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:) yep already have my jacket ,picked it up last week from dealer .plaque is suppose to be mounted on bike.jacket says on it first owners group...there is another site by can-am thats preety good ..http://www.can-amtalk.com..TONIGHT BRP REP WILL BE THERE TO LIVE CHAT.....
 

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Look forward to seeing your jacket!

Congrats. Be sure to take a picture of your jacket and place it in your gallery for all to see! When is your Spyder expected to ship?

Agree, It is a pretty nice site. As we grow in size we'll be able to do chats as well (you'll see in the menu bar we do have chat now... just not enough members on line a the same to chat with :) ). We'll be adding lots of features too... We are nearly done with a classifieds section and a home page with news and an accessories section will follow. The goal for this site is to concentrate on the Spyder, and not get spread out with all Can-Am's other products. Suggestions for improvement are welcome :D
 
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Spyder only forum is the ticket. It deserves it's own place and this is just the begining since none of us even has one yet. Hopefully i get mine in a couple weeks i ordered it 2 days after San Diego. The jacket is nice and can't wait for the machine to go with it. Will be interesting to see any changes from the protoypes. I hear Can Am is having an owners froum of it's own.
 

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Spyder only forum is the ticket. It deserves it's own place and this is just the beginning since none of us even has one yet. Hopefully i get mine in a couple weeks i ordered it 2 days after San Diego. The jacket is nice and can't wait for the machine to go with it. Will be interesting to see any changes from the prototypes. I hear Can Am is having an owners forum of it's own.

That's what we think :) In another post I put up a PDF of the notice I got from BRP, when I followed the links, it did have a place where people could put up their thoughts, not really a two-way forum though.

I've been doing into forums for many, many years. The liability and image risk is so very high that factory and manufacturers have no desire to run a forum of this type as all things posted would need to be reviewed by their legal department before posting :rolleyes: It is the result of the litigious society we live in.

BRP is very progressive, and they have a fantastic site for the Spyder for sure!
 
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Thanks for the the great articles and posts Spyderman. i will be pointing people to this site for sure. I will get he hang of it.
 
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I pod

See they are on top of thinks with the jacket. My I pod fits great in the front pocket. I will have to wait and see how the head phone cord holds up at hurican force winds.:confused: Wonder if the will add a I pod hock up to the Spyder. They have the power point for under the hood. GoldWing has a hock up but does not charge the I pod.:eek:
 

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Free Jacket

I was told by the dealer I'm not qualified for free jacket. I'm buying there demo. It has Premier edition #189 on the handle bars. Does anybody know if this is right? Is there a phone number I can talk to BRP?
 

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I was under the impression that the first 2500 get the jacket but only the first 600 are the Premeir Edition with the plaque.
 

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I was told by the dealer I'm not qualified for free jacket. I'm buying there demo. It has Premier edition #189 on the handle bars. Does anybody know if this is right? Is there a phone number I can talk to BRP?
OK, did some digging. If you ordered it initially, the dealer was supposed to send in a certificate for a free jacket...... But from teh sound of things, the dealer may have ordered the Spyder for a "Demo" and are now sellign it to you, so since they ordered it, not a customer, no jacket certificate was sent in.


If you'll PM the following info I can check it out to see if a certificate was sent in:

Your Name
Your Dealer

P.S. BRP said that the first 2500 2008 Spyder Roadsters should have the a Plaque
 

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Delivery

I received my jacket long ago and I order my Spyder in early March. My dealer received three Spyders and I was number three on their list. They received two yellow and one silver. They gave one silver to a customer and one yellow to a customer and the other Yellow they say has to be their demo per Bombardier. They went on to say that when they get in another unit then I can have the one on the floor that is their demo. I did not order in March and wait for eight months so far to get a demo. I was supposed to get a limited production model with a first owners plate on it. Now it sounds like I might have well just waited and ordered it in 2008 and just received a regular model like everyone else. So much for giving them my money up front to use for all of this time. I feel like I have been sucker punched by Bombardier.
I have been a Bombardier dealer and a customer for over twenty years and this has to be the worst for them. NO COMMUNICATION TO THE DEALERS OR CUSTOMERS. Who knows when I will see one now. I live in a warm climate and was hoping to get some riding in yet this year.
 

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I received my jacket long ago and I order my Spyder in early March.
If you got a jacket, you should be getting one of the first 2500. It may not be in the first batch shipped though. The Letter BRP posted on their site indicated the first 2500 would be shipped all the way through next May.

As I read the BRP letter, it is not BRP that is the problem here, it is the dealer. They are the ones that should have told you that your Spyder was not in their first allocation. Did your dealer ever say you that your Spyder was in their initial allocation? Yes, they did know what their initial allocation was a LONG time ago.


"...and the other Yellow they say has to be their demo per Bombardier. "
Something really seems funny to me about the Demo unit comment. Why would BRP tell them they have to use one of their initial allocation as a demo if the Spyder is sold out through next May, and BRP is STILL ACTIVELY doing Spyder dealer ride and drive tours? Sorry, this just not make sense to me, and sounds fishy.

From BRP's site:

The Can-Am Spyder Demo Tour is crisscrossing North America. Next stops include:

Nov 10 Jacksonville, FL, US
Nov 10 Pomona, CA, US
Nov 15-18 Orlando, FL, US
Nov 17-18 San Mateo, CA, US
Nov 23-25 Covina, CA, US


As a BRP Dealer, is this the same as they handle boats (since you are in a warm weather climate, I'd guess you do not sell snowmobiles :) )? When they are ordered by a dealer for a specific customer? Do you decide which customer gets which boat?

From BRP's Letter:

"...Three important Facts about the BRP Shipping Process

During manufacturing, BRP cannot tell customers when their individual units are coming off the line, because no unit is assigned to anyone during production. Assignment of units to customers only occurs after delivery, when the dealer designates a specific VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) number to each specific buyer.

No one can provide advance notice to you of the exact date within each of our fall-winter-spring shipping periods that your order for a Spyder roadster will be filled, because our just-in-time production process means that dealers are notified of actual shipments on the way only a few days prior to actual delivery.

Units are shipped to dealers according to their allocation using the most effective distribution/logistics methods available to us. For example, we often combine loads of Spyder roadsters with other BRP products to optimize our shipping process to dealers.

So WHEN WILL YOUR SPYDER ROADSTER ARRIVE?

If you put down a deposit down on a Spyder prior to July 15, 2007 (and if your dealer provided BRP with that deposit at that same time), then our present plan is for shipment to your dealer by the end of March 2008, but it could be earlier if your dealer included your order in the limited fall allocation. Only your dealer can confirm this timing to you.

If you put down a deposit down on a Spyder after July 15, 2007, but before September 18, 2007 (and if your dealer provided BRP with that deposit at that same time), then our present plan is for shipment to your dealer before the end of May 2008.
If you put down a deposit down on a Spyder after September 18, 2007 (and if your dealer provided BRP with that deposit at that same time), then our present plan is for shipment to your dealer for the end of May 2008, but if this changes in any way, we will notify you immediately.
Thank you for reading this information and for your cooperation — and thanks for being among the first consumers to buy a Spyder roadster!..."
 

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A little more info.

I did a little more research and found the the dealer does not "Order" the demo, they come along with the first shipment. In that first shipment, there is one mandatory unit already chosen by BRP that they must keep until receiving another one.

This unit has a Premiere Edition Plaque but no jacket.

Consumers that ordered within the 2,500 units are getting a Premiere Edition with the Jacket but (since the Demo units are really not supposed to be sold) the buyer of those will not get a jacket.

And finally, the demo unit will be for sale once the dealer receives a new one.

I'd guess that means we are nearing the end of the Tour visits as it appears once a dealer gets it's first shipment, they are supposed to have a "permanent" demo.

From what I can see, BRP has been communicating pretty well, clearly, and often though the SpyderRyder.com site.

The BRP allocation/delivery system is very different than automotive, and I'd guess very few other than Harley buyers order or have long waits for custom order bikes, most buy from stock. Once Spyder Dealers start to have inventory to sell from, all will be much smoother.
 

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jacket

What's the jacket like? Does it have a linner inside? Is it just one layer? Just curious. Is it just a summer jacket or can be worn in colder temps?
 

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Hi There,
I am using my wife's logon. We got the jacket Saturday and it can be used in colder temps. There is enough room under it for a warm jacket, sweater etc...

It's waterproof and breathable. The sleeves are long so it fits right when in the riding position. A very nice jacket IMO.

I got the Spyder for her (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) and I signed her onto the site.

We are still waiting for our Spyder to arrive here in SoCal.
 
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