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    greetings fellow Spyders
    newbie here from north central Texas checking in
    short bio, have been on and off bikes for over 47 years, recent back surgery has removed me from the two wheel crowd, truth be know I'm really happy it did, wife and I are really enjoying the 2015 F3S we just picked up last Saturday. great forum here, used it to do a lot of research before my purchase. looking forward to learning from the wise old timers and hope to be able to add some of my past experiences

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    Congrats on your upgrade! Welcome to SpyderLovers!
    Safe Rides,
    David and Sharon Goebel

    2013 RT Limited,
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    I'm getting to be in the same boat so-to-speak. I had two retina reattachment surgeries on the same eye in ten days. I'm also having lower back and knee issues making handling a big two wheeler a challenge in and out of my garage and backing out as well as low speed maneuvers with my legs pushing the weight. A real challenge would be if the nearly 900 pound bike would ever drop and I wouldn't be able to get it back up. Now that the eye is questionable I'm really thinking this a good time to make the switch to three wheels. I need to feel safer and more secure, especially if my wife wants to ride as passenger. My local dealer has a new leftover 2016 Spyder F3T reduced in price and that might be the ticket. Congrats on you getting your F3, I'm sure it was the right choice.
    Last edited by den1953; 12-05-2017 at 08:42 PM. Reason: spelling correction

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    Default Congrats,

    and welcome.
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    Default Welcome, welcome....

    To both the spyder world and this awesome site. Congrats on your new ryde.... glad you found a great replacement and can stay out there and with the wife....enjoy it only gets better....
    Gene and Ilana De Laney
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    and on your new ryde.

    Currently Owned: 2011 RT A&C SE5 (magnesium), 2014 RTS-SE6 (yellow), 2015 Vulcan 900 LTD

    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.
    5 Spyders, 9 years, 139,000 miles, 5 Spyder miles per post.


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    Default north central ...

    when I was in the area , north central texas , had been --- Dallas or Denton region --- there is defiantly a lot of riders in that area , you should have good rides ahead ...

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    thanks for the welcome guys
    den1953. I fully understand. I've had my knee done as well. I had been looking at a HD ultra until I tried to pull it up off the stand and felt it in my back that's not including my wife which isn't a small women, wasn't really interested in the HD or Honda trike, my internet searching showed me a third option the spyder. took a demo and no issue with the back, wife was happy and here I am. glad I found it!

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    Welcome from Round Rock, neighbor!

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    PrairieSpyder (Patti)



    2016 F3T, Intense Red Pearl. Purchased 4/25/16, 0 miles.

    2014 Spyder RTS SE6, Circuit Yellow. Purchased 4/28/14, 0 miles. Ultimate seat, vented windshield, bump skid, Baja Ron anti-sway bar w/links. About 25k miles when traded in.

    2011 Spyder RTS SE5, viper red. Purchased 9/26/2012, mileage 6,172. Traded 4/28/14, 11,100 miles

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    Default Welcome from another N. Texan

    Congrats on your purchase and welcome..! We too just pulled the trigger on our RT this past June and have never regretted it ..! Have already put over 3K mi. on it and have become very comfortable with it. It does take a while to get to that point if you’re used to 2 wheels. Maybe after the weather warms up we could all meet up and head out for a bit.
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    had my exhaust installed @ Spyder in the hills. Excellent..!!

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    Default Welcome

    I also made the change from 2 wheels to 3 with a 2015 F3S, and would be happy to ryde to meet you. Although perhaps when it warms up a little

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    Default Welcome neighbor

    Welcome from Ellis County south of DFW area. We have an RTL and F3T and would love the opportunity to meet and ryde soon.
    Rick & Kathy
    Ellis County TX

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    Quote Originally Posted by lastinline View Post
    greetings fellow Spyders
    newbie here from north central Texas checking in
    short bio, have been on and off bikes for over 47 years, recent back surgery has removed me from the two wheel crowd, truth be know I'm really happy it did, wife and I are really enjoying the 2015 F3S we just picked up last Saturday. great forum here, used it to do a lot of research before my purchase. looking forward to learning from the wise old timers and hope to be able to add some of my past experiences
    Welcome, brother man!

    A WEALTH of knowledge and good intel to be had here.

    Russ
    UCLA F3S (Russ): ('16 F3S SE6 Special Series "The Batpod") - Dynojet PC V, K&N AF, RLS Punisher Custom Exhaust, BRP Route 129 Windshield, SmoothSpyder F3 Backrest, Shad Rack/Saddlebags, Bajaron Swaybar, BRP Signature Light, Lamonster "Parts Suite" (LED Fog/Headlights, GPS Mount/Garmin Zumo 660LM, RIP Boards, IPS Handlebar/Front Axle/Rear Axle/Rear Swingarm caps, Foam Grips), Can Am 2-Up Rear Shock; ('16 RT-S SE6 "Gipsy Danger") ​- BRP Adjustable Backrest, Bajaron Swaybar, Magic Mirror Mounts





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    Welcome from way down in San Antonio.

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    Welcome from Corpus Christi.

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    would welcome meeting up with some of the local Texans, we're in North Richland Hills, in between DFW

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    One more "Welcome from San Antonio" sent your way
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    Default Welcom aboard

    Welcome to the spyder loving community. Lots of helpful folks here. You will enjoy the ryde! on your machine.
    Ranman42

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    Welcome from a former Austin native! Ride safe!

    O. J.
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    Wife, Jan, riding "Grace"
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    Welcome and Happy trails from Tennessee. Ride safe.

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    and hope you both enjoy your rydes,...It is truly a blast to own
    ride safely.....and have fun
    " My Serenity "......2017 Spyder F3T....Silver Gray in color,Blade wheels,Spyderpops bumpskid,LED headlights and foglights,Lamonster heim joints,Lamonster powerpoint,F3 Spyder cuff, Lidlocks helmet lock,Lamonster air pack.

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