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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-12-2017, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Question 6 speed manual VS automatic ?

I am seriously considering a new Spyder, 3 cyl with the 6 speed manual trans but the auto would also be nice!

Is either trans more reliable with less problems than the other?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-12-2017, 11:56 AM
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I am seriously considering a new Spyder, 3 cyl with the 6 speed manual trans but the auto would also be nice!

Is either trans more reliable with less problems than the other?

Sam
Which model are you interested in? RT or F3? If it is the RT I would advise the auto, if you are looking at the F3 and you are younger and like to smoke the rear tire then the manual. I am lazy and don't like to shift and the auto can shift faster than the manual any day of the week. As far as resale I think an auto will sell faster, just my opinion.

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It wouldn't be the RT.

It just makes sense to me that being able to shift up or down without an auto-computer interface would be less problematic. MY burnout days are over!

Maybe I'm wrong.

The last Auto bike I had was a brand new 1976 Honda CB750A.

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It just makes sense to me that being able to shift up or down without an auto-computer interface would be less problematic.
I think that's true, in general.

AND.....if you are going for a "sport" model, the manual transmission might be more desirable at resale time.
I think the RT would be the other way around; more desirable with an auto.
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Rode two wheels over 50 years and never had auto. I have the RT Limited with semi-auto and love the crap out of it. Just keep the throttle open and shift, very fast and smooth and sounds like you have clutch.

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I am seriously considering a new Spyder, 3 cyl with the 6 speed manual trans but the auto would also be nice!

Is either trans more reliable with less problems than the other?

Sam
bought the manual shift f3-s i love it but i now wish i had the semi auto one. in heavy traffic your hand can get real tired pulling clutch in.
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Cool Auto All the Way!

I am new to the Spyd3r way, but I'm hooked! I love the auto and still shift gears just don't have to deal with the clutch! It's great to come to a light and not have to keep a hold of the clutch or brake, Just sit back with the foot on the brake and grab the water bottle to grab a quick drink or stretch the arms and back without having to worry about having to keep the bike stable. Yes the Spyd3r is a different animal to ride but the only consistent thing in life is change.


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It wouldn't be the RT.

It just makes sense to me that being able to shift up or down without an auto-computer interface would be less problematic. MY burnout days are over!

Maybe I'm wrong.

The last Auto bike I had was a brand new 1976 Honda CB750A.

Sam
One of my fathers past bikes listed above, hard to find a good 4 cylinder smooth fast to learn to ride on..

I was given that same bike in 1980 to drive Va to Ca. never looked back.... in the mirror
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