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Brother just picked up a 2011 800R Outlander Max  Limited Edition. Was well taken care of and in excellent condition. Only 1100 miles, Sad story for the guy that sold it. He had jumped out of his work truck about 4 years ago and broke his ankle.  He thought he had just sprained it and didn't get in to the doctor. He had splintered the bone and got an infection ended up losing his left leg below the knee and spent over a year in the hospital and rehab.  During that time developed diabetes and ended up losing his right foot. I went with my brother to look at the machine And you could tell the guy was pretty bummed in having to sell it. He said he just can't feel the machine anymore with his two prosthesis.  Anyway, looks to be a very sound machine and Should serve my brother and his wife well. We are heading out Monday for a Memorial Day ride should be a good time.

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They're out there, right place at the right time on this one. Felt bad for the seller, could really see he was having a tough time letting it go. Received a really nice text from him the next day telling me  how glad he was that it went to some people that were going to use it and take care of it.

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That's a sweet looking bike,man was he lucky to find that deal.Hope he enjoys the ride this weekend. 

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😁😉 Yeah it was a great find, He learned after he passed up 3 previous deals that he better jump on this one. I told him if he didn't buy it I was going to. Even though it's 5 years older than my '16 I would've snapped it up in a heart beat. Really nice ride.

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I sure understand that from the older Honda reliability aspect, however being the age he(we) and his wife are, the comfort of the ride is a huge factor. I know people say that power steering isn't that big of a deal, and the independent suspension  is for lightweights😉, but after a day like today of riding 51 miles on rocky mountain trails on a factory two person machine, having the wife comfortable and happy is HUGE! I have another brother who also just made a new purchase.  With a below their cost sale going on and him trading in a little Suzuki Osark 250 he picked up a 2020 Can Am 570 Max 2-up for $6500. This allowed he and his wife to get out and comfortably ride together today for the first time ever. Was great to see them get out of the house,  he's 70 she's 66. They would've never come out with us if they wouldn't have had something comfortable to ride on. Just glad I get to spend some time with my brothers regardless of what they ride. Was fun to see them all have a food time today. 

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Was a great ride today, perfect temperature,  much to Shades Chagrin (I'd be willing to bet), all four Can Ams performed flawlessly and allowed a very comfortable 50+ mile ride. Great day to take 2 rookies and their wives out, and my one brother who just bought the above blue 800 to an area none of them had ever been. I'm just happy we had a safe incident free day,  and all parties enjoyed themselves. 

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24 minutes ago, Freedomflyer said:

I sure understand that from the older Honda reliability aspect, however being the age he(we) and his wife are, the comfort of the ride is a huge factor. I know people say that power steering isn't that big of a deal, and the independent suspension  is for lightweights😉, but after a day like today of riding 51 miles on rocky mountain trails on a factory two person machine, having the wife comfortable and happy is HUGE! I have another brother who also just made a new purchase.  With a below their cost sale going on and him trading in a little Suzuki Osark 250 he picked up a 2020 Can Am 570 Max 2-up for $6500. This allowed he and his wife to get out and comfortably ride together today for the first time ever. Was great to see them get out of the house,  he's 70 she's 66. They would've never come out with us if they wouldn't have had something comfortable to ride on. Just glad I get to spend some time with my brothers regardless of what they ride. Was fun to see them all have a food time today. 

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Look's like a fun day,weather looks nice and cool enough for jackets

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Was great, cool in the a.m. tshirt weather for me mid to late afternoon.  Great day all around. 

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