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First off I run a reverse trike not a standard but have a question.
I went for a 400 mile scoot around the hills yesterday and many of the roads were typically covered in tar snakes.
What I noticed was the front wheels stay true mainly due to the fact normally one wheel is always on good pavement however the rear tend to slip just like a normal motorcycle.

How does this affect your trikes?
 

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What type of bike do you have? Who made the front conversion to 2 wheels?
To answer your question-I have a Wing w/a Hannigan conversion. I have never experienced any slipage of the front single nor the rear 2 tires.
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I talked to Hannigan about their 2 wheeled front conversion that they will only install if you install the rear conversion also. The only thing the plant manager would tell me is the front conversion did not "work out" as they thought it would and they will not sell it alone.:shrug:
 
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I built the conversion myself, this is the second one I did. I am guessing Hannegan just did not take the time to dial it in as it is a bit of a trick to get the caster correct. Who knows.

My other trike behaves the same way as this one and it's no different than my goldwing or other bikes they all are affected by the snakes. I was just guessing the standard trikes my experience this but only on the front.
Certainly not a dangerous thing but it does keep one awake

 

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Yes, the front tire on a trike is affected by tar snakes, but it's not nearly as noticeable as on a two wheeler, for me any way. It's most noticeable when negotiating a curve with the front wheel being held in place to hold the line through the curve. Tar snakes used to be of great concern for me on two wheels, but I don't worry about them much on my trike.
 

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First off I run a reverse trike not a standard but have a question.
I went for a 400 mile scoot around the hills yesterday and many of the roads were typically covered in tar snakes.
What I noticed was the front wheels stay true mainly due to the fact normally one wheel is always on good pavement however the rear tend to slip just like a normal motorcycle.

How does this affect your trikes?
Storm, It would seem to me that if you're running hills and curves with hot pavement with the rear tire pulling it would tend to slip in the snakes especially if it were a standard rear tire. Looking at the Can-Am's their rear tire is pretty wide. Maybe the wider rear tire might help?
 

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Yes, the front tire on a trike is affected by tar snakes, but it's not nearly as noticeable as on a two wheeler, for me any way. It's most noticeable when negotiating a curve with the front wheel being held in place to hold the line through the curve. Tar snakes used to be of great concern for me on two wheels, but I don't worry about them much on my trike.
Same here.
 

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As Ken said, tar snakes on a conventional trike are almost a non-factor. The rear wheels on my trike are sufficiently wide and sufficiently stable enough to almost totally dis-regard those little critters.

However, VP Biden feels we need to hire more cattle guards to increase employment in the country.:nojoke:
 

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I run 3 car tires now and it's not a concern more of a curiosity.
Sounds like that engine might be putting out some real horsepower there Storm.
 

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I built the conversion myself, this is the second one I did. I am guessing Hannegan just did not take the time to dial it in as it is a bit of a trick to get the caster correct. Who knows.

My other trike behaves the same way as this one and it's no different than my goldwing or other bikes they all are affected by the snakes. I was just guessing the standard trikes my experience this but only on the front.
Certainly not a dangerous thing but it does keep one awake

I remember the first one a couple of years ago,,, Need larger photos of this one it looks neat. :yes1:
 

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Nice job Storm. One of a kind and the price was right.
 

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Spyders eat your hearts out


Nicely done
 

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Awesome workmanship. Looks great!:thumbup:
 

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