Motorcycle/Trike question..

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  1. Jay H

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    While touring Lake Champlain, I noticed a whole bunch of motorcyclists, including alot of those guys on Trikes, the three wheeled motorcycles.. Are they converted/modified two wheelers or do people actually buy that from the manufacturer that way?

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    They are conversions. Take a look at "Rider" magazine for ads for many companies that do these conversion.
     
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    'Lehman' is one of the most prevalent sellers of conversions. They do HD, Honda, Yamaha, most any bike available. Prices are kinda high tho', I worked as a service manager for a local dealer for a while, and put several of these on.
     
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    Came across this recently in MAXIM magazine.
    www.corbinmotors.com
    Looks interesting ... 100 mph ... but butt ugly IMHO.
     
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    They are converted from two-wheeled bikes. Usually people buy them pre-converted from specialty shop's, but there are many that have been converted by the owner.

    However, IMHO, unless you are physically handicapped and unable to ride a "regular" motorcycle, please do not buy these ugly things. They are top-heavy, noticably slower than their original vehicles, fail to use any of the natural lean ability of a motorcycle (You are forced to "steer" the things, going against the design of the front frame and forks).

    Just buy a car.
     
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    I have to agree with the folks here, but I thought it odd that almost every motorcycle group I saw go by had at least 1 guy with a trike thing. I saw one guy with two little kids in the back.. Even some bikers would actually wave at us which we waved back. [​IMG]
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