My Dad is building a VW trike with about a late 70's Goldwing triple tree. I took it for a spin and it is full of issues that need to be addressed. The one that bothered me the most was the way the front wobbled. If I took both hands off the bars even for a moment, its a real tank slapper and seems like an accident waiting to happen. Where do you guys think I should start to try eliminating the issue? More rake? Less rake? Different tire size? I've never ridden a trike before, is this a common problem?
Another problem is his brakes. It still has the stock drums and he setup a stock master cylinder in the floorboards. When I hit the pedal, it just doesn't do much to slow the thing down. What should I look for? Are there any aftermarket setups that would be a better choice?
The other problem is the shift linkage. I really have to fight to change gears. How do you guys set up yours? Aren't there automatics out there somewhere? I've heard of the Autostick setups, at least that's what I think I've heard them called anyway, but that would still require manual shifting. How the heck is the shift linkage set up for those trikes made out of bikes with VW rearends?
This thing looks like it should be on a Road Warrior movie, but at least I can try to help make it safer for him to ride. I know I have pics somewhere.