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Hi from Cocoa, Florida.
Just picked up my 2009 Can Am Spyder SE5 Thursday 4/15. So far it's a blast and I'm happy to have a forum to share info and discussions. My name is Jerry 65 years young and excited about this great new Spyder.
 

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Hi Jerry.....welcome too you! I am new also and YOU are my first post. I just received delivery of my 2010 RT-S two days ago and have been running the wheels off it. 51 years old here and I like the concept of leaving my feet on the pegs at stops. Still getting used to the squirrly handling...almost like riding a 4-wheeler REALLY FAST. :eek:
 

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Hi from Cocoa, Florida.
Just picked up my 2009 Can Am Spyder SE5 Thursday 4/15. So far it's a blast and I'm happy to have a forum to share info and discussions. My name is Jerry 65 years young and excited about this great new Spyder.
Congratulations to Both of You!


Hi Jerry.....welcome too you! I am new also and YOU are my first post. I just received delivery of my 2010 RT-S two days ago and have been running the wheels off it. 51 years old here and I like the concept of leaving my feet on the pegs at stops. Still getting used to the squirrly handling...almost like riding a 4-wheeler REALLY FAST. :eek:
Your RT really shouldn't feel squirrly, but pretty solid.


Having the correct shock and tire settings will help. Alot of it depends on your individual weight. I am 225 lbs and have my front tire pressure at 16.5 lbs and the adjustable shock setting at #4. I have the rear tire at 26-28 and the rear shocks up to 70psi

When I took it into my dealership last week for the 3K check up and oil change they also adjusted the belt tension. Well when I got it back and rode it ,it just didn't seem right, I thought it had something to do with the belt adjustment, but last night I checked the air pressure in the front tires and turns out that someone at the dealership had checked my air pressure and increased both tires to 20 lbs, and guess what it wasn't riding the same. I rode it today back at 16 1/2 lbs and oh yeah all is good! Gotta ask them to put in my profile at the dealership my settings for this.

 

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Congratulations to Both of You!




Your RT really shouldn't feel squirrly, but pretty solid.


Having the correct shock and tire settings will help. Alot of it depends on your individual weight. I am 225 lbs and have my front tire pressure at 16.5 lbs and the adjustable shock setting at #4. I have the rear tire at 26-28 and the rear shocks up to 70psi

When I took it into my dealership last week for the 3K check up and oil change they also adjusted the belt tension. Well when I got it back and rode it ,it just didn't seem right, I thought it had something to do with the belt adjustment, but last night I checked the air pressure in the front tires and turns out that someone at the dealership had checked my air pressure and increased both tires to 20 lbs, and guess what it wasn't riding the same. I rode it today back at 16 1/2 lbs and oh yeah all is good! Gotta ask them to put in my profile at the dealership my settings for this.


I am still learning how to post replies..so if this looks weird and out of place, keep me on the learning curve. My RT-S does feel scary in high speed curves...55-60 mph. Feels like oversteer, which causes me to correct back, which repeats the process all over again. Front tires were at 21 psi....which I lowered to 16, but still feels scary unstable. Maybe it's just getting used to it more and relax while the engineers handi-work does it thing.
 
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