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Old 11-13-2015, 07:24 PM   #15
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I tried a Honda 250 cc motorcycle and it just wasn't good for us. I have a VW trike (not for everybody) and towed that from Oregon to Florida, Nova Scotia and back to Oregon. I have a device that attaches to the trike frame not the front wheel. It tows just like a trailer. Now as far as weather a few years ago we were in Colorado Springs around the 4th of July and decided to ride it up to Pikes Peak. We got rained on, snowed on and were very cold and wet. I still have the VW trike and tow it occasionally but not often. At our age we prefer a tad more creature comfort.
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Old 11-16-2015, 04:03 PM   #16
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I have a GoldWing (2) and Janet has a GoldWing trike. I like two wheels. We carry both in the stacker along with the SUV.

I have demoed a Spyder. It will be my choice when I go to three wheels. It is more comfortable than a GoldWing and will run away on the TriGlide.
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Ok so I have a trike and a spider. But I pull a 12' enclosed trailer and my wife prefers a goldwing trike. She says she feels safer and doesn't sit up as high as on a spider. I like the enclosed trailer because u can use it for many many things. Pull it with a 40' beaver MH. And have no problem at all I keep the motorhome and the trike in storage in Mesa area.. If it rains I stay home or take my motorhome. But I love that open ride up to lake havisty and anywhere else we go. Last year we road our spider back to ND in May from Mesa, had a blast. But wife liked the trike better. I have the trike in Mesa already so it will be there in January when we arrive. Hope this answers ur question. No problem pulling this light trailer. Am thinking about a hydralic lift for my trike on the back of my motorhome but still thinking about it. Thx, mrbrain and mrsbrain... Haha lol
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I have a GoldWing (2) and Janet has a GoldWing trike. I like two wheels. We carry both in the stacker along with the SUV.

I have demoed a Spyder. It will be my choice when I go to three wheels. It is more comfortable than a GoldWing and will run away on the TriGlide.
You may be more comfortable but your wife won't be. She catches to much wind on your spider. Trust me. Be sure to have her with when you test drive.. When she is not happy. Your in trouble.. Haha.

We have ridden thousands and thousands of miles on both the trike and the spy der..
Wife says it actually can lift the helmet off her head and to much wind noise.. Well you think about it... Each his own.
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I tried a Honda 250 cc motorcycle and it just wasn't good for us. I have a VW trike (not for everybody) and towed that from Oregon to Florida, Nova Scotia and back to Oregon. I have a device that attaches to the trike frame not the front wheel. It tows just like a trailer. Now as far as weather a few years ago we were in Colorado Springs around the 4th of July and decided to ride it up to Pikes Peak. We got rained on, snowed on and were very cold and wet. I still have the VW trike and tow it occasionally but not often. At our age we prefer a tad more creature comfort.
Haha.. Sorry I am laughing but I really do know how it felt to get the rain and the snow. We were up on Rocky Mountains out of Denver last May and we got them both... Haha, still laughing, Lol, But that's biking. We stopped a few times and got coffee, of course that means more bathroom stops, but we still had fun and were dressed for it as well we could. Thank you for making me laugh cidedog..haha, but we r only 62 so not ready to retire our bikes yet..haha
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One thing I do miss on my goldwing trike versus the spide. I love that spiders adjustable windshield height.. Man that was handy in the rain and in the heat.. I wish trikes had that option.. It is sweeeeeet.
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We pull a tilt bed trailer that allows for the very low clearance on the Spyder (no car in tow). It was home built by a rather crafty four wheeler/side by side enthusiast I was lucky enough to encounter. We've pulled it for over 12K mi so far. Have 17K on the Spyder. If it's rainy we "suit up", call Uber, curl up with a book or each other. Use your imagination!
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You may be more comfortable but your wife won't be. She catches to much wind on your spider. Trust me. Be sure to have her with when you test drive.. When she is not happy. Your in trouble.. Haha.

We have ridden thousands and thousands of miles on both the trike and the spy der..
Wife says it actually can lift the helmet off her head and to much wind noise.. Well you think about it... Each his own.
Both of us have demoed the Spyder.

We do a lot of touring. She drives her trike and I pull a Bunkhouse trailer with my 2 wheeler. That gives us similar fuel economy.

About the only time we two up is when we travel from the campsite to a restaurant, even then not all that much. She prefers to drive her own bike. I do not mind riding two up with her but she says I make her nervous.

We rode two up a couple times this summer. We were on a trip and one of the rear bearings went out on her trike. We dropped her bike off at the shop and she rode with me for a day until her trike repair was completed.
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Both of us have demoed the Spyder.

We do a lot of touring. She drives her trike and I pull a Bunkhouse trailer with my 2 wheeler. That gives us similar fuel economy.

About the only time we two up is when we travel from the campsite to a restaurant, even then not all that much. She prefers to drive her own bike. I do not mind riding two up with her but she says I make her nervous.

We rode two up a couple times this summer. We were on a trip and one of the rear bearings went out on her trike. We dropped her bike off at the shop and she rode with me for a day until her trike repair was completed.

Mrs brain won,t ride solo so that's why she likes the trike on long hauls. Sounds .ike you have fun. Good for you.
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Mrs brain won,t ride solo so that's why she likes the trike on long hauls. Sounds .ike you have fun. Good for you.
Quick question. Do you ride with full face helmets? Shorties and 3/4 are noisier than the full face. Wind really has to blow to lift a full face.
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Quick question. Do you ride with full face helmets? Shorties and 3/4 are noisier than the full face. Wind really has to blow to lift a full face.
3/4 helmets and sometimes w go without any at all. Depends onthe weather and what state we r in, of course. Our helmets have a drop downwind held that I like,too. Especially if it is rainingon and off.
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3/4 helmets and sometimes w go without any at all. Depends onthe weather and what state we r in, of course. Our helmets have a drop downwind held that I like,too. Especially if it is rainingon and off.
We wear full face regardless of the law. Want to be identified should we have an accident.

Have you tried one of the tall Tulsa windshields? I think I could light a cigarette behind it while driving - if I smoked!
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