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Old 11-20-2008, 11:34 AM   #1
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:26 AM   #2
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Well that does it, I'm gonna start saving my spare change and selling everything in the garage to get one of these now. The thumb shifting did it. Now to just find some velcro pants...
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:42 AM   #3
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You need to install a brake lever, too. The stock "bike" has only a brake pedal. Shouldn't be hard for one of your skills, though.

I rode one, and it's a hoot!
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:56 AM   #4
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Well that does it, I'm gonna start saving my spare change and selling everything in the garage to get one of these now. The thumb shifting did it. Now to just find some velcro pants...
Go, Cuddy!
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:19 PM   #5
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Matt,

Not velcro pants! You'd never get unstuck!

Rig up a 'tank bra', with gunner's belts on either side, attached on the aft end. Velcro rug on the tank, hook on the ends of the belts. When you mount the bike, reach under each leg for the bitter end of the belt and pull your leg up snug.

You'll probably want a third belt to hold your tushie down on the saddle. Looks like these Spyders can really cut a turn!

Of course, you'll need to figure out how to capture your feet. Maybe some rare earth magnets. One strapped to your boot, the other attached to something on the bike.

I bet if you asked the Duke'ster nicely, he could probably get you in touch with Bombardier Engineering. I'd guess they have a handbrake design they decided not to use.

Hoo-yah!
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:00 AM   #6
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Well that does it, I'm gonna start saving my spare change and selling everything in the garage to get one of these now. The thumb shifting did it. Now to just find some velcro pants...
Mscuddy are you paraplegic?
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Yes he is. He got run over by some a$$hole while riding on the street and ended up with a spinal cord injury. The dude that did him walked away scot free too. Really sucks man.
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:41 AM   #8
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Riding a Buell too of all things, if only it had a better motor....
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:25 AM   #9
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Yes he is. He got run over by some a$$hole while riding on the street and ended up with a spinal cord injury. The dude that did him walked away scot free too. Really sucks man.
Your freakin kidding me, how did he get out of it, scot free?

The reason I ask is, my father has been in a chair since 76. Used to be an ironworker, feel off a building and had a beam cut his spinal cord almost in half. After years of playing tennis and pushing marathons hes finally wearing down the plates in his back that are fuzed to his bones. Thought of him when the spyder came out too although hes never rode.

Anyhow, we have a customer that's a paraplegic and owns a spyder he's got a full wheelchair rack to carry it when hes riding. Not sure how his feet are restrained but I'll look next time hes in. I think its just velcro straps though.

Be great to get back out on the raod Mscuddy if you are not riding currently.
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