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    Default I did it!

    I did it!! I got a new (to me) 2011 blue RT SM5. SOOOO glad I read this blog and went with what felt right.

    I took the two wheel class for endorsement a year ago. Hubby has a Harley ultra limited that I knew was way too much bike for me. I am not comfortable on two wheels (unless a passenger) and have always had my eyes on the spyders. Saw this deal and couldn't pass it up. Took to a parking lot for practice and voila the brake light error warning comes up. Told hubby to top off the brake fluid which he did. Still had an error light. He said he could just about bet the brakes needed bled and we both scoured this forum.

    He called our local Can-Am shop, who assured him they could look at it the next day. After some of the horror stories we have read about shops, we took the plunge and took it in. They were attentive, courteous, timely, and didn't cost an arm and a leg. Sure enough new pads had been placed on it and the brakes were not properly bled. THANK YOU for the Do's and Do Nots sticky thread!!!

    Pics when I figure out how to load them...she came already farkled with an ultimate seat (neighbors have already tested it and want for their spyders!) and a two brothers exhaust system. I cannot determine whether a trunk brake light, new headlights, or bumpskid will be my first buy for it. Weather is perfect for bike week hope to see you on the ride!


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    Just in time for season many miles of smiles ahead. First event coming up is Spyders on the bayou come on over meet some people & get acquainted
    https://spydersonthebayou.com/
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    2013 STL SE5 BLACK CURRANT
    SpyderPop's LED bumpskid
    SmoothSpyder dualmode back rest
    Tricled foam grip covers, Tricrings, FenderZ &brake light strips.
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    FLO (Frunk Lid Organizer)BRP trailer hitch & 622 trailer (with its own list: Spyderpops Lighted Rear Bumpskid, LineX protection on sides, led trim lighting amber front& red rear, stand& tongue handle)THX Cruzr Joe!
    (pics in album)

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    congrats on your RT



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    Default Great!!!!

    Welcome to the family!!!

    Life is GOOD...............
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    Welcome to our little corner of the Universe!
    of your Spyder?
    (We LOVE pictures)
    If my Ass is in the saddle: my head is in the clouds!


    2010 RT A&C...............2014 RT-L...................2018 10th Year RT-L
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    . o post a picture hit the "reply" button or the new thread. When the screen you write your post on comes up look on the left side next to the black "A" for text color and the smiley face you will see a paper clip. That will take you into the picture posting screen and from there it is pretty much follow the prompts.

    So post early and post often with pictures.

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    Default Welcome, welcome 👍

    Welcome to the spyder world and this most informative site. congrats on the new ryde... you are an example to others of what this site is all about...
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    ​2012 RS sm5


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    To your new adventures
    2014 RT-Limited
    Custom Dynamics rear brake light, LED fender and Floorboard lights, Trunk liner, Powerlet 12v connectors, Tri-Aixes handlebar, ISCI Front hand brake, F4 low vented windshield, Spyderpops Skid Plate, KOTT Grills, and Missing Belt Gard, Ron Bar & Links, Cat bypass, Fiamm dual horns, Rolo laser alignment, Fox Shocks, LED Headlights & Fog Lights, Russell Day Long Saddle.

    Isn't it weird that in AMERICA our flag and our culture offend so many people......
    but our benefits don't?

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    on your spyder purchase andto the spyder web. Dale

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    Congrats and welcome
    Trent - 2017 asphalt grey RT Limited, yes I need to update my pic

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    Congrats on your new ride.

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    Thank you for the invite! Unfortunately between school and work we won't make that event. I will be looking for other events and maybe next year!

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    Congrats on your new Ryde and welcome to the family!
    2015 RT-S Special Series BajaRons bar w/heim links, Spyderpops bumpskid, Lamonster's - Dual power plate w/gps swivel, NBV pegs, IPS lidlox & key cover, Spyder cuff w/holder, Perf cat-delete pipe w/ BC Thunder QQ baffle, FOBO sensor, Ultra brt LED fog & headlights. TricLED safety bundle & Wide Vu, Stebel horn, Akrapovic sport exhaust, Ultimate seat w/dr & p backrest, BRP passenger armrests, ISCI handbrake, 23" vent windshield, Garmin 595 GPS w/Kradellock, Magic mirrors.

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    Congrats!!! Your are going to have a great summer!!
    2015 RT Limited Red
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    Congrates, your going to love it, it's so fun and the people on this site are top notch!!

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    Default Pics

    Here are a couple of pics. Was having too much fun ryding to remember to take pictures

    Hubby said I took to it like a duck to water. Too bad I have to work nowBlue 1.jpgBlue 2.jpg

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    and Congrats!

    Let the smiles, miles, farkles begin.

    On this site their is a lot of very useful info.

    Deanna

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    Congratulations!
    Raprider (Rich)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorOdie View Post
    Here are a couple of pics. Was having too much fun ryding to remember to take pictures

    Hubby said I took to it like a duck to water. Too bad I have to work nowBlue 1.jpgBlue 2.jpg
    Become a Motocommuter. Ride it to work. The kids will think youare the coolest teacher ever. BTW that is a beautiful blue. Good choice

    Happy TRAils/NSD
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    Congratulations from the snowy Northern New England. Bruce
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    and on your new ryde.

    Currently Owned: 2011 RT A&C SE5 (magnesium), 2014 RTS-SE6 (yellow), 2015 Vulcan 900 LTD

    Previously : 2008 GS-SM5 (silver), 2009 RS-SE5 (red), 2010 RT-S Premier Editon #474 (black) Pictures of 2008 and 2009 Spyders are in Alaska Albums 2009 and 2010.
    5 Spyders, 9 years, 139,000 miles, 5 Spyder miles per post.


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    Default Congrats,

    wish you the best.
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    Default New Spyder Ryde

    YES VERY NICE. I LOVE the color.
    2016 RT LIMITED, YES, color 'BLUE'

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