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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-05-2018, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Not quite geriatric rider

I've been riding over sixty years, ever since I put an outboard motor engine on a bicycle frame when I was fourteen. Like many riders of my generation I started out riding Riding English bikes, Triumph, BSA and Norton. Then did a lateral transition to Japanese bikes, Honda and Yamaha. Later to German, BMW. I have kept many of my old bikes. I think there are about fifteen out there.

Now I am contemplating getting a Spyder for myself. My seventy three year old wife wasn't comfortable with slow speed maneuvers on her Harley and wanted three wheels under her. I convinced her a Harley trike was not the way to go so she bought a Spyder in Albany New York. I flew back there and rode it home to Vancouver, Washington for her. She really enjoys riding it and has allowed her to continue to ride with confidence. I am contemplating buying one that is not too badly wrecked and modifying it to tilt in the corners. Should be a fun project.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-06-2018, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by chinadan42 View Post
I am contemplating buying one that is not too badly wrecked and modifying it to tilt in the corners. Should be a fun project.
Probably not a good idea......depending on the model maybe.

All of them include an advanced stability control computer that might not (easily) allow you to do that.

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