Tom, you have to remember that the brakes are NOT integrated on some trikes like they are on a 2 wheeler. When you pull in the handle on a trike, you are using BOTH calipers and rotors on the front wheel, not just one. Therefore you get much more braking with less effort in the front. Plus you now have two rotors in the back versus just one like the 2 wheeler. Most of my braking is done with the rear brakes with front brakes providing the fine control. IMHO.KA7W said:Also, experimenting with the brakes in corners, felt like if I used to much front brake it might tilt over to the out side, and with the rear brake it felt pretty good and pulled it down well.
Tom in Aztec 8)
KA7W said:In some of the corners, It required a lot of pressure on the handle bars to hold it in the turn, and it almost felt like the inside rear was lifting a bit and the front tire was sliding outside a bit.
Tom in Aztec 8)
Boy, you are right when you say it takes very little pressure to move it going straight. First time out, I leaned forward to take a sip outta my Butler Cup, which changed my weight distribution on the handlebars, and darn near shot all the way across the hwy b/4 I knew it. But that has corrected itself. WHEREVER you point that front tire, that unit is coming after you. A little unsettling at first. I think the trike is more responsive than 2 wheels. I think also, that's what gives you the feeling of being on a rail when you take the curves. The wheelbase is so short, the rear end comes right on around.KA7W said:David523
The bike DOES have the EZ steer, 4.5 deg kit. But I was going around a very tight curve at about 1.7 times the recommended speed. (I go twice recommended on that curve on two wheels)... It just required a lot of force, maybe 40 pounds or so of push to get around it. Had both knees smashing up against the bike and leaned forward and into the curve.
That bike really wants to go straight down the road, and it takes very little pressure to make small movements, but the really fast twisties it does take a LOT of pressure to make it stick to the road.
Hey dozerman, you may be old, but some of us like to think we are still young and the trike lets us ride like it. BTW, we'll be riding the Dragon again this week. This will be out 5th time to the Smokies this year to ride all those scenic curves. Don't get in our way 'cause we are coming thru... :yes:dozerman said:... we did that when we were young...
"..14 year old kid".. Dozer that is the best compliment I have had since I discovered Viagra. Wait til I tell my wife :lol: :lol: :lol:dozerman said:You all sound like a bunch 14 year kids trying to out run the other one on a ATV.In the last 32 years my wife and I have rode every road in a 500 mile radius.we never got our trike to see how fast we could go around a curve.wedid that when we were young on a motorcycle. we rode home from a GWRRA meeting last night 65 miles the moon was shining bright we could see the stars. the cattle. in the field. not a single deer really was enjoyable. that trike ridding.
Here is a picture of Ken on my trike. Look at that grin. Kinda looks like a kid, doesn't he??? He has a gray trike and unfortunately I don't have a picture of him burning rubber leaving my driveway. Don't call Ken an old man.WhiskeryGoofy said:"..14 year old kid".. Dozer that is the best compliment I have had since I discovered Viagra. Wait til I tell my wife :lol: :lol: :lol:
:yes: :yes: :yes:To quote the owner of our local Honda dealership said:You guys are like a bunch of kids on those trikes.
Thanks Don,that sure is a good picture of me.beastie said:Here is a picture of Ken on my trike. Look at that grin. Kinda looks like a kid, doesn't he??? He has a gray trike and unfortunately I don't have a picture of him burning rubber leaving my driveway. Don't call Ken an old man.
AND - don't try to keep up with him in the twisties either. Not that you could!!!
I tries the "stand on the pegs method....and I got to endorse it....pmsteve said:One tip he gave me was to place my weight on the footpegs rather than gripping the bike with my knees in the curves. This allows you to shift your weight quicker and places your weight down lower than when you have your butt glued to the seat. Leaning forward and into the corners really helped while placing more weight on the inside peg. This allowed me to corner much faster than when I was sitting static on the saddle. It seemed much more secure, too.