back break removal with a trek kit on it


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back break removal with a trek kit on it

Postby CJsalzer » Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:24 pm



I am looking to replace my back breaks on my 1998 Gl 1500 SE aspencade with a trek kit added to it, how do i accomplish this?



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Re: back break removal with a trek kit on it

Postby trike lady » Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:59 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum.
What type of trike kit is on your Wing?
Does the bike have an Insta-trike or Voyager Unit as those can be removed.
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Re: back break removal with a trek kit on it

Postby CJsalzer » Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:17 pm

not real sure i bought the bike from someone else but i think it is able to be removed, there is no kick stand or center stand

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Re: back break removal with a trek kit on it

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:32 pm

Is it a 3 wheeler(1front wheel and 2 rear wheels) or does it still have the OEM rear wheel w/"outrigger wheels? About the same question TL asked.
If a true trike, we need to know the brand to tell where new brake pads are available from
If a true trike, changing pads is very much like doing a car.

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Re: back break removal with a trek kit on it

Postby CJsalzer » Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:48 pm

It has one wheel in front and 3 in the back

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Re: back break removal with a trek kit on it

Postby CJsalzer » Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:55 pm

ok yes it has the oem with the 2 outrigger wheels

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Re: back break removal with a trek kit on it

Postby tfdeputydawg » Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:40 am

You need to remove the outrigger kit in order to access the rear brake caliper to drop out the old pads and insert new ones. This is an opinion as I have never worked on one w/an outrigger unit.
Trike Lady owned one and worked on it and others for some time. I defer to her for real help for you.
Since you say there is no center or side stand, you need a bike jack to stabilize the bike.
Do you know the brand name of the "outrigger" unit? Can you post pictures of the bike?

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Re: back break removal with a trek kit on it

Postby CJsalzer » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:25 pm

back end of bike
back end of bike
We think it is an outrigger, we looked online for the difference between the voyager and the insta trike it looked more like the voyager but not positive. this was done before we bought the bike and we found the back breaks are not good so we figured we coulkd fix ourselves!! here are 2 pics of our bike this is the first time uploading on this site hope it worked!

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Re: back break removal with a trek kit on it

Postby trike lady » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:44 pm

Looks like a Trigg Trike may also have the name Comfort Kruz on it.
www.triggtrikekits.com
You can contact the company and request information on the removal of the unit for service work on the bike.
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Re: back break removal with a trek kit on it

Postby CJsalzer » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:01 pm

thank you, do you have any idea where we could find the brand name at?

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Re: back break removal with a trek kit on it

Postby trike lady » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:09 pm

There should be a decal or sticker on the frame of the unit, Voyager puts theirs on the frame between the front of the fender and behind where the bolt goes into the belly bracket.
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Re: back break removal with a trek kit on it

Postby CJsalzer » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:20 pm

thank you so much we will look for that tomorrow!! we are newbies to the wing and i just know we are gonna enjoy every minute of it!!

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Re: back break removal with a trek kit on it

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:53 am

It definitely looks like a Trigg Trike kit, which requires a bike lift to install/remove:

http://www.triggtrikekits.com/learn-mor ... ons--specs

That said, it looks to me like there might be *just* enough clearance between the fenders and the saddlebags to allow the left saddlebag to be removed (to gain access to the brakes) without removing the trike kit. I think if you remove the trunk undercover, unbolt the left saddlebag, then pull it slightly outward and to the rear, it should come free.

See the first 17 steps here for the process: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=11395

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Re: back break removal with a trek kit on it

Postby CJsalzer » Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:08 pm

Wow, holy cow!! never realized there would be so much to take apart just to get to the breaks!! thanks for the info, you guys have been great on here not sure if i will attempt that or just go ahead and put her in the shop and let them do it which of course will cost out the behind! Guess it all would have been a tad easier if not for the trike kit but love this bike anyway!! thanks again!!




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