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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-28-2013, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Tri Glide Demo

Did a demo on a Tri Glide today. That was a different experience then the two wheelers. The ride was nice on the smooth areas but definitely feel the bumps on roads that are a little out of wack. On the way back we did the interstate road and at 65-70 mph the wind swirling around the bike made it shake some. Is this normal for trikes because of the extra width not letting the air flow pass around the bike smoothly? I'm shopping for a trike for my wife who has never operated, only rode on the back. She doesn't want a two wheel because of balance, only a three and with the shaking at higher speeds it might scare the bijesus out of her. Other than the wind it was a nice ride and when I can't balance any more I may go Tri Glide myself. Thank for any info on this.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-28-2013, 09:40 PM
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Check out Trigg Trikes in Cadiz KY. Nice conversion easy on and off.

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Only experience I have had on trike was some couple years ago when fellow bought one in lower end of South Carolina and not having a license asked me to go with him to ride it back home in WV. Well, away we go and sure enough a well equipped Gold Wing Trike ready to go. Interstate I77 all the way and as you mentioned, the partings/cracks in the road surface gave a little thump all the way up the road. Not severe, but after a while become annoying and tiring. Trucks gave some problems with "prop wash, dirty air" as well. The real problems showed up when we got back to WV with all the curves and switchbacks in the hills and mountains. This trike supposedly had the "easy steer" feature but I would have not wanted to try one without that for it was a real effort to make the turns. Have heard it said that trikes require "strong upper body strength..." and for this trike that was definitely true. Not ridden a Harley trike so the above may well not apply
and my local HD dealer seems to sell quite a few of them. Friend of mine does have a Softail converted to trike by independent, but for whatever reason the local HD dealer will not provide any level of service for that bike, not even an oil change. Something to check out in your location.
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Ive had good luck with the insta trike kit by tow pac. Both mom and dad have goldwings with them, a little different then the full conversion but still stable and minimal wind buffeting due to size, plus its alot cheaper then a full conversion and if you ever decide to trade or sale, you cam remove and sale as a 2 wheeler, the trike market is very limited compared to the 2 wheel market so resale would be a bit harder. Just some ideas.
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Thanks for the info guys. A lot of options when it comes to trikes
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-30-2013, 05:26 PM
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Have a few buddies with trikes. The ones that never road two wheel bikes adjusted just fine. Those that went from 2 to 3 had the hardest time.

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