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Different strokes for different folks. It's still riding what the owner can handle and get outside and ride on less than 4 wheels.
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Bob.. received his 2015 Can Am yesterday..

but for Bob.. He rides OK.. but with wife he drops the bike at stops... short legs.. and over 70..

he is keeping the 1600 V-Star... and wife might learn to ride the Can Am...

or on some rides.. Bob rides and she on the back. ??



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i like to ride atv also.
after many years on Japanese wheelers i thought it was time for something new.
bought a 2016 can-am 570 new.
good motor but the rest of the wheeler was junk.
shoddy workmanship and cheap build
sold it and back on a king quad.
can-am will do anything to get out of a warranty claim also,they will just refuse it and your stuck.
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i like to ride atv also.
after many years on Japanese wheelers i thought it was time for something new.
bought a 2016 can-am 570 new.
good motor but the rest of the wheeler was junk.
shoddy workmanship and cheap build
sold it and back on a king quad.
can-am will do anything to get out of a warranty claim also,they will just refuse it and your stuck.
Up here CanAm quads and UTVs are highly regarded for power, speed and off-road, trail capability. They are known to need more maintenance, but can be made reliable with more PM. The Japanese ATVs are generally regarded as better value and more reliable. Honda is considered most reliable, by a ways, and least capable as ATVs in the bush go. Suzuki, unfortunately, is treated like a red headed stepchild in this region and I'm not sure why. Its a tough sell, even for their dirt bikes. The GSXRs are highly regarded though, as well they should be. Not sure why the rest. It wasn't always that way.
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yeah, those Canadian boys love their can-ams...lol
my 570 was powerful but whats the point if it falls apart?
the visco-loc system is inferior to a true 4 wheel drive locking system.
liked the looks of my can-am but it got old wrenching on it all the time
it was like i had to put a diaper on it.
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Yes they do have their place. I hope to ride in open air till I die. I guess one of the many things I can't wrap my mind around is "training wheels " on a bike being ridden by a able bodied guy. Now, don't get me wrong, riding is riding, but i believe in that saying about riding mopeds. And I think training wheels should be included. Don't do it in public.
FWIW, I'm 66 now, several medical issues, but still able to ride.

As it stands right now, I don't believe, if I could no longer handle 2 wheels, that I'd get a Trike.

As far as Mopeds or Scooters are concerned....

I was told by an old, crotchety biker, that men who choose to ride Scooters & Mopeds instead of motorcycles, do so because they enjoy feeling the breeze on their vaginas.
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I have a couple of friends that got old and transitioned to Spyders and one of my younger lady friends has one.
All of them have been mechanically needy and spent considerable time in the shop.


And now, there's another choice - they have those baby-Spyders out now. The Ryker? Less than $9,000.

Still, if ya can't ride two wheels, then these might be an alternative. Just make sure to buy the extended warranty.
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I am so glad to hear your stories...... not knowing anything about Can Am's...
I have a reason not to work on them..




where is the battery... I don't know.. find the manual
flat tire... where is the manual and the Can Am JACK...
any tools ?



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It cannot be all that bad!
Our former Webmaster jumped on the Spyder bandwagon many years ago.
Lamonster Garage on FB
Lamonster Garage website many goodies to add to your trike
Spyderlovers forum
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It cannot be all that bad!
Our former Webmaster jumped on the Spyder bandwagon many years ago.
Lamonster Garage on FB
Lamonster Garage website many goodies to add to your trike
Spyderlovers forum
I agree.. I am retired....
I am done learning.. another machine...
all cars made in the USA,
all cars made in Japan and sold in the USA.
BMW,, both cars and motorcycles....
all motorcycles sold in the USA.... except the URAL and anything branded from China ....

electronics... computer hardware...
I only have one small brain... and every day it's keep getting smaller.



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