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aejjmj
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We triked our bike!

Postby aejjmj » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:06 pm



I am a new rider. I had my 1989 1500 Goldwing triked. (Trigg Trike, Cadiz, KY) I decided to be as safe as possible with my proud Goldwing owner status. I am 74yrs old. I plan to tour the midwest this year for my 75th birthday(March 7th). My wife recently retired and we will now become a "part of the scenery"!



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maestro319
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Re: We triked our bike!

Postby maestro319 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:41 pm

Hey ae, if you get up by West Chicago/Wheaton way give a shout out. We could do a short ride. I should have my trike out of winter storage by then. Maybe head out to Lowden Sate Park and check out the Chief Blackhawk statue, then take a scenic ride down rte. #2 along the Rock River to Dixon.

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Re: We triked our bike!

Postby twostrokes48 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:31 pm

congrads on the new 2 you ride. At 74, you're gonna have to stay on that baby for a couple years straight just got get your milage up. It is a great way to travel and see the USA. I'm 65 and now doing the same thing...seeing the states...
Good Luck on your ventures.

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tfdeputydawg
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Re: We triked our bike!

Postby tfdeputydawg » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:39 pm

How's it steer? I had a idea at one time to add one of the "outrigger" units similar to the Trigg. Then remove it if I wanted to ride 2 wheeled again.
Found it very difficult to steer and if I added a rake kit, then I could not remove the unit to ride as a 2 wheel.
So, I ended up w/a true trike conversion and love it. Trigg wasn't available back when I was looking! Wondered it the wheels of the unit moved rearward of the OEM rear wheel helped any or make road undulations worse?

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Re: We triked our bike!

Postby themainviking » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:15 pm

twostrokes48 wrote:I'm 65 and now doing the same thing...seeing the states...


I did that when I retired the first time. Took me thirteen months to go all over the US and Canada, on my motorcycle (22 years ago). I bought a Goldwing just over a year ago, because I retired again, and am in the process of doing it all again, but in installments this time. Motorcycles are the best way to see the country. Both yours and mine.
It ain't about the destination - it's all about the journey

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Re: We triked our bike!

Postby thrasherg » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:24 pm

Congrats on the conversion, I hope I am still riding and enjoying it when I turn 74.. Post some pictures of the bike and your rides..

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Re: We triked our bike!

Postby Sally » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:38 pm

Congrats I sure hope at 75 I can still ride..You go man be safe and ride ride ride.. Sally :lol: :lol:

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Re: We triked our bike!

Postby actionpack » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:50 pm

congrats on the new trike , sounds like your about to have a great trip , have a blast 8-)
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Re: We triked our bike!

Postby bustedwing » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:30 pm

Congrats on the trike, If you get to the U.P. of Mich. I would love to put a few miles on with my trike and show some of the sites.Ride safe.
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Re: We triked our bike!

Postby fysty-1 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:48 pm

Congratulations on you new trike. I am 65 but I have been riding for 50 odd years but I did it as a female back in the 60's. I know you will love your Birthday as touring on a wing is like heaven itself. I have triked mine via The Voyager rout. Take your time & you will have no problems. The steering is a little tricky to get used too but as a new rider you won't real have much to compare to. I have just 3 words of advice. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Cheers Angela :D :D :D :D
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Re: We triked our bike!

Postby WA9FWT » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:24 am

Also congratulations on the new ride and too this great site from Sheboygan WI.
I too triked out my Wing in order to get the wife back on the bike with me.
It did take some time to get use to handeling it, but it was the best move ever adding on the extra
wheel kit. Age here is 72,and will ride as long as I can.... :)

WA9FWT Phil

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Re: We triked our bike!

Postby maestro319 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:20 pm

I am turning 67 this March. I've only been riding for 2 years so you "old" guys are an inspiration!! Guess that means I have a few more years of riding left. I wish I had started sooner, but... sometimes life gets in the way. BTW,...my riding buddy (and the one who got me into biking) just turned 80 on Groundhog Day and is still riding. Both of us are looking forward to putting in many miles together this riding season.

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Re: We triked our bike!

Postby 1CheeseLouise » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:04 pm

When I first rode a goldwing, I had to fight a tendency to ride in the middle of the lane, since I was now wider than on my narrow old bike. So, I was getting into the greasy oily section of the road. How do you AVOID the oil streak in the middle of the road?
And, If you don't, isn't that unsafe?

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Re: We triked our bike!

Postby fysty-1 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:10 pm

I don't bother but I just take it easy.when I am on the hwy, I am in cruising mode so I don't worry too much about my usaual aggresiveness as like said I'm just cruising. The center is also the better place as most roads have that"W" effect & it is better (@ least for me) to sit level. The only time around here that it is a problem is May - Sept after a heavy rain. In the wintertime itrains so much that it is not an issue.
Angela (fysty-1) & Dani
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Re: We triked our bike!

Postby donnewald » Fri May 18, 2012 8:18 pm

Good things happen on three's! Congrats with your new trike. Enjoy the ride!

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Re: We triked our bike!

Postby mervk » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:00 am

aejjmj, Are you still riding your Trigg Trike? I have Just ordered a kit, and have had second thoughts, as I understand they allow the bike to lean outwards a bit on a corner. Anyone with a trigg conversion care to comment?

Cheers.
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WA9FWT
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Re: We triked our bike!

Postby WA9FWT » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:22 am

mervk wrote:aejjmj, Are you still riding your Trigg Trike? I have Just ordered a kit, and have had second thoughts, as I understand they allow the bike to lean outwards a bit on a corner. Anyone with a trigg conversion care to comment?

Cheers.

Have you ever drove a Trike ? Not sure if you are refering to only a " Trigg " leaning ?
I converted mine to extra wheels, not really a Trike.But I have drove other trikes and have not had them lean at all.What I have noticed with mine is when it says 40MPH around a curve, I stick to the posted speed limit. I have lifted up the wheel by not keeping in the posted speed limit, and it scared the crap out of me. :lol: As for twisties I don't like them when I'm with a groupe of guys.I don't lean so I don't take a chance trying to keep up with them. My age 73 has a lot to do with it I'm sure.I just want to be safe.Out side of that, I love my
extra wheels. Two years ago I added the Tow-Pak kit.

WA9FWT Phil

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Re: We triked our bike!

Postby fr1tz » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:49 am

Congrats on the new old ride and your soon to come birthday!!! 75 thats Great !! Trigg trike is that a dealer name ? can we see pictures ? are you guys camping along the way or motels ? I'am sure motels will be much better, I'am 63 hoping to make it to 75 and hope to have a new trike some day. but anyway congrats -- fr1tz
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Re: We triked our bike!

Postby fysty-1 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:30 pm

Even tho this post is nearly a year old & aejjmj has never reply to his own post, here is a link to the trike kit to which he was refering. http://www.triggtrikekits.com/trike-models/honda May they are still touring the roads & have no computer. Cheers Angela :? :? :? :?
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Re: We triked our bike!

Postby twostrokes48 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:47 am

Speaking of trike kits...has anyone ever owned or known anyone that has owned a Richland Roadster trike kit??? Have been considering one. Seems similar to the other bolt on/off ones like voyager or towpac...

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Re: We triked our bike!

Postby articbluewolf69 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:50 am

I've been looking into triking out my '85 GL1200i. I've got some spinal issues that have prevented me from riding for the last 2 years & I'm really feeling it. I'm not giving up on my ride, but may have to change what I ride. Riding is the best mental therapy in the world & I miss it & so does my service dog Dragon.
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Re: We triked our bike!

Postby WA9FWT » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:10 am

articbluewolf69 wrote:I've been looking into triking out my '85 GL1200i. I've got some spinal issues that have prevented me from riding for the last 2 years & I'm really feeling it. I'm not giving up on my ride, but may have to change what I ride. Riding is the best mental therapy in the world & I miss it & so does my service dog Dragon.


I can tell you it's the best thing I ever did adding a Tow-Pac kit to my 82 Wing.
I lost a few MPG, but still get about 30,31 MPG in the city on Reg fuel.In fact lately I wish I had A/C on it around town. Sitting at a stop light it gets reallllly warm ha ha I have had a number of people stop me and ask questions as too what does it cost to convert ! And how do I like it. It's not two wheels, but I love it. :)

WA9FWT Phil




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