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lepchaun
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hi from a newby

Postby lepchaun » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:42 am



hello to all just like to introduce myself and thank u for letting me join ur forum im originally from county cork ireland i moved to nottinghamshire uk in 84 used to have bikes as a young lad went back on them in 2009
i bought a 89 1500gl k model last june it was imported from california i belive as it has a emissions can under the bottom if anybody reconises it and knows the history i woul b interested it had terry and connie wrote on the back of the trunk iv triked it using a reliant axel b stamp witch is the best ratio for a bike trike the photoes show it as is now but a new paint job is in line this winter the last photo shows the bike as when i bought it i never rode it as a bike and its my first time been on a goldwing if anybody could tell me what revs it should b doing at 70mph as a bike it would give me an ide if iv got the ratio right sorry for going on so much

thanks john
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Re: hi from a newby

Postby yamaha96 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:18 am

i also have a 89 wing, i was just wandering what brand of trike wheel on your goldwing, it looks real good, also does it steer good with regular set up , getting older thinking about a kit maybe? Mike.

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Postby jacksprat54 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:14 am

Can't help you with that rpm ? as I ride a '78 GL 1000, but wanted to compliment you on the trike conversion; looks really good. Enjoy!

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Re: hi from a newby

Postby Mag » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:40 pm

I can give you a 70 mph reading on it tomorrow, I have that as a normal speed limit on the highway, so I can give you a "measuring point" from an 88 perspective.

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Re: hi from a newby

Postby bstig60 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:57 pm

Welcome..... Nice ride......
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Postby redial » Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:52 am

Hi Newby, Welcome to the forum.

I noticed that your rear mudguard sits fairly high at the rear. In Oz, the mudguard end has to be lower than the axle to be legal for roadworthy. Is this the same for Ireland?
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Postby lepchaun » Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:44 am

yamaha96 wrote:i also have a 89 wing, i was just wandering what brand of trike wheel on your goldwing, it looks real good, also does it steer good with regular set up , getting older thinking about a kit maybe? Mike.

mine is home built its got a standard reliant B axel [ if u goole reliant cars uk there are 3wheeler cars in uk ]then had a new swingarm made up out of old 1 and fitted them together the wheels are multifit bk racing whitch i bought a set of four second hand for 80pound sterling had adjuster plates made up to fit between wheels so it gives a wider choice of wheels to fit on that axel had to put 2 new progressive shocks on to stop it bottoming out on the bottom side box rails plus the original air shock in total its about 4inch longer on the back wheels its 59inch wide outside tyre wall to tyre wall no speed wobbles what so evar was out yesterday on it on the straight mile near me i rode it 150yards no with hands at 50mph and smooth as silk heres some more photoes of the swingarm and axel where the red tape is thats where it bottomed out o i run on 205/50/15 tyres hope this helps or have i just confused it more LOL

THANKS JOHN
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Re: hi from a newby

Postby lepchaun » Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:51 am

Mag wrote:I can give you a 70 mph reading on it tomorrow, I have that as a normal speed limit on the highway, so I can give you a "measuring point" from an 88 perspective.

thanks that would b great

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Postby lepchaun » Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:01 am

redial wrote:Hi Newby, Welcome to the forum.

I noticed that your rear mudguard sits fairly high at the rear. In Oz, the mudguard end has to be lower than the axle to be legal for roadworthy. Is this the same for Ireland?


ireland i dont know i live in england uk last 30years but i would think so and i hope so as im hoping to go over on trike next year but in uk u dont need mudgards on a trike so iv been led to belive if u goole uk.trike docktor it gives a lot of info on rules/regs but i dont like them without muddys

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Postby Mag » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:47 pm

Ok, did my ride today (sorry I did not get back to you, I was enjoying it while it lasted)....70 mph got me just over 3,000 rpms at the OD. I would hope that is normal (fingers crossed). At idle I am only at 750 rpms (have always been told that is where the bike is happy at idle).....who the hell cares when idling, right???

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Postby lepchaun » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:46 am

ta very much at 70 mph im doing 3500revs 2up 30stone weight so about 400 revs over thats not bad for triking it but its not running right left exhaust getting very hot and backfiring under presure doing 70 in OD no problem lovely and smooth till i come to a hill she loose speed give it some trottle to pick up and she spits and backfires till speed catches up getting about 125miles to a tank of gas thinking bad plug under presure gave it a service all new air/sub/cruise/filters oil and oil filter gas filter and 6new plugs as it was stood for several years i also ran a half litre of seafome thrue the gas tank

thanks john

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Re: hi from a newby

Postby squirrel » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:27 pm

welcome from pompey. thats a very nice looking trike you have there it takes some skill to build a machine like that excellent work




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