Info on trike.


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Info on trike.

Postby goldenoldy520 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:35 am



I'm in the process of buying a 1998 Goldwing trike. The kit was a older Lehman conversion. The owner said it was an Independent Suspension. I haven't seen the trike in person yet. I looked at the pictures of the trike and seen the back tire/rim. Through it I saw a drum brake. Is it possible to have drum brakes and still be an Independent Suspension?



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Re: Info on trike.

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:47 am

If I recall correctly, the 1500 trike kit from Lehman is the GTL1500, which uses drum brakes and came as a solid axle only (not independent rear suspension).

While it is certainly possible for a trike to have both IRS and drum brakes (one isn't dependent on the other), in this case I suspect the owner may be mistaken.

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Re: Info on trike.

Postby goldenoldy520 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:06 am

I thought so. When I talked to the guy, he wasn't really sure. I didn't want to waste a trip of 150 miles to be disappointed. Thanks much. Jerry

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Re: Info on trike.

Postby goldenoldy520 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:21 pm

Would it be a worthwhile purchase for $11500.00 for this trike? has 72000 miles. Clean title.

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Re: Info on trike.

Postby goldenoldy520 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:44 pm

Further note. I did own a 2011 Harley trike, which was a straight axle. I remember being kinda rough on the roads. Now this 1998 Goldwing trike I'm thinking on buying. It has a straight axle as well. Would it be better than the Harley? As far as being more comfortable is concerned.

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Re: Info on trike.

Postby tfdeputydawg » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:52 am

The most comfortable(translates to smoothest)is IRS!
I doubt the GW SA would be any better than the HD, both being SA.

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Re: Info on trike.

Postby goldenoldy520 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:29 pm

Update. I went and looked at the trike. Not terrible shape. Owner the said the reverse was not working. Dropped $500.00 on the price. That brought the price down to $10,000.00 I drove it around for about an hour. Felt like it didn't fit me. I'm not a huge guy but am big. Felt like I was reaching backwards to shift and used the rear brake. Very awkward. Asked the guy about the bike and he said a small lady owned the trike before him. It had fore and aft shifter. I couldn't get my foot under the front shift. Had to use the rear part. The space between the front and rear shifter was so small only a person with small feet would fit. When I used the rear brake I had to move my foot way back to use it. I'm sure I could've fixed that with normal parts. Then he told me the Title was still in the previous owner's name. Needless to say I backed out of the deal. So I wasted 300 miles yesterday. But my wife was proud of me. I just have to keep looking. Jerry

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Re: Info on trike.

Postby trike lady » Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:53 pm

There are other 1500 trikes out there and you may find one that will fit you better, now the way that trike was set up would work for me as I am only 5'4" tall. If you can find a decent GL1500 Aspencade or SE and have the space and time you can convert the Wing yourself there are only a couple of conversions for those who can do it themselves.
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Re: Info on trike.

Postby goldenoldy520 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:36 pm

I finally found a nice Goldwing. I bought a 2001 Goldwing GL 1800. It was attached to a "Tow-Pac 3 third wheel trike. 53500 miles Bright Yellow. Not a scratch on it. Also came the a trailer. Looks new. 2 helmets with intercom outfit. 2 nice jackets. Complete repair Manuel. All for $9500.00 What do you think?

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Re: Info on trike.

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:43 pm

goldenoldy520 wrote:I finally found a nice Goldwing. I bought a 2001 Goldwing GL 1800. It was attached to a "Tow-Pac 3 third wheel trike. 53500 miles Bright Yellow. Not a scratch on it. Also came the a trailer. Looks new. 2 helmets with intercom outfit. 2 nice jackets. Complete repair Manuel. All for $9500.00 What do you think?


Sounds like a really great deal!

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Re: Info on trike.

Postby tfdeputydawg » Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:40 am

It's not a trike! It's a quad. Make sure you ride it before buying. I found the out riggers very hard to steer! Others like them




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