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nessie
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Trike conversion kit

Postby nessie » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:52 pm



Have any of you put a trike conversion kit on your GL1800 and if so what is your thoughts on it. We are looking at the voyager classic and need a second opinion. Thank you . Calvin and vanessa



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trike lady
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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby trike lady » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:53 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum.
I had the Voyager on my 1993 GL1500 and liked it, I had one of their older units with shocks.
You can also get a trike conversion where you don't have four wheels, these can be expensive.
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yamaha96
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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby yamaha96 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:23 am

hi, i have thought about putting a conversion kit on my 89 1500, i was just wondering was the steering ok with the stock setup , or did you have to buy a different rake for the steering, please respond, Mike.

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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby trike lady » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:50 pm

If you go with a regular conversion you want the raked triple trees for better steering.
If you install the Voyager kit you do not use it, but if you leave the Voyager on the bike full time you can.
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WA9FWT
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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby WA9FWT » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:47 pm

Welcome from Sheboygan WI Calvin & Vanessa.
Doesn't matter what machine you are going to use to put that kit,I think they all handle the same way.It does take some time to get use to driving with out leaning one way or another.As you can see my choice was the Insta by Tow-Pac.I have drove the Voyager on a H/D and it handles the same as mine.If you ever drove a A.T.V it is about the same. It took me awhile to go through twisties and not leaning at all.In fact when I drive with a pack,I lag behind at times in the twisties, but catch up in no time.One reason is I can't lean,and the other ....why take a chance at my age of 73. But I can tell you, it was the best move I ever made by installing it my self.
The advantages with the extra wheels out way the problems I was having keeping it up-right.
The wife now is back up riding with me and enjoying it to no end. I can keep up with any of them,and that took some time at first too. I can also say when it says 50MPH in the curve comming up, I do 50MPH ,not like years ago at 60 or more. Handles grate on gravel too.No more fish tailing! As you can see I love my set up,and would do it all over again. I also think it is a lot safer then two wheels too.
WA9FWT Phil




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