Third wheel now required

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Spanky McKanky, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    It sounds like a Spyder off road Rally championship would be fun viewing.
    Last rider still sitting!
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  2. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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  3. CCM/GARRY

    CCM/GARRY Adventurer

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  4. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    ^^^I'd be real curious to find how one of these ^^^ with a set of TKC 80's or similar specification dual purpose rubber would go on gravel - as a direct comparison to the conditions that I mentioned the Can Am Spyder I rode in my previous post.

    That very well could be a better option as a "three wheeled" gravel tourer/adventure bike in the Oz outback. :nod
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  5. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    If I’m not mistaken @LOFTYBOB purchased one last year, he probably had it on gravel.
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  6. Hoges

    Hoges Been here awhile

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  7. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    @LOFTYBOB to the three wheeled courtesy phone please... :bow:ear
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  8. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Always wondered why the Polaris Slingshot never got released here, there was talk early doors of it being available. Guess it’s like the Morgan 3 wheeler, I’d dearly love one but the price of admission is a bit steep. You’ll get 3 Spyder RT LT’s fully optioned and change for the same price.

    Never ridden one off road, they do have a lot of “nannies” which would make them a bit sketchy. Yes I tried to break the back end out. There’s now a Ryker Rally which may be interesting.
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  9. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    The Ryker series only come as single seat versions (AFAIK?) which would knock Spanky's desired ambition to ride two up on the head.

    The F3 might be a better option...? Not as "big" as the RT series (with all their luggage, panniers and fairings).

    The Spyder F3 could well suit to soft luggage etc. along a more "adventure bike" brief... without all the "full dress" of the RT models.

    Can Am Spyder models
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  10. LOFTYBOB

    LOFTYBOB Burning up 98 Octane

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    Mine was a Can Am Spyder, not a side by side. It was acceptable and a bit of fun as a solo, but horrible on bumpy roads or with a pillion on the back. The Tourers with their wider front wheel track are a better option for two up.
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  11. LOFTYBOB

    LOFTYBOB Burning up 98 Octane

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    As far as the Yamaha went, it was awesome, very sure footed on bumpy surfaces and gravel roads. Only took a little while to get used to the front end (felt heavy at first) but very grippy and put a few sports bikes to shame in the twisties. I still have it in a container back in Adelaide.
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  12. Pob61

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    Well done Glen
    Carn't wait for the pic's
    So is the Katana for sale ..... Hmm

    Glad to hear your ok..ish now
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  13. Spanky McKanky

    Spanky McKanky Spanky

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    Hi Paul124ac, I've ordered a 2020 RT Limited. I'm looking at long term ownership of the Spyder so Jo and I can do more day rides, weekends away now we're living in East Gippsland. Places like Omeo, Mitta Mitta, Mallacoota now seem so close. We both prefer to ride anytime we go away and now Jo can cart even more girly stuff :lol3
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  14. Spanky McKanky

    Spanky McKanky Spanky

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    Hi Phil,
    Yes "Lana" the Katana will probably go on sale.
    I love it to pieces but the riding position is agony on my hip and lower back.
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  15. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    On a Katana I reckon your wrists will be suffering just as much as your hips and back. I had a mate with one in the early '80s, that was almost 40 years ago and even then 1/2 an hour in the saddle was the best I could manage.

    Beautiful looking bike though. :raabia
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  16. Woody2627

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    I was talking to a well known rally attendee with a Spyder a few years ago, he said the biggest problem he found was that the drive wheel was a one off size so you could only buy tyres from the dealer. As they are a designed for bitumen roads, it was impossible to get tyres suitable for dirt roads.
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  17. Cuttlefish

    Cuttlefish Riding to disappear.

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    I imagine every little kid (and plenty of adults) that walk past a Nikken parked anywhere would stop and watch it for a while to see if it turned into a transformer ready to do battle.
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  18. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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  19. ktmgeoff

    ktmgeoff Remember it's not a race!

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    I imagine the Spyder would be an absolute ball tearer on gravel road corners......:lol3
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  20. ktmgeoff

    ktmgeoff Remember it's not a race!

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    You mean, lot's of big skids and roosting mates ??
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