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    Default Took the plunge, new 2018 RT LTD

    Thanks to everyone who helped answer my questions. Today was the last day of the BRP sales and I decided to go with the blue RT LTD. I was hesitant for a while about the new dash, but the longer I played with it, it really didn't seem that complicated. Biggest problem I have found is every dealer I visited were less informed about the Spyder than I was (and I didn't even have one!) They were especially uninformed about the updates. I realize (at least by me) there are no Can Am dealers just "motorsports" dealers that carry the Spyder but it can really get frustrating trying to find someone with experience to answer questions.
    Anyway here is my new addition, It is being delivered Friday!!
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    Congrats on your new RT.
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    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.
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    Hey, he swiped my bike. Beautiful ride though!
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    On the new ride!!

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    I have one just like yours... love it. Be sure to have the firmware updated.. makes a big improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpainter View Post
    I have one just like yours... love it. Be sure to have the firmware updated.. makes a big improvement.
    Thanks, I agree. I am waiting for them to update before they deliver.

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    on your spyder and to the spyder web. We all know blue is the best. Dale

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    Congrats! That's a fine looking tryke!
    (Btw, white is fastest.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandeejs View Post
    Congrats! That's a fine looking tryke!
    (Btw, white is fastest.)
    ~Sandee~
    I have heard that! It was a different color when you bought it, but you went so fast the paint flew off and left the white

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    Quote Originally Posted by h0gr1der View Post
    Hey, he swiped my bike. Beautiful ride though!
    Ditto on the ride, bars and backrest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h0gr1der View Post
    Hey, he swiped my bike. Beautiful ride though!
    At least he had good taste

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    I MonPaul

    Congratulations on your purchase, a beautiful blue Spyder WOW !!!!!!!!!!

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    Congratulations on your new machine. Ride far and often

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    Nice!
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    Congrats on your new spyder. When you mentioned most dealers did not know much about the dash, I became a victim of the exact same thing. After purchasing I checked the firmware version and it showed 10. I learned on this forum that the new firmware should be 20. I returned to my dealer in Fort Lauderdale FL only to find out they really don't know how to update it. I'm waiting to hear from Can Am on where to go.
    It doesn't affect the ride and I hope you are having as much fun as we are with our new Spyder.

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    Congratulations on your new blue/chrome RTL! You will love it.
    I know your frustrations with knowing more about your ride than the dealer most of the time. Sometimes they only look at BRP vin # and tell you what is available on the screen but they need to connect BUDS to get the update.
    Be patient with the service manager and explain to him what you know is correct and refer him to spyderlovers.com Spyder subject you want his brain to take in.
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    Congrats! Let the smiles, miles, and the farkling begin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonabob View Post
    Congrats on your new spyder. When you mentioned most dealers did not know much about the dash, I became a victim of the exact same thing. After purchasing I checked the firmware version and it showed 10. I learned on this forum that the new firmware should be 20. I returned to my dealer in Fort Lauderdale FL only to find out they really don't know how to update it. I'm waiting to hear from Can Am on where to go.
    It doesn't affect the ride and I hope you are having as much fun as we are with our new Spyder.
    That is ridiculous! I went to 4 or 5 different dealers and none of them could answer all my questions. Hopefully this will work for you, here is a link I used to find dealers in my area: https://can-am.brp.com/on-road/dealer-locator.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeudtPG View Post
    Congratulations on your new blue/chrome RTL! You will love it.
    I know your frustrations with knowing more about your ride than the dealer most of the time. Sometimes they only look at BRP vin # and tell you what is available on the screen but they need to connect BUDS to get the update.
    Be patient with the service manager and explain to him what you know is correct and refer him to spyderlovers.com Spyder subject you want his brain to take in.
    Thanks! I just think they should know more than me about the bike BEFORE I even own one
    I can understand knowing more after, but obviously I have done more research than they did and I wouldn't think that would be the case.

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    Congratulations, I have the same Spyder and the wife and I love it. Wishing you many happy miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonabob View Post
    Congrats on your new spyder. When you mentioned most dealers did not know much about the dash, I became a victim of the exact same thing. After purchasing I checked the firmware version and it showed 10. I learned on this forum that the new firmware should be 20. I returned to my dealer in Fort Lauderdale FL only to find out they really don't know how to update it. I'm waiting to hear from Can Am on where to go.
    It doesn't affect the ride and I hope you are having as much fun as we are with our new Spyder.
    I hope you got this fixed. I made sure they new that after the new update you should see a readout of how many miles are left in the tank by the fuel gauge. That is a quick way to make sure it is up to date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHJ1 View Post
    Congratulations, I have the same Spyder and the wife and I love it. Wishing you many happy miles.
    Thank you, you too. I always chose red and black vehicles, but I really like this blue.

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    Blue is better! My dogs collars are blue too
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    Default New ride!!!!

    on your new ride...I took delivery of mine on 5/10,in White, and I just plain LOVE it!!!! Had a 2010 I traded in because it was costing me too much in repairs...the last one was $1200 for a new dash electronics...paid the bill and traded up...you will find that you need to go to a BRP dealer..(don't buy from some jamoke that only sells them as a sideline)...fortunately I found one, a good one...they deal Can-Am 4 wheelers, SkiDoos, and motorcycles (Spyders, F3's and Rykers)...I was surprised that they sold it to me with Firmware of 11.0, and when I discovered the problem (by reading this great Forum), I called and the Dealer maintenance guy said bring it in....15 minutes and $0.00 charge and I left with version 20 Firmware...

    Still having problems getting everything to communicate with everything else, but that's me, a 1stG guy living in a 5G world....

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