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Good looking setup. Options, labor etc. will drive that kit price up. I believe they had a booth set up at Biketoberfest and maybe at other events this coming year. If so, perhaps you can see one in person.
 

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When it comes to trikes I don't see how they are much different than a small convertable car but those conversions do look good.
 

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I sat on one at the dealer the other week. They are HUGE ! tons of storage space, and comfortable. If you're looking for a trike, it would be THE one !
 

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California Side CAr has one that looks even better for matching the lines of the XCT.
 

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wife and i test rode a motortrike cc last spring. dont expect it
to ride and drive like your bike. i thought it handled like a tank
compared to my xr. wife wasnt impressed either. someday we
will have to do something like this with my knees but not yet.
--irv
 

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ife and i test rode a motortrike cc last spring. domt expect it
to ride and drive like your bike. i thought it handled like a tank
compared to my xr. wife wasnt impressed either. someday we
will have to do something like this with my knees but not yet.
--irv
Irv,
I had a Honda Goldwing converted to a CSC Trike and found the steering light and easy. But that was because I had what they sometimes call an "easy steer" installed. It increased the rake? on the front wheel. If you ever decide to purchase a trike kit, I would suggest you have that option installed. You will find steering almost like power steering. Of course opinions vary on this, but I found it pleasurable to "drive" my trike through the twisties. Trikes do not give you the lean in curves and a lot of people don't like that. I found once I learned to drive the trike, it was a damned fun ride. Drove mine to Americade and Sturgis and back when I lived in WV. No trouble at all and had a great time. One other thing, I would recommend you not/not go with a solid axle trike. JMHO. Photo of my Wing - CSC Trike.

 

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the motortrike is irs. they do have an easy steer option that
wasnt on this one. guess i didnt proofread my other post.
i do like the lok of the csc trike.
 

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Irv,
I had a Honda Goldwing converted to a CSC Trike and found the steering light and easy. But that was because I had what they sometimes call an "easy steer" installed. It increased the rake? on the front wheel. If you ever decide to purchase a trike kit, I would suggest you have that option installed. You will find steering almost like power steering. Of course opinions vary on this, but I found it pleasurable to "drive" my trike through the twisties. Trikes do not give you the lean in curves and a lot of people don't like that. I found once I learned to drive the trike, it was a damned fun ride. Drove mine to Americade and Sturgis and back when I lived in WV. No trouble at all and had a great time. One other thing, I would recommend you not/not go with a solid axle trike. JMHO. Photo of my Wing - CSC Trike.

The trike subject is extremely subjective in my experience.

It certainly isn't for everyone. My first Harley was a chopped out 1958 45 ci Flathead Harley that started out as a meter maid bike. Of course that was long before women actually rode them.

I can not believe I never got pics of that bike to save because it was a defining moment in my biking life.

Anyway, IMHO, trikes can be a lot of fun if they are set up right and a big fat zero if they aren't.

Most of the time a skilled mechanic who routinely takes a 2 wheeler and turns it into a 3 wheeler does the work so most of the mistakes that can be made have already been made by the time a customer approaches the mechanic to do the job.

If it is a dedicated trike shop then anyone should be rest assured the shop will do a good job. That doesn't mean it will be a good job with 100% certainty but the chances are really good they will do a quality job vs a shade tree mechanic; like myself for instance.

Just sayin'....
 
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