tipovers x3 in only 1 month, 93GL15A


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tipovers x3 in only 1 month, 93GL15A

Postby laugh_daily » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:58 am



Ways to prevent? Trick to right without help? I have MS, legs a tiny bit weak, but normal gait. Time for trike? Don't want one really. Love some help, thanks wingers!



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Re: tipovers x3 in only 1 month, 93GL15A

Postby dingdong » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:26 am

Here is a vid on how to pick it up.


The 1500 is the easiest of all the Wings to dump. It has or will happen to all of us. It is heavy and doesn't take much to get past the tipping point. Just a few inches either direction and you won't be able to maintain control when stopped. Even moving at a very slow speed it is difficult to control. The best way I can suggest to help is when stopping be sure to put both feet down and stop firmly. Don't try to coast to a slow stop and do keep the front wheel straight. Then take the bike to a parking lot and practice your slow maneuvers using the rear brake throttle and clutch. It's called feathering. Then practice them some more.
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Re: tipovers x3 in only 1 month, 93GL15A

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:09 am

Have you ridden a trike yet?
Triked mine 2 years ago and wish I had done it sooner!
Try one that has IRS and extends the wheel base.
I'm betting you and your back seat(if U have one?) will be amazed!

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Re: tipovers x3 in only 1 month, 93GL15A

Postby laugh_daily » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:00 pm

Guys, I can't tell you how much I appreciate your response. People have been so nice on this site. It's really a great resource to those of us who've lusted after Wings for years and now finally own one. My Boise best to you!

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Re: tipovers x3 in only 1 month, 93GL15A

Postby st4r50 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:20 pm

what I learned with my 15 is... how to pick it up.

over time you become more experienced with it and learn to avoid situations that will bring you down. Try to avoid mounting highway boards that can puncture your valve covers for a while.

Stay off the front brake at low speeds, like in gravel or grass and in parking lots.

Spend some time in a vacant parking lot practicing low speed maneuvering.
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Re: tipovers x3 in only 1 month, 93GL15A

Postby bustedwing » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:56 pm

There are cheaper alternatives to three wheels that you can search here or triketalk.com, but there is no shame in riding three wheels. If it means being safer then whats wrong with that?Once you have tried a trike and really used it you may find out it is more fun than you think.And sooned or later you either have to give up the bike all together or switch to three wheels, so give them an honest try. Ride safe.


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