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    Question 2009 Spyder with 1000 miles...

    I plan on buying a 2009 Spyder with only 1000 miles this week from a private seller. It's garage kept - single owner - obviously never ridden. All service, including annual battery replacement has been done by a reputable dealer. What are some things I should look for with that year - and a bike that has been sitting unridden for so long?

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    Ok let me start. its not a good thing. I would not want to buy it. Its been sitting too long sounds like trouble. Tires, Brake fluid, dry engine seals all kinds of things. But that is what I think so that is not important. Its what you think and if they can insure you that the bike is still ok and runs fine is what matters. Good luck in your search for a Spyder, I wish you all the best.
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    Depends on how it was put to bed! Seals and gaskets , bearings could be a issue!! Hope your buying it RIGHT, and your working on it yourself!!! Good Luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperSpyder View Post
    Ok let me start. its not a good thing. I would not want to buy it. Its been sitting too long sounds like trouble. Tires, Brake fluid, dry engine seals all kinds of things. But that is what I think so that is not important. Its what you think and if they can insure you that the bike is still ok and runs fine is what matters. Good luck in your search for a Spyder, I wish you all the best.
    Yeah - thats my concerns exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    Depends on how it was put to bed! Seals and gaskets , bearings could be a issue!! Hope your buying it RIGHT, and your working on it yourself!!! Good Luck!!
    I really dont want to work on it - just want something I can get out and ride on the weekends. I'm getting a hell of a deal on it, but youre right.. all of those things could be an issue.

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    Annual battery replacement? I'd ask the seller to clarify that statement. Batteries should last at least 4 years.
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    not when they just sit

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    Such a deal??? Caveat emptor! Not something I toss my shekels at.
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    I know the 2008 had a DPS recall, complete power steering replacement units... not sure if it included 2009????

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    I wouldn't do it. It sounds like a good deal but since you said you don't want to work on it yourself you could potentially spend a ton of money bringing it up to snuff.

    If you want something to just get out and ride on weekends best to look for a 2014 or newer from someone upgrading to a 2020 (or 2021.)
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