1200 training wheels


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mervk
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Re: 1200 training wheels

Post by mervk » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:16 am



It's some time now since I have used the Triggs kit, as most of my riding is now on the full trike (93 1500) I enjoy so much. But the Trigg kit was ok for what it is. I understand they have now improved the kit, adding a lot more ridgidity (spelling) to it, and this would improve it on corners. Very hard for me to give a total cost to me, as can't remember the exchange rate when I bought it, as well as there were considerable freight charges, import duties and taxes. But after riding the 93 full trike, my advice would be to sell what your wife currently has, and add the proceeds to the current cost of the Triggs kit, and take her shopping for a good second hand trike. Sorry I can't be of more help. Cheers.


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Re: 1200 training wheels

Post by rcgreg » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:27 pm

I'm building this, and have got some motorized scooter wheels, controller and batteries so I can add REVERSE ! to my wing
Stay tuned !!

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Re: 1200 training wheels

Post by Rednaxs60 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:09 pm

This is an interesting thread. Have it bookmarked.

rcgreg - look forward to seeing your rendition and reading of your project

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Re: 1200 training wheels

Post by eacorbett@yahoo.com » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:55 am

Wireguy51, I checked into this trike kit a few years back. They are sold by the company who makes them some where in Texas. I priced the kit for my bike which is an 85 Limited. The kit I looked at came with the reverse and painted to match my bike. All I would have to do is assemble and install it. The price to my door, including shipping, was only $5200. Which for me is way out of my price range. But at least I know that if the time does come that I need more than two wheels that there is something available. And who knows by the time that comes maybe I will be able to actually afford it. Lol! You can enter the name Trigg trike kit in your search engine box and start scrolling through the results. You will find the website and will be able to get all of your questions answered directly from the factory. I hope this helps. Take care and stay safe brother!

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Re: 1200 training wheels

Post by roallen » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:04 am

I'm interested in the plan or instructions does anyone have them?
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Re: 1200 training wheels

Post by rcgreg » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:53 am

go back a page they are there

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Re: 1200 training wheels

Post by altopolski » Tue May 08, 2018 12:18 pm

Can you tell me the size of the tires on the training wheels

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Re: 1200 training wheels

Post by altopolski » Tue May 08, 2018 12:22 pm

I am having my son help me put a set on I think I have everything I need but don't no the tires you used for the wheels

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Re: 1200 training wheels

Post by rcgreg » Tue May 08, 2018 2:07 pm

The tires used were 6 inch tires

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Re: 1200 training wheels

Post by mervk » Tue May 08, 2018 2:16 pm

altopolski wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 12:18 pm
Can you tell me the size of the tires on the training wheels
In the instructions, I said I used a 5 inch wheel. This wheel had solid tyres and had bearings pressed into it's center, and was bought at my local hardware center. The only consideration for the wheels is that if too large, then they will hang too low beneath the panniers. So stay smaller rather then larger. If you want the PDF file of the instructions, send me an email. merv@kroll.id.au
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Re: 1200 training wheels

Post by rcgreg » Tue May 08, 2018 2:25 pm

Hmmm, OK - the instructions you sent me were that the 5 inch wheels were a typo and use 6 inch
I guess it isn't a real sticking point, just a different length for the arm of half an inch in any case.
It's still a great idea and project. I was going to use motorized wheels, but they are too heavy and
I think the stress on the lifting mechanism would be too great going over bumps.

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Re: 1200 training wheels

Post by mervk » Tue May 08, 2018 3:16 pm

You are right. I seem to remember saying something along those lines. I did use 6 inch. Wouldn't want to go any bigger though. The purpose of the whole rig is to simply balance the bike while you push it around, or while you put the kick stand up and select low. When both feet are on the ground, the wheels should be up. If you need them for more then this, then you should consider a proper trike kit.

The ideal safety device for this system would be to connect them electronically to the neutral switch. Only able to lower when in neutral, and automatically retract if a gear is selected.
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Re: 1200 training wheels

Post by rcgreg » Tue May 08, 2018 3:29 pm

I like the idea of integrating with the neutral switch - I may give that a try !!
I know the commercial unit slaved to the speedo and lowered the wheels when speed was under 5 KPh or something like that.

Thanks Mate !

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1986 1200 SEI and Trigg Trike kit.
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1993 GL1500 Trike.
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Re: 1200 training wheels

Post by mervk » Tue May 08, 2018 3:37 pm

I had the commercial unit and didn't like them. Found that whenever I pulled up for the lights, I automatically leaned a little to put my foot down, then the wheels would suddenly jolt me upright. Not enough control over when they were up or down. The minute you moved, they came up again, making it hard for manouvering around a petrol station. Was glad to get rid of them. Others might like them though, as our needs are all different.


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