nice piece of black asphalt
entering a boat ramp area and let the Spyder idle for
5 minutes. I figured this would be a good test of being
stuck in traffic, as if I had to wait any longer than
that to move I would likely shut the Spyder down anyway.
During the 5 minute wait the temp gauge reached 7 bars.
I kept my feet on the floorboards during the entire
wait, and did not feel any additional heat on my right
foot. After the 5 minutes I started down the road at
25 mph then up to 35, based on the speed limit. It took
1 minute for the temp to go from 7 bars to 6 bars at
that low speed. Another 5 minutes and it was down to
5 bars. When I hit the road back home, and was able
to run 65 again, it dropped to 4 bars. I am calling
this a success in my book.
Thanks to ISCI for making this product.
Spyderwolf Martin, SC
| ISCI Floorboards:
I found the stock pegs were just not working for me
on longish trips. My hip joints would start to ache
after a few hours and the old hockey knees put up the
odd complaint as well. I removed the left side foot
peg a few months back to try and simulate the optimum
leg angle and foot position that I would require to
get that "comfy" feeling. My crude tests told me that
bringing the level of my foot down a bit and angling
it forward would work best for me. This is what lead
me to purchase the ISCI floorboards. After installing
the ISCI floorboards and playing a bit with the tilt
of the floorboard I have found the optimum comfort zone
for my riding style. I mounted the unit on the lowest
height setting with the board angled a couple of notches
downwards on the toe. I should mention that you need
to raise your foot to apply the foot brake, but it did
not take me long to become comfortable with this maneuver.
As you can probably tell, I am pleased with these products.
North Star Ontario, Canada
to ISCI for manufacturing quality products for the
Spyder community. My floor boards and highway pegs
are the best purchase made for my bike hands down.
I can't wait to see what they come up with next.
Iíve waited a while before I sent you this testimonial
about the floorboards I purchased last month. I wanted
to get a few miles on them to fairly evaluate them.
things are the real deal. Its rare these days that
you get something that lives up to the old saying
of ďyou get what you pay forĒ, in this case, in a
good way. The design, manufacturing, fit and finish
of this product is flawless. I was impressed with
the packaging, the attaching hardware and instructions.
Iíve purposefully ridden over some varied terrain
to see if anything loosens up. Everything is rock
solid. Iím proud I made the investment in this product
and know theyíll serve me well for many years and
miles. As you know Iíve since gotten the Brake Extension
and donít be surprised if I order the Highway Pegs
as well. Great stuff.
all the team for a job well done.
I've been wanting to let you know how much I enjoy
all the ISCI products I have installed on my Spyder.
Shortly after my first 250 mile ride I knew that I
would not be able to ride with the factory foot pegs.
My knees just won't bend that far anymore. My wife
had a similar problem with the passenger pegs. After
extensive research for available fixes, I got lucky
and found ISCI. I called and bugged Robert with lots
of technical questions. He always had the answers
I needed and knew exactly what I was asking. Because
I was so impressed I wanted my local Spyder dealer
to get on board and become a dealer. I figured it
would be a win/win situation so I got them together
with Darrell and that's the way it turned out.
I have installed the rider
and passenger floorboards, the Hi-way pegs, the new
dog-leg parking brake pedal and the handbrake. I have
consistently found the ISCI products to have better
quality control, fit and finish than the Spyder itself.
The instructions are well written and easy to follow.
I have worked with Robert, Darrell and Billy Joe on
install questions, future product questions, sales
and general support. They have been an absolute pleasure
to work with. I have complete confidence that any
ISCI product I buy and use will be the best available.
You guys are proof that "Made in the USA"
still stands for excellence. I hope to get to the
East Coast and meet you all sometime soon.
handbrake shout out - Just want to thank the crew
at ISCI for the Spyder handbrake. If you have zero
use of your legs or right leg this is the setup to
use. Easy install and looks great too.
Roadhammer, Ontario Canada
I want to add my praise for ISCI and Billy Jones! I
ordered a Corbin Smuggler 4 weeks ago from him and just
got it yesterday. I had written to ask about the status
of the order and he informed me that it had just come
in and that he'd ship immediately. When I wrote to ask
which carrier he shipped it with he called me so that
he could tell me in person. The service I got was personal
and great; the support went way beyond most dealers.
I recommend ISCI and their service and Billy is a stand-up
guy as well.
I got the hand brake that
I ordered from you. I installed it on my Spyder in
two afternoons after work. It was a fairly easy install.
I could have done it in one afternoon but I didn't
have any dot 4 brake fluid and it was to late to go
get some. It works far better than I hoped it would.
Seth was right it is worth every penny. I enjoy riding
my Spyder more now than I have in the past 2 years.
Maybe sometime I can come to your factory and thank
you in person. I could not be happier with your products.
Thank you so very much!
A. Parker St. Charles, Mo.
| To: 'Bill Jones
Subject: RE: ISCI Order# 52852
I have just completed the installation of the floor
boards, accessory mounts, and handbrake. I am an experienced
mechanic, hobby machinist, mechanical engineer, and
a senior executive in a fortune 500 company. I have
numerous toys, dirt bikes, buggies, a Harley, and my
wifeís Spyder. I buy lots of kits and accessories for
my toys. I am very pleased with your kits. With all
the kits Iíve installed throughout my life, Iíve never
experienced nor seen such superior ingenuity, creativity,
quality and precision as I have with your products.
Please pass along my comments to your fellow employees
and tell them all to take a bow! Iím the kind of guy
who always improves on other peopleís products, by re-engineering
them, adding parts, or just making them better. These
kits were perfect! The detail and thought that went
into both the products and instructions are exceptional.
As I proceeded with each step, I was continuously amazed
at how your products matched all the holes and bolts
just fit into place. Just fantastic! Simply put, BRAVO!
My wife and I have a number of friends and associates
who have Spyders. We will be referring them to you.
Sincerely McD Tom M.
Vice President & General Manager
Western Digital Enterprise Storage Solutions
|I have installed
the ISCI unit on a RS and RT, and will be adding it
to another RT this year. It is a flawless, worry free
product, that cuts into nothing, changes nothing, and
simply works. IMHO, it is worth every penny.
I installed the ISCI hand brake kit yesterday on our
new RS-S 2011... What I will say is this. Over the
years I have built a few clutch "Slave" cylinders
and a few brake assists as well. They work. But the
thought/thoroughness of the ISCI kit is amazing. It
is worth every penny. High end parts, detailed and
fully complete instructions, and the fit and finish
is better than nearly any other aftermarket item I
have ever purchased. Heck they even shipped it expecting
a gorilla to sit on it or something (There is that
much padding). Even the "Lever" itself is high-end!
Basically what I am saying is this. Yes for sure I
could build my own just like I have before. However
in this paticular situation I will be leaving it to
the pros and call it a day. My life/property and others
I commute with everyday is worth far more than a few
hundred dollars in savings... This product is a grand
slam in my book..
Dave, Puget Sound, WA
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