Join Date: May 2011
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
Spyder Meltdown Today!
Started a scheduled 340 mile ride today at 6AM. On the return trip the brake lights started flashing intermittently. This caused the cruise control to stop working. I thought no problem. After a quick pitstop at the local rest area, the bike would not go into reverse. I was able to manage and start home again. After another 10 miles, the DPS light lit, then the check engine and check transmission lights! It was getting worse. Tried to do a stop/start reset. The engine would start, but the electric shift stopped working. Only option was neutral. Good thing the off ramp was down hill and I was able to coast off the highway to a safe spot. Called the dealer who said, bring it in, we'll take a look, but its up to you to get it here. Called the local tow truck that said $325!
Well, after $325 to the tow company and my wife picking me up at the dealer, I can't help but wonder why a $28k bike needs to be towed after less than 3,000 miles and why the owner has to foot the bill. I'm looking forward to contacting Can Am Monday to see what reason they have to give for my question. I will be sure to tell my friends and family about the wisdom of buying a $28k bike when I am done dealing with Can Am.
'11 RT Ltd.
crazy enough to do a Saddle Sore 1000