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I haven't had a chance to ride a wing w/reverse yet.:(
I have a question about reverse. I understand the speed is restricted to 1kph, I have a 5x9 trailer that tilts, how does the bike handle in reverse going backwards down a grade? That is to say..will it pick up a bit of speed or just back down at that 1kph? Not just from a trailer, any down grade?
 

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The reverse actually is running off the starter motor. I'm lucky to have long legs so it is rarely that I use it. I feel the least I use it the better.
 

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Thanks for the info on your legs:D,but, will the bike it speed up if going backwards down an incline?
 

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Don't know my man, but my guess is no.
 

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no, it is engaged to the speed of the starter.

I understand that the starter is built pretty robust as they knew it is powering the weight albeit in slow motion. I don't temp fate by trying it with extreme grades or to get the front wheel out of a wheel chock.
It might be ok, it might not. I ride this like any other bike and just don't plan on backing up unless I use my legs too.
It is nice to have and have used a couple times on gravel or assist on a slight incline.

Others may have their own experiences with theirs but I baby mine.
 

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The reverse is electronically controlled so as not to gain speed.
 

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The reverse actually is running off the starter motor. I'm lucky to have long legs so it is rarely that I use it. I feel the least I use it the better.
i feel the same and if you look at the price of a starter you wouldn't use it much either
 

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I have a 94 Interstate which does not have the reverse. :( Only once have I had to have help backing up on an incline. As always now and before the wing, I am careful how I park using gravity in my favor.

Killing the motor in the reverse gear is a great anti theft tip!
 
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