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About craigatcsi

  • Birthday 07/10/1961

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    Omaha, NE, United States


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    United States


  • Bike Year and Model
    2007 Venture / 2014 Hannigan Trike


  • Occupation
    Retired mid 2017

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    Tools & limited help.

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  1. They did get the snapped bolts out. The mechanic told me that he used an ‘Easy-Out’ and the came out pretty easy, (thank God). As of now, we are in a holding pattern until the new bolts arrive.
  2. I took my trike in because it had a lot of play at the clutch handle. They said the upper clutch hydraulics were fine, but the lower needed to be rebuilt. To rebuild this lower clutch hydraulics, would they need to remove these bolts? - I’m wondering if they snapped the bolts while trying to remove them. craigr
  3. I just now added to my original post, a pic he sent me.
  4. I took my Venture to our local dealer for a clutch issue. I had a lot of play at the handle and shifting was tough. After they took a look at it, they said the lower hydraulic needed rebuilt. So they ordered the parts. Two weeks later, I get a call from them saying that when they went to start the repairs, they noticed that “All four bolts on the Drive pulley are sheared off”. He said they have never seen this before, and attributed it to being converted into a trike. - Have any of you Venture Trike owners had this happen? They are a ways from where I live, so I don’t want the drive just to look at it. YouTube has nothing on it. Do you folks know of a resource that I can look at to see what he is referring to?
  5. No leaks. - Now, there is little resistance in the clutch lever with full, clear fluid, (new a year ago.)
  6. Well, here it is with a clutch issue again. It is back to being tough to shift and when I pull the clutch handle in, it doesn’t full disengage. I can still shift, but when at a stoplight the bike wants to creep forward some. When the bike is off, there is quite a bit of play in the clutch handle, like it is out of adjustment. By looking at the clutch reservoir, the fluid is full and clear. As soon as I pay some other bills off, I will take it back in to the mechanic. Hopefully, he just didn’t clean it out very well when he fixed it last fall.
  7. Now that is interesting. Heck, when registering it as a car, their mandatory helmet law wouldn’t apply! But really, it would make as much sense as registering the Slingshot as a motorcycle. In my opinion, lawmakers can make the stipulation that if one straddles a vehicle, then it is a motorcycle. If not, and it has a steering wheel, then it is a car. Personally, I think it ridiculous to label the slingshot as a bike AND in states with a helmet law, (like my Nebraska), you have to wear a helmet to drive it! I would like to have one, but I’ll be damned if I would wear a helmet, yet when in my brother’s little Nissan convertible he doesn’t have to. Anyone with at least ‘half a brain’ can look at a 4 wheel Venture and see that it is still a motorcycle. But sometimes it seems that our lawmakers don’t have at least ‘half a brain’.
  8. I already have my rear with the Hannigan trike, but seeing this, I wonder about getting the front done also. The biggest concern, other than cost, would be that my 07 Venture already has 50k miles on her. Do I want to invest another 20k(?) into her. - But….. I would have a VERY unique bike! I would have to ride a front end trike to see how she handled, before investing even more into mine.
  9. My trike started this exact same behavior last week! I made it home okay, but won’t take it out again like that. I had it in to the service dept. last fall because shifting was bad. They flushed the “very bad” fluid and it shifted like new again! So, I need to have it hauled back out to them.
  10. I guess that I forgot to post what it was...... The clutch fluid needed flushed. It actually had ‘a ball of crap’ that was in the reservoir along with the fluid. Once flushed, it now shifts like new! Thanks for suggestions.
  11. I have the Leftover parts from my Blue over Black 07 Venture Hannigan Trike conversion. I also have a few parts from when I dropped my bike. Insurance replaced instead of repainting them. Please let me know if my prices are out of line. - I truly want a fair deal for both of us. I have one fairing skin with scratches on the right side. - $100 One slightly used original windshield - $75 Two saddle bags, one left and one right. - $500 One right bag that has a very small scratch on the rim, that is almost difficult to see. - $200 Two, (never installed), leather saddlebag lid covers. - $100 Two, (factory vertical), Saddlebag Guards w/reflectors - $100 One trunk with a very small scratch on the right side rim. - $225 One used rear shock - $20 Rear Fender - $100 One rear rim and wide whitewall tire with plenty of tread. - $100 And of course I can provide Pics. And, of course, buyer pays shipping cost. - I am located in Omaha, NE
  12. I believe that I still have my originals. (I can’t believe that I would have tossed them.) I do clearly remember carefully putting them in the box my Bubs came in. Mine are off my 07 Venture. - Send me a PM If you still need them, I will look for them in my garage. Craig
  13. The clutch..... even though it disengages? It has been a few years since the fluid has been flushed.
  14. My 07 venture is locked in 2nd gear. The clutch does disengage, it just won’t shift. Have any of you had this happen?
  15. Many thanks for the welcomes. By next year, I hope to be built back up enough that we can take our trike out East to pick up remains states on our map. Or at least ride it to Indy to visit friends like we used to. I would love to attend one of your meet-ups / get togethers so I can meet and get to know you folks.
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