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Does the fender come off, you can get replacements of a different style from Triking Trikes of Florida. Probably not that design that is on the trike.
http://trikingtrikes.com/id19.htm
This trike for sale has the identical fenders and is a Triking Trike: http://youngstown.craigslist.org/mcy/4700026393.html


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The kit is "Triking" florida. I got feed back from a member that put me in the right direction. I sent pics and found out that my kit like many where purchased as a body kit only. The rest was well scratch build Not jig. Anyway my swing arm is stock except for what I used from the one that came with the kit and the changes i made from the original. I didn't like the way it was built. The main body weights about 40 .lbs the fender i would say about 5-8 .lbs. The swing arm that came with the kit had min damage. One pivot bearing cup was cracked and the OEM housing has a small dent. This was a hard enough hit to snap the axle 6" in the tube and bend the axle tube about 60 degrees. Do you think I will have an issue with the OEM portion with my construction. I think I posted a pic before adding the second brace to enclose the center. I Plan to run 3:08's
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trike lady that is the same and the fenders do come right off. I spoke to mike at triking and he is getting If I remember like 400 for two fenders. I'm not fond on this style fender anyway. The Classic II is more to my liking. so not sure what i want to do yet. I guess i'm trying to go one step at a time with out having to back up any. If that makes sense. A little concerned now with the post from Blue4red2 on the OEM portion of the swing arm.
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b3r2 I would glady give you a email or # for texting to see pics. They are always helpful.....Oh and ya I do sometimes read crayon as well. LOL

My passion is fabing race cars. This is the first bike build. well rebuild.
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It's a lot of work but in the end you will have a true custom that you can be proud of. I started out in similar fashion 5 years ago and now it's turning out to be a full time deal.
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Jammer: send e-mail here: [email protected]
I might have to send multiple e-mails as there are limits of 5MB per e-mail. Still I can get 5-6 pics in them.

Mmm, racecar builder.............I spend time at my buddies place...ex-sprint car owner/driver, street rod builder/owner and making odd ball stuff PLUS making trikes when the need and money comes about for us 2 guys or friends. One comment...you WILL be taking the body on/off multiple times and you WILL make mods as you go! ;-)

Now about those 3:08's....yes, they are OK but with the flat-six (torque/rpm) 3:00's will do fine. Otherwise your mileage will suffer (worser) IF you spend to much highway time in the 75-80mph range. I've got a lot of riding time on GL1200-1500"s I stock 2 wheel or 3-wheel trike configuration. You'll lose maybe 5-8 mpg (or more) if ya wanta go fast. Just saying.
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Storm: Building trikes? I figure I will have about 1200-1500 invested in the kit and should gain about 4-5000 in overall value.
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B3R2: The body on and off has already happened a ton, That's fine. The center backrest/luggage I'm not thrilled about. I don't do much highway driving as I work as a tech inspector at a local track and have to many projects. If I change gears I'm thinking a 2:73 would be perfect.
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Take the backrest off...if you don't drive much long distance... it's a pain to throw leg over if short (like me) or have bad knee's/legs.

Mmm, 2.73........you might not like this gear set for driving around town. Great for looooog distance travel.......but guys find out that "any slight uphill" they have to downshift 1 or 2 gears on GL1500. I still recommend 3.00 as it's best all round. Just not sure which rear end you have...Chevy/Ford/Mopar. Some can give you 2.92 if ya want a "smig" higher ratio than the 2.72.

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Anyone have any input on the pinion angle.
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