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Rugrat5288
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Location: Charlestown, New Hampshire
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New guy needs help!

Post by Rugrat5288 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:00 pm



Hi first post. I’m going to pick up a used wing to put a voyager trike kit on. I have been looking at an 86 aspenCade with 60k on it and a 98 apsencade with 98k on it. Both have been well maintained. The main reason for this project is the comfort of the wife. Rides would probably never exceed 3 hours one way. And only weekends. The 86 is $1900 and the 98 is $2400. Which would you guys recommend? Is the 98 all that much more comfortable for the passengers?



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virgilmobile
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Location: Denham Springs,La.
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
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78 GL1000
81 GL1100
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83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

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Post by virgilmobile » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:17 pm

I've run all 4 models so far.
The 1000..just a beast.
The 1100..really fast.
The 1200..a bit too nimble/twitchy ya might say..
The 1500...plenty of go and probably the most comfortable.Like a lumbering giant.
There all easy to ride but the 1500 has been the best for my riding pleasure.
It just lumbers along...
Each do have there cons too.
Repairs and maintenance cost about the same but the 1500 can be a bit more time consuming to keep up diy work.

DaveO430
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Post by DaveO430 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:39 pm

Spend the extra $500 and get the 1500. 12 years newer, has reverse, cruise control, more comfort and easier to find parts for.

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MikeB
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Post by MikeB » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:50 pm

A Voyager Trike Kit? Is that the add on rear wheels and the OEM rear wheel stay in place? I do not have personal experience with them but I understand they are not that safe. If,and only if, I were to go to three wheels, I would go with a proper trike conversion, especially if I planned on riding with my significant other.
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Rugrat5288
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Location: Charlestown, New Hampshire
Motorcycle: 1991 Harley softail

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Post by Rugrat5288 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:04 am

I have a voyager kit I have had since 2003. Never a problem. Goes on and off in 15 minutes. Plus I have had it on 2 different bikes. Just need to buy the mounting hardware for each bike. Very nice for 2up.



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