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    Default My bride is the best

    As of Tuesday I have been enjoying my new (to me) ride, bought for us by my bride. Moved from a Goldwing to a 2012 RT and we both love it! Found this forum yesterday and have learned MUCH from those who aren't so new to this form of traveling through life. After 40+ years of doing leg extensions at stops and sometimes arm curls picking up beasts, it is a joy to relax when stopped. Love my (as yet, un-named) bike!

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    Default Welcome Soulman327...

    ...to all things Spyder and congratulations! Be sure to read http://www.spyderlovers.com/forums/s...-Spyder-owners to learn a ton of great information about that new (to you) ryde. Take your time learning how it handles - different than those 2 wheels. Welcome!

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    to the site.

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    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.
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    Congrats and make sure your bride knows how much she's appreciated.
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    We're glad that you found our end of the Kiddie Pool!
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    Default Welcome !

    Welcome and enjoy your new ride.

    It will not be the perfect machine like the Gold Wing that you had to wrestle to hold up sometime but it sure will be fun. That is a joke for me - every once in a while people get on this forum and complain about why the Spyder isn't as reliable as my trusty old Gold Wing. Curious me always thinks - if the Gold Wing was so stinking good why are you with a Spyder. Not dissing the Gold Wing because we all know it is a great bike.
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    There are many of us on this site that will and could claim their Bride as the "Best" and I'm one of them. All I can say is be VERY careful about letting her on the front seat as she just may go out and buy her own as mine did ! And then you become a two spyder family and have twice the fun but at twice the expense. I myself had been a two wheeler for 50 years and switched over because of the ease and safety. And it's true , Blonds have more fun !
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    Welcome always glad to see new people added to our little world of fun.
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    & . I hope the two of you enjoy yours as much as my wife and I enjoy ours. Safe travels!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulman327 View Post
    As of Tuesday I have been enjoying my new (to me) ride, bought for us by my bride. Moved from a Goldwing to a 2012 RT and we both love it! Found this forum yesterday and have learned MUCH from those who aren't so new to this form of traveling through life. After 40+ years of doing leg extensions at stops and sometimes arm curls picking up beasts, it is a joy to relax when stopped. Love my (as yet, un-named) bike!

    2018-08-06 15.08.02 HDR.jpg

    John
    and

    So you bought it for your wife? But you'll be driving? Maybe you need to be a 2-Spyder family!!
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    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 She's a Keeper

    FANTASTIC !!!!!
    YOU WILL LOVE THIS FORUM
    You will find plenty of folks here who will help you in your Spyder quest...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulman327 View Post
    As of Tuesday I have been enjoying my new (to me) ride, bought for us by my bride. Moved from a Goldwing to a 2012 RT and we both love it! Found this forum yesterday and have learned MUCH from those who aren't so new to this form of traveling through life. After 40+ years of doing leg extensions at stops and sometimes arm curls picking up beasts, it is a joy to relax when stopped. Love my (as yet, un-named) bike!

    2018-08-06 15.08.02 HDR.jpg

    John
    Last edited by Motorcycledave; 08-09-2018 at 05:06 PM.

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    Default Welcome!

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Spydering!

    (Can't think of anything else to add...)

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    Welcome and Congrats!

    Here's to many miles of smiles on you and your wife's new three wheel adventures!!
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    Default good chioce

    we love our cycle also ( see the photo ) ride as much as we can . when I am not working 48 hours a day .... hahahhaa 0902161807.jpg IMG_20180626_175121.jpg sent you message

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    Default Welcome, welcome 👍

    Welcome to both the spyder world and this most informative site... your are both going to have a blast with this new ryde and have sore cheeks for all the smiling you will be doing...enjoy
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    We are here to help, and ask questions.

    Let the smiles, miles, farkling begin!

    Great spyder choice, my first spyder was a 2012RTS-SE5 A/C,then I upgraded to my current spyder ( a 2014RTS-SE6 Cognac).

    Be sure to check the Vendors, ( on homepage), of this site they have a lot of awesome spyder accessories ( farkles) to choose from, and excellent customer service.

    Deanna


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    Congrats on the new ride !!!!

    A few years back my wife twisted my arm into buying a new 2013 F6B (Goldwing) so I had to retaliate by getting her a new F3 Ltd.

    Our battles usually end up with interesting results .

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    Default THANKS

    for all the "welcomes" and advice/tips. Thanks to youngers, I now know exactly what I have (SE5).
    BigGuy66, thanks for the link. That is excellent and showed me many of the ways I was improperly riding my bike, particularly the shifting.
    al0vely, so far the only thing I miss about my Goldwing is the familiarity.
    PrairieSpyder, my wife bought it for me. She tried riding my Shadow and much prefers relaxing and enjoying the ride to being the driver.

    Funny addition...I sent a picture to my son (a Victory rider) expecting some grief about switching from the Wing to the Spyder. But it seems that 2 weeks ago HIS bride bought a 2010 Spyder and they were coming over this weekend to surprise us.

    Anyway, glad to be a part of the group.

    John

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    Welcome to our world and I know you are going to love your Spyder even more over time. As you've noticed this is a wonderful forum that you can learn so much from.

    Have fun,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulman327 View Post
    Love my (as yet, un-named) bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulman327 View Post
    . . .
    PrairieSpyder, my wife bought it for me. She tried riding my Shadow and much prefers relaxing and enjoying the ride to being the driver.

    Funny addition...I sent a picture to my son (a Victory rider) expecting some grief about switching from the Wing to the Spyder. But it seems that 2 weeks ago HIS bride bought a 2010 Spyder and they were coming over this weekend to surprise us.

    Anyway, glad to be a part of the group.

    John
    I get it now. And, YES, your bride is the best!!!! And your DIL, too!
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    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 got too see photo`s of that !

    Quote Originally Posted by Soulman327 View Post
    for all the "welcomes" and advice/tips. Thanks to youngers, I now know exactly what I have (SE5).
    BigGuy66, thanks for the link. That is excellent and showed me many of the ways I was improperly riding my bike, particularly the shifting.
    al0vely, so far the only thing I miss about my Goldwing is the familiarity.
    PrairieSpyder, my wife bought it for me. She tried riding my Shadow and much prefers relaxing and enjoying the ride to being the driver.

    Funny addition...I sent a picture to my son (a Victory rider) expecting some grief about switching from the Wing to the Spyder. But it seems that 2 weeks ago HIS bride bought a 2010 Spyder and they were coming over this weekend to surprise us.

    Anyway, glad to be a part of the group.

    John
    hahhaha what are the odds ? or were the women folk planning this for a while ? ------ good too talk with you brother of the ... hope your cycle is running 100 % or getting there ! let us know if we can be of assistance ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngers View Post
    hahhaha what are the odds ? or were the women folk planning this for a while ? ------ good too talk with you brother of the ... hope your cycle is running 100 % or getting there ! let us know if we can be of assistance ...

    No collusion there. We had no idea they had bought hers until I sent him a picture of mine. I will ride again tomorrow, weather permitting, and hopefully it was just some bad or stale gas.
    It was great to talk to you, as well. I greatly appreciate your expertise!

    John

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