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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnerboy View Post
    All's I can say is that I did test ride one last year at Americade......It was actually quite fun! and a different experience....

    We ride with six bikes quite often, 2 can Am's and two trikes, and a Sling shot, and a two wheeler....never heard any of the can Am's ever complain

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    I hear you Ronnie, I am so ready to make a change from the GW/RS, but I am so not ready to jump on the Canam RT knowing what I hear and read about BRP service. So, until I until I am ready to make that giant leap of faith at serious cost, I will continue to do what I do. By the way, I did not read about any Spyder at the MV TT Ride In this year. I do believe that Spyder has their own dedicated Maggie event.

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    If you would like to do further Spyder research, attend the 3-wheel rally in Deadwood, SD. It began as a Can-Am event and still has a lot of different Spyder models attending as well as traditional 3-wheelers. Plus, the rally is fun, TT has a planned ride every year and the scenery is beautiful!

    I have also also heard some of the Can-Am service horror stories but can not directly verify.

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    Oh yes, would love to, but from central FL to Deadwood, now there's a real journey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbillone View Post
    I hear you Ronnie, I am so ready to make a change from the GW/RS, but I am so not ready to jump on the Canam RT knowing what I hear and read about BRP service. So, until I until I am ready to make that giant leap of faith at serious cost, I will continue to do what I do. By the way, I did not read about any Spyder at the MV TT Ride In this year. I do believe that Spyder has their own dedicated Maggie event.
    I rode with two Spyders, two trikes, and a two wheel wing today, all's I can say is again, (after 145 miles) I have heard NO CRY's babies/only smiles from the Can Am folks...

    O' after reading your post again, just now, they both mentioned today that they did indeed go to the Maggie event themselves last season and had a blast... She drives (her husband is blind, and rides on the back...She's 70+ plus years old..... What a bubbling couple both of them make!!

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    I agree with you on your comments, SpyderLovers mostly are dedicated Spyder riders. Seems no matter what, they hang in ride on, and fix whatever it is that breaks, or find an after market thing that works better than BRP builds. They love the ride, and compliment the ride. One thing, or really more than one, I do like on the Spyder is the suspension, and all those after market things that can personalize the machine, at no small cost, but sure makes it personal, and damn good looking, in my opinion. There's an interesting Vlog on You Tube, it's John and Mariam's Travel Vlog on a Spyder, I've seen all 100 plus, quite the Spyder RT Vlog. As mentioned, if I was convinced I could get decent service, I'd be out there looking and kicking tires.

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    Still riding at 76. Mostly Yamahas. Got tired of trying to pick up an 800 pound scooter. Test rode a 2014 RTS. Spooky at first. Really did not get a good ride but was intrigued. Bought a 2017 RTS with the full complement of storage and have been very pleased with the comfort and reliability. Experienced a problem with the parking brake but the dealer fixed it under warranty. Bought a 6 year warranty policy with the bike. It is too complicated to wrench on. I put 18,000 miles on the first year with no other problems. And yes I would prefer to have a good dealer nearby. Have 24,000 miles on her now.

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    Competent dealer service is the only real downside I see to Spyders. My wife has has a 012 RT and a 016 RT. And recently added a 018 F3 Limited. She's becoming a competent service tech herself now as she insists on doing everything herself on the F3. She's had that thing completely naked just to install a CB and a Garman GPS. Installed some other goodies while she had it that far apart too. So once again, doing your own service changes everything about Spyders. But BRP should do a better job of maintaining competent service techs. But isn't that true with all brands? I do think they could up their game a lot though. BRP that is. They are losing customers because they don't as far as I'm concerned. JMHO
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    Cowboy, how true, how true, a well known weak link in the BRP plan and they gotta know it, and yet they refuse to acknowledge or do anything about it. I suppose they sell enough of these machines that it's not a concern.

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    Ok today at 10:00 (10/19/19) were meeting again for another RTE....

    I can ask them if either Can am has encountered any problems...

    I'd love to ride one again in the very near future...

    Actually here's a question: DO YOU RIDE A Can Am OR DO YOU DRIVE A Cam Am??.....................

    Ronnie

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    Cool beans Ronnie, maybe you'll some 'strait answers', they seem to be straight on spyderlovers.

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