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    Smile Very new owner

    I am going to pick up my first spyder (RT-S) this afternoon. I have ridden bikes since 1949 so as an "old dog" I am looking forward to learning some new tricks . Looking forward to meeting other riders in the So. Oregon area.

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    Default Welcome old dog

    From probably one of the younger members here, welcome to the club. New tricks in store for you, lol.

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    Default Congratulations..!!

    pictures once you stop..(some day). Welcome to the roadster world and this site. There is a do's and do not's thread that can help you along. Your in for the time of your life these are amazing machines...enjoy and be safe..!!
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    You "Old Dog"!

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    220,000 Mile Spyder Ryder, IBA Premier member #59352, Saddlesore 1000 (11), Bun Burner 1500 (3), Saddlesore 2000 (2), Bun Burner Gold, MILEEATER SILVER

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    Default Old dogs absoluttely can learn new tricks...

    .... WA is close to OR... love to show you around my area and I always have an extra room....

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    Congrats and enjoy!
    4" Stubby antenna,Rivco Flag Holder,Third brake light & Run brake and turn,mirror blinkers, cup holder, BRP 25 inch vented windshield ,Spyderpops Bumpskid with inlaid led, w/remote,Spyclops light,Eagle etching on windshield w/light,ground effects,trunk light,volt,meter&dual usb,Ultma seat w/gas door,sway bar&links,1330&Spyder decals,JT dash mount.
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    Default another newby...

    I have had mine since July 18th, 2014 and have loved all 5000 miles so far!!!! Congrats and welcome to Spyder world!!!

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    Welcome to the Spyder club.

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    and on your new ride. You are going to like the RT-S. What year did you get?

    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.
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    and congratulations on your new ride!!!

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    There's always a first time like most of us. and
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    Quote Originally Posted by akspyderman View Post
    and on your new ride. You are going to like the RT-S. What year did you get?
    Its a 2014. I have only ridden it 100 miles so far, but I am impressed. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by hognut View Post
    I am going to pick up my first spyder (RT-S) this afternoon. I have ridden bikes since 1949 so as an "old dog" I am looking forward to learning some new tricks . Looking forward to meeting other riders in the So. Oregon area.
    I have a 014 RTs l bought in July , have 3500 miles on it now. Just love getting on it and ride. I'm also a old dog at 70 years. I only live 45 miles north of you in Myrtle creek so let's get together sometime in the future.:

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    Take 199 to Crescent City and back - By the time you get home, you will have adjusted to the Spyder. Taking it in small bytes is not the ticket. The Spyder IS different, and you need to push through the learning curve to get to the really good bits. Don't white knuckle the bars - try riding a bit with your hands open, and the grips resting in the web of your thumb, steering by pushing, rather than pulling.

    After Crescent City, you might try the run to Lakeview, via Klamath Falls.....

    You live in a great part of the state to really enjoy your RT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonrider View Post
    Take 199 to Crescent City and back - By the time you get home, you will have adjusted to the Spyder. Taking it in small bytes is not the ticket. The Spyder IS different, and you need to push through the learning curve to get to the really good bits. Don't white knuckle the bars - try riding a bit with your hands open, and the grips resting in the web of your thumb, steering by pushing, rather than pulling.

    After Crescent City, you might try the run to Lakeview, via Klamath Falls.....

    You live in a great part of the state to really enjoy your RT.
    Thank you for the advice. I got in a 100 miles yesterday and am starting to get smoother in the corners. Have ridden 2 wheel since the late 1940's so the feel is quite different . I do enjoy the Spyder the more I ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denniswheat1 View Post
    I have a 014 RTs l bought in July , have 3500 miles on it now. Just love getting on it and ride. I'm also a old dog at 70 years. I only live 45 miles north of you in Myrtle creek so let's get together sometime in the future.:
    Thank you for the post. I would like to ride with you sometime. I will get the 500 mile service next week. We are about the same age as i am 75.

    Ride safe.

    Gary C

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    Boy we are a bunch of old guys.... but the good part we aare alive and enjoying the big out doors
    on a Trike, Bike, Motorcycle and loving it... keep riding.... I'm almost 73
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    Quote Originally Posted by hognut View Post
    Thank you for the post. I would like to ride with you sometime. I will get the 500 mile service next week. We are about the same age as i am 75.

    Ride safe.

    Gary C

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    Default no counter-steering allowed! :)

    Quote Originally Posted by hognut View Post
    Thank you for the advice. I got in a 100 miles yesterday and am starting to get smoother in the corners. Have ridden 2 wheel since the late 1940's so the feel is quite different . I do enjoy the Spyder the more I ride.
    I had just learned and was using counter-steering when I bought my Spyder. BIG diff in the corners

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    It's a lot like flying - just let the Spyder do the work for you.. you're just the guide....
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