ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Hacks
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-29-2012, 07:48 AM   #46
RedRocket
Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs
 
RedRocket's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2003
Location: SoCal
Oddometer: 19,178
Quote:
Originally Posted by zDollar Bill View Post
Took a test ride when it was just a concept and I was trying to grab the front brake lever that wasn't there.
One of the service guys figured out how to disconnect the traction control and claimed it did awesome smokey burnouts.


You don't have to disable any traction control, they'll do burnouts in a straight line. It's the stability control that puts the squeeze on cornering, and oversteering out of corners.
I did some smoky launches when I test rode one.
RedRocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 03:51 PM   #47
southwade
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
 
southwade's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Inside the Beltway
Oddometer: 1,648
Found these online











__________________
i haz z1000!
southwade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 03:52 PM   #48
southwade
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
 
southwade's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Inside the Beltway
Oddometer: 1,648
__________________
i haz z1000!
southwade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 05:01 PM   #49
duck
Banned
 
duck's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Seattle (Berkeley with rain)
Oddometer: 10,404
But, can they lanespliit? (Serious question.)
duck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 05:03 PM   #50
Tip Over
Whoopsie!
 
Tip Over's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Florida
Oddometer: 994
Quote:
Originally Posted by duck View Post
But, can they lanespliit? (Serious question.)
About as well as a Tri-Glide.
Tip Over is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 05:16 PM   #51
TheRackman OP
RideTodayItMayBeYourLast!
 
TheRackman's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: SoCal
Oddometer: 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by southwade View Post

I Knew only "COOL" people ride the SPYDERS
__________________
Mike_R
STOC 2902
1986 Honda Helix cn250
2011 Can-Am Spyder RT-SM5
TheRackman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 12:55 PM   #52
kbuckey
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Lookout Mountain - above Golden, CO
Oddometer: 757
My wife has a sport version. Thing is a hoot to ride and you can trick the rear into stepping out but the recovery tends to be a little rough, cause the power shuts off just when you need it!

But, she loves it and that's what matters. I would still rather ride a two wheeler but she had to stop riding two wheelers when she had a head injury (two nasty concussions - one from falling on ice, the other falling off her horse - on Hallowe'en a year apart) which has affected her balance. So she sold her bike.

She tried riding on the back of my bike (in fact I bought a V-Strom just so she'd ride on the back) but she didn't take to it.

Then, one day she said "Let's go down and test ride a Spyder." I was kind of dumbfounded but took her down and she rides the thing around the parking lot some and then for a test ride and comes back and tells the salesman - I'll take one! But of course she wanted the fancier RS-S version. It looks pretty cool in white. Really a very interesting contraption. And she really does like it.
kbuckey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 05:32 PM   #53
TheRackman OP
RideTodayItMayBeYourLast!
 
TheRackman's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: SoCal
Oddometer: 377
THIS ISN'T A FUCKING HACK!

YOU GUYS HAVE YOUR HEADS UP YOUR ASSES

NUKE THIS THREAD!
__________________
Mike_R
STOC 2902
1986 Honda Helix cn250
2011 Can-Am Spyder RT-SM5
TheRackman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 07:32 PM   #54
El Paso
It's a dry heat
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Tucson, AZ
Oddometer: 18
Yup, I will not only admit I have one... I got one of the first ones out in Feb '08... and I like it! While I've had my Spyder on several 1000 mile+ trips, I prefer my GS on the open road. Around town, or in high wind conditions, though, the Spyder is much happier ride.
El Paso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 07:34 PM   #55
ScottDill
TANSTAAFL
 
ScottDill's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Ontario
Oddometer: 4,089
Not hack, but pretty sure it falls under "other cooleo 2+ wheeled moto-contraptions"


.....it's just not a motorcycle, that's my only issue
ScottDill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 07:34 PM   #56
ScottDill
TANSTAAFL
 
ScottDill's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Ontario
Oddometer: 4,089
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheRackman View Post
THIS ISN'T A FUCKING HACK!

YOU GUYS HAVE YOUR HEADS UP YOUR ASSES

NUKE THIS THREAD!
Not a hack, but pretty sure it falls under "other cooleo 2+ wheeled moto-contraptions"


.....it's just not a motorcycle, that's my only issue
ScottDill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 08:15 PM   #57
kailuasurfer
Dreamer
 
kailuasurfer's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: PNW
Oddometer: 346
Belongs here as a 2+ wheeled contraption

I test drove one of these last year. On twisties, you really have to move your body around like you are driving a sidecar rig to keep it from lifting up. Very different yet also very familiar riding experience. It is an amazingly technologically advanced machine. I am not quite ready to trade my sidecar rigs for a Spyder, however.
kailuasurfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 11:11 PM   #58
Oldmanwheeler
Adventurer
 
Oldmanwheeler's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Ames, Iowa
Oddometer: 29
Allow me to put this into perspective. After a serious motorcycle accident in which I broke 16 bones and was on life support for 6 weeks and dozens of operations I still had the desire to ride. However, I would never be able to ride a two wheeler no matter how bad I wanted to. I tried a three wheeler but after my third should replacement I could no longer turn it. It was suggested to me to try out a Spyder because they have power assisted steering. I did and today I am still able to ride and to me that's the most important thing of all, being able to get out and enjoy a sport I love. For some of us the Spyder is our only hope so before that for us who are handicapped they may be the only alternative. So be careful how you refer to them because someday you may be in the same boat and then the Spyder will look heavenly. Ride Safe and Ride Smart.
__________________
Oldmanwheeler
Ames, IA
'12 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited
'04 BMW R1150RT Hannigan Trike
Oldmanwheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 11:16 PM   #59
Prmurat
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
Oddometer: 771
I have a RT for a year now... Only 6000 miles!! I bought it after an accident left with a bad right arm. This is the only way my wife and myself can go together on ride/vacations: I cannot hold an heavy touring bike 2 up anymore. I have a very strange relations with my Spyder: when I look at it in the garage i hate it: all the BS of Miata transformer and "its not a motorcycle" are getting to me specially cause it is not a choice that I will make if I had the choice! Once I ride it, 2 up, in the twisties I realize every time how difficult it is compared to any bike: such a great workout! With sun, rain, fog, it is really a motorcycle and the pleasure is here! It is the most comfy bike i've ever owned and 12h rides are a blast... Even if my left arm is now 3 times the size of the screwed one. I bought a Gear Up to get dirty as dirt bikes are a no no now and it is a different pleasure even if the riding technique is not too far away


Prmurat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 12:44 AM   #60
oppozit
Banned
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Oddometer: 341
It's not WHAT you ride, it's THAT you ride.
oppozit is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014