Need advice looking to purchase 2012 Spyder Ltd
Hey everyone looking to get some advice from the Spyder experts. I am considering purchasing a used mint condition 2012 Can Am Spyder with 25000 kms (roughly 15000 miles). I am not new to the Can Am world, I own a 13 Can Am Commander Limited however have no previous experience with the Spyder, I have never even driven one.
I have rode motorcycles for years and currently own a Suzuki Boulevard M109r which I'm looking at selling. I understand the Spyder is very different and the reason for the switch is to have something my wife would be more comfortable riding on and be willing to drive.
The research I've done on this vintage of Spyder appears to indicate they are good machines. I know it runs the older 998 powerplant vs the newer 1330 rotax. From what I've read the 998 requires valve adjustments whereas the 1330 does not and is a little easier on fuel with the lower rpm.
I guess my question for you experts is should I be concerned about this year of Spyder? I'm not worried about things like oil changes (I'm mechanically inclined and do those things myself). Though I wouldn't tackle valve adjustments myself from what I have read they don't really seem to need this as frequently as perhaps the manufacturer suggests.
I'm hoping to view this Spyder in the next week or so but from the photos and in speaking with the owner I have no reason to think it's not as minty and well taken care of that I have been led to believe. He also just had a new belt and rear tire put on.
So I guess my questions are is this a good bike? Do I need to worry about the 998 and are there any other issues with this year or model I should consider? Any info would be appreciated.