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    I just realized that I have to people replying from two states that we have lived in. Alaska and Virginia.

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    I meant two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sbct View Post
    I meant two.
    I’m originally from Pa and now live in Las Vegas. I would always try to get the price down if I could. I gave you two bikes from the for sale thread on this forum, check those out as well. One guy should be fairly close to you. Good Luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highwayman2013 View Post
    I’m originally from Pa and now live in Las Vegas. I would always try to get the price down if I could. I gave you two bikes from the for sale thread on this forum, check those out as well. One guy should be fairly close to you. Good Luck!


    Unfortunately the guy on Ebay is in Pennsylvania but almost 5 hours away and the other guy is in Staten island. Way to far of a drive for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sbct View Post
    Hey all. We are going to purchase a Spyder this summer for my wife. She is interested in an automatic. We have been riding 2 up for years on my R1150GS. Oilheads are the only bike I really know about. Is there any particular years or models that we should stay away from? Also, anything that we should be looking for, listening for or testing when looking at them? Thank you very much.
    We recently (Nov. 2018) bought a 2015 RTS Special Series with only 9000 miles Lotsa bells and whistles, we love riding it 2up. I just bought a Shop Manual for it. Holy Crap it's a complicated, electronically controlled machine. I requires LOTSA dealership (aka EXPENSIVE) visits and parts are BRP Can-Am exclusivity. Buy a Shop Manual on CD (eBay), about $15-25, BEFORE you buy one. I'll probably get flamed for this post, but you need to be aware of what you're getting into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revalden View Post
    We recently (Nov. 2018) bought a 2015 RTS Special Series with only 9000 miles Lotsa bells and whistles, we love riding it 2up. I just bought a Shop Manual for it. Holy Crap it's a complicated, electronically controlled machine. I requires LOTSA dealership (aka EXPENSIVE) visits and parts are BRP Can-Am exclusivity. Buy a Shop Manual on CD (eBay), about $15-25, BEFORE you buy one. I'll probably get flamed for this post, but you need to be aware of what you're getting into.


    I am fairly mechanically inclined and my brother in law was a motorcycle technician so I am not to worried about that. Also, most things if taken care of seem to last without expensive fixes. I appreciate the heads up though.

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    I would encourage you to look at the for sale by owner forum here - you can save yourself some $$$ and even possibly get a newer Spyder for less money. There is a 2016 listed in PA in the for sale forum that is now listed on eBay current bid at $9800. I purchased mine from eBay in 2016 - no regrets here. Also there is a white 2015 like the one you are looking at for $11k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by al0vely View Post
    I would encourage you to look at the for sale by owner forum here - you can save yourself some $$$ and even possibly get a newer Spyder for less money. There is a 2016 listed in PA in the for sale forum that is now listed on eBay current bid at $9800. I purchased mine from eBay in 2016 - no regrets here. Also there is a white 2015 like the one you are looking at for $11k.

    I searched the for sale forum and even used the search box to specifically type Pennsylvania and did not see the one for $9800 that you mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sbct View Post
    I searched the for sale forum and even used the search box to specifically type Pennsylvania and did not see the one for $9800 that you mentioned.
    https://www.spyderlovers.com/forums/...n-BRP-Warranty

    It is the one also listed on eBay - you said was too far away. I live in IN and purchased mine from Tampa, FL it was worth the savings at the time.
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    If your bride is riding with you most of the time I would suggest the RT. for comfort, storage, etc.
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    Thanks all.

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    Best of luck! Hope to see some pics of what you end up with. You've been given great advise, use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart View Post
    Best of luck! Hope to see some pics of what you end up with. You've been given great advise, use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sbct View Post


    What do you all think about the price point for this one?
    that looks like a good choice. Price looks on target. I'd get it before it gets away. It may not last long. And if your doing cash I'd make a good offer to see if you can get it for a lower price. And welcome to the family. Happy Trails from Tennessee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two cats View Post
    that looks like a good choice. Price looks on target. I'd get it before it gets away. It may not last long. And if your doing cash I'd make a good offer to see if you can get it for a lower price. And welcome to the family. Happy Trails from Tennessee.

    Thank you. We have an appointment tomorrow morning to go look at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sbct View Post
    Thank you. We have an appointment tomorrow morning to go look at it.
    Sounds good. You should be very happy with the spyder. Looks like a very nice bike. Hope all goes well. GOOD Luck. Happy Trails

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two cats View Post
    Sounds good. You should be very happy with the spyder. Looks like a very nice bike. Hope all goes well. GOOD Luck. Happy Trails
    Thanks

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    We got the F3-S SE6 today. My wife road the RT around the property of the dealer and really liked the F3 better. Some people asked for pics. Here you go. 20190214_212037.jpg20190214_212114.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sbct View Post
    We got the F3-S SE6 today. My wife road the RT around the property of the dealer and really like the F3 better. Some people asked for pics. Here you go. 20190214_212037.jpg20190214_212114.jpg
    Good for you, Looks like a great bike. Hope you have many many wonderful rides together. Happy Trails

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two cats View Post
    Good for you, Looks like a great bike. Hope you have many many wonderful rides together. Happy Trails


    Thanks. Sorry for the sideways photos. Didn't think when taking them.

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    Those are awesome looking! Congrats!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart View Post
    Those are awesome looking! Congrats!!

    Thank you.

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    Right side up - nice Spyder enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by al0vely View Post
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    Right side up - nice Spyder enjoy!
    Lol. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sbct View Post
    Would you say they are similar to a 4wheeler? I obviously ride motorcycles but also 4wheelers and have ridden snow machines as well.
    HI, the Spyders are like snowmobiles, but on wheels. The spyders have the same "Y"Frame as snowmobiles.


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