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Old 01-17-2011, 08:27 AM
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The 2011 owners event is in Maggie Valley, NC June 16, 17, & 18.

There is also a bigger event at the Cowtown dealership in Cuba, MO April 27th to May 1st. Right now they have 223 people signed up which is about what the Chicago event had.

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I will be going to Cuba. All spyder and two wheel owners are welcome.
Is preregistration required for the Spyder rally in Maggie Valley, NC dated June 16-18? Does anyone have a point of contact for the rally? I will be attending. I am new to this group and this is my first post. I recently purchased a 2009 Spyder RS (red) and am having lots of fun with it. I live only 30 minutes from the Dragon and have already ridden it. On the Dragon the Spyder is WORK! I was sweating upon completion and it was 45 degrees that day. Looking forward to your replies.
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Is preregistration required for the Spyder rally in Maggie Valley, NC dated June 16-18? Does anyone have a point of contact for the rally? I will be attending. I am new to this group and this is my first post. I recently purchased a 2009 Spyder RS (red) and am having lots of fun with it. I live only 30 minutes from the Dragon and have already ridden it. On the Dragon the Spyder is WORK! I was sweating upon completion and it was 45 degrees that day. Looking forward to your replies.
If it is run like last years event you will need to sign up. Here is a link to the BRP site with what information is available at this time. I don't think the signup has started yet.

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I also have a Red '09 GS and love it . If you bought your GS used make sure the DPS update was done. The new DPS makes it MUCH easier to turn.
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Thanks so much for the info. I did buy mine used and was told that a steering recall had been completed. However at the time I did not know that there had been two steering recalls, the latter being the big one. I do not know if mine has had the last DPS recall or not. I am going to call the local dealer today and see if they can make that determination.
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Thanks so much for the info. I did buy mine used and was told that a steering recall had been completed. However at the time I did not know that there had been two steering recalls, the latter being the big one. I do not know if mine has had the last DPS recall or not. I am going to call the local dealer today and see if they can make that determination.
The dealer should be able to look up if the DPS was replaced using your VIN number. The new DPS makes a big difference in IMHO. Before the change I was having trouble understeering due to the pressure needed to turn. Now it feels effortlessly. When sitting still the hands can be turned stop-to-stop with one hand.

If the DPS has not been changed, good luck getting a new one. I would not be worried about riding until it gets replaced. You may not want to take it to the dealer for service if it has not untill they get one in. I have heard of dealers not releasing the Spyder once they have it due to liability issues.
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The dealer should be able to look up if the DPS was replaced using your VIN number. The new DPS makes a big difference in IMHO. Before the change I was having trouble understeering due to the pressure needed to turn. Now it feels effortlessly. When sitting still the hands can be turned stop-to-stop with one hand.

If the DPS has not been changed, good luck getting a new one. I would not be worried about riding until it gets replaced. You may not want to take it to the dealer for service if it has not untill they get one in. I have heard of dealers not releasing the Spyder once they have it due to liability issues.
The dealer verified today via the VIN that all recalls had been completed on my 09 RS. The DPS replaced in Nov (the day I picked it up from the dealer). Steering still takes a lot of muscle although not so much that it is a problem. As I posted previously when I took it on the Dragon (11 miles - 318 curves for those who don't know) it was a workout and I was sweating even though it was 45 degrees outside. I was pushing it kinda hard but not too hard. It would have been much easier if I had been going slower I'm sure.
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:41 PM
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The dealer verified today via the VIN that all recalls had been completed on my 09 RS. The DPS replaced in Nov (the day I picked it up from the dealer). Steering still takes a lot of muscle although not so much that it is a problem. As I posted previously when I took it on the Dragon (11 miles - 318 curves for those who don't know) it was a workout and I was sweating even though it was 45 degrees outside. I was pushing it kinda hard but not too hard. It would have been much easier if I had been going slower I'm sure.
Good thing you had the DPS replaced before you did the Dragon! If not, your arms would need to have been as big as Popeyes!
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