Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    17
    Spyder Garage
    0

    Default Where for Winch points on a Spyder RSS?? --------

    I am planning on winching my Spyder from its rear into my truck and was hoping I could draw upon the collective wisdom of the Forum to see if that is a poor choice. My inclination is to use soft wraps around the passenger handgrips and pull from that point since they seem to be very sturdy. I believe that someone on the forum has done it that way with good success, but I want to be certain that I wouldn't be overtaxing the handgrips. I'm thinking that if you can place a 150 pound passenger on that part of the Spyder, a winch wouldn't cause any harm. The winch is located on the floor of the truck and the higher the winch point the better. Please feel free to punch holes in my idea. I just want to do it the safest way possible. Thanks in advance for your opinions. Bob
    Last edited by Peter Aawen; 05-05-2021 at 12:23 AM. Reason: Prefix & title - this is a 'How do I?' question not a 'How To: DIY' guide. ;-)

  2. #2
    Very Active Member Snoking1127's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    567
    Spyder Garage
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Terraplane8Bob View Post
    I am planning on winching my Spyder from its rear into my truck and was hoping I could draw upon the collective wisdom of the Forum to see if that is a poor choice. My inclination is to use soft wraps around the passenger handgrips and pull from that point since they seem to be very sturdy. I believe that someone on the forum has done it that way with good success, but I want to be certain that I wouldn't be overtaxing the handgrips. I'm thinking that if you can place a 150 pound passenger on that part of the Spyder, a winch wouldn't cause any harm. The winch is located on the floor of the truck and the higher the winch point the better. Please feel free to punch holes in my idea. I just want to do it the safest way possible. Thanks in advance for your opinions. Bob
    Good way to rip the trike apart. Cycle loaders place the bike on and rack and then the rack is pulled up into the truck. You have an approach angle to get it started up into the trucks bed. I would pull from the inside of the frame A-frames close the the main frame, however I would never pursue doing what you are talking about.
    2018 RT Limited Chrome - Champagne Metallic - East Valley of Phoenix

    Magic Mirrors, 360 LED head lights, dual USB with volt meter, GPS, phone and drink holders, Front tires = Formoza's, General out back, BajaRon sway bar & Adjuster, dash cam, foam grips, 2 sizes of windshields, Ikea sheep skin, HW pegs, third brake light 4 LED strobe for 7 seconds and then on steady, rear LED turn signals/8 ohm 50W resistors and driver back rest.

  3. #3
    Very Active Member BLUEKNIGHT911's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Central VERMONT
    Posts
    15,696
    Spyder Garage
    0

    Default

    .....having to tow it uphill poses many issues .... even if you had a Hitch ( like for a trailer ) on your Spyder, I wouldn't recommend it. The Hitch isn't designed for that type of load and the angles put even more stress on it.... If I was to tow my Spyder from the front - I would use a short nylon strap or a short length of sturdy poly rope and feed that around the MAIN Frame under the front of the Spyder .... then attach your tow cable to that and tow it. Using ANY part of the Front suspension is likely to cause damage. Those parts are not capable of withstanding that amount of stress ... and even though the Pass. grips have FOUR sturdy bolts, the Spyder weighs over 1000 lbs, which far exceeds what a 150 lb. or 300 lb passenger could exert .. good luck ..... Mike

  4. #4
    Very Active Member IdahoMtnSpyder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    8,212
    Spyder Garage
    1

    Default

    Don't use the handgrips! They are connected to the body only. I've winched mine backwards onto my trailer one time only pulling it with the hitch. Contrary to Mike's comment I did not experience any problem pulling on the hitch. However, pulling it backwards it can be a challenge to keep it going straight. I had to shift the rear sideways a couple of times while pulling it up. There really is no good place to attach a winch strap to pull a Spyder backwards. If you don't have a hitch consider threading a strong rope through the rear axle, tie it into a loop and pull on it.

    Another thing you must do if you haul it backwards. Take the windshield off! Reverse wind at 60 mph will very likely break the windshield mounts.

    2014 Copper RTS

    Tri-Axis bars, CB, BajaRon sway bar & shock adjusters, SpyderPop's Bumpskid, NBV peg brackets, LED headlights and modulator, Wolo trumpet air horns, trailer hitch, custom trailer harness, high mount turn signals, Custom Dynamics brake light, LED turn signal lights on mirrors, LED strip light for a dash light, garage door opener, LED lights in frunk, trunk, and saddlebags, RAM mounts and cradles for tablet (for GPS) and phone (for music), and Smooth Spyder belt tensioner.
    2014 RTS , Copper! (officially Cognac)

  5. #5
    Active Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2021
    Location
    Ky
    Posts
    109
    Spyder Garage
    0

    Default

    Pulling up arched ramps into the back of the bed? Remember these things sit low. Front end drags quickly as will the muffler.
    One thing I would consider is a soft wrap around the frame in front of the pegs. Some pickups have tie downs in the corners.
    Warn makes a drill powered winch rated for 1k lbs. another important thing is when using ramps if the truck rolls 2" the ramps are lying on the ground, secure the ramps to the truck. Park the truck pointed downhill so the ramps are less steep.
    Hope that helps.

  6. #6
    Very Active Member JayBros's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Mint Hill, NC
    Posts
    4,948
    Spyder Garage
    0

    Default

    Read the page on Transporting The Vehicle from your operator's guide. When I got a load of badly watered gas the rollback truck operator had never hauled a Spyder. I had read the OG while awaiting the truck, we followed the instructions in the OG, driver letting me place the web straps to winch it up on the flatbed and everything went perfectly.
    Artillery lends dignity to what would
    otherwise be a vulgar brawl.
    ******************************
    Cognac 2014 RT-S

  7. #7
    Very Active Member Mikey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Durham,Maine
    Posts
    1,693
    Spyder Garage
    1

    Default

    https://www.canamspyderaccessories.c...-ramps-spyder/ I found this very interesting! I do not agree with hauling any bike or snowmobile with a windshield backwards unless you do not care about your windshield at all!! I would not use the hand grips as a anchor point ether that is not what they were designed to be used for and you will stand a chance of ripping them off. Just my 2 cents! Good luck anyways!!
    2012 RTL , Pearl

  8. #8
    Very Active Member IdahoMtnSpyder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    8,212
    Spyder Garage
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    I do not agree with hauling any bike or snowmobile with a windshield backwards unless you do not care about your windshield at all!
    Windshield is not a stopper for the idea of hauling the Spyder backwards. It only takes about 5 minutes to take it off!

    2014 Copper RTS

    Tri-Axis bars, CB, BajaRon sway bar & shock adjusters, SpyderPop's Bumpskid, NBV peg brackets, LED headlights and modulator, Wolo trumpet air horns, trailer hitch, custom trailer harness, high mount turn signals, Custom Dynamics brake light, LED turn signal lights on mirrors, LED strip light for a dash light, garage door opener, LED lights in frunk, trunk, and saddlebags, RAM mounts and cradles for tablet (for GPS) and phone (for music), and Smooth Spyder belt tensioner.
    2014 RTS , Copper! (officially Cognac)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •