Trike conversion kit


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Trike conversion kit

Postby nagger007 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:23 pm



Does anyone know what model this conversion kit is? I bought it used for my 93 Goldwing 1500 SE.
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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:41 pm

It looks somewhat like a Tow-Pac, but I think they have torsion suspension, not leaf springs.

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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby nagger007 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:59 pm

This kit has metal fenders, which makes me believe it may be an old kit, don't most of the new ones now have fiberglass fenders? Also I would like to know if there are any accessories for it as I need the luggage racks that are on top of each fender.

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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby trike lady » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:16 pm

Doesn't look like a Voyager, could be home made.
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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby tfdeputydawg » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:08 am

Have no idea of the brand. However, FYI and no offense intended, it is definitely not a "trike" conversion! Trike means 3. This unit adds 2 more wheels for a total of 4. This is called an outrigger.
They are very difficult to steer and some dangerously allow the inside tire to lift off the road in corners!
Tried 2 of these (Voyager and TowPak) before going with a true trike conversion.
They were "ridable" and would be fine for those that require additional "help" to keep riding and can not afford a real trike conversion.
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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby nagger007 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:02 pm

Now I'm having second thoughts about using it, what makes the center tire lift on this kit more so than the inside tire on a true conversion. I've driven it on my bike and I don't think it steers that hard. Another question, do you have to slow down considerably for turns? I was told you drive it on turns like you would drive a car.

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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:27 pm

nagger007 wrote:Now I'm having second thoughts about using it, what makes the center tire lift on this kit more so than the inside tire on a true conversion. I've driven it on my bike and I don't think it steers that hard. Another question, do you have to slow down considerably for turns? I was told you drive it on turns like you would drive a car.

I stated the inside tire may lift, meaning the inside tire in a curve, not the center tire on the bike!
True trikes do not have the OEM rear wheel as a "pivot" point which is what can allow the inside tire(again meaning the outrigger wheel that is to the inside of a curve) to raise off the road.
There's no counter steer as on a 2 wheeler, you turn the handle bars the way you want to go.
Keep a good grip on the bars as the outrigger units make the bike want to straighten out in a corner. That's what I meant by difficult to steer.




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