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    Default SpyderExtras F3 Front Grille Guard users

    Just inquiring to see if any F3 owner/members here have this grill guard installed? Yeah .. it's kinda pricey, but the heart wants what the heart wants Just curious about thoughts/opinions from any owners. Thx
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    Comfort: Madstad 14" dark gray - 20" light gray windshields/Seth Laam seat/Homemade floorboards-highway pegs/+4 and +5 linkage/Attitude bars/Heated grips/Big Bike rider backrest

    Ride and Handling: Spyder Extras sway bar/Vredestein Q5 front tires/Cooper CS5 Ultra rear tire/Two Up shock/Laser aligned/15" Widow PPA wheels

    Performance: DynoJet PV3 (custom mapped by Fuel Moto)/K&N air filter/Baldwin cat delete pipe/Lamonster belt roller/Pedal Commander/EBC HH brake pads

    Convenience: Shad detachable luggage/Top Cuff w/handlebar mirrors/Garmin Zumo XT GPS/Lamonster Packrack-Kappa 56L top case

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    2019 F3-S , Monolith black

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    I do like the looks of it. I don't have one myself. Now it will really look like a Dodge truck.

    Currently Owned: 2019 F3 Limited, 2020 F3 Limited, 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) 2014 RTS-SE6 (yellow). 7 Spyders, 12 years, 175,500 miles

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    Ha .. Yup. Having a black F3S, I think it'll look bad azz


    2019 F3-S SE6 Monolith Black
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    Comfort: Madstad 14" dark gray - 20" light gray windshields/Seth Laam seat/Homemade floorboards-highway pegs/+4 and +5 linkage/Attitude bars/Heated grips/Big Bike rider backrest

    Ride and Handling: Spyder Extras sway bar/Vredestein Q5 front tires/Cooper CS5 Ultra rear tire/Two Up shock/Laser aligned/15" Widow PPA wheels

    Performance: DynoJet PV3 (custom mapped by Fuel Moto)/K&N air filter/Baldwin cat delete pipe/Lamonster belt roller/Pedal Commander/EBC HH brake pads

    Convenience: Shad detachable luggage/Top Cuff w/handlebar mirrors/Garmin Zumo XT GPS/Lamonster Packrack-Kappa 56L top case

    Safety/Protection: H4 LED headlights/Aux rear LED lights/TricLED driving lights/TricLED run-brake-turn rear light/Frunk lip LED light strip/Spyder Extras bumper guard grill
    2019 F3-S , Monolith black

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    Gill guard or push bars? Looks good is it beefy as looks?

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    Deer Bashers ? Hopefully not too heavy. Might have to ramp up the preload to get some height back ...


    2019 F3-S SE6 Monolith Black
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    Comfort: Madstad 14" dark gray - 20" light gray windshields/Seth Laam seat/Homemade floorboards-highway pegs/+4 and +5 linkage/Attitude bars/Heated grips/Big Bike rider backrest

    Ride and Handling: Spyder Extras sway bar/Vredestein Q5 front tires/Cooper CS5 Ultra rear tire/Two Up shock/Laser aligned/15" Widow PPA wheels

    Performance: DynoJet PV3 (custom mapped by Fuel Moto)/K&N air filter/Baldwin cat delete pipe/Lamonster belt roller/Pedal Commander/EBC HH brake pads

    Convenience: Shad detachable luggage/Top Cuff w/handlebar mirrors/Garmin Zumo XT GPS/Lamonster Packrack-Kappa 56L top case

    Safety/Protection: H4 LED headlights/Aux rear LED lights/TricLED driving lights/TricLED run-brake-turn rear light/Frunk lip LED light strip/Spyder Extras bumper guard grill
    2019 F3-S , Monolith black

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    All I wanted was something that will lightly touch a concrete wheel stop in a parking lot before the plastic chin bar does. Rivco sells an attractive bumper at a high cost and it's not for F3 bikes. So I made my own out to aluminum bar and shapes, since I can't weld. If I could weld, it would have looked different and made of steel.

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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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    I dont think you can use your spyderpops bump skid with it since it has it's own built in skid plate. If you go that way I maybe interested in buying your bumpskid.
    2018 F3 Limited , Oxford Blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP58 View Post
    I dont think you can use your spyderpops bump skid with it since it has it's own built in skid plate. If you go that way I maybe interested in buying your bumpskid.
    If you ae talking to me, I don't have a bumpskid. But the two 1/4 X 1" aluminum bars that the bumper is attached to will act as a skid.

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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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    I was referring to Troop. He lives near me and has the bumpskid on his F3
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    Quote Originally Posted by JP58 View Post
    I was referring to Troop. He lives near me and has the bumpskid on his F3
    PM sent. Sounds good JP.


    2019 F3-S SE6 Monolith Black
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    Comfort: Madstad 14" dark gray - 20" light gray windshields/Seth Laam seat/Homemade floorboards-highway pegs/+4 and +5 linkage/Attitude bars/Heated grips/Big Bike rider backrest

    Ride and Handling: Spyder Extras sway bar/Vredestein Q5 front tires/Cooper CS5 Ultra rear tire/Two Up shock/Laser aligned/15" Widow PPA wheels

    Performance: DynoJet PV3 (custom mapped by Fuel Moto)/K&N air filter/Baldwin cat delete pipe/Lamonster belt roller/Pedal Commander/EBC HH brake pads

    Convenience: Shad detachable luggage/Top Cuff w/handlebar mirrors/Garmin Zumo XT GPS/Lamonster Packrack-Kappa 56L top case

    Safety/Protection: H4 LED headlights/Aux rear LED lights/TricLED driving lights/TricLED run-brake-turn rear light/Frunk lip LED light strip/Spyder Extras bumper guard grill
    2019 F3-S , Monolith black

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    Ordered


    2019 F3-S SE6 Monolith Black
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    Comfort: Madstad 14" dark gray - 20" light gray windshields/Seth Laam seat/Homemade floorboards-highway pegs/+4 and +5 linkage/Attitude bars/Heated grips/Big Bike rider backrest

    Ride and Handling: Spyder Extras sway bar/Vredestein Q5 front tires/Cooper CS5 Ultra rear tire/Two Up shock/Laser aligned/15" Widow PPA wheels

    Performance: DynoJet PV3 (custom mapped by Fuel Moto)/K&N air filter/Baldwin cat delete pipe/Lamonster belt roller/Pedal Commander/EBC HH brake pads

    Convenience: Shad detachable luggage/Top Cuff w/handlebar mirrors/Garmin Zumo XT GPS/Lamonster Packrack-Kappa 56L top case

    Safety/Protection: H4 LED headlights/Aux rear LED lights/TricLED driving lights/TricLED run-brake-turn rear light/Frunk lip LED light strip/Spyder Extras bumper guard grill
    2019 F3-S , Monolith black

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    Arrived today and got it installed. I like it . I'll wait till another day and dial up the preload on the front shocks. This weighs 13#, so it won't hurt. I see some amber lights for it in the future too
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    Comfort: Madstad 14" dark gray - 20" light gray windshields/Seth Laam seat/Homemade floorboards-highway pegs/+4 and +5 linkage/Attitude bars/Heated grips/Big Bike rider backrest

    Ride and Handling: Spyder Extras sway bar/Vredestein Q5 front tires/Cooper CS5 Ultra rear tire/Two Up shock/Laser aligned/15" Widow PPA wheels

    Performance: DynoJet PV3 (custom mapped by Fuel Moto)/K&N air filter/Baldwin cat delete pipe/Lamonster belt roller/Pedal Commander/EBC HH brake pads

    Convenience: Shad detachable luggage/Top Cuff w/handlebar mirrors/Garmin Zumo XT GPS/Lamonster Packrack-Kappa 56L top case

    Safety/Protection: H4 LED headlights/Aux rear LED lights/TricLED driving lights/TricLED run-brake-turn rear light/Frunk lip LED light strip/Spyder Extras bumper guard grill
    2019 F3-S , Monolith black

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    Nice!
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    I like it a lot! The You Tube video of an install looks easy. Is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carsong View Post
    I like it a lot! The You Tube video of an install looks easy. Is it?
    Ha ... That's what I thought I drove mine up on tire ramps, which gave ample work room. I found a cardboard box the perfect height to hold the guard up. Weighing approx. 13#, and being a bit wide, it is very hard to hold upright without support. Plus, you don't want it hanging from a single (or double bolt). With the box centered underneath the guard, aligning bolts > bolt holes was MUCH easier. So, the answer is NO without a support, and YES with a support.


    2019 F3-S SE6 Monolith Black
    --------------------------------
    Comfort: Madstad 14" dark gray - 20" light gray windshields/Seth Laam seat/Homemade floorboards-highway pegs/+4 and +5 linkage/Attitude bars/Heated grips/Big Bike rider backrest

    Ride and Handling: Spyder Extras sway bar/Vredestein Q5 front tires/Cooper CS5 Ultra rear tire/Two Up shock/Laser aligned/15" Widow PPA wheels

    Performance: DynoJet PV3 (custom mapped by Fuel Moto)/K&N air filter/Baldwin cat delete pipe/Lamonster belt roller/Pedal Commander/EBC HH brake pads

    Convenience: Shad detachable luggage/Top Cuff w/handlebar mirrors/Garmin Zumo XT GPS/Lamonster Packrack-Kappa 56L top case

    Safety/Protection: H4 LED headlights/Aux rear LED lights/TricLED driving lights/TricLED run-brake-turn rear light/Frunk lip LED light strip/Spyder Extras bumper guard grill
    2019 F3-S , Monolith black

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    Quote Originally Posted by troop View Post
    Arrived today and got it installed. I like it . I'll wait till another day and dial up the preload on the front shocks. This weighs 13#, so it won't hurt. I see some amber lights for it in the future too
    Looks nice, troop. My only concern would be the (4) (2 on each side) bars that angle back towards the suspension. I can see hitting something easy enough to not damage the front of the bike but just hard enough to allow those (4) bars to contact the suspension. Might do a LOT of damage in an otherwise fairly minor collision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MONK View Post
    Looks nice, troop. My only concern would be the (4) (2 on each side) bars that angle back towards the suspension. I can see hitting something easy enough to not damage the front of the bike but just hard enough to allow those (4) bars to contact the suspension. Might do a LOT of damage in an otherwise fairly minor collision.
    The photo is a bit misleading Monk. The end caps of the guards are 12" from the suspension. The guards crashing against the grill would prevent that. I think most damage would occur at the (4) lower mounting bolts. This guard actually has a touch more ground clearance than it did with my SpyderPops bumpskid installed. With the 2019 F3S having the ribs on the underside grill, the bumpskid actually sat 1/2" lower to the ground.


    2019 F3-S SE6 Monolith Black
    --------------------------------
    Comfort: Madstad 14" dark gray - 20" light gray windshields/Seth Laam seat/Homemade floorboards-highway pegs/+4 and +5 linkage/Attitude bars/Heated grips/Big Bike rider backrest

    Ride and Handling: Spyder Extras sway bar/Vredestein Q5 front tires/Cooper CS5 Ultra rear tire/Two Up shock/Laser aligned/15" Widow PPA wheels

    Performance: DynoJet PV3 (custom mapped by Fuel Moto)/K&N air filter/Baldwin cat delete pipe/Lamonster belt roller/Pedal Commander/EBC HH brake pads

    Convenience: Shad detachable luggage/Top Cuff w/handlebar mirrors/Garmin Zumo XT GPS/Lamonster Packrack-Kappa 56L top case

    Safety/Protection: H4 LED headlights/Aux rear LED lights/TricLED driving lights/TricLED run-brake-turn rear light/Frunk lip LED light strip/Spyder Extras bumper guard grill
    2019 F3-S , Monolith black

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    The grill came with mounts to add more lights
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    2019 F3-S SE6 Monolith Black
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    Comfort: Madstad 14" dark gray - 20" light gray windshields/Seth Laam seat/Homemade floorboards-highway pegs/+4 and +5 linkage/Attitude bars/Heated grips/Big Bike rider backrest

    Ride and Handling: Spyder Extras sway bar/Vredestein Q5 front tires/Cooper CS5 Ultra rear tire/Two Up shock/Laser aligned/15" Widow PPA wheels

    Performance: DynoJet PV3 (custom mapped by Fuel Moto)/K&N air filter/Baldwin cat delete pipe/Lamonster belt roller/Pedal Commander/EBC HH brake pads

    Convenience: Shad detachable luggage/Top Cuff w/handlebar mirrors/Garmin Zumo XT GPS/Lamonster Packrack-Kappa 56L top case

    Safety/Protection: H4 LED headlights/Aux rear LED lights/TricLED driving lights/TricLED run-brake-turn rear light/Frunk lip LED light strip/Spyder Extras bumper guard grill
    2019 F3-S , Monolith black

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    I see a potential problem; where the oval tubing angles down and is welded to the supports that go under the bike, there is a sharp corner. When hitting a pothole or a sharp dip, that will dig in like a plow. I have already scraped the bottom front edge of my DIY bumper's channel, so I am going to replace it with round or half round material.
    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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    We shall see. This will be approx. 1/2" higher than my Spyder Pops bump skid, as the underside ribs are not an issue to mounting. That did scrape a few times. Won't be riding here in WI for a couple months.


    2019 F3-S SE6 Monolith Black
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    Comfort: Madstad 14" dark gray - 20" light gray windshields/Seth Laam seat/Homemade floorboards-highway pegs/+4 and +5 linkage/Attitude bars/Heated grips/Big Bike rider backrest

    Ride and Handling: Spyder Extras sway bar/Vredestein Q5 front tires/Cooper CS5 Ultra rear tire/Two Up shock/Laser aligned/15" Widow PPA wheels

    Performance: DynoJet PV3 (custom mapped by Fuel Moto)/K&N air filter/Baldwin cat delete pipe/Lamonster belt roller/Pedal Commander/EBC HH brake pads

    Convenience: Shad detachable luggage/Top Cuff w/handlebar mirrors/Garmin Zumo XT GPS/Lamonster Packrack-Kappa 56L top case

    Safety/Protection: H4 LED headlights/Aux rear LED lights/TricLED driving lights/TricLED run-brake-turn rear light/Frunk lip LED light strip/Spyder Extras bumper guard grill
    2019 F3-S , Monolith black

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    I like the looks! Having just replaced the two "breakaway supports" on my '15 F3-S, after the bumpskid caught on a RR crossing, I would be wary of any structural function of the guard. There is no metal, other than the frame, anywhere close to the front end. Having a substantial weight cantelevered off the frame where the front suspension attaches may affect steering and handling, too. I'd rather replace the plastic pieces than the frame should I hit something hard.

    We've had/have 2 F3-S and 2 F3źT/L machines, with only one having the bumpskid. Forbme, the bumpskid is not going back on any of our F3 machines.
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