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Old 09-02-2009, 05:05 AM
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Default Who Makes do it yourself Trike Kits??

I'm interested in converting my RSV to a trike. Who makes Kits that I can install at home? Beside Triwing and Voyager?

Any input on things is appreciated.

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Old 09-02-2009, 06:30 AM
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As far as do-it-yourself I think you named them all.

(Get in touch with Carbon-One) great guy and
he knows a lot about Tri-Wings!

The rest must be done by an authorized dealer.
I could be wrong those. the tri-wing was my thinking
for a long time though.
good luck on what you decide and keep us informed.
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:19 AM
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My Research is coming up with the same info... Thank you


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As far as do-it-yourself I think you named them all.

(Get in touch with Carbon-One) great guy and
he knows a lot about Tri-Wings!

The rest must be done by an authorized dealer.
I could be wrong those. the tri-wing was my thinking
for a long time though.
good luck on what you decide and keep us informed.
Jeff
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:24 AM
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Kinda of surprised that Carbon-One has not chimed in yet!
He will soon I am sure!
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:57 PM
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Default Who makes do it yourself Trike Kits?

I used the Tri-Wing kit.I think they are the only ones.They are nice people to deal with.Jerry M.
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:06 PM
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*oops* and there is also Jerry M.. Long time no see!
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:22 PM
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Are these kits hard to install by a rookie
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:08 PM
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I would say if you can use hand tools you shouldn't have a problem.The only thing that needs welding is the drive shaft.The wiring is straight forward.You will need to have it painted unless you are a painter.I will try and post some pics. on assmbly.Hope this helps.Jerry M.
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Sheesh I am getting forgetful and there is JERRY M as well *lol*
These guys will HELP you LOTS! ---Great bunch of guys!
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:57 AM
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I looked at Triwing's web site and it would appear that a unit will cost $6,500 (2008) price. This does not include the wheels, tires, and painting. So, I would say that we are probably in the neighorhood of $7,500-$8,000 to convert. My 89 has 37,000 miles on it. Looking at ads my 89 is worth somewhere in the $3,500 to $4,000 range. It is very clean and runs great. This would make the total investment at around $12,000. Is it worth it for a 89?
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OK guys I'm back. Been off line for the last week.
Yep as stated above that's about the limit on options unless you truly do a one of a kind unit on your own.
As to whether any bike is worth the costs or effort only the owner can make that decision. I think it mostly depends on how much riding one will do as well as their fininacial situation.
Also on doing one yourself it does give you some personal satisfaction but if you think you'd be better off with a finished bike there can be some pretty decent trikes for sale if your patient.
Just some rambling thoughts here .
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I took the plunge today and ordered the Triwing DX Sportster,it will be my winter project delivery will be first week of january,I will probably need lots of help from all you guys that have th Triwing Kit
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:44 PM
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I'm interested in converting my RSV to a trike. Who makes Kits that I can install at home? Beside Triwing and Voyager?

Any input on things is appreciated.
Reaney..I looked for over a year for the same thing....Everyone here is quite right....Tri-Wing and Voyager is all there is at this time...I talked to C S C and MotorTrike and they both told me (maybe) next year.....but as i told CSC (maybe) doesn't help us now......On the Tri-Wing I've learned there is a little custom fitment to be done on the upper opening and trunk lid...Good Luck with yours...Carl
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