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post #1 of 6 Old Mar 7th, 2016, 12:41 pm Thread Starter
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Most ingenious trike kit Jay Leno and I have ever seen

I found this on You tube (Jay Leno's Garage) and thought I'd pass it on as I've never seen it before. It is the best trike kit set up I've ever seen and allows you to lean similar to the Piaggio scooter. In Jays test ride he says it handles the same as a two wheeled motorcycle.

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Re: Most ingenious trike kit Jay Leno and I have ever seen

I would agree. $10k for the base kit. Currently only they install it.

I have been following them for several years. They will adapt a lot of big Harleys or the Honda Gold Wing 1800.

Honda has shown a concept NeoWing, Yamaha has shown a leaning trike also (based on the FZ-09?).

We hit some gravel in a curve in North Carolina, we started looking for alternatives for the missus.

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PS - the test mule was a Honda Rebel (?), then they made one for a Yamaha V-Max. They won't offer that kit because the V-Max will lean further than 45 degrees - the current design limit. It might startle the rider when the outside wheel raises, they seem concerned about safety / liability.
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I would agree. $10k for the base kit. Currently only they install it.

I have been following them for several years. They will adapt a lot of big Harleys or the Honda Gold Wing 1800.

Honda has shown a concept NeoWing, Yamaha has shown a leaning trike also (based on the FZ-09?).

We hit some gravel in a curve in North Carolina, we started looking for alternatives for the missus.

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PS - the test mule was a Honda Rebel (?), then they made one for a Yamaha V-Max. They won't offer that kit because the V-Max will lean further than 45 degrees - the current design limit. It might startle the rider when the outside wheel raises, they seem concerned about safety / liability.

With all of us baby boomers getting on in age I would like to keep riding and this type of leaning three wheeled machine appeals to me. Wonder how hard it would be to adapt it to the LT?

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Re: Most ingenious trike kit Jay Leno and I have ever seen

Yea. Tilting motor works. Guy came up with it out of his garage basically. I wouldn't want a conventional trike. But that i would ride.

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Re: Most ingenious trike kit Jay Leno and I have ever seen

I would bet they are building to the market for Hannigan, Lehman and Champion. Most of those are Gold Wings and Harley's. I have seen some larger Kawasaki Vulcan's with a Lehman conversion.

Our bikes are no longer in production, not that attractive from a business stand point. I'm not sure the new K bikes would be enough of a market for them to design the mounting structure. And BMW's might actually lean beyond 45 degrees, which would be outside of the design.

I asked about the V-Max conversion since it was already designed and proven. I provided the answer in my previous comment - it was a no.

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Re: Most ingenious trike kit Jay Leno and I have ever seen

IIRC the lean angle on the LT is 40 deg, at least until you start wearing down the foot pegs and centre stand.
I'm intrigued by the design... hope for future they do do an LT conversion.

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