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  1. #201
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    I am also a Enabled ryder. I lost my left leg above the knee 16 years ago. Purchased my first Spyder last month- an 2012 RT Limited!

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    A brain tumor and loss of right inner ear cost me my balance and my two wheel riding days were behind me. Speed forward and a 2012 RT Spyder has got me back on the road.
    Just had a new knee installed, which with my balance issues makes walking difficult, but my Spyder gets me around just fine.


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  3. #203
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    Default Lost my left leg

    I are a disabled Spyder Ryder. Lost my left leg in a motorcycle accident March 2016. Since I still have my right leg, I do pretty well on my Spyder rt with the electric shift. The only mod I've made is I added a luggage rack for carrying my wheelchair. Now that I'm using my prosthesis I'm carrying my crutches on the rack instead of my chair.

    For those interested in the chair I use...
    $129 at amazon. Weighs about 20 pounds. Holds 250 pounds. Folds in from 4 corners like a camp chair. I recommend removing the leg supports.

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    https://www.amazon.com/Drive-Medical...chair+in+a+bag

  4. #204
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    Default T-12 para

    Hi all. Just got myself a 2013 ST SE5 Ltd. Have just completed putting in the ISCI hand brake mod. That went pretty smoothly. Just some bleeding issues, but got that resolved pretty quickly. Next step is to have a holder manufactured to hold my wheelchair on the back of the bike. I will be using a rigid frame chair, so the wheels will be left on the chair. The chair will be lifted manually onto the bike. It will be situated facing the rear of the bike. The footrest of the chair will essentially be sitting on the fender (on a modification) and the chair's axle will be used to clamp to the other modification that will be attached to the already existing back rest. The majority of the chair's weight will be here. Looking forward to getting this completed and getting out on the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper35 View Post
    Ok, I hate to use the term handicapped but my intent is to have anybody with a mobility impairment read this thread. This bike has been an absolute dream come true for me, and many of the mods I used to make my bike "accessible" came from this site. My hope is that this thread will be an easy way for people with disabilities to link-up with disabled Spyder riders and know that there are many of us who have found a way to ride again.

    Handbrakes, footboards, wheelchair racks and rerouted filler caps....it has all been done and many kind individuals on this site are more than happy to help out a potential Spyder rider. So, if you are a disabled rider and would like to weigh-in on the topic I know it would be greatly appreciated.
    When I saw the RS SE5 I knew my life would change. My first Spyder was an '09 RS SE5. I loved the possibilities it offered but needed to modify the seating position . My shoulders and neck wouldn't take the "crotch rocket" seating position and the pegs were too far to the rear to sit up straight enough. As a life-long professional sculptor, it was a natural thing to design the first Seal Floorboard and bring my feet forward and sit up straight. Next came the handle bar risers and a taller windshield. Getting on and off became a snap and the length of my Seals allowed me a huge range of motion. If not for the change in seating position, I wouldn't be riding today. Bad shoulders,bad knees and serious balance issues have all been dealt with now and I can ride in comfort and feel the freedom that comes with riding a Spyder. I have pictures of my '09 and later RT SE5's. I always buy the base model and trick it out to fit MY NEEDS. Have a great Holiday, and check out the Christmas savings I have going on.
    Ride in comfort,
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    "Remember, when you ride a motorcycle, you ARE the designated driver."

  6. #206
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    Default new rider, toms river nj here, f3-T

    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper35 View Post
    Ok, I hate to use the term handicapped but my intent is to have anybody with a mobility impairment read this thread. This bike has been an absolute dream come true for me, and many of the mods I used to make my bike "accessible" came from this site. My hope is that this thread will be an easy way for people with disabilities to link-up with disabled Spyder riders and know that there are many of us who have found a way to ride again.

    Handbrakes, footboards, wheelchair racks and rerouted filler caps....it has all been done and many kind individuals on this site are more than happy to help out a potential Spyder rider. So, if you are a disabled rider and would like to weigh-in on the topic I know it would be greatly appreciated.
    toms river here, muscle dystr. getting the handbrake!!

  7. #207
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    Default My F3S kept me in the saddle

    I was involved in a multi motorcycle accident in 2012. My husband got me back on 2 wheels, but it was physically draining & painful. So, we tried a trike kit. That lasted about a year. It felt tippy, difficult to steer & ate tires & bearings.

    When I started to think my life in the saddle was over, a friend mentioned the Spyder his wife owned. Up until then, I had completely forgotten about Spyders, even though I fell in "love at first bite" when I saw them for the first time at Laconia Bike Week in 2008.

    I went to demo days, test rode several RT models of various years. Had my heart set on a beautiful white RT Ltd & the day I went to sign on the dotted line, my husband, who has never rode a Spyder, jokingly said, "Look at those 2 silver F3S. His & hers!"

    Here was his chance to ride a Spyder. My dealer got the paperwork in order so we could test ride the 2 F3S. Mine was the SE6 & his was the standard shift. I gave him the tutorial with my dealer on how to start & operate the machine & we were off.

    He loved it! However, he is not ready to make the transfer from 2 to 3. And, this was my first ride on any of the F3 series Spyders.

    I bought it that afternoon.

    I have never felt so comfortable riding as I do on my Spyder.

    Due to my limited mobility issues, I no longer worry about dumping my bike, putting my foot down or the constant pain I felt in my back riding a 2 wheeler.

    I got my love for riding back!!!

    To date, I have not had to modify my Spyder for my limited mobility. I do forsee in the future having to add risers for my handle bars & possibly a drivers back rest to help my back on long trips, but for the time being, I'm doing alright.

    I am thankful every day I get to enjoy quality time in the saddle.

    Thank you BRP for giving us, who live life to the fullest, but have our own unique challenges back our freedom of the open road.

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    Default TO NEWBIE ....T-MAC

    .....& ..... ..... I have a Utopia back rest and it is a Back saver ...... and your dealer should have let try all the various handle-bar set-ups that are offered for the F-3..... I recommend you go back soon and trade yours in for one that works best for you .....while the original one is still new ....... Mike

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    T-4 Paraplegic here from a previous motorcycle accident in 2007. I modified my Spyder and love riding it!

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    Default I just got my F3 modified for me to ride.

    This is the first bike I’ve rode since losing my arms. Hoping to do Route 66 this summer if all goes as planned.
    Last edited by Capthook74; 02-09-2018 at 04:15 PM. Reason: Left stuff out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capthook74 View Post
    This is the first bike Iíve rode since losing my arms. Hoping to do Route 66 this summer if all goes as planned.
    That sounds like a great plan. Route 66 is one thing on my bucket list to do. Hope you have a wonderful trip. Let us know how it goes. Happy trails and ride safe.

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