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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-06-2017, 10:22 AM
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Well, I got my trike back 1/5/17 (wish the weather was nicer here/cold/salt) but I managed to ride it around the block only (still un-registered) wow! come on spring!

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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-07-2017, 09:23 PM
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How is the weather in my home town area???? How much snow you get?

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Hey Ronnie
Where are the pictures? Which kit did you go with?

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I don't mean to steal this thread but I have a question about trikes as well. I will be picking up my trike from a dealer in Alabama the last part of this month. Then driving it home 1800 miles. What things should I know before I get on the road driving the trike? I have been on a goldwing for 30 so that is not a big deal but the trike is new to me. Thanks

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I hope those that ride all the time help you out, but if it was me I would go easy the first day. For sure keep it under 500 miles. Just don't push it and you'll do fine. You are already a rider, so you know the road. Just need to learn the new feel of the trike. Good luck.
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I hope those that ride all the time help you out, but if it was me I would go easy the first day. For sure keep it under 500 miles. Just don't push it and you'll do fine. You are already a rider, so you know the road. Just need to learn the new feel of the trike. Good luck.
What he said. I bought my trike in Russellville, AR without intending to buy it that day (got a deal I couldn't pass up). Ended up riding it back to Kansas about 350 miles the next day. Take it easy and try to remember to keep your hands relaxed on the grips (think wind riding). Don't get in a hurry speed wise and remember it's WIDER than the bike when you are getting fuel etc. Just take your time and you'll be fine.


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I don't mean to steal this thread but I have a question about trikes as well. I will be picking up my trike from a dealer in Alabama the last part of this month. Then driving it home 1800 miles. What things should I know before I get on the road driving the trike? I have been on a goldwing for 30 so that is not a big deal but the trike is new to me. Thanks
I would pick it up on a day that the dealer would be open the next day and ride it locally for a day before heading out, especially if it is a new build, just to make sure everything is up to par. Try everything during the test. That way, you get acclimated to the trike and also give it a good test before hitting the road and leaving the dealer.

It only took me about an hour to get used to riding a trike. Mainly gotta remember to not put your feet down and that those fenders are sticking out, especially at gas stops.
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Well, I got my trike back 1/5/17 (wish the weather was nicer here/cold/salt) but I managed to ride it around the block only (still un-registered) wow! come on spring!

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Have you been able to ride the new trike as yet?
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Thanks for the great reminders and suggestions. We pick it up this Friday.

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