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post #1 of 77 (permalink) Old 10-02-2008, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Okay, I have seen a few Spyders besides my own on the local streets. Where are the rest of you and why haven't you posted on the board. I am very much interested in a local Spyder group. Somebody respond
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post #2 of 77 (permalink) Old 10-14-2008, 02:37 PM
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I am in Staunton and have a yellow one. There are 3 others in the area that I know of, 2 silver, and another yellow. Where are you located?
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post #3 of 77 (permalink) Old 10-26-2008, 04:20 PM
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I live in Virginia Beach and have a red spyder on order. I'm interested in a Spyder group also.
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post #4 of 77 (permalink) Old 03-26-2009, 04:59 AM
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I am picking up my Spyder today and I would be interested in a Spyder club.
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post #5 of 77 (permalink) Old 06-18-2009, 06:10 PM
 
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I live near Fredericksburg and have a all black phantom replica. This is my first post so of course I am new to the forum. I have a couple of upgrades on my bike but nothing super. I have the six spoke wheels, the phantom kit, the hindle exhaust, and the small blacked out windshield.
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post #6 of 77 (permalink) Old 06-19-2009, 02:59 PM
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Okay, I have seen a few Spyders besides my own on the local streets. Where are the rest of you and why haven't you posted on the board. I am very much interested in a local Spyder group. Somebody respond
You ask where others are but don't say where YOU are. I'm in WV but only 20 miles north of Winchester VA

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You ask where others are but don't say where YOU are. I'm in WV but only 20 miles north of Winchester VA
I am considering a Spyder and have rode one one time for about 20 ft and had a hot rod rider accompanying me and I was not impressed but I have since wanted to try it again- I don;t know where to even look- it sees the Bluefield shop is th enearest to me.

Can anyone tell me if they are hard to steer in the curves as I read once? I also have concerns re many not-statring, and other clitches they seem to have and the maintience people don;t seem to know how to fix. Are you all having problems? I am an older lady who has riden both 2 wheels and a GW trike for many miles- just did 4000 to Nova Scotia- I ride long distances and alone a lot getting to other groups to join for trips so I need reliability, Can anyone give me any insight into this- I am too short for most real touring bikes and my GW is older and I could use something newer if it is reliable, some concern on not many dealers around- what happens to these on long trips when you have problems- anyone had any experience with this situation.

Thanks- I can;t buy many more bikes so I want one easy to get on and off and fun to ride too. Joan in the Mountains of Va
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post #8 of 77 (permalink) Old 07-28-2009, 08:10 PM
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Does anyone have any data on long distance traveling with the Can-Ann? I am looking and thinking of buying one. Thanks, Joan
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post #9 of 77 (permalink) Old 07-29-2009, 01:15 PM
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Does anyone have any data on long distance traveling with the Can-Ann? I am looking and thinking of buying one. Thanks, Joan
Last month I rode mine to Missouri and back...a distance of about 2000 miles. The ride was comfortable but I wish I'd had my highway pegs then. I have a group getting together to do a Catoctin Mountain/Gettysburg Battlefield run next month which will be about 200 miles including transit distance. Am planning to go to the Spyders in the Smokies in Gatlinburg TN in September...transit distance about 900 miles.

Several keys to a comfortable ride:
1) Risers or pull-backs to adjust your handlebars so you don't have to lean forward.
2) A better seat (BRP's Comfort Seat, Corbin Modular Saddle, or Russell's Day-Long seat) Each of these has it's own fan club
3) Highway pegs or floorboards so that you can stretch your legs

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post #10 of 77 (permalink) Old 08-05-2009, 08:10 AM
 
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Hello all Virginia Can Am riders. I just joined the forum after test riding a Spyder last week. I'm definitely sold. My wife and I will be getting one hopefully in the next month or so and look forward to meeting up with and riding with any local Spyder owners. I plan to immediately add the Corbin seats and a back rest and probably change out the windscreen for a larger one. Hope to see you guys on the road soon.

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