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trike on the cheap

Hi guys I have been lurking for a while and thought I would pose a question does anybody know of a wedgetail out rider setup "used" for sale to fit the LT. a "B" kit. Due to the phenominal resale value of the LT I cant afford to sell it, I love My LT and would rather keep it anyway. In the US. they are sold as voyager trike kit at $4095.00 out here they are $9,600 for exactly the same thing rebadged as a wedgetail. guess what the australian distributer wants "$6500 Deposit" which just happens to be the amount to get them shipped accross 3 Grand profit for each one sold not bad is it. I feel that on my third back surgery the decision will be made for me soon. Any thoughts or am I just being wimpy.
I only fell off twice last year must be gettin the hang of it that's 16 now

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Re: trike on the cheap

Hi Linton.
Had any luck searching for a cheaper trike kit?

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Re: trike on the cheap

This showed up on the K11OG forums: while it looks like a trike it is more like a set of training wheels--the rear drive wheel remains the rear tire of the bike. The website has K12 illustrations.

http://www.mtcvoyager.com/voyager-standard.html

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Hi all
no Chris not going to bother unless something comes up , in the mean time I have removed the top box and have a rack coming over from spudrider in the states,
that will get rid of some weight, back is slowly coming right 3rd surgery now and the last, I am not having any more
thanks Larry that's what I was thinking of, over here they are sold as wedgetail outriders but as they sell for 10k that is way to much, I enquired into having one sent from the states and they blew me off with an email contact for their Australian distributer.
I think I will wait a couple more years with the LT and go for a Spyder RT they are really great to ride very comfortable.

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I think I will wait a couple more years with the LT and go for a Spyder RT they are really great to ride very comfortable.
Sorry to hear about the surgery! I've had one back op... thats was bad enough, very happy to still be walking, let alone riding! Actually, having a back problem was why I took up riding (rather than driving) in the first place many years ago.
Hope you recover well from it!

Took a Spyder for a fang at the Sydney Bike Show a couple of years ago, around what would have become most of the "V8 track" at Homebush later on. Pissing down rain, and no wet weather gear on... it was a ball in a straight line, spinning up the rear wheels... but cornering, damn near threw me off every time I tried to turn a corner.
I handed the keys back afterward and said "no thanks, not for me".

That given, it was very comfortable to ride, I had the "auto" version and that worked well, and I guess in more polite circumstances (even the lead rider from Spyder was being a hoon) once you get used to the cornering it could be an interesting touring vehicle.

I think I'd be investigating triking the LT as a first choice, too!

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well I am not going to pay 10k for a pair of trainer wheels from wedgetail, love to get a Hanagan trike chap has got one in warrnambool verrrry nice, had to give him a little advise, cost him a tad over 20k

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Hey Linton
old thread I know, but I just came across this website from Newcastle.... they don't officially have an LT solution yet by the looks of it, but are supposed to be in talks with Hannigan according to the site... anyways, nothing a Lotto win couldn't fix.
http://www.threedomwheels.com.au/

Spotted a 2002 Hannigan LT-trike on the BMW owners classifieds, its near Adelaide...
wait for it... $35,000!!!!
http://bmwtcnsw.org/classifieds.html

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