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  1. Hi Martin: You are far too kind in your comments...

    Hi Martin:
    You are far too kind in your comments about my travel adventures in Europe "way back when". You are certainly no rookie, and I was always far from being expert in anything. Simply put: we...
  2. Thanks for the views of Albania, Martin; most...

    Thanks for the views of Albania, Martin; most enjoyable. 49 years ago, as a late-blooming 'flower child' wandering around Europe, and in the process of traveling by VW camper bus from Paris to...
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    Seminole Power Sports has shops in Sanford and...

    Seminole Power Sports has shops in Sanford and Tavares, each perhaps an hour's ride from Daytona. They sell and service Spyders along with other makes. Here's a toll free # - 1 800-843-5118; you...
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    Further to billybovine's #7 post above (BRP's...

    Further to billybovine's #7 post above (BRP's first quarter results for this year), they have just released, today, their 2nd quarter results - see:...
  5. Thread: Trailer size

    by bushrat
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    I think you'd have great difficulty (if not...

    I think you'd have great difficulty (if not impossibility) squeezing your F3T onto a 5' utility trailer. Your Spyder itself has a 5' wide track; you need manouvering room to safely load it. I haul my...
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    As Spyder owners for the past 2+ years, (13,000...

    As Spyder owners for the past 2+ years, (13,000 mi), my lady and I do ryding similar in style to what you describe as your planned use. My advice would be: 1- take the Spyder course, then get your...
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    To LifeLongRider: Is it really an elephant in...

    To LifeLongRider:

    Is it really an elephant in your room? Or is it actually more of a mouse that you have unfortunately imagined to be larger than it really is? I believe that BajaRon is right when...
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    You don't mention how far you intend to trailer...

    You don't mention how far you intend to trailer your new (to you) Spyder. Follow above instructions. Snug each wheel down securely. Make sure any rings, posts, strap attachment points on the trailer...
  9. I'm not that familiar with the windshield on your...

    I'm not that familiar with the windshield on your Daytona, so you'd have to explore whether or not an X-creen will work. There are different models for different makes of bikes; you could ask the...
  10. Not sure whether the question is directed at me,...

    Not sure whether the question is directed at me, but assuming it was, the clamp-on wind deflector is called an MRA X-Creen 'Tour'. Just Google and you will find it available on Amazon, RevZilla, etc....
  11. Instead of buying a second, larger windshield...

    Instead of buying a second, larger windshield that you would swap out occasionally with your stock shield, to give you more wind protection for highway speeds (necessitating changing shields back and...
  12. Thread: Parking

    by bushrat
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    Common sense has a lot to do with whether you...

    Common sense has a lot to do with whether you can/should utilize m/c parking and will/will not get hassled for doing so with a Spyder. Should be quite legal, unless otherwise specified or clearly...
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    FWIW, I believe an F3L should weigh in about 50...

    FWIW, I believe an F3L should weigh in about 50 lbs. lighter than an RTL, comparably dressed (I've always figured mine at 950). If it matters, the tracking width of the F3L is a couple of inches...
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    Here's a twisty ride in NC-TN that I have been...

    Here's a twisty ride in NC-TN that I have been contemplating doing in late Oct. this year. Planning on an overnight in Little Switzerland with an early morning start next day. Heading south on the...
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    A few comments from a Canadian ryder who loves to...

    A few comments from a Canadian ryder who loves to stop in this area every fall, on my way south to FL for the winter. I try to get in several days of twisties and hills in this amazingly beautiful...
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    Here's a link to a previous discussion about use...

    Here's a link to a previous discussion about use of trailering covers when towing Spyders on open trailers. It may help (or not).
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    Just to be clear, our F3L has cruise control, and...

    Just to be clear, our F3L has cruise control, and I believe an F3T would also have it. Beyond that, the short, stock, 'sport' windshield that comes with the F3L/T should present no problem for...
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    When we bought our 2017 F3L two years ago, we...

    When we bought our 2017 F3L two years ago, we added a set of Sena SMH 10's to our new helmets so that we could easily talk to each other while riding 2-up. The Sena's will each pair to 4 other units;...
  19. Absolutely lovin' it. Never in doubt about...

    Absolutely lovin' it. Never in doubt about wanting to take it out. In fact, it's been so much fun that both my boats hardly get used anymore. Spyder has become the 'toy of choice'. Also use it to run...
  20. Thread: Fuel milage

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    1330cc: 2017 F3L here. Just rolled past the 20,000 km...

    2017 F3L here. Just rolled past the 20,000 km mark (13,000 mi). Random checks over past two years show we are averaging 6L per 100 km, or around 40 mpg US. Lately, we have been getting closer to 43...
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    A 'beefy' DIY Spyder

    My lady and I went out for a countryside lunch trip yesterday. Decided to investigate a few back roads in Central and Eastern Ontario. Stopped for lunch in the pretty little town of Bancroft. Parked...
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    Some things to consider... IF you decide not to...

    Some things to consider...
    IF you decide not to keep your 2013 STL, you can move up to a 1330 engine RTL or F3L; either one will serve your needs for two-up touring/cruising and do it well. Some...
  23. Great question, Left Coast; thanks for posting...

    Great question, Left Coast; thanks for posting it:

    Approaching 80 years now... have travelled solo often, and been many, many miles... in various parts of the World... lots of time to ponder the...
  24. Thread: Has Miliage

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    Just filled up from most recent ryde on 2017 F3L-...

    Just filled up from most recent ryde on 2017 F3L- 412 km (256 miles); took 22.9 L (6 gals). That's about 5.6 L/100 km (close to 43 mpg US). We were ryding two-up (combined weight 365 lbs) on gently...
  25. Glad to hear your first two short trips on the...

    Glad to hear your first two short trips on the new F3L were enjoyable ...... it will only get BETTER the further you go!!!
  26. Phone Des or Dave and ask about the color you...

    Phone Des or Dave and ask about the color you want; I always get confused because one red seat color on their site looks to be OK, but they told me I actually have the other. They are good people,...
  27. Is this what you wanted to see? Ultimate seat w....

    Is this what you wanted to see? Ultimate seat w. red inlays on a 2017 F3L
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  28. I'm with BLUEKNIGHT911 on this one, especially...

    I'm with BLUEKNIGHT911 on this one, especially his original comment - "why not a 10' V-nose?" Given that you intend to pull your trailer (of whatever size/shape) with a RAM pick-up, I'd first of all...
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    If you check out the Turo site, this is currently...

    If you check out the Turo site, this is currently only available in 3 states in the US - California (6 places), Nevada (2 places) and South Carolina (one site). It would be a bit more helpful or...
  30. Thread: F3L Seat

    by bushrat
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    Ditto; my lady is 5' 6", weighs about 138# and...

    Ditto; my lady is 5' 6", weighs about 138# and has plenty of room in the stock F3L seat (no extender).

    She really liked the stock F3L passenger seat because, relative to me, she sat higher and...
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