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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-08-2018, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings from Lisbon (Portugal)

Hello to everyone.

Not an American resident, I'm actually a bit far (Western Europe).

About to trade my beloved Triumph Tiger 800 for a Spyder, so lots of reading through the forum.

I know the trade doesn't makes much sense, but I tour mostly and would love to do it two-up securely and comfortably.

Cheers.
Daniel.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2018, 07:43 AM
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Welcome to the site!

The important thing to remember is that the trade needs to make sense to you. All of us on the forum have our own reasons to purchasing Spyders.

Dave
'11 RT Ltd.
crazy enough to do a Saddle Sore 1000
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-12-2018, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Well... Just pulled the trigger, ordered myself a brand new F3S to be delivered on the next two/three weeks.

Added the SHAD saddlebags, the Blueridge windscreen (I know not the best, but it's what we can get here) and the detachable passenger backrest (for the lady).

I think latter Iíll add the fog lights (seen some very nice one from Tricled) and the heated grips (if they are good).

Hope I wonít regret it, Iíve been with Triumph for 8 years and it has been totally trouble free and nothing but pleasure.

But Iím getting old and I do wish to travel comfortably two up (the Tiger was mostly a solo bike)Ö Oh yes, and Iím sure Iíll have to upgrade the rear shock some time soon.

The dealer didnít had any vehicle for test-drive, so the first Spyder that I will try will be mine.
I know itís kind of mad, but thatís how Iím determined to get this Spyder
(actually that's not the first time I've done this, bought a VStrom without trying it, and it was a fabulous bike).

Cheers!
Daniel.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-14-2018, 08:07 AM
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The dealer didn’t had any vehicle for test-drive, so the first Spyder that I will try will be mine.
This is a BAD plan.

3 wheels rides entirely differently than 2.

It will be BEYOND mad if you sign the papers and hand over money BEFORE you get a test ride.

I hope it works out good.

P.S. Check out the lights carefully BEFORE you order anything as the lights are different in the US.

'17 RT Limited

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2018, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Oh yes, well it's done now... Risky decision I know but it wasn't actually made lightly.

Started three months ago and read everything I could about the Spyder up to know.

I'm really into travelling and I'm not comfortable anymore on riding two up on two wheels.

LED and Fog lights are legal here (although not in every European countries), but we get amber side reflectors and big chunky turn signals at the back :/
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-01-2018, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Well it's here... Brought it back home today with a big smile... Gosh this thing is cool and comfortable.

First couple of corners where a bit frightening then I gradually got the handle of it.

Seems European models are a bit different from the US.

We got some huge turn signals at back (got to fix this)... Still not as ugly as the Japanese model.
Auxiliary lights are standard and work as the low beams, so no low beams in the main headlight.
Side reflectors are amber instead of red.
MY2018 F3s have the premium colored gauge.

Weather is nice (33C/91F) so perfect to break-in the spyder
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-02-2018, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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The first pics...





Still getting used to this head turner effect
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