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    Quote Originally Posted by Magdave View Post
    Hmm one picture is worth a thousand words

    I can totally understand that. Over the past 6 years I have owned 3 Yamaha's and 2 Spyders (2009 RS and 2012 RT). I currently own and ride a 2015 Yamaha FJ-09. The RS never gave me any problems. The RT gave me the orange screen twice. Both times it restarted and I was able to continue on home. Although it never left me stranded I never trusted it again after that first orange screen. More than anything that caused me to trade it. It may have been totally reliable and had I kept it I may have ridden thousands of trouble free miles. However when you do not trust your machine there is always that doubt in the back of your mind and I could not enjoy a ride like that. I have never ever doubted my Yamaha's including the FJ-09. When considering a long ride or while riding I never give a breakdown (other than the possibility of a flat) the time of day. I gave up having the wife riding behind me as she won't go 2 up on 2 wheels, but she didn't ride with me that much anyway and she is okay with me going alone on the Yamaha. Had BRP introduced a lighter, faster, better handling RS with a detuned nanny for 2015 instead of that John Deere lawn mower otherwise known as the F3 I might, repeat might, have considered it instead of the Yamaha, but now that I have the FJ-09 I don't see myself riding anything else for a very long time. It is one sweet machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dndfindley View Post
    ...I gave up having the wife riding behind me as she won't go 2 up on 2 wheels, but she didn't ride with me that much anyway and she is okay with me going alone on the Yamaha. Had BRP introduced a lighter, faster, better handling RS with a detuned nanny for 2015 instead of that John Deere lawn mower otherwise known as the F3 I might, repeat might, have considered it instead of the Yamaha, but now that I have the FJ-09 I don't see myself riding anything else for a very long time. It is one sweet machine.
    Apparently, you're happy with yourself and your selection. I'm sure this forum, http://fj-09.org/, will appreciate your humor and support.

    See you on the road - I'll be riding a white "John Deere".

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    When ever I see some chart or stats it reminds me to think of something that my old man , a Montana Cowboy born in 1912 taught me .
    "figures don't lie son but liars can figure " just saying one needs to look at the whole picture .
    Let's play nice kids , we all share the same sandbox.

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    This thread cracks me up!

    This is why I stay out of threads like this when they go this way. Learned the hard way when I started out here.

    OK back to the regularly scheduled program

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    Quote Originally Posted by easysuper View Post
    When ever I see some chart or stats it reminds me to think of something that my old man , a Montana Cowboy born in 1912 taught me .
    "figures don't lie son but liars can figure " just saying one needs to look at the whole picture .
    Let's play nice kids , we all share the same sandbox.
    Yup and "You can lead a horse to water but you can't make 'em drink"
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    Quote Originally Posted by pauly1 View Post
    Apparently, you're happy with yourself and your selection. I'm sure this forum, http://fj-09.org/, will appreciate your humor and support.

    See you on the road - I'll be riding a white "John Deere".

    Wayne
    Your back handed attempt at humor was kinda lame but thanks for the link to the FJ-09 forum. However I have been a member of that forum since December when I purchased the FJ-09. Know what else? A person can actually be a member of more than one forum at a time. I know you wish I would leave this one but I'm not, at least not yet. There are several other regulars here who no longer ride Spyders but continue to socialize. That is what I am doing as well.

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    I for one; am glad that you've stuck around...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    I for one; am glad that you've stuck around...
    Thank you Bob.

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    After all; we've got to keep SOMEBODY around that we can pick on!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magdave View Post
    Hmm one picture is worth a thousand words

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeinGA View Post
    Consumer Reports has always been is a good at getting the best data on a product. It looks like fair report. I'm one of the 42% and I think it's a good number.
    Mike
    Update!!! April 11/ 2015 my rear shock blew out with only 17,500 mile on my 2011 RS-S SE5 and the Spyder bounce around on the highway. I have already replace my front shocks at 10,000 miles. I pulled my maintenance records and review them. It looks like my Spyder needs to be repaired about every 3,000 miles due to a substandard parts. So! That 42% is low number. Oh yes shocks like other parts I had to replace are not covered under warranty. So! You think BRP cares. That IMHO.

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    The last post was over four years ago. Is the situation better now? I want to buy one.

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