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    Default Went back to Harley’s

    I wanted to say goodbye
    After owning a new Spyder RT Limited for six weeks I made the decision to go back to a Harley
    Purchased a 2019 TriGlide Saturday
    Thanks to all those folks who helped with their advice the last two months
    I really appreciated it

    I have been riding Harley’s most of my life and I am very confident in the bike
    Safe riding and thank you again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Formerharleyrider View Post
    I wanted to say goodbye
    After owning a new Spyder RT Limited for six weeks I made the decision to go back to a Harley
    Purchased a 2019 TriGlide Saturday
    Thanks to all those folks who helped with their advice the last two months
    I really appreciated it

    I have been riding Harley’s most of my life and I am very confident in the bike
    Safe riding and thank you again

    Safe Travels.

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    Live to Ride, Ride to Live; See you on the road HarleyRider!!

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    Ride the Ride that you enjoy

    Cruzr Joe
    [SIZE=4]2018 F3 Limited, BRP Driver Backrest, Spyderpops Lighted Bump Skid, Dual Spyclops Light, Mirror Turn Signals, Laser Alignment, Engine LEDs, Fog Lights With Halo's, Cushion Handgrips, BRT LEDs, and Under Lighting, Lamonster IPS, (with Clock), F4 25" Vented Windshield with Wings, Airhawk "R" Cushions. Position 4 Brake setting, Short reach Handlebars, Dash Mounted Voltmeter and 12 Volt Plug. Set of 3rd pegs. Extended Passenger Seat. Exterior BRP Connect setup, Ultimate Trailer/SIZE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Formerharleyrider View Post
    I wanted to say goodbye
    After owning a new Spyder RT Limited for six weeks I made the decision to go back to a Harley
    Purchased a 2019 TriGlide Saturday
    Thanks to all those folks who helped with their advice the last two months
    I really appreciated it

    I have been riding Harley’s most of my life and I am very confident in the bike
    Safe riding and thank you again
    Why did you not like your Spyder?

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    Enjoy your new ride.

    Currently Owned: 2019 F3 Limited, 2014 RTS-SE6 (yellow), 2015 Vulcan 900 LTD

    Previously : 2008 GS-SM5 (silver), 2009 RS-SE5 (red), 2010 RT-S Premier Editon #474 (black) 2011 RT A&C SE5 (magnesium). 6 Spyders, 11 years, 156,205 miles


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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperSpyder View Post
    Live to Ride, Ride to Live; See you on the road HarleyRider!!
    experience & options

    2013 STL SE5 BLACK CURRANT
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    BRP trailer hitch & 622 trailer (with its own list: Spyderpops Lighted Rear Bumpskid, LineX protection on sides, led trim lighting amber front& red rear, stand& tongue handle)THX Cruzr Joe!
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    Enjoy - be happy!

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    That was quick. New or used Harley? Same dealer as the Spyder?

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    It doesn't matter WHAT you ride; it does matter THAT you ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Formerharleyrider View Post
    I wanted to say goodbye
    After owning a new Spyder RT Limited for six weeks I made the decision to go back to a Harley
    Purchased a 2019 TriGlide Saturday
    Thanks to all those folks who helped with their advice the last two months
    I really appreciated it

    I have been riding Harley’s most of my life and I am very confident in the bike
    Safe riding and thank you again
    I’m lucky that I get to ride my Harley and my girl’s RTL.……though not at the same time, lol.
    2016 Toyota Sienna SE - hers
    2002 BMW 325i - his
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    2018 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited - hers
    2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Low (Pearl White) - hers (getting it ready for sale)
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    Going from a Harley to a Spyder and then back to a Harley is a personal choice. Your reasons are your own and to try to second guess those reasons would be inappropriate. I went from a Goldwing to a Spyder and now back to a Goldwing. I miss my Spyder and loved both bikes for different reasons. But my reasons, probably like yours, are my own. The important thing is to keep riding. Enjoy and ride safe..... Jim
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    All the best and enjoy the TriGlide!
    2014 ST-S SE5 Cognac

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    Formerhd, In the journey to get to a Spyder, I wound up with both a Ultra Classic and a Gold Wing in my garage. After comparing both, I’ve been disappointed in the wind protection on the GW. My wife noticed it too as she never had complaints of wind hitting her when on HD. So if I return/replace a 2-wheeled tourer, it’s HD no question. But the Tri Glide should be a great choice! Potato On!

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    Nothing substitutes for the Harley Rumble if you love the Harley Rumble.....I will still own a Deluxe some day, but I love my Spyder, and I grew up on Snowmobiles in Alaska, but I am an odd duck....keep in the wind, and always take pride in what you ride...and keep the greasy side down....
    Kraig B. Kumlin, M.M., M.C.P. (Retired)



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    I can understand that. I've been looking for a 97 or 98 Heritage to go with my Spyder.

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    I went into town this morning and on a whim swung in to the Harley dealer. Sat on a shiny, New TriGlide. Fits me nicely. I asked about their tire policy. They said they'll mount whatever tire I want. Hmmmm ......
    Why, yes, I have a yellow Spyder. Why do you ask?

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    Hell I saw custom sporty "light trike" in vegas when I went through last year, I still kind of lust after that thing, its a custom build, bored and stroked, sick sick sick machine. A friend built it up, he even "tattoed" the block, its sick....there is just something about the Potatoe, Potatoe rumble....I love all bikes however, I even owned TWO of the korean machines that hit the states a decade ago, a United Motors and a Hyosung 650, fast bikes. After replacing the charging systems, I hit 135 mph on those bikes, CARBED...........

    I absolutely FELL for the spyder ride, it really felt like mounting my old Artic Cat El Tigre, and KEEPING it on the Highway for once.....lol.....

    BUT, my favorite thing to do when in a new city? Find the HD Dealer and go get my chip, and stroll the new models section, you just HAVE too....lol
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    I am not a fan of the older Heritage, but I LOVE the new model, they did a nice job on that bike, the Deluxe always snaps my neck, I dont care what year, to me that tombstone taillight, and the chrome trimmed seat, they are epic in my world....lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Baxter View Post
    I went into town this morning and on a whim swung in to the Harley dealer. Sat on a shiny, New TriGlide. Fits me nicely. I asked about their tire policy. They said they'll mount whatever tire I want. Hmmmm ......
    Of course they will. They only have car tires on Tri Glides to begin with.

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    That was probably an expensive buyers remorse deal.

    Be happy with what you ride.
    Love my Spyders
    2016 F3L SE6 delivered 7/16/2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by JP58 View Post
    Of course they will. They only have car tires on Tri Glides to begin with.
    (Sigh.) The point being, Harley dealers won't give you any crap about installing aftermarket tires.
    Why, yes, I have a yellow Spyder. Why do you ask?

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    Well ... The front tire is actually a motorcycle tire MT90B16 72H
    2019 F3-S SE6 Monolith Black
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    Comfort: Madstad 14" dark gray - 20" light gray windshields/Seth Laam seat (processing)/Homemade floorboards-highway pegs/+4 and +5 linkage/Long Reach Bars/Heated grips/Big Bike rider backrest/handguards
    Ride and Handling: Spyder**** sway bar/Vredestein Q5 front tires/Two Up shock

    Performance: DynoJet PV3/K&N air filter/Baldwin cat delete pipe

    Convenience: Shad detachable luggage/Spyder**** USB-12V powerport/Detachable passenger seat storage box

    Safety: H4 LED headlights/Aux fender LED lights/TricLED driving lights/TricLED run-brake-turn rear light/Frunk lip LED light strip/bar end mirrors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Baxter View Post
    (Sigh.) The point being, Harley dealers won't give you any crap about installing aftermarket tires.
    If there is a HD dealer that will install an AUTO Tire on a Harley ( other than their TRIKES ) they are breaking the law and leaving themselves wide open for an expensive lawsuit …..WHY ? because Mtc. wheels are not " J " style, and anyone who uses an auto tire on a "J" type wheel are putting their lives in danger.... Yep I know it has been done - but there is no cure for dumb..... I'm a trained ( and was certified, I'm retired now ) Accident Investigator, and if I to handled a Mtc. accident and found Auto tire/s on a Two wheeler that would be prominent in my report …… Mike

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    The OEM rear tire on the TriGlide/Freewheeler is a 205/65R 15 . Harley-Davidson doesn't list a rear tire option on their website, only fronts..
    https://www.harley-davidson.com/shop...hTermScope=-99
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    Comfort: Madstad 14" dark gray - 20" light gray windshields/Seth Laam seat (processing)/Homemade floorboards-highway pegs/+4 and +5 linkage/Long Reach Bars/Heated grips/Big Bike rider backrest/handguards
    Ride and Handling: Spyder**** sway bar/Vredestein Q5 front tires/Two Up shock

    Performance: DynoJet PV3/K&N air filter/Baldwin cat delete pipe

    Convenience: Shad detachable luggage/Spyder**** USB-12V powerport/Detachable passenger seat storage box

    Safety: H4 LED headlights/Aux fender LED lights/TricLED driving lights/TricLED run-brake-turn rear light/Frunk lip LED light strip/bar end mirrors

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