CSC trike conversion


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Big Blue UK
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CSC trike conversion

Postby Big Blue UK » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:18 am



After 30 years of solo GoldWings I am seriously considering a trike. I have weighed up all my options for a while now, looked at a few 1800's to trike, looked at different manufacturers, looked at three 1500 trikes for sale, etc, etc, etc.

Thing is I have narrowed my options down to.........
I want one GoldWing
I want to keep Big Blue
I want a trike
Is Big blue worth a £15k conversion...YES
So.........

I have decided upon a California sport conversion with all the options apart from secondary fuel tank.

I am looking for opinions of the said conversion through experience, I wish I had paid more attention to the ones I saw at LP's last year :do:, but too late now.
If anyone could help before my decision deadline in a week or so I would appreciate it.

Many thanks


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Re: CSC trike conversion

Postby themainviking » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:46 am

Have you looked at Insta Trike conversion kits by Tow Pac? Seems to me that they would fulfill the Trike experience for a lot less money, and your motorcycle is still a motorcycle. Just a suggestion.

http://www.towpacusa.com/

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Re: CSC trike conversion

Postby tfdeputydawg » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:53 am

themainviking wrote:Have you looked at Insta Trike conversion kits by Tow Pac? Seems to me that they would fulfill the Trike experience for a lot less money, and your motorcycle is still a motorcycle. Just a suggestion.

http://www.towpacusa.com/

On sale till the end of the month (Jan 2014)

You should ride the outriggers! While some do like them, they are a far cry from the smooth ride of the IRS true trike conversions!

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Re: CSC trike conversion

Postby redial » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:08 pm

Trike selection and extras are like tyres, oil, and batteries - everyone has a favourite, and they have good reasons for their selection. For all these items, I treat them like underpants - if they fit me and are comfortable, then that is the one I will get.

From my investigations of a trike conversion, a CSC conversion would not be at the top. Do your research on forums that discuss the trikes and their plus and minus of their delivery of the product.
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Re: CSC trike conversion

Postby smilam » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:25 am

In the end it is all about what you want and like. I happen to like the Roadsmith but a lot of people like the CSC. For me it made more sense to up grade to a 1800 but you know your bike better than anybody else. If you are still good on mileage and the bike is in good shape you would probably do good to add the kit. You can always go on line and check prices for your year with the kit you are looking at.
I would also recomend checking the Trike Talk forum as they have information and sub forums on all the different kits and motorcycle brands.
Some people have trouble getting use to riding a trike but most get the hang of it after a couple thousand miles if not sooner.
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Re: CSC trike conversion

Postby themainviking » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:15 am

The reason I suggested the Insta Trike kit was price. The OPs original post quoted 15,000 pounds sterling as the cost to convert. That is a scary sum of money to trike a bike, but shipping is probably a fair amount of the cost. The insta trike kit is far less heavy, and one could probably get it without even the wheels, and then pick up wheels and tires locally. As Redial mentioned, trike kits are like underwear. Some fit and some don't. Get the one that fits you. I know a guy who has the Insta Trike and it fits him. He is happy with it, being leg length challenged for a GL1800.


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