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i have had some bouts with vertigo, and still want to ride but leary of being on two wheels. i know they don't make one but would like to know if one can be adapted to work. i have no problems with machining, fabing and welding, just need to know which kit is the closes to what i need. 2003 v92 cruiser. thanks in advance.
 

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Take a test ride on a Spyder and learn what fun they are. Every trike owner who sees me on my F3 Limited says they wish they had gotten one instead. The main advantage, to me is, I can see the 2 front wheels, which is very important when maneuvering in tight spaces. Spyders are very stable, having systems that use the ABS to keep it on all 3 wheels. Speaking of wheels; car tires are a lot less $$. I can buy 3 high quality car tires for less than one MC rear tire and get almost 3X the mileage. The learning curve can be long a steep, but once you're over the top, you'll be tossing your Spyder around the twisties like you're 19 again. I am now taking curves FASTER than I did on my XR. If you are a grandpa, the grandkids will love riding on it. A Spyder is a much better ride than a cobbled together trike. You'll thank me should you get one.
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Being able to actually see your front wheels is probably very understated. Good point.
 
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thanks for posting, but no thanks. i just don't like em, i like the two wheels behind me. i guess i get it from being a hot rodder.
 

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Endeavor trike conversion is great for keeping the Vic. That's two front wheels though.
 
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I remember seeing CSC and Hannigan at Americade with brandy-new Vic trikes, but the 2 years I went after Vic went out, I didn't see the trikes any longer.
 
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Take a test ride on a Spyder and learn what fun they are. Every trike owner who sees me on my F3 Limited says they wish they had gotten one instead. The main advantage, to me is, I can see the 2 front wheels, which is very important when maneuvering in tight spaces. Spyders are very stable, having systems that use the ABS to keep it on all 3 wheels. Speaking of wheels; car tires are a lot less $$. I can buy 3 high quality car tires for less than one MC rear tire and get almost 3X the mileage. The learning curve can be long a steep, but once you're over the top, you'll be tossing your Spyder around the twisties like you're 19 again. I am now taking curves FASTER than I did on my XR. If you are a grandpa, the grandkids will love riding on it. A Spyder is a much better ride than a cobbled together trike. You'll thank me should you get one. View attachment 252332
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i have had some bouts with vertigo, and still want to ride but leary of being on two wheels. i know they don't make one but would like to know if one can be adapted to work. i have no problems with machining, fabing and welding, just need to know which kit is the closes to what i need. 2003 v92 cruiser. thanks in advance.
Tricycles are for toddlers. LOL. Sorry, just HAD to.

As for your bouts of vertigo, I can make a very helpful suggestion, having been there before in the past. If you do not know what caused your vertigo, I will STRONGLY suggest you go visit a Chiropractor, preferably one who went to school at Northwestern Health Sciences University (I say this with over 30 years of chiro care from Doctors who went there, not saying others may not be as good, but have had greatest success with these docs in particular). Tell them whats been going on with vertigo, you will be extremely pleased with the results. Of course if your vertigo is caused by an illness that has attacked the part of your ear that gives you your sense of balance this wont help. Good luck and I hope you get it figured out, I know what it is like to try to live on Meclizine Hydrochloride or Dramamine, totally sucks and makes you feel blah and drugged out all the time. No thanks.
 
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i have had some bouts with vertigo, and still want to ride but leary of being on two wheels. i know they don't make one but would like to know if one can be adapted to work. i have no problems with machining, fabing and welding, just need to know which kit is the closes to what i need. 2003 v92 cruiser. thanks in advance.
hey i have a 02 v92 with a dft smoothie kit on it they dont make a kit for victory so there was a lot of work going in to it i bought it that way but i had to do some improvment's to sprocket they had but i hope im done it is a smoothie kit for a hd around $12000 without machining dont no who built it some where in az im in nc but it rides smother than my Electra glide i need 3 wheels because of being broke up so much leg back ect but vertigo i dont recommend 2 3 or 4 wheels but each hes own good luck
 

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I'd recommend 3 wheels, if 2 are in the front for greater stability and the ability to see the fenders when navigating tight spaces.
Once I got over the learning curve, as much as I loved 2 wheeling, I am head over heels in love with our Spyder. If I knew how much fun Spyders are, I'd have bought one long ago. They are all the joy of a 2 wheeler, but with any of the worries. Would I go back to 2 wheels? Never! And don't have any physical problems that would prevent that.
 

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Just got to get over the looks of the spider.
 

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I'm not keen on the looks of the RT - that's why mine is the F3 Limited. Nothing not to like on that. I've had 2 H-D trike owners Tell me they wish they bought an F3L instead. Have you ever heard an H-D trike move in reverse? Not a pretty sound.

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I'm not keen on the looks of the RT - that's why mine is the F3 Limited. Nothing not to like on that. I've had 2 H-D trike owners Tell me they wish they bought an F3L instead. Have you ever heard an H-D trike move in reverse? Not a pretty sound.

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Nothing wrong with it at all if it keeps you riding. You didn't fully lose your marbles and go with a slingshot. :)
I still don't know what to think of those things but I do see them on the road around here only on perfect weather days.
 

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Nothing wrong with it at all if it keeps you riding. You didn't fully lose your marbles and go with a slingshot. :)
I still don't know what to think of those things but I do see them on the road around here only on perfect weather days.
I demo'd the slingshot in KY and up here in Barrie...all I can say is for me anyway....made me feel like Batman LOL

but you won't see one in my driveway !!
 
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I do not understand spending on a Slingshot, when the same money can get a number of REAL open cars new, such as Miata and Fiat 124 Spyder. Then there's the used market.
The same dealer I bought my Spyder from also sells Slingshots. I paid half for the Spyder what a Slingshot goes for.
 

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the backwards 3 wheelers have too many NANNIES!! keep searching as there were-are kits for Vics. whatever the reason i wish you the best to keep riding. Sidecars are an option as well + depending on your location which is good to show Freedom Sidecars can build + install for ANY bike, not sure but they might have info on a trike kit as Claude the owner has been in it a looong time, give them a call!!
 

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If I couldn't ride 2 wheels anymore I don't think I could ever make the leap to a trike or spyder. I know Ricz loves his but I've road a few of them over the years (buddy owns a Can-am dealership) and though they are fun they are not a motorcycle and do not provide anywhere near the same feel that 2-wheels provide. If or when I reach that point I will just take the top off my Jeep and lower the windshield for that open air feel!
 
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