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I like the F6B and I'm 57, it appeals to Wing owners who want something different.
The trike idea is nice too.
Trike Lady, is that your trike in the avatar? That is one good looking trike! I'm leaning that way in a few years. That is a fine looking machine. Any details and caveats will be appreciated.

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Trike Lady, is that your trike in the avatar? That is one good looking trike! I'm leaning that way in a few years. That is a fine looking machine. Any details and caveats will be appreciated.

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The avatar pic was e-mailed to me by a friend who thought it was cute and fitting.
My actual trike was a 1993 GL1500A with a Voyager, but I used to build trikes for others.

Trikes are great, there are many conversions available. Long wheel base models, standard wheel base models, solid axle, independent suspension, options galore depending upon the manufacturer. You'd want to have installed an EZ steer. The installer can make or break the conversion and you must do your homework to locate a good installer.


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Hello Chief,
The avatar pic was e-mailed to me by a friend who thought it was cute and fitting.
My actual trike was a 1993 GL1500A with a Voyager, but I used to build trikes for others.

Trikes are great, there are many conversions available. Long wheel base models, standard wheel base models, solid axle, independent suspension, options galore depending upon the manufacturer. You'd want to have installed an EZ steer. The installer can make or break the conversion and you must do your homework to locate a good installer.
Thanks for the help. I'm a-homeworkin'! I'm leaning toward a CSC, but Roadsmith and some others are interesting. About the only consensus I have so far is the independent suspension and a "raked" front end. Thanks again.

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The raked triple trees or EZ steer are a great help, many trike owners who didn't have it installed complained that the trike was hard to steer and it bothered their shoulders. These units come in 4.5 degrees to 6.0 degrees of rake. 4.5 is normally uses on standard wheel base trikes and the 6.0 on long wheel base models. They can be interchanged, but you may find the 6.0 a bit touchy on the standard wheel base trike.
Roadsmith makes a very nice conversion.
Independent suspension gives a smoother ride and feels more responsive in twisties.


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The raked triple trees or EZ steer are a great help, many trike owners who didn't have it installed complained that the trike was hard to steer and it bothered their shoulders. These units come in 4.5 degrees to 6.0 degrees of rake. 4.5 is normally uses on standard wheel base trikes and the 6.0 on long wheel base models. They can be interchanged, but you may find the 6.0 a bit touchy on the standard wheel base trike.
Roadsmith makes a very nice conversion.
Independent suspension gives a smoother ride and feels more responsive in twisties.
Thanks for the info. I'm a few years down the road (I hope), but one of the reasons I traded the Road King for a Wing was so I could trike it later and hopefully ride longer. I had no idea there were so many additional benefits to riding a Goldwing. Sa-prize Sa-prize Sa-prize!

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The FB6 is a good looking bike, I kinda like my trunk though. Once I get to the point of not being able to hold up my bike I'll get it triked. I rode a few trikes but I just like the way two wheels ride.

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the seat didn't seem any lower but a bit narrower up front allowing better footing for us little leggers ..not that much lower though... the one thing I did not like was a seam on the seat right were your inner leg would rub when stopped ..would not be an issue when riding ...be a fun bike to ride... ...but you may loose the passenger

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