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  1. Helmet head from riding? Just own it. If that...

    Helmet head from riding? Just own it.
    If that isn't feasible, maybe buy or get one of the cloth masks with adjustable strings and mask the beard while riding. That may keep the wild hairs in place....
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    Sticky: We are Winter Texans in the Rio Grande Valley,...

    We are Winter Texans in the Rio Grande Valley, between McAllen and Brownsville in the southern tip of Texas.

    Since December I have seen 2 RTs in Donna on Bus. Hwy 83 going west, a black RT at Don...
  3. WTB: I have fellow riders that swear by Russel Day...

    I have fellow riders that swear by Russel Day Long seats, but getting a used on may be a problem. They are custom made to order, and the measurements and weight of the rider and passenger on the...
  4. U-Haul dealers seem to be ubiquitous. A U-Haul...

    U-Haul dealers seem to be ubiquitous. A U-Haul dealer near the seller will be able to rent a suitable trailer and equipment to secure it. Thing is if you end up not buying the Spyder you won't spend...
  5. ++ on both the mods. I am still on the original...

    ++ on both the mods. I am still on the original tires. Being - um - frugal, I will wear out the current tires. I live in the Ozarks, not much of a straight road around here. After I got very...
  6. Most of the above mentioned the many ways a...

    Most of the above mentioned the many ways a Spyder could be not tracking correctly, but the reason steering on Spyders is so quick is that they have electrically assisted power steering. Compared...
  7. ***Warning - Slight Hijacking *** When we were...

    ***Warning - Slight Hijacking ***

    When we were young and stupid a friend had a car with a hidden switch to turn off one of his headlights. Go by a cop and as soon as the LEO turned to follow he he...
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    A few days ago while I was fueling up the RTL a...

    A few days ago while I was fueling up the RTL a "Real Biker"™ on a non-HD V-Twin complete with a Harley shirt, still shiny chaps, chain wallet, doo-rag, nose-pickers and an insta-biker patch-leather...
  9. Last session Missouri changed the vehicle safety...

    Last session Missouri changed the vehicle safety inspection window from the first 5 years from new (based on model year, not purchase date) to 10 years or 150,000 miles, whatever comes first. The RTL...
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    Shows Temporarily Out Of Stock, Expected 3/29/2021

    Shows Temporarily Out Of Stock, Expected 3/29/2021
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    We have had both 2 wheelers and 3 wheelers of...

    We have had both 2 wheelers and 3 wheelers of various makes in the garage since 1992 - 2 wheels is a bike , 3 wheels is a trike. I ride when on either one, and when I do I am out for a ride. When in...
  12. The Spyder Cuff I got on our 2018 RTL has 1/4-20...

    The Spyder Cuff I got on our 2018 RTL has 1/4-20 pre drilled holes only as deep as the cuff is thick. Some of the holes on the cuff also have an plug that takes an allen key that keeps gunk from...
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    As in my post (#2 above) there are 2 entry...

    As in my post (#2 above) there are 2 entry problems with our short, steep ramp. First is the trike is so low, and the nose is in front of the wheels. The front of the RTL hit the ramp even before the...
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    For us it isn't the traction that is a problem,...

    For us it isn't the traction that is a problem, it is the angle of the ramp - without the extra ramps and jacks as in my post above the nose of the RTL hits the ramp, and the Spyder gets high...
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    We have a bumper pull toy hauler, it's not as...

    We have a bumper pull toy hauler, it's not as tall as a 5th wheel so the ramp is short, therefore steep. It also doesn't have a dovetail. I put rv support jacks under the door to lessen the approach...
  16. I live in the Ozarks just north of state line and...

    I live in the Ozarks just north of state line and Bentonville, AR in Missouri. The list of good riding is long - From the north at Eureka Springs on Hwy 23 to the Pig Trail all the way to Ozark, AR...
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    +1 on what Lew L said. Our left saddlebag on our...

    +1 on what Lew L said. Our left saddlebag on our '18 RTL needs to be pushed in as I pull the opening lever. It's not that much of a problem as it always comes open, but I probably should adjust the...
  18. Good ideal to not upset the Nanny as BLUEKNIGHT...

    Good ideal to not upset the Nanny as BLUEKNIGHT said. On most of the bikes/trikes we have had in the last 15 years, I have added a fuse block attached to the battery. Here's how I did it on our 2018...
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    Some of our favorite rides are rides to nowhere....

    Some of our favorite rides are rides to nowhere. We live in the Ozarks, the roads follow the ridgeline and valleys of the terrain, and there are very few straight roads. A few months ago we left in...
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    As Steve W. mentioned, this is an old thread, but...

    As Steve W. mentioned, this is an old thread, but reading the post with the winch I believe he hooked to to the floor attachment points using a chain between to of them and attaching the winch to...
  21. The Spyder goes into a Spyder -

    The Spyder goes into a Spyder -
  22. Set up this fuse block to run extra accessories....

    Set up this fuse block to run extra accessories. Have done this for the last decade on various trikes and bikes:

    ...
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    Boris was my first choice, love the music John...

    Boris was my first choice, love the music John Entwistle did for the Who and on his own. The Admiral put the veto on that idea, she thought the song was too weird.

    MAZO EMS2 sez: The...
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    As for modulators, I got a Spyderpops bumpskid...

    As for modulators, I got a Spyderpops bumpskid with the LED lights, and found that Spyderpops sells a remote controller that changes the brightness and pattern of the LEDs. During the day I set it to...
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    We have had both motorcycles and motortricycles...

    We have had both motorcycles and motortricycles (Missouri always mentions both together in the vehicle codes.) since 1993. We call our RTL the Spyder, or sometimes the trike because, well, it is. I...
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    Only $85? Your version of "only" must be...

    Only $85? Your version of "only" must be different than mine. :shocked: I didn't pay $85 for an Ultraguard rain cover from Lamonster Garage that has never failed to keep the Spyder dry. But then for...
  27. Nice idea for being seen, but that would sure...

    Nice idea for being seen, but that would sure annoy The Admiral if it was on my helmet as it would be right in line with her nose. Now on a backseater's helmet or if you were riding solo, it would...
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    Dad was a teacher just south of the Twin Cities,...

    Dad was a teacher just south of the Twin Cities, so he had at least some of the summers off. When I was 6, in 1962, Dad started to take me up to the area canoeing along the Sawbill and Gunflint trail...
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    LOL - Back in the mists of time, I did motorcycle...

    LOL - Back in the mists of time, I did motorcycle camping by making a bivvy with a small tarp over the bike. I moved up to a jungle hammock to keep me dry and the bugs away, then to a 1 person pup...
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    Camping with the Spyder and the Spyder

    Went camping near Owensville, MO for the last 2 weeks. Put close to 200 miles a day on the RTL on some of the curviest ribbon roads (that's what my wife calls roads that are up and down hills) in...
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