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i haven't ridden a trike either but i am not going to trike one of my bikes i'll see if i can take a friends for a ride. theres a lot of money invested into turning your bike into a trike to find out you don't like it
 

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Venture, I just added a new GL-1800 CSC Cobra to our family in December. It is definately different than my 2002 GL-1800. Once you get used to not leaning in turns, it is simular. My Father who is 73 will be riding this one but I've got more miles on it to this point. Make sure you get the rake kit on it as it is a must. If not, be prepared to use some serious muscle!!! If you have any specific questions, PM me with a phone number and I will be glad to call you and share my experience of our trike with you. :)
 

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Yes, and I may switch to a trike when I can't swing my leg over the seat any more. Hopefully not for a few years yet ...
 

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I toyed with the trike idea but I love to feel my bike in the curves and the responce when I drive through the North Georgia Mountains so I went with the Safety Features Safe Stop Kit. When I need that extra security to balance the wing it is there, but the rest of the time I have the full ride of a motorcycle. The wife loves the security of balance at slow speed and stoping like in parking lots, at the gas pump and at long holding red lights. We both love the bike but just didn't feel a trike kit was what we wanted.
 

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Trike?

I'm just curious; After watching one of the bike building shows where they build trikes, one thing caught my attention; the rear axle was NOT solid, they say a solid axle causes the front end to "plow" during low speed turns..like in a parking lot for instance. In fact they only use limited slip axles on all their trikes.
Can anyone that has experience on a trike w/either axle type weigh in on this?:D
 

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I just wanted to share this experience I had recently. I am into the third season riding my GL1800 Wing. I just saw for the first time, a female riding her Wing. She was with another female who was riding a triked Wing. I have not seen a female riding a Wing until the other day. Am I out of touch here? How many times have you guys seen a female on a Wing?

* I have seen females (too many to count) on the HD Road King and Ultra Classic *
 

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I just wanted to share this experience I had recently. I am into the third season riding my GL1800 Wing. I just saw for the first time, a female riding her Wing. She was with another female who was riding a triked Wing. I have not seen a female riding a Wing until the other day. Am I out of touch here? How many times have you guys seen a female on a Wing?

* I have seen females (too many to count) on the HD Road King and Ultra Classic *
Here's one caught on camera at an Arizona fund drive.
 

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Trust me, you'll love owning a trike and you'll wonder why you didn't get one sooner. No matter what kind of trike you own they always draw a crowd, they are fun to ride and they're just plain cool. You get more storage space, stability and safety.
Clockwoo, like your trike, I'm a big fan of 'Classic Wings', like the Triwing kit too they're great.
Trike axles for Wings are the same as that on an automobile and work the same.
 

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There are cheaper units out there if you do not wish to spend a lot of money on a trike, there is 'Retract-a-trike', the towpac Insta-trike, Voyager and Trigg Trikes There is a company that makes a lowering set up for an 1800 and then you'd have to get a custom made seat. www.trikealternative.com and www.lowerwingproducts.com. There are trike shops that have demos for a potential client to test before they convert theirs. I'm 5'4" tall and for me the use of a Voyager was a smart move, as I can easily become the entertainment.
 

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Does anyone know where to find info on the "rake kit"? I have a 1800 with a Tow-Pac kit on it which means I have training wheels. I like it and so does my wife. Sure, we would like a real trike, but the dollars aren't there yet.
 

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Somehow they change the angle of the forks, which makes it easier to steer, especially with a kit on it. I want to know how much it costs and where to get it.
 

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Triker, as long as you never intend to take the Towpac kit off and ever ride it as a two wheel Wing, you can use a rake kit. These are special made triple trees taht change the angle of the front forks. If you have a trike shop located close to where you live, they could install a set on your Wing and should you ever want to turn it into a trike, have the job is done. EZ Steer from Champion is $995.00 for the trees and the price to install it. The local Honda dealer maybe able to install it if you buy it.
 

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Trikes good. Keep your feet up and practice a bit before hitting the road.
 

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I had a fourtrac accident in 2004, and lost use of my right eye. I didnt think I would ever ride a bike again as I was NOT safe as I could not see past my nose on the right. I studied the trikes all last winter as to if I would be safer on a trike. Sure enough, I went to a dealer and test drove a trike , went back and purchased a 2009 Goldwing trike, I love it and feel really safe driving it.
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I just wanted to share this experience I had recently. I am into the third season riding my GL1800 Wing. I just saw for the first time, a female riding her Wing. She was with another female who was riding a triked Wing. I have not seen a female riding a Wing until the other day. Am I out of touch here? How many times have you guys seen a female on a Wing?

* I have seen females (too many to count) on the HD Road King and Ultra Classic *
ther not trikes but my friends wife rides a 1500 wing, my niece rides a nakkid 1100 wing, my gf rides a nakkid 1200 wing , my friend carol rides an 1800 wing. i've thought about triking my 1200 but every time i see info on triking a wing it's for 1500 and 1800 wings. i know how you feel hotrod, back in my twentys i caught a hard ball with my right eye and was temporarly blinded for just over two months
 

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Hey doc, I have seen a few women on trikes here in Kansas, but didnt think anything of it till I got mine. Hzving that 1 more wheel sure help me feel safer. It allows me to check my surroundings more with one eye. Dont have to worry about where my feet are, balancing the bike, yea its my old man bike, but hey I can ride again, 62 yrs old and loving every minute when I am on it have a great day and be safe. ldh
 

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Trike or not to trike..

Bought a 97 GW1500SE in 94, had it triked out with a California Side Car kit...kit cost about $9,000. installed. The first thing I noticed is that the steering is quicker than a bike by far. Not a problem though... Then, the gearing is a little different and you get a lot more low end torque....fast getaways are no problem. The ability to deal with twisty mountain roads..NO problem...you can drive away from a two wheeler in the twisties..The mpg went from about 38 on the stock bike to about 34 with the trike.
On the down side....the back seat is a little less comfy than we wanted..had the seats restuffed to help deal with it...the front end was raked 3 degrees when we had it built...the front rides a little hard now on bumps...
If we had it to do over, may have looked for a conversion that didn't have a solid rear axle like this one did...
We have put about 60,000 miles on this rig and we are not done yet...just got back from 4,500 trip to Sturgis, Colorado, Yellowstone, Glacer National Park...three weeks...the Trike sure helped make this long trip possible..
Did I mention, the trike is my wifes.....and we switch off drivers every gas up...really makes such a trip doable...
Plus it looks really cool....
 

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Trikes are a lot of fun but they take most motorcycle riders a little bit of time to get used to, once you get the hang of riding a trike you'll wonder why you never bought one sooner.
 
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