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Duckie1
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New trike owner

Postby Duckie1 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:20 am



I just purchased my first Goldwing trike, it is a 2002 Honda gl1800 Lehman trike only 16,000 miles. Does anyone have any beginners advise for me? I noticed driving it home last night, it gets a mean "wobble" around 65 mph and the front tire is "bumpy" for lack of a better word!



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Re: New trike owner

Postby fntmes » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:22 am

Replace that front tire with something that has alot of tread contact with the road. I believe a Metzlar(?) tire will do the trick for you.

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Re: New trike owner

Postby Duckie1 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:58 pm

Thank you, I did that the other day and it REALLY did the job! However, I took it to the shop and found out a few things . It has a Lehman kit Monarch, and it is missing 2 metal pieces, one for each side that the side panels snap on. Also the wiring was not done correctly, the cruise did not work.

Does anyone know where I can find pieces for this trike and/or accessories ?

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Re: New trike owner

Postby Ghostman » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:26 am

You can call the factory at Toll Free: 1-888-3WHEELS (1-888-394-3357) ask for technical help and ask to talk to Casey Chase. lehman is really great for helping customers with their trikes.

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Re: New trike owner

Postby Duckie1 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:36 am

Thanks, I found a dealer who installs Lehman. Unfortunately I have the Monarch, the first one and he said it was NOT planned out very good and the side cover fit is not too good. They use a piece of rubber to put between the cover and the frame.

he said the Monarch 2 is much better.

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Re: New trike owner

Postby tfdeputydawg » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:55 am

Does the front have a rake kit installed?
1. Your wobble might be steering head bearings. If you still have some after the new tire.
2. Trikes "steer" a lot easier w/a rake kit and at the same time a rake kit is installed, most add tapered bearings
3. A lot of us use BT45(bridgestone) rear tire, mounted in reverse rotation for a front tire. 41psi.
There is a trike specific board, if you want to visit it.
Hope it's OK to post that here. If not, I'm sure the moderator can delete this.
www.lonestartrikes.proboards.com

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Re: New trike owner

Postby Ghostman » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:49 am

Sounds more like the front tire is cupped or scalloped giving you that buzzsaw ride. If you replace it most trikes are going to a Bias Ply rear tire off of the crotch rockets such as a BT45 Bridgestone Battleaxe or Michelin Pilot Activ. Most of the time Lehman owners usually when triking their bikes have the front end raked with the Lehman 3 degree rake kit. If you can make a fist and put it longways between the back of the rear fender and the cowl its probably raked. Also I know what you mean about the Monarch I. I have a Monarch II with the slighly different body work,sidecovers and different rear shock. But the nice thing is you have drum brakes versus my disc. The drum brakes last a long time and are easy to get shoes for. Just adjust them once a year and youre good to go.




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