Goldwing trikes


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lennyt
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Goldwing trikes

Postby lennyt » Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:55 am



Yo fellow Goldys,

I am seriously thinking of converting my 04 Goldwing to a three wheel trike.

My back is shot, as are my rheumatic knees, not to mention other stuff.

Your feedback on the pros and cons would be much appreciated.

As I live on the Gold Coast of Queensland, where might I go to get a trike conversion?

Regards Lenny t.



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Re: Goldwing trikes

Postby blackbird » Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:52 pm

Lenny,
Got the same issues you do, along with two scrawny legs that I don't want to depend on holding up 1000lbs of motorcycle plus me and the co-rider. I'm having a friend/mechanic trike my 2008 1800 right now. Wished you were closer to WA state, he could do it.
Best of luck, blackbird

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Re: Goldwing trikes

Postby trike lady » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:15 pm

I don't know if this will help you, but here are some in Australia you may wish to contact: http://australiantrikes.com.au/ http://eagletrikes.com.au/ http://threedomwheels.com.au/
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smilam
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Re: Goldwing trikes

Postby smilam » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:42 pm

Check out triketalk.com for information about different brands plus tips on getting use to riding trikes. Good forums for all kinds of information.

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BrianD
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Motorcycle: 2007 GL1800 with CSC Cobra XL kit.

Re: Goldwing trikes

Postby BrianD » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:22 pm

Just getting ours done at Threedom Wheels now. Go and pick it up at 4pm today.
Hilton has done a really good job despite multiple problems starting with the build in America.
Got the CSC Cobra XL kit with extra fuel tank, ground effects runners, and rear light bar.
Looks really good now with the 17" directional wheels.
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Re: Goldwing trikes

Postby themainviking » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:34 am

BrianD wrote:Just getting ours done at Threedom Wheels now. Go and pick it up at 4pm today.
Hilton has done a really good job despite multiple problems starting with the build in America.
Got the CSC Cobra XL kit with extra fuel tank, ground effects runners, and rear light bar.
Looks really good now with the 17" directional wheels.


PICS??? We need pics or it did not happen, :lol:
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Re: Goldwing trikes

Postby tfdeputydawg » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:18 am

themainviking wrote:
BrianD wrote:Just getting ours done at Threedom Wheels now. Go and pick it up at 4pm today.
Hilton has done a really good job despite multiple problems starting with the build in America.
Got the CSC Cobra XL kit with extra fuel tank, ground effects runners, and rear light bar.
Looks really good now with the 17" directional wheels.


PICS??? We need pics or it did not happen, :lol:

Please explain. Thanks

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BrianD
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Re: Goldwing trikes

Postby BrianD » Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:38 pm

tfdeputydawg wrote:Please explain. Thanks

Well its 2007 Dark Orange metallic. Seems it is a very difficult colour to match as it can fade and change between different bikes. So although the paint code is the same, the tone can be different - or so they said. Seems they had to repaint it several times to match the tank door I had to send them as a colour match.
Hilton normally says 8 to 10 weeks from order to delivery. A friend said his took 12. Mine has taken 22 weeks - we ordered first week in May.
Anyway it finally got boxed and on a 4 week cruise down under. When it arrives and is unboxed, they find something has broken the extremely flimsy crate it was sent in and the paintwork is scratched on the wheel, back boot door and one of the ground effects runners. So off to the painters here who managed to get this very difficult paint from Honda, patched and perfectly resprayed in a day and a half.
The build here went well aside from a few hiccups. The radio would not work which turned out to be a flat battery. Then the fuel guage did not work, but in the end all was good.
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Re: Goldwing trikes

Postby c5cruiser » Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:20 am

I had been thinking of doing the same to my 04.
Being retired and money being kinda tight I thought of going with the attaching kind where there would be 4 wheels instead of the 3.
Here's a site. Tell me what you think.
http://www.mtcvoyager.com/motorcycle-tr ... aQodLdANaA




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