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    Default CAM-AM Spyder mechanic certified

    What does it take to be Spyder certified mechanic (technician)?
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    From what I understand is you have to go to the BRP Can-Am School. It is something I have been thinking about doing.

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    If you pursue the mechanic certification, please tell us more.

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    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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    I'm going to be going in August, but I have a dealer backing me (Pitbull Powersports in Springfield, MO) and will be working for them after I move there in August. I know you have to get the account set up to take a 30 hour online course and then a week of hands on in Canada. as for the details of who to contact, you'll have to ask someone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joet82 View Post
    I'm going to be going in August, but I have a dealer backing me (Pitbull Powersports in Springfield, MO) and will be working for them after I move there in August. I know you have to get the account set up to take a 30 hour online course and then a week of hands on in Canada. as for the details of who to contact, you'll have to ask someone else.
    WOW, CONGRATS "joet82"

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    Quote Originally Posted by joet82 View Post
    I'm going to be going in August, but I have a dealer backing me (Pitbull Powersports in Springfield, MO) and will be working for them after I move there in August. I know you have to get the account set up to take a 30 hour online course and then a week of hands on in Canada. as for the details of who to contact, you'll have to ask someone else.
    The hands-on tech school should be in Wausau, WI, unless they have started to offer it at additional locations.
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    I think this would have to be on the list as the greatest job in the world.

    I would love to be a spyder mechanic

    Just sayin'............
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    Farkling all day wouldnt be a bad way to go if i was younger i might would have look into it my self.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancysToy View Post
    The hands-on tech school should be in Wausau, WI, unless they have started to offer it at additional locations.
    I think there are 3 locations for the tech school, Atlanta GA, Wausau WI, and Sherbrooke CA. Chances are he'll be going to the one in Wausau.

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    Lightbulb training

    Can anyone take the thirty hour online course, if they pay for it or do you have to have a dealer sponsor? It might be cost effective for some who do a lot of their own maintenance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bzbaeren View Post
    Can anyone take the thirty hour online course, if they pay for it or do you have to have a dealer sponsor? It might be cost effective for some who do a lot of their own maintenance.
    You have to be a dealer. I had the lifetime opportunity of going to the school in WI but I was not certified and it was an special arrangement so I could write a blog about what the Spyder techs go through.

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    Default CAM-AM Spyder mechanic certified

    It really is too bad it's not available to someone willing to put the time and money into it. I'd love to know more about the ins and outs of the Spyder and what does what. I don't think I've met a more intimidating machine and it really shouldn't be. I thought my cars were bad! The Spyder looks like either of my cars shrunk with a ray gun.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamonster View Post
    I think there are 3 locations for the tech school, Atlanta GA, Wausau WI, and Sherbrooke CA. Chances are he'll be going to the one in Wausau.
    I think the best is here in Austria at the ROTAX factory ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris56 View Post
    I think the best is here in Austria at the ROTAX factory ..
    I'm sure it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidLifeCrisis View Post
    ..... The Spyder looks like either of my cars shrunk with a ray gun. .....
    Shhh! Don't let the secret out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamonster View Post
    You have to be a dealer. I had the lifetime opportunity of going to the school in WI but I was not certified and it was an special arrangement so I could write a blog about what the Spyder techs go through.

    Spyder Tech School part 1 "full version"

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    Spyder Tech School last days "full version"
    How long was the actual "Hands On" part of the certification program?
    Does BRP offer an "advance course" after completion of the basic course?



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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderFun View Post
    How long was the actual "Hands On" part of the certification program?
    Does BRP offer an "advance course" after completion of the basic course?



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    This was the advanced course and I think it was three days, maybe four, can't remember. Basic course is taken online.

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    Red face training

    Quote Originally Posted by Lamonster View Post
    You have to be a dealer. I had the lifetime opportunity of going to the school in WI but I was not certified and it was an special arrangement so I could write a blog about what the Spyder techs go through.

    Spyder Tech School part 1 "full version"

    Spyder Tech School part 2 "full version"

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    Great write ups I am envious it sounds like a great opportunity even if you didn't certify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bzbaeren View Post
    Can anyone take the thirty hour online course, if they pay for it or do you have to have a dealer sponsor? It might be cost effective for some who do a lot of their own maintenance.
    Sounds like an opportunity for a dealer to make a little profit by offering their "Sponsorship" by adding a "sponsorship fee".....just sayin. . They do offer an "extended manufacture's warranty" so why not this?? Silly thing is, why doesn't BRP directly offer the online program to the buyers of their product?


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    Unhappy Training

    Dealers probaably object to BRP doing this as it would cut into their business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bzbaeren View Post
    Dealers probaably object to BRP doing this as it would cut into their business.
    Not sure I agree.
    Owners can already buy the Maintenance Manual from their Dealer (and online as well) but what owners do not have access to is BUDS. Any "online" course can never take the place of actual hands on instruction. What it can do is help a mechanically inclined owner to better understand their hi-tech vehicle.

    Hey BRP, What's wrong with offering to educate the owners who purchase your product about how your product operates?


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    Is this still possible?

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    not sure about the buds , but they are every where near me ! I am surprised , that our buddy bob , didn`t hit this one before me !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamonster View Post
    I'm sure it is.
    thanks for the information , and this video of the rotax , is very cool , it took a lot of time , too cut and piece this thing together , just too run with out falling apart !

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    I want one of those. That is so cool.

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