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Old 04-30-2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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Can-Am Q??

anyone here wheelie or stoppie a Can-Am Spyder?
I have never heard-of or seen any one do it, But with all of them out there someone must have.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:28 PM   #2
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Ain't going to happen unless you could somehow disconnect all the electronics. ABS, Stability Control, etc. prevents such shenanigans.

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anyone here wheelie or stoppie a Can-Am Spyder?
I have never heard-of or seen any one do it, But with all of them out there someone must have.
Photos, vids ,links please
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:28 PM   #3
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Ain't going to happen unless you could somehow disconnect all the electronics. ABS, Stability Control, etc. prevents such shenanigans.
Even then......not gonna happen. Have a real good look at the front bodywork, then have a real good look at how much the front end weighs.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:35 PM   #4
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I've always wondered.......






Who has taken one of them fancy 3 wheel contraptions through the snow?
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:55 PM   #5
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I'm curious who has built a serious drag machine out of one...big super wide rear tire and i presume alot of room to shove turbos and nitrous.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:07 PM   #6
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anyone here wheelie or stoppie a Can-Am Spyder?
I have never heard-of or seen any one do it, But with all of them out there someone must have.
Photos, vids ,links please

I got a 3 hour stint on a 2011 model last summer. The thing will do a 200 ft smoke monster of a burnout,,,pop a wheelie,,,I can't see it. Do a stoppie? Boy, the thing really stops well, but I think it has more electronic stability over-ride happening, it could not happen.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:23 PM   #7
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I've always wondered.......






Who has taken one of them fancy 3 wheel contraptions through the snow?
My neighbor. He said it was "fun" (quotes are his )
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:46 AM   #8
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You can't wheelie a Spyder. Too much weight is forward, and not enough power goes to the rear wheel.

You can't stoppie a Spyder. Not enough weight is forward, and the linked brakes and Nanny (the electronics controlling wheel slip and power to the wheels) keep it planted in a stop. (REALLY planted... the hardest thing in moving from a Spyder to a bike is how lazy a Spyder makes you in the braking department, you're easily spoiled by how well they stop, in any situation).

You can burnout a Spyder, but it's a lame little piffle. 95% of the time the Nanny will prevent you from doing a burnout. But if you launch just right, you can get a little wheel spin going as you launch. But nothing worth doing IMO-- you can't do a standing burnout, for example.

As for turbo and nitrous, there have been aftermarket kits for the former (Aerocharger makes one), none for the latter that I now of. But the Spyder isn't a speed demon, at all, so the best you're doing is increasing the off-the-line performance. There are cheaper and easier ways of improving the performance than with a turbo kit (aftermarket exhaust, intakes, fuel controllers, etc.), plus the verdict on the turbo kits have been finicky and even downright destructive (the Spyder's got too many electronic moving parts, it gets upset easily).
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:27 AM   #9
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This is a motorcycle forum, not an oddball bike/carthing sort of forum.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:33 AM   #10
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As a Ural slave, I resemble that remark.

I would love to get a chance to pilot a BRP 3 wheeler if the opportunity comes up at a local dealer, seems like a well thought out design.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:38 AM   #11
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The Spyders also have that neat electronic feature that cuts power in corners as soon as the inner front wheel tries to lift off,if it didnt do that and the inside wheel came up I think it would jet off the road in a direction of it's own choosing.
Not a real performance device. Leaning front wheels would be cool.
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As a Ural slave, I resemble that remark.

I would love to get a chance to pilot a BRP 3 wheeler if the opportunity comes up at a local dealer, seems like a well thought out design.
As a Spyder slave, I'd love to ride a Ural. Neat weird riding machines are fun!

Oh, and I forgot to add earlier: the Nanny kinda ruins the fun in the snow, too. I've ridden it in snow but it loves to slip and slide while the traction control finds a footing. If only one could run some power to the *front* wheels, then it would be gangbusters in the snow, but alas, no joy in the current design.
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As a Spyder slave, I'd love to ride a Ural. Neat weird riding machines are fun!

Oh, and I forgot to add earlier: the Nanny kinda ruins the fun in the snow, too. I've ridden it in snow but it loves to slip and slide while the traction control finds a footing. If only one could run some power to the *front* wheels, then it would be gangbusters in the snow, but alas, no joy in the current design.
If we are ever in the same neighbourhood, we can swap rides. But the Ural definitely doesn't have any Nannies, all 40 odd solid Russkie ponies are delivered free of any electronic traction or braking control devices.

If you are successful in getting it up to speeds where things can go sideways, you're your definitely on your own Comrade as there is no tech coming to your rescue, but I have had some great times spinning and doing donuts in snow and mud.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:46 AM   #14
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How do you split lanes (one of the reasons I ride a bike)?
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:49 AM   #15
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If we are ever in the same neighbourhood, we can swap rides. But the Ural definitely doesn't have any Nannies, all 40 odd solid Russkie ponies are delivered free of any electronic traction or braking control devices.

If you are successful in getting it up to speeds where things can go sideways, you're your definitely on your own Comrade as there is no tech coming to your rescue, but I have had some great times spinning and doing donuts in snow and mud.
The most hack riding I've ever done was puttering around a parking lot on some 250cc hacks used at a riding school I visited. Grin-inducing pucker-fun, certainly a VERY unique experience, nothing like a bike (or a Spyder, or a conventional trike).

Alas, I'd never have the nerve to practice on someone's pride and joy. The Spyder, however, I've got no qualms about loaning that out to interested parties. Heck, I've even let my brother and girlfriend ride it, and they both have crashed more bikes than I've ever owned.
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