Looking for input on 2010 RT SE 5
Going to check out a used 2010 Limited tomorrow. I believe it has around 12,000 miles and is in excellent condition. Asking price is just shy of $12k but the Kelly Blue book is only $8,850. Its a private seller, is it reasonable to pay that much over book value for an 8 year old Spyder? I saw a few on cycle trader that were in the $13-14k range from 2013 but I think they still have the small engine (998cc) so not sure what is gained by shaving a few years off.
I also would like some input on leg room and handling. I prefer rural scenic roads which are often pretty curvy but Iím not someone who scrapes pegs, more of a cruiser than a racer. But Iíve seen a fair number of people complaining about suspension and handling. Iím a heavyweight, in spec for the bike but closer to 2 up weight. Am I likely to be making a large investment in a sway bar and upgraded suspension to achieve good stability and a comfortable ride? Seems some say air pressure is able to correct most issues, others feel its suspension related (I believe it was springs).
Finally, Iím wondering about leg room. On my current ride I have extra long floorboards and highway pegs so I can shift leg position easily. Due to knee issues and neuropathy in both feet I need that flexibility. With all the front plastic on the bike, is there anyway to mount forward pegs or even to bring my feet to the front of the floorboards I expect to add? I guess that might mean a need to also extend the brake pedal.
Sorry for all the questions but have never ridden 3 wheeler and want to make best decision I can. Apparently I can get a 2019 brand new Can Am if I choose a Stryker instead of a Spyder but the weight limit is 100# lower, why Iím not sure. So that pretty much knocks out the Stryker for me as Iím in the low 400ís.
Oh, one more thing. I typically ride just for fun, maybe 2-3 hours max in a day, one up. So while its nice to have bells and whistles Iím more practically oriented.