Looking for a trike maybe??


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dingdong
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Looking for a trike maybe??

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I think I will be in the market for a trike soon. Could be a 1500 or an 1800. Depends on condition. I know how to service a 1500. I know nothing about an 1800. A later model 1500 will be okay. Assistance will be appreciated.



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Re: Looking for a trike maybe??

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Most of the triked 1500s and some older gl1800s you will find used on the market will have straight axle rear ends, which give a more ridged ride than an independent rear suspension (IRS) trike will give you. There are some trike companies now offering IRS trike kits for the 1500. Motortrike is one I saw doing a search for gl1500 IRS trike kit.
You can figure a used 97-2000 1500 trike will cost between $12,000-$16,000.
If you go with an 1800, try to get a 2006 and newer for the better frame(2001-2004 goldwings had frame cracking recalls). I saw a 2002 that was triked that had some serious frame cracking.
A 2006-2010 trike can cost between $22,000-$28,000.

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Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:21 pm
Location: Milford NH summer/fall & Oceanside, CA winters(N San Diego) with lots of miles riden between
Motorcycle: 2008 Cabernet Red. Level 4

1983 GL1100A Wineberry 36,000 miles

1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

Past rides
1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

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