Trike kits


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bubbzy93
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Trike kits

Postby bubbzy93 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:16 pm



I have searched on here, but didn't find a whole lot on people who have installed trike kits on their GL1500's I am considering doing this, but have read so many possitive and negative things on mthe voyager, and tow-pac kits I am unsure of what to do. Then I got an email from a trigg trike dealer saying their kits werer superior, and they use 15 in tires on theirs, and their suspension is better as well. I have done searches to try and find more "installation information" on this kit, and how it's made, their side doesn't really go into too much depth on the subject ..... anyone have, or, have tried on e of these trigg trike kits? and any info, and feedback is much appreciated
Thanks


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tfdeputydawg
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Re: Trike kits

Postby tfdeputydawg » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:36 pm

First, does a kit, like these "out riggers" (all be it not a true trike)have to be certified in Canada???

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Re: Trike kits

Postby bubbzy93 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:49 pm

not thatI am aware of, at least not in my province, there is a voyager dealer in the city I work in, and a tow-pac and trigg trike dealer in a neibouring province, I know they are not true trikes, and I would LOVE to do the real thing, but that just aint gonna happen ( short of winning the lottery)
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Re: Trike kits

Postby tfdeputydawg » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:46 pm

bubbzy93 wrote:not thatI am aware of, at least not in my province, there is a voyager dealer in the city I work in, and a tow-pac and trigg trike dealer in a neibouring province, I know they are not true trikes, and I would LOVE to do the real thing, but that just aint gonna happen ( short of winning the lottery)

Thanks and I understand the $$'s

jturk1
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Re: Trike kits

Postby jturk1 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:34 am

Hi
I bought my Goldwing with a conversion kit on it. It is very stable and I can haul a couple hundred pounds in the trailer easily but... You really feel the potholes and bumps with it and you cannot lean into the bends anymore. You have to muscle the steering wheel to turn but you get use to it. It is really nice with a passenger on not having to try to hold it up when stopped anymore, lol.

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Re: Trike kits

Postby trike lady » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:47 pm

I had a Voyager on my 1500 and the only thing I didn't like was getting air into the rear tire, other than that it did it's job very well.
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jturk1
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Re: Trike kits

Postby jturk1 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:31 am

The only thing I can find on it is Tow-Pac. hope that is the name of it.

coolhandsbob
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Re: Trike kits

Postby coolhandsbob » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:59 pm

I been a member here for quite a while but haven't been on here as much as I should . I live in Ontario Canada and installed a Voyager Conversion Kit on My 2000 Wing in December 2012. As you know we do sometimes get snow in Canada so I ready didn't get to use the bike till spring. It has its pro's and cons as anything does. I put approx 20,000 km on last year without a problem . Installation was fairly easy . It is bumpier on bad roads , and i personally don't like speeding so if you are like me it rides nice on the highway and it tows a trailer nice , doesnt fall over and you can go back to 2 wheels in a few minutes. Anyone installing on should confirm there insurance company will be happy with the conversion without taking you to the cleaners for insurance. I bought mine thru Trikeman USA but we do have dealers in Ontario where you can get extra help and installation . If you need any other help or would like pictures send me a PM

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Re: Trike kits

Postby coolhandsbob » Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:03 pm

bubbzy93 wrote:I have searched on here, but didn't find a whole lot on people who have installed trike kits on their GL1500's I am considering doing this, but have read so many possitive and negative things on mthe voyager, and tow-pac kits I am unsure of what to do. Then I got an email from a trigg trike dealer saying their kits werer superior, and they use 15 in tires on theirs, and their suspension is better as well. I have done searches to try and find more "installation information" on this kit, and how it's made, their side doesn't really go into too much depth on the subject ..... anyone have, or, have tried on e of these trigg trike kits? and any info, and feedback is much appreciated
Thanks


Hi Guy I know your post is not very new . I was just wondering if you ever did the conversion

downstate cruiser
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Re: Trike kits

Postby downstate cruiser » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:15 am

I did some research on trike kits several year ago and decided to have it triked out. I have a 1999 Honda Goldwing SE. I found a motorcycle shop in Daytona Beach, Fl called Trikking Trikes. (check on line) By the way, I live in Illinois. The price was right(under $10,000). The Honda shops around here were quoting $16,00 to $19,000 It's been 4 years since it was triked. In the four years, I haven't had a lick of trouble. It will take them a week to trike it. No regrets. You can spend a week in Daytona Beach (not a bad deal). Or you can do what we did. We booked a week long cruise from Port Canaveral, Fl The bike was finished when we arrived back to Daytona Beach. Take the time to check out the web site.

gwitrike
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Re: Trike kits

Postby gwitrike » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:31 pm

I had a TowPac "E" trike kit installed this past November, on a 1991 1500 Interstate, and managed to put 400 miles on it before the snow fell. Getting used to the cornering was the biggest thing for me. Speed up over 40 mph and you don't realize you have extra wheels. The trike wheels position seem to be a little in front of the rear bike wheel, so at lower speed there is a little shimmy involved, but just something to get used to. Other kits appear to have trike wheel position more even or aft of the bike wheel. Best feature is when you pull up to a stop, just push on the brakes. No mental thought required as to when to put your feet down, or which way will the bike try to lean after stopping, or worrying if your bad knee will give out when you put your foot down.




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