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Old 12-27-2012, 10:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm considering the trikes as well, Bro Tanker.

Lehman's are just about the best of the best, but it costs nearly 10 grand to convert the 2 wheeled (VL800) into a Lehman Trike.
If I didn't already own a beautiful, low mileage, fully outfitted C50, I'd prolly just go pick up a new Lehman Trike.

The Cass link You have provided is very interesting, and I'm going to seriously consider their kit, perhaps during this up & coming year.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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No idea what your budget is tanker but a guy I talked to not too long ago bought a CanAm and he really likes it. He had to get rid of his bike because he has some mobility issues.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Tanker,

I went back to the thread where you described your health issues, and I am not surehow well the safety issues will be mitigated by moving to a trike:

Do you think Trikes are Safer than Bikes? - Trike Talk Forum

Here is another thread that might interest you:

Suzuki C-50 Trike - Trike Talk Forum That forum has a lot of positive and negative discussion of outrigger kits as well as specific conversions.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:23 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Glad to hear...hope it works out for you!

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Well, here's an update on what I have found.

1) I'm not interested in the "outrigger" type conversion. Just not my style.

2) Not going with the Can-Am. Read too much about reliability issues and availability of support.

3) Went an looked at a Goldwing/Lehman conversion. There is a cylinder head where my feet should be! End up with my feet back further than is comfortable for me.

4) Exchanged eMail with a local authorized Lehman dealer. Cost to convert my C50 would be $10,250. I would lose my saddlebags and get a 1.5 cubic foot trunk, not a great trade-off.

5) Went up to the local HD dealer yesterday and sat on/looked over the HD Tri-Glide. the 2013 is $32,000, which is more than I spent on the new truck (Ram 1500) I bought last year. But I think I am going to look for a used one, sell my C50, and some weapons, and see what I can afford.

I'll keep you informed of my progress.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:14 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Reliability issues with the Spyders? Really?
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:00 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Riding position on a Gold Wing........ Really. I've done 700 mile days 2 up and plenty of 500 mile days 2 up and the dog on the back. Yes your feet are below you but the top part of your body moves forward, thus a netural riding position.

I had a C90 and the best I could do was close to 400 and I was dead. And after the GW my wife would not ride 100+ miles on the C90.

We (me and the rest of the crew) never take the GW unless it's a 100 mile or better trip. Just too big to push around. Especially a trike would be a terrible bike for around town. But on the highway there's no better for comfort and POWER.


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Riding position on a Gold Wing........ Really. I've done 700 mile days 2 up and plenty of 500 mile days 2 up and the dog on the back. Yes your feet are below you but the top part of your body moves forward, thus a netural riding position.

I had a C90 and the best I could do was close to 400 and I was dead. And after the GW my wife would not ride 100+ miles on the C90.

We (me and the rest of the crew) never take the GW unless it's a 100 mile or better trip. Just too big to push around. Especially a trike would be a terrible bike for around town. But on the highway there's no better for comfort and POWER.


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As I said, " End up with my feet back further than is comfortable for me." Everybody has to pick a ride that works for them. My body dynamics did not fit well for the GW, so I moved on. I never said it was a bad ride, just not the ride for me.

I have done 550+ day on my C50 with no problem, and the riding position on the Tri-Glide seems to be very similar to the C50.
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What about a side car setup. The cost would be about 3500.00 - 4000.00 for a new one.
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What about a side car setup. The cost would be about 3500.00 - 4000.00 for a new one.

The Texas Sidecar Co.

Plus it's in Texas


Edit: it's still 277 miles I forgot Texas is BIG



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