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    Default Became an owner today.

    Picked up a demo model f3s. Nice titanium and orange. Looks real nice. Never rode a motorcycle before, but I do have experience with atvs.

    Wasn't sure how I was going to do at highway speeds. Fast was fun. Wasn't sure how I was going to handle shifting, like knowing when to up shift and stuff. Came naturally. So my two biggest fears were solved on the ride home.

    I think it'll be a nice birthday present for myself. Also I know for sure I'm the only spyder on my side of town so I'll be unique. Also have the only Alfa Romeo on my side of town, and possibly the whole town lol. Unique things are fun.

    Had a smile the whole way home.

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    Congratulations! You'll enjoy it. Remember to relax those arms

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    Congratulations! Good taste in bikes and welders!
    On the road again...........and forever young!

    2013 RT-S SE 5



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    Tomorrow is a promissory note.
    Today is cash.......spend it wisely.

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    Congratulations and enjoy the ride.
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    Having something different was an attraction for me also.

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    Welcome. What's your town? We're the only ones on our side of town (San Antonio) with a pair of Spyders and a Fiat Abarth. All things considered though I'd rather have the pair of Spyders and the Alfa.

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    Miller.....You had me laughing all through your post - what a great read! I have owned 4 Alfas in the 60s and 70s and am ecstatic that they made a comeback. I didn't want to break the retirement budget on a Stelvio, so I got the next best thing; an Alfa Romeo Spyder. I had one in the 60s.
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    Ours is a red, black and chrome 2017 F3 Limited. Bought new in 2/2019. The avatar is my first bike back in 1952, a Simplex Servi-Cycle. Photo taken at the Barber Museum.

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    Hey, I'm in China Grove, just east(cue the doobie Brothers song). I know I've seen a spyder or two around, just not very often.

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    Never really been a car person, or a vehicle person in general, but the Giulia really caught my eye. So I bought one. Been a blast and a half to drive and always get compliments on it. Love the Alfa badge on the spyder. Might have to do something similar to mine.

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    on your new ryde.

    Currently Owned: 2011 RT A&C SE5 (magnesium), 2014 RTS-SE6 (yellow), 2015 Vulcan 900 LTD

    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.
    5 Spyders, 10 years, 145,375 miles


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    Welcome to the forum Millermatic252. on the new F3s. Make sure and post a photo of your new ride in the Spyder Garage area of the forum so we can all have a look!

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    Congratulations on your new ride Millermatic252, your gonna love it, excitement guaranteed on every ride. I chose that colour scheme for my Special Series. Big Alfa Romeo fan myself 4C Spyder can join my garage anytime.
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    Xmas present to me and from myself on 6/11/2015 - 02/09/2018


    2019 F3-S Special Series in Liquid Titanium with Orange frame
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    Name of my F3-S - Pamela

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    Let the smiles and miles begin!

    Welcome!

    We are here to help.

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    Default Welcome, welcome 👍

    Congrats on the new ryde... great choice and are going to have a ball getting aquainted with her as you cruise the highways and byways....
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    Congrats, enjoy.
    RTS 2011 SM5


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    When you master the turns using your legs, that's when the fun really begins!

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    Welcome! I too am a new rider and picked a Spyder as my first buy. I still lust after a Honda Goldwing though and may decide to buy a small bike in addition to this Spyder. We will see.

    Also own a Miller 252. Great welder! Own an Everlast too....as a hobby guy I can't afford to fill my garage with a $9k Dynasty for learning how to TIG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Millermatic252 View Post
    Picked up a demo model f3s. Nice titanium and orange. Looks real nice. Never rode a motorcycle before, but I do have experience with atvs.

    Wasn't sure how I was going to do at highway speeds. Fast was fun. Wasn't sure how I was going to handle shifting, like knowing when to up shift and stuff. Came naturally. So my two biggest fears were solved on the ride home.

    I think it'll be a nice birthday present for myself. Also I know for sure I'm the only spyder on my side of town so I'll be unique. Also have the only Alfa Romeo on my side of town, and possibly the whole town lol. Unique things are fun.

    Had a smile the whole way home.
    Welcome to the "other side"

    Must warn you, it will be addictive !!!!

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    Congrats! Have fun.

    Very Happy Spyder Guy
    The 2015 F3 has over 46,000 miles
    Have Spyder...Will Travel

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    Raprider (Rich)

    2016 Can-Am Spyder ST-S SE5 Steel Black Metallic (Blackbird)
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    BajaRon Swaybar, Wide-Vu Mirrors, Lamonster Ram mount and X-grip, Sena 20S Evo Dual

    1996 Yamaha Virago 750 (Vera) - still riding
    1987 Honda Shadow 500 (Shady) - sold
    1982 Honda Rebel 250 (Little Reb) - sold


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