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    Default Do you still have a regular motorcycle along with your Spyder ??

    I've been riding our Spyder for the last 3 months, not even getting any seat time on my Harley. So today, for the first time this year, I decided to hop on my motorcycle and see if I still enjoy riding it.

    Tell ya one thing: Riding a motorcycle sure takes a lot more concentration, which makes it a challenge........and fun. Banging through the gears, braking correctly, rev-matching, all those things that makes motorcycling fun and challenging woke me up and I felt a renewed excitement being on a bike again.

    I am just glad that I am still healthy and strong enough to ride a 2-wheeler. If and when that day comes that I can't, I'll be sad to let my beloved Harley go....
    2016 Toyota Sienna SE - hers
    2002 BMW 325i - his
    1994 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 Sportside Z71 - whoevers vehicle is in the shop
    2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Low (Vivid Black) - his
    2018 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited - hers
    2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Low (Pearl White) - hers (SOLD 02/29/20)
    2011 Tao Tao 50 - whoevers bike is in the shop
    2007 Reinell 186 FNS - the dog's
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    My "other" bike is a 2015 Vulcan 900 LTD. Yes, it is exciting in a different way. I still can't give it up.

    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, 167,000 miles


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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    My "other" bike is a 2015 Vulcan 900 LTD. Yes, it is exciting in a different way. I still can't give it up.
    BTW, I was formerly a traveling X-ray/CT tech and did a 12-month assignment in Anchorage, AK. Didn't you used to live there ??
    2016 Toyota Sienna SE - hers
    2002 BMW 325i - his
    1994 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 Sportside Z71 - whoevers vehicle is in the shop
    2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Low (Vivid Black) - his
    2018 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited - hers
    2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Low (Pearl White) - hers (SOLD 02/29/20)
    2011 Tao Tao 50 - whoevers bike is in the shop
    2007 Reinell 186 FNS - the dog's
    1995 Fleetwood Flair 27R - EVERYBODY'S !

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    My other bike is a 1999 Honda Valkyrie with over 100,000 miles. We got the Spyder because my wife wasn't comfortable on two wheels anymore. I told her I really didn't want to sell the Valkyrie in order to get the Spyder. She said I didn't have to and we could keep both. I said, "Bless you dear."
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    My other ride is a 2002 Honda VTX 1800. I have been without 2 wheels since 2013 when I bought my first Spyder. I bought the VTX last year after missing the 2 wheels lean.

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    9C1CC830-33ED-4D78-9952-59DCFEFD87AF.jpg 2006 Yamaha RoadStar 1700S 51891m 2013 STL 60207m

    2013 STL SE5 BLACK CURRANT
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    My other ride is a Kawasaki 1600 Nomad.
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    I got another Honda VTX 1300R with 4200 miles on the clock and went from one end to the other
    servicing it and replacing old parts and getting it safe to ride and take it out from time to time just
    to enjoy two wheels again, but my main ride is still the Spyder.
    But the VTX is still a lot of fun!
    Toby

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    Moto Guzzi V7 II. Spyder is our two up touring rig and the Guzzi is my solo touring mount and also serves as my every day bike.

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    I have a V Rod for when I get the urge to make the horizon tilt.
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    Thumbs up V-Max-------

    I still have a poor , old, slow Yamaha V-Max. All very nice till you open the V-boost.

    Also used to have a Valkyrie. A wonderful motorcycle. Could do it all and still show it's taillight to many, many bikes.

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    bought the RTL as a luxury tourer. have a Honda NT700V for my work commuter, since its a 98 mile round trip per day. need a cheap 2 wheeler for that, not an expensive Spyder. AND this is my 2nd NT. first one put on 201,111 in just 6 yrs 10 months. now on 2nd NT with 36,000 miles
    2015 Spyder RT Ltd- bUrp - only add the "U", 2010 Honda NT700V-red,2010 Honda NT700V-silver retired @201,111 miles, 1997 Honda PC800, 1996 Honda PC800, Honda CT500, Honda Shadow 500, 1978 Suzuki GS550, 1973 Suzuki TC125, other assorted smaller bikes, Suzuki TM400



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    My last two wheeler was a Honda VTX-R, but arthritis urged me towards the Spyder. I actually gave my VTX to my son about 3 years prior to my trying, and only a day later, getting my Spyder.....I just missed the “wind therapy” too much.

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    Have a 2018 Goldwing, a 2015 KTM SuperAdventure, a custom Harley Roadrod, and we have 2 Spyders: a 2017 F3T which we are in the process of selling, and a 2020 RT. It’s a STD, with a top box. While I love to ride the Spyder, Ann has first dibs. Since she can’t ride 2 wheels, and I love to, I’ll keep riding them.
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    I got the RTL for two-up cruising, with knees problem I couldn't hold the VStar1300 with my wife on very well. Bought a 2013 RTL with 45 miles on it, sold the Vstar1300 3 days later. Keep the 2013 Honda CB1100 for solo riding for now. Been riding for 45 years, can't give up yet, I think it's more fun on a two-wheel.
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    Sold my '07 Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe last week. Hadnt been ridden since end of '17

    Wife '08 Yamaha 650 Silverado Classic should be gone next weekend. Not ridden since summer of '19, well 2 days ago I washed it an rode it down the road an back. So its ready to be picked up Saturday.

    Not sure what Im going do with my '83 V65 Honda Magna. Maybe keep it or sell it. Sits there wanting to be rode but I like my Spyder.

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    Our 2018 RTL replaced our GL1800 Goldwing for two-up touring, but I still ride my H-D Road King solo almost every day.

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    Only have the Spyder and don't think I can switch back and forth. Had the Spyder about two months now and haven't got used to the difference yet, not riding often enough. At least I have quit putting my foot down, still reach for the front brake at times. Fifty year old habits are hard to break.

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    Down to one 2 wheeler besides the Spyder. A 2009 BMW R1200RT. I find riding 2 wheels is still more fun than 3, but I keep the RT for my wife so that she will ride on the back. Some day I may not be able to keep going on 2 wheels, so hopefully 3 will be enough.

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    I just sold my Victory Cross Country. I am left with 2 Spyders, a manual RTS and a semi-auto F3L. I feel that I get a lot of the 2 wheel experience when I am riding my manual transmission Spyder. For this reason, I am hesitant on trading it even though I really am interested in the new 2020 RT’s.

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    I still have my 1996 Yamaha Virago 750 with 29k on the clock. Determined to hit 30k this year!
    Since becoming an MSF coach last year, I ride it about once a month solo to help keep my skills fresh.
    Also, Janis has yet to get the nerve to take the Spyder for a solo ryde, but if we're are doing a local ride and I don't feel like being on pillion, she pilots the STS and follows me...last week we did a 60 mile loop. I'm waiting for the day I walk out to the garage and Blackbird is AWOL

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    My 'Signature' explains it all. Still enjoy each one in a different way.
    Spyder RTS my traveling ride
    Ryker Rally modified for dual sport duty
    Yamaha Bolt C Spec my cruiser
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    These are my two I have now that are not under rebuild / restoration. Not taking anything away from riding a road bike, but trials is a crazy amount of focus, even when you are not good at it like me...

    Sold the 2003 KTM, and the 1971 Rickman Yamaha and 1981 KTM 495mc are not finished yet.
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    I still have a 1987 anniversary edition Yamaha Venture Royale and a 1971 Montesa Texas Scrambler. Neither are ridable. The Venture will run and the Montesa is awaiting the finishing of the shop for it's restoration. It sold this bike new back inthe day when I had my own shop. Two wheels is not really an option for me any more,so the Venture just sits,I have no idea what I'll do with it.

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