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Getting older and thinking about tricking my GW. I went to this years wing ding but didn't get a chance to spend a lot of time.....very hot in TN.
I know there are quite a few different kits out there and these are very general questions. I have a well equipped shop and mechanically able. No welding.
If I choose to have a rolling chasis completed by a installer what would an average price range be. Is a easy steer necessary. Are there any kits to avoid.
Thanks for any help and will keep an eye out for the info.
 

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If you want to build it yourself there are three companies that have self install kits:

RoadSmith ( Trike Shop )
DFT
Champion

A rake kit is recommended, unless you are a version of John Hercules ;)
 

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Here is link to a recent thread with multiple opinions.

http://gl1800riders.com/forums/showthread.php?t=287929

There is another one floating aroung with links to all manufacture's web site and pricing (may be in the quoted link).

As far as EZ Steer - some feel it is required, some not. Up to individual behind the bars.

For more in-depth discussion of various kits, recommend you go and read the first 30 to 40 pages of this board. Lots of good info to be gotten there.

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Hi airborne,

1. I am not sure if u can get any one to install the partial kit and let u finish it up. Would recommend that u check with the dealers close to u and see if they would.

Here are a couple of posts on other threads that might be of interest.
To my short memory, only kits available for self installation were, DFT (dam fine trikes), and Champion. Agree installer rep. is a key point, if not doing it yourself. :coffee1: Know two people who had to ride back to factory in Tenn. to get installations fixed, by bad installer.
I know that there is a KY factory but not aware of a TN factory so maybe this posts refers to an installer.

I see George has posted another kit that allows for self install, while I was typing this answer.


There are no bad kits. There are bad installers. Good kit plus good installer equals a good ride. I chose Motor Trike because the installer was very good. I have 60K on "Punkin" and no problems.
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2. I have never heard of any one who installed Ezstear that did not like it after they got used to it.


Here are the sites for most manufactures
http://www.californiasidecar.com/
http://www.championsidecars.com/
http://www.dfttrikes.com/kits.php
http://www.eurowingusa.com/home.html
http://www.hannigantrikes.com/content/home.html
http://www.lehmantrikes.com/default.aspx?navid=28
http://www.motortrike.com/
http://www.trikingtrikes.com/
http://www.trikeshop.com/trikes/ht1800/

Good Luck in your quest
 

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Take a short ride to Sieverville and check out Volunteer Cycles and Trikes. Kim and Randy can give you any info you need. They have triked out 2 for me and I am very satisfied. Tell Randy " Fredisha" sent you.
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Trike Kits

I have riden our tirke 2007 GL1800 for 4 years now and would recommend test driving as many kits as you can. We had the Champion fixed axel enjoyed it but were considering an independent suspension. I rode trikes with & without being raked and will never own one that is not. Huge difference.
 
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