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    Hi all,
    I'm a new spyder owner as grew up on 2 wheel motorcycles. Traded in my Kawasaki Vulcan 900 for a RT. This is a new chapter in my life. Looking for pointers and spyder friends. I'm in NW Iowa by Sioux City. But also spend time at Okoboji. Thx

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    Welcome to Spyderlovers, Cissylee! You are in the right place to learn everything about spyders. There are some wonderful people on here who will answer almost any question you have about your spyder. It will definitely be a learning curve for you because you're coming from a 2 wheel world, but be patient, relax, & enjoy the ride. Happy Trails!
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    Cissylee, welcome to Spyder world and enjoy your new bike. Lot's fun of fun ahead of you along with the support of this great forum.

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    Lightbulb I too am a newby and have a question or two

    First question is in reference to the sensitive steering. I came from a 40 year stint of two wheels and there is a definite learning curve with these 3 wheel Spyder. I have found that slowing up a bit before a curve then powering "slightly" thru a curve allows you to feel a bit more "confident" initiating the curve more confidently. Any more tips for us new us..?
    Any information/tips are appreciated !

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    Both might search for the do's and don'ts here on the forum, lots of good information. Oh and by the way many miles of smiles sent both your way
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cissylee View Post
    Hi all,
    I'm a new spyder owner as grew up on 2 wheel motorcycles. Traded in my Kawasaki Vulcan 900 for a RT. This is a new chapter in my life. Looking for pointers and spyder friends. I'm in NW Iowa by Sioux City. But also spend time at Okoboji. Thx
    Hey Cissylee,

    Welcome to SpyderLovers and to 3 wheeling. I also came from 2 wheelers and so far I have no regrets. I bought my Spyder in March and each time I ride I am liking it better. The ride is so relaxed and comfortable. I am still adjusting, but with an ever growing smile...the more I ride, the more I like!!

    There is a great group of riders on this forum. I have found it to be both a friendly and informative forum. I read more than I post and have spent hours just enjoying getting to know my Spyder better through the vast amounts of information available.

    Welcome again and enjoy your Spyder and the new friends you will meet here!
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    Hope you get Miles of Smiles on your new ride !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cissylee View Post
    Hi all,
    I'm a new spyder owner as grew up on 2 wheel motorcycles. Traded in my Kawasaki Vulcan 900 for a RT. This is a new chapter in my life. Looking for pointers and spyder friends. I'm in NW Iowa by Sioux City. But also spend time at Okoboji. Thx
    hello too Iowa , and too cissy lee ! when you get more relaxed in the r-t .. please let us know what year , and if possible add a few pictures ... always fun too see who is where and what they are riding ! and now that you have a cycle , your vision will be more focused , you will see them all over the place , there is a thread here on spyders lovers for spyder sighting ... pretty much a lot of things too find, and read, here on the pages of spyder lovers ... glad too have ya as a friend and rider

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    Cissylee, There are many Spyders in your area.

    Please access the "FORUM" tab, scroll to the bottom of the page, and select IOWA.

    I just did and even saw listings in Souix City.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cissylee View Post
    Hi all,
    I'm a new spyder owner as grew up on 2 wheel motorcycles. Traded in my Kawasaki Vulcan 900 for a RT. This is a new chapter in my life. Looking for pointers and spyder friends. I'm in NW Iowa by Sioux City. But also spend time at Okoboji. Thx
    Welcome!

    I agree that the 'Dos and Dont's' Thread is an excellent resource for new riders. I also recommmed that you thoroughly read (and re-read) the owners manual and carefully watch the safety DVD that should have came with the manual. As far as meeting other riders, you will have a great chance to do that at an upcoming Spyder rally called Spyder Fever in Council Bluffs. It happens in late August and will have a lot riders from Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and beyond.

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    I also have no regrets, I should have switched over sooner. I don't think I will ever go back to a 2 wheeler LOL. I to at first thought the steering was sensitive but after about 1 hour it was good. I just have to find the right size windshield. I have the route 129 but I think I will add the Gustafson 17 inch, I need to do a little more research.
    I like my F3S a whole bunch and so far enjoy the ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cissylee View Post
    Hi all,
    I'm a new spyder owner as grew up on 2 wheel motorcycles. Traded in my Kawasaki Vulcan 900 for a RT. This is a new chapter in my life. Looking for pointers and spyder friends. I'm in NW Iowa by Sioux City. But also spend time at Okoboji. Thx
    Welcome from another rather new member of the forum. Okoboji? Isn't that the third moon of the Klingon home world?

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    Fossil Rider. I love your avitar
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    Welcome from eastern Iowa. Owning a Spyder is a blast, make sure you check out Spyder Rally's, it amazes me how friendly these groups are. There is one coming up in your neck of the woods. Spyder Fever is August 18-20 in Council Bluffs. Hope to see you there and check Spyderlovers on regular basis, you can learn a lot.........Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmetcalf View Post
    First question is in reference to the sensitive steering. I came from a 40 year stint of two wheels and there is a definite learning curve with these 3 wheel Spyder. I have found that slowing up a bit before a curve then powering "slightly" thru a curve allows you to feel a bit more "confident" initiating the curve more confidently. Any more tips for us new us..?
    Any information/tips are appreciated !
    My dealer gave me a steering tip - going into a curve, push with the outside hand rather than pull with the inside hand. If the curve is turning left, I push a little more with my right hand rather than pulling hard with my left... seems to give me more control through the turn. It IS different than the VTX 1800 we used to ride... enjoy the ryde!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cissylee View Post
    Hi all,
    I'm a new spyder owner as grew up on 2 wheel motorcycles. Traded in my Kawasaki Vulcan 900 for a RT. This is a new chapter in my life. Looking for pointers and spyder friends. I'm in NW Iowa by Sioux City. But also spend time at Okoboji. Thx
    Welcome from Washington State. You will love the Spyder and the good people on this forum. Ride safe.
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    to both the spyder world and this awesome site. Congrats on the new ryde.. and you did come to the right place for all things spyder....
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    Quote Originally Posted by IGETAROUND View Post
    Both might search for the do's and don'ts here on the forum, lots of good information. Oh and by the way many miles of smiles sent both your way
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    and on your new Spyder!!!! Check out the event in August in Council Bluffs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cissylee View Post
    Hi all,
    I'm a new spyder owner as grew up on 2 wheel motorcycles. Traded in my Kawasaki Vulcan 900 for a RT. This is a new chapter in my life. Looking for pointers and spyder friends. I'm in NW Iowa by Sioux City. But also spend time at Okoboji. Thx

    I have also just parked my 2008 Vulcan 900, but this RT looks nice but its a change, wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmetcalf View Post
    Any more tips for us new us..?
    Any information/tips are appreciated !
    MILES will help as much as anything.
    The different steering is part of it but the different FEEL is just as big a factor.
    Your unconscious brain wants to react to the 3-wheeled geometry like it has learned to do automatically on 2 wheels........and that just doesn't work anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrydonna View Post
    I have also just parked my 2008 Vulcan 900, but this RT looks nice but its a change, wow
    Hey......maybe we need a support group for EX Vulcan 900 riders.

    I absolutely HATE to let mine go. Best bike I've ever owned. Well......if you leave out the one that would do 140 !!!

    Mine won't be up for sale until this fall 'cause I've got several things to do with the RT before I will really consider it road worthy.
    That includes changing out the 6 year old tires.

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    on your spyder andto the spyder web. Dale

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