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Yesterday I also forgot to mention that they have trouble with the spider gears in the differential. A cause for that in the ones that I ran across were because of the way they do their rear axles. They do not cut them and re-spline them. They use a method called, cut, lathe bore, lathe cut insert lathe cut peice of axle into lathe bored peice of axle and then weld the two peices together. If the axle warps during welding, it puts stress on the spider gears when you turn a corner eventually causing problems wearing them down due to axle not being true in length. Roger

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Well it apears as if my post of earlier today was pulled ( mayby one of the mods thought I was too advesarial towards GYMPY) but concidering the connent that this post has brought about, then maybe the Mod that pulled my post should have done as I asked & pulled the whole post. I was trying to show a cost effective alteritive to the high priced Trike kits out there like Champion & Leyman & safer than Voyager or Easy on, but I guess all I did was start a debate on what is best much like OIL, TIRES Etc.


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i know this is a old post but i must post. i have a tri-wing on a 1200 goldwing. i would agree the technology is a little old.but every nut and bolt on my wing has been touched by my hands. it is my pride and joy. i ride it nearly every day. say what you will about tri-wing but for the price i will ride it and repair if needed. thank you
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Nice looking trike.


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Just to add a little more updated info for those considering a full trike conversion, I offer my latest experience of a few months ago...

I ride a 2009 GL1800 with a Tow-Pac Instatrike conversion and my wife says to me, go ahead and convert it if your ready... So I go to a local trike converter in Georgia and get a price... A Roadsmith IRS converion with floorboard, rake kit, and a few other bells and whistles like parking brake, light in trunk, etc... They would NOT install the aux fuel tank option as they said they had too many problems with it...

My cost - - - - $17,200 installed + tax!!!!!!

My Tow-Pac Instatrike kit was #3000 (a factory demo), $200 for install, $600 for matching paint, $50 for LED aux lighting, and most recently, $600 for a Traxxion 4.5 degree rake kit... That's $4450 as opposed to $17,200 or a $12,750 difference...

That's a boat load of money for us, and waaaaay to much for me to try and justify for a full trike conversion... Now I know that "mama" gave me the go ahead to do the conversion, but I just can't justify spending that much money when I have the Tow-Pac that does the same thing... Perhaps not quite the same level of ride and/or handling, but I have ridden full conversions on test rides, and there ain't that much difference IMO, and certainly not nearly $18,000 worth...

Now folks, I don't have any axe to grind with those that want or do a full conversion - all I am saying is that for me, on a fixed income, I can't justify it, especially when I paid 18K for my bike, and I don't see that in my future - ever!!!

Honestly, if Tri Wing had an 1800 conversion, I would give it a serious look... I have the skill sets to install my own and I would like to see more "full kits" available for self installation...

I'll stay with my Tow-Pac for the immediate future - it's working quite well for me and I am quite satisfied with it...

Just my opinion, and we all know what that is worth eh???

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Try KD cycle in Alabama. That's were I got my kit from for my 1500 and had it shipped to me in Conn. 7,900 for the kit and if I remember right 200 for shipping. For an 1800, they are a little more but no where near 17,000. It's an easy install and the instructions are great and they are very helpful over the phone too. Give them a call.
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Look at DFT (Darn Fine Trike) kits as well. A lot of bang for the buck.

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