trike rear end


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adsooter
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trike rear end

Post by adsooter » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:52 am



Hi guys, I have a new to me gl1800 and I kept my 88 gl1500, so I am thinking about converting it to a trike for the wife. I have the fab. skills and the milling machine and lathe to make almost anything it will need, but I don't have a good idea for the rear end. I have looked at the Ford IRS from the Thunderbirds and they look plausable. Not sure I want to use a solid differential , but if one works good that may be an option also. Has anyone done this and if so what did you use. All information will be appreciated.
Thanks
Allen



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terryt
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Re: trike rear end

Post by terryt » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:11 am

I used a solid axle on my 1500 was ok but if you hit a pot hole it shock to whole trike. so changed it to a xj6 jaguar much better on the ride and still kept the panniers :D

adsooter
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Re: trike rear end

Post by adsooter » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:09 am

Thank you, I never thought of using a Jag. rear end. What was your final wheel base.

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Re: trike rear end

Post by terryt » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:52 pm

adsooter wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:09 am
Thank you, I never thought of using a Jag. rear end. What was your final wheel base.
Its no longer than a two 1500 and is jaguar width



And it sits nicely between the panniers
And it sits nicely between the panniers

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adsooter
Posts: 19
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:40 pm
Location: sutherlin oregon
Motorcycle: 1980 Harley Davidson FLT, 2007 GL 1800 Goldwing, 1988 GL1500 Goldwing, 1997 Harley Davidson Heritage Springer, 2000 Harley Davidson Heritage springer trike, Harley Bobber project

Re: trike rear end

Post by adsooter » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:20 pm

Thank you for the photos, they will help.
Allen



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