Join Date: May 2005
Location: Hot Springs Village, AR, USA
Re: Thinking about a Trike.......
Well, IMO Hannigan makes the best trike conversion. Karen and I have put 40,000 miles on ours. Power is fine, noone runs an LT under 3500 RPM and it's always ready to move. Karen was getting wind with the OEM windscreen. I installed a Cee Bailey #2 with wings -3" and I can see over the top while she gets no wind. (often checks maps on the go) Biggest difference is that on corners, instead of g-forces pushing you down in the seat while leaning, on the trike the g-forces act horizontally on you and you have to brace with inside leg because it feels like you're going to slide off..
On really fast or sharp corners, I lean anyway because it feels better.
The trike will not lift a wheel like the old Servicar. I've slid but never lifted.
If you get a trike, get the auxiliary fuel tank, it doesn't take any luggage space and gives peace of mind if you travel where gas is a distance apart.
You'll also have to get use to steering backwards. To go right, you push left.
Although once you get familiar, Ive gone back and forth between the Trike and my RT without a thought. Hannigan will tell you there are three things to remember about a trike:
1. always put it in gear to park
2. never put your foot down
3. there's no such thing as a quick stop
Allan..Illinois, Oregon, Arkansas, and tomorrow the Universe
2003 K1200LT trike - Starfighter
2004 R1150RTP - Combat Touring
Patriot Guard Riders
...and man of leisure
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.