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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-23-2019, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Recently purchased a 2012 Can Am Spyder RT. Owned and ridden motorcycles and scooters for many years. Was considering Goldwing for 2 up comfort. After a couple test rides, I decided the Spyder was a more stable, but still fun, platform. I’m looking forward to discussing and learning about Spyders from more experienced owners. All advice appreciated. Thanks and greetings.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-24-2019, 07:06 AM
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After a couple test rides, I decided the Spyder was a more stable, but still fun, platform.
Glad that you are liking your new ride.

Some of us with a lot of experience on 2 wheels find the transition to the different geometry of 3 wheels to be a real problem.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-25-2019, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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I’m an experienced motorcyclist. My 1st Spyder test ride was awkward. I felt unstable, bouncy and like I wasn’t in good control. My 2nd and 3rd not much better. When I finished a test ride the dealer climbed on the Spyder and told me to hop on back. He took us on a white knuckle ride. Upon returning I had an elevated respect for, and confidence in, the Spyder's stability and capability. I bought it and rode it home. After 300 or so miles my translation is smoothed out. I still ride 2 wheels occasionally but love my Spyder. It’s all about gaining confidence in this machine.
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