Just got a "new" (to me) 2005 w/Lehman Trike


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Just got a "new" (to me) 2005 w/Lehman Trike

Postby suvcw04 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:51 pm



Rode my 2010 NT700 to Dean's Honda in Oelwein, Iowa today and rode home a 2005 GL1800 with a Lehman trike conversion on it. The bike has 49225 miles, and had a $23449 price tag. I find out that cornering is going to take some getting used to. The NT was a Sport/Tourer, with more sport than tour. A lot of fun in the corners. The NT can tour with the best of them, but the Wing definitely has the advantage.

Anybody else with a Lehman trike have words of wisdom? Also, there was no manual for the trike part of the bike. Is that available on-line?
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Re: Just got a "new" (to me) 2005 w/Lehman Trike

Postby trike lady » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:45 pm

Sweet looking trike, congrats.
Take your time getting used to the trike, it's a whole different animal than a two wheeler.
Did find this at the Lehman Trikes website: http://www.lehmantrikes.com/img/cms_doc ... online.pdf
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Re: Just got a "new" (to me) 2005 w/Lehman Trike

Postby bustedwing » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:37 am

Welcome to the website from the U P of Michigan. Congratulations on the"new"ride. It's a beautiful trike and of course it will take some time to get used to the change from two to three wheels. The suggestion I give all newcomers is take two traffic cones to an empty parking lot and put them about 50 feet apart. Then practice doing figure 8s around them so you get used to the turning radius and the wider rear end. One spot this will come up is when you refuel, those yellow posts jump right out at you if you are not careful. Good luck, ride safe.
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Postby suvcw04 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:53 pm

Thanks, guys.

Bustedwing, I see you are a Proud Member of the Patriot Guard. There are not enough ways to say THANK YOU to those who protect the fallen men and women who have given everything to protect us. Good job!!!!

Trike lady, yes I downloaded and saved the pdf. What I was looking for was info on rear lube change, spring adjustment, etc. Guess I'll check YouTube. Thanks, again.

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Re: Just got a "new" (to me) 2005 w/Lehman Trike

Postby bustedwing » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:34 pm

Thank you very much, I definitely take pride in supporting members of the military. As far as the rear differential on your trike it is more then likely a Ford rear end but you can find out from the kit manufacturer. You might also find a tag on one of the bolts. Usually it only takes 90wt oil but find out for sure.
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Re: Just got a "new" (to me) 2005 w/Lehman Trike

Postby Ghostman » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:14 am

On your lehman you have a grease fitting on the u-joint by the differential on the driveshaft. It needs a shot of grease about every 3,000 miles or every time you change the oil depending bon how often you do it. Also the dealer shouldve given you a spanner wrench for adjusting the Lehman shock under the trike. This shock is in addition to the Honda shock which comes with the bike and is adjustable from the side dash. All Monarch IIs have them.

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Re: Just got a "new" (to me) 2005 w/Lehman Trike

Postby crackercap » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:19 pm

Congrats on your new ride, a good looking bike. I, too, am new to trikes and I recently purchased a 2007 Honda Gold Wing with a Lehman Monarch II conversion. It does take some riding to acclimate to triking and you will get the feel after awhile. You didn't mention if it has EZ steer. This is a must in my opinion and I had to convert it myself. I still have my Harley and have not left riding on 2 wheelers yet. I am 67 and the Harley is a heavy beast and I can tell it is starting to affect me in some ways. Enjoy your trike and you can find a wealth of info on these forums..

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Re: Just got a "new" (to me) 2005 w/Lehman Trike

Postby themainviking » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:27 am

suvcw04 wrote:What I was looking for was info on rear lube change, spring adjustment, etc. Guess I'll check YouTube. Thanks, again.


Good looking Trike... now I know what my Goldwing would look like triked. I saved the picture you put up, thank you.

Now, as to your questions, why not contact Lehman directly and ask them if there are any special requirements that you should know about. I understand they are very good to deal with.
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Re: Just got a "new" (to me) 2005 w/Lehman Trike

Postby suvcw04 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:59 am

Crackercap, yes it does have EZ steer. Still takes a bit of muscle in town though, doesn't it? Oh well, I need the exercise.

Themainviking, I'll try that. Their website is pretty sparse on documentation. Just a couple of pdf files.

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Re: Just got a "new" (to me) 2005 w/Lehman Trike

Postby Dwight_n_Sue » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:56 am

Watch your speed going through turns. When the speed limit sign says 50 or 45 or whatever, believe the sign. You aren't leaning and centrifugal force is working on you.

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Re: Just got a "new" (to me) 2005 w/Lehman Trike

Postby Dwight_n_Sue » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:48 am

My 2004 Lehman GTL has a '79 Ford Pinto rear axle assembly as part of the kit.

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Re: Just got a "new" (to me) 2005 w/Lehman Trike

Postby suvcw04 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:47 am

The Monarch II on mine looks to have a Ford rearend also.

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Re: Just got a "new" (to me) 2005 w/Lehman Trike

Postby Dwight_n_Sue » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:35 pm

The gentleman at On Three Trikes Conversions told me if I ever needed anything on the rear axle to use '79 Ford Pinto as the source.

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Re: Just got a "new" (to me) 2005 w/Lehman Trike

Postby suvcw04 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:24 pm

Dwight_n_Sue wrote:The gentleman at On Three Trikes Conversions told me if I ever needed anything on the rear axle to use '79 Ford Pinto as the source.


Good to know. One would expect a car rearend, even one from a Pinto, would hold up very well on a bike. I would bet that the Wing has MUCH more horsepower, but with half the weight, it all evens out.




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