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 Post subject: 2012 Can Am Spyder RT SE5
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:11 pm 
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I have found a 2012 Can Am Spyder RT SE5 here locally for 7K less than retail. Took a test ride today and was impressed. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my PC but at 67 my 2 wheel riding days are drawing to a close. Besides SWMBO doesn't like the pillion seat on the PC. Pillion on the Spyder is much larger, plusher, heated grips, back rest etc. Should be much more comfortable.

Do any of you folks have any experience with the Spyder? Just looking for any feedback before I plunk down 16K.

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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Can Am Spyder RT SE5
PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:05 pm 
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Don't know anything bout the Can Ams but I think you are being very wise to go this direction.
If I live long enough I will do it before 67.

It just makes sense.

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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Can Am Spyder RT SE5
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have a friend who loves his- post shoulder injury - ditched his big cruiser and now his wife is willing to ride with him.


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Can Am Spyder RT SE5
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:23 am 
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The Can Am is a excellent choice when going to 3 wheels instead of the 2 wheels in rear motorcycle conversions.

They look to be very well engineered, and depending on the model can be anything from a plush touring machine to a sporty canyon carver.

I have been wanting to test ride them for years, yet no dealer demo's anywhere within reasonable distance to me.

Im sure there are forums for owners who can tell you all the ins and outs of each model and year.


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Can Am Spyder RT SE5
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Sprung for my birthday present!Image

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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Can Am Spyder RT SE5
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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Can Am Spyder RT SE5
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Nice ! Looks mighty plush in the riding ergo's department !

Be sure to report back here to give a riders report after you log some miles. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Can Am Spyder RT SE5
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:25 pm 
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Great topic..

We joke in our riding group about "that day" when we opt for Urals or the distinguished Spyder, when we are tired of holding bikes up at sand covered intersections, or skating on wet leaves.

Oddly, I am the youngster at 54, and have more health issues than the rest of them.

I think the Spyder is a great option, regardless of age or health. That engine I believe is very good, and I am seeing some early gen's going for $10,000 and just under in my area... with no miles on them to speak of. We are fortunate here to have some dealers anxious to sell them, and offer test rides.

I think it would be great.

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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Can Am Spyder RT SE5
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Ride Report: My sons and I went on a "Sunday" ride and logged about 250 miles...... Fun had by all.... spent the 1st half riding solo, 2nd half 2 up with my son's fiance' on the pillion. Bike performed flawlessly.... me not so much. Had to remember to lean into the corners, hang on with my knees, STEER the damn thing rather than a gentle counter steer input. I learned by the end of the day but the curve was steep.

Woke up Monday morning SORE all over.... shoulders ached, legs burned, stomach hurt. If I keep riding aggressively I will look like Arnold Schwarzenegger.

I have developed a problem with the parking brake so took it to the local dealer who is fixing it under warranty. He also found a couple of oil and water leaks that he is repairing under warranty. My dealer is very supportive with the warranty transfer. All in all it's been a good experience... just VERY different than the smoothness of the PC.

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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Can Am Spyder RT SE5
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Im betting its very similar to riding a performance snowmobile on hardpacked trails !!!!

Since I sled both huge miles on groomed trails with modern sleds and race vintage sleds, I think the hang off and steer the corners style of a Spyder will take all of 10 minutes for me to adjust to.

I think I gotta get familiar with all their ins and outs once I move back out west.


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