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Scratch2
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Trike suspension

Post by Scratch2 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:09 pm



I have a Goldwing 1800, when going over RXR tracks the front end seems t it so hard, is this normal for a trike, and is there anything that can be done to soften the ride.

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Re: Trike suspension

Post by Uptwobucks » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:25 pm

Have you recently had work done on the forks?

Scratch2
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Re: Trike suspension

Post by Scratch2 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:34 pm

No, nothing was done since I purchased, it’s a 2015 Trike with the Razor Motortrike kit. I brought it in Aug. 2017, it was a 2015 left over, it only has 6000 miles on it.

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Re: Trike suspension

Post by Uptwobucks » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:02 pm

Scratch2 wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:34 pm
No, nothing was done since I purchased, it’s a 2015 Trike with the Razor Motortrike kit. I brought it in Aug. 2017, it was a 2015 left over, it only has 6000 miles on it.
I believe there s a anti-dive function that locks up on the front end of the Goldwing that causes this issue. I’m not a mechanic, but this could be what you are experiencing. You may want to do research on this issue.

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Re: Trike suspension

Post by tfdeputydawg » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:29 am

Do you know if fork springs were changed? If you have something other than OEM springs. that could be it.
and/or
What PSI are you running in the front tire? A lot of people seem to be using 42psi because someone, somewhere posted that a long time ago :roll:
I found 38psi to be the pressure that gives a smoother ride!
As far as the ADV goes, that's another once in a while concern that can happen! I would check it to make sure it is working. It's there for a reason and it should only activate under a rough road braking condition!

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Re: Trike suspension

Post by Wreckman » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:51 pm

I have installed Roadsmith trike kits and always eliminate the ADV valve per the trike manufacturer.



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