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Took trike for a 150 mile ride yesterday, the front end didn't feel right...I had no shocks.. When I got home, I felt around the fork bushings and sure enough it was wet :crying: So in the shop it goes for new front fork bushings as well as new springs......

This is a 2010 Goldwing @ Roadsmith trike kit installed with 55,000 miles on her.

My question: At what mileage do these front forks start to go bad??? Is this a normal wear and tear @ such a low mile bike?
This bike is babied, never riding over speed limits
Always garaged
Never ridden on rough roads
Washed after every ride
waxed every rainy day (in garage) 0:)0:)

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My question: At what mileage do these front forks start to go bad??? Is this a normal wear and tear @ such a low mile bike?

30,000 - 40,000 on the OEM setup on a two-wheeler on a good day, so yeah, probably is normal fatigue from use.

I would suspect that a trike might load up the forks differently enough (especially with a modified triple tree installed) that wear between a two wheeler and a three wheeler would be an unfair comparison.
 
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