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Mrs 1963 has wanted to ride her own for a long time but her bad knees (double knee replacement in the last year) has made her afraid of a 2 wheel motorcycle. When I did my last iron butt ride to Medford Oregon there was a couple on a Spyder and this caught my wife's attention.

Fast forward to Sunday.
2012 Can Am RT (touring model) 2400 miles and full service by the dealer along with new tires all the way around.
Sorry for the shitty photos it's been 115+ here so when I ride it home I don't feel like a photo op.

My wife needs to get her motorcycle endorsement and she wants me to ride it to make sure it's set up correctly. Spyders need the right tire pressure, shock pre-load and so on for correct handling, I've about go it dialed in. I've been through one tank of gas.


Everything about this machine is NEW, the owners manual looks like it's never been opened or even out of the pouch.


Dealer pre-sale service, also has new tires.





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It looks much better in your garage than on the showroom floor. Congrats! Hope the misses enjoys her new ride.

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nice score! i test rode one of the originals when they first came out and then the new redesign (think its the F3) and both are great machines.. I haven't ridden the touring version but i have chatted with a couple people who tour on them and they absolutely love them...
i could see myself riding one of these should i be unable to ride a conventional 2-wheeler..

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i could see myself riding one of these should i be unable to ride a conventional 2-wheeler..
That's exactly it, the bike has given me a new perspective on trikes, maybe the person is unable to ride 2 wheels but still wants to be in the wind.

This bike is FUN!! I'm having a great time riding it.
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Looking at the photos how is the legroom? it looks like the only foot position you have is on the pegs, is that correct?

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Looking at the photos how is the legroom? it looks like the only foot position you have is on the pegs, is that correct?
That's it until I add highway pegs.

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SWEET! While I haven't had the chance to ride one yet, have had one a couple of times on a 'group ride' and they can keep up with no problem and the riders love them. Have also had them pass me in hard rains when I've had to slow down and they look pretty stable.

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It's an absolute blast to ride, after you learn how. Nothing like a motorcycle at all especially in the corners.

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It's an absolute blast to ride, after you learn how. Nothing like a motorcycle at all especially in the corners.
lol, thats exactly what the ride captain from Can-Am said on the demo ride. I was lucky and was near the back of the pack, and he said its funny being at the back because you can tell all the seasoned riders because they will be the ones leaning into curves as a force of habit (don't need to do that on the Spyder).... so we started going into some twisties and I was paying attention and damned if he wasn't right... i started to chuckle until i looked down and realized i was doing the same thing. DOH!!!

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I've built cornering confidence a lot.

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