Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Vineland, NJ, USA
Re: Trike Talk
Well I'm not 75 or even 69 years young, I'm 63 and I converted my 2006 KLT to a Hannigan trike in 2012. My wife and I had many long distance tours with it as a 2 wheel and enjoyed it immensely. I layed it down once in 2011 while stationary and had one hell of a time getting it back on its feet, (guess I should have unloaded all the gear packed on it first). I told my wife right then and there, who was tossed into a mud puddle when it went over, that's it, when we get back this monster is going in the chop shop. Can't say I've ever regretted it either. We've been on several interesting trips since, recently one to Colorado towing an Aspen Classic camper and the other to Nova Scotia without the camper along with many trips closer to home. It's so much more relaxing in slow moving or stop and go traffic and even wet weather. Riding on a straight road or highway I often times forget it is a 3 wheel behemoth. Of course I do miss the lean factor and it does take a little more effort in the turns. I guess my view of the trike is simply as a long distance touring machine and use it as such without much thought of needing to scrape the center stand on the curves. Can’t say I’ll ever do away with the desire for 2 wheels as I still own a KGT when the yearning does arise to tear up some curvy roads. Just my own thoughts on the subject…..
2009 BMW R1200RT Metallic Black
2006 BMW K1200LT/2012 Hannigan Trike Magnesium Black
2004 BMW K1200GT Orient Blue
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