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why cant i just use a straight axle?
 

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:waving:Welcome and Hello





Do you mean straight live axle as in a gocart ? You need a differential to allow for cornering .



If you mean straight instead of independant , thats fine . most of them use an automotive axle from smaller rear drive cars . a lot of times they need to be shortend on one side at least for driveshaft alignment .



There are several trike builds documented here in the Technical forums . Look at the top section , in the "stickies"
 

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Welcome to the forum. Can you elaborate more please? I thought all axles were straight.
 

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1. What is a 1500 1992 Int? Don't undeerstand the Int!
2. "Straight axle" has several different meanings. More explanation needed.
 

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Cdlace,

If I remember my GL1500 models correctly, the Interstate does not have the factory reverse system.

If so, you may want to consider selling or swaping out your Interstate for an Aspendace or SE model GL1500 with reverse.

Trikes are really heavy, and you're definitely not gonna like pushing that thing if you have to back up!

You'll be much better off with a trike with a reverse gear.

Good luck with it.
 

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Thanks everyone. The Honda Interstate I have doesn't use any oil at 95k and I hate to part with her but I do realize a reverse gear is good to have. Been looking in auto salvage yards for a ranger or mustang rear end. Thanks everyone for the info.

The only sound I hear while riding my wing is the sound of air being sucked in behind me. What a ride!
 

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:waving:trikes are nice, but with no reverse would be hardto back up have you considered

a tow pac conversion seen them at wingding 33 and they have a ad-on reverse
 
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