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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-25-2016, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Newbie Triker

So new that I do not own one yet. Iowa seems somewhat weird with regards to trikes. Need a motorcycle license to even test drive a trike, need a trike to get a license, gah!

So the first class for getting a motorcycle license is 3/31 so I'm lurking around doing the best I can to learn all the differences until I can actually test drive one.

I'm 61 and have never been on one, nearing retirement and looking for something that will keep me off my butt and away from the refrigerator.

Walked into a dealership the other day and got on a trike and thought I can do this, so here I am.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-25-2016, 01:19 PM
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If you can walk and chew gum then riding a trike should be no problem for you. having to wait that long to obtain a MC license sucks so use it to search for trike info and by the time you get your license you'll be ready to fly.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-26-2016, 11:13 AM
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Welcome to the forum...You won't be getting much sleep till you have one in your garage the end of march...HaHa

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-26-2016, 11:52 AM
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Welcome and your timing is great, Winter especially after the 1st of the year is a good time to start getting pumped up regarding summer and all the fantastic adventures it brings.
My best advise would be to get that license then go test ride the various styles and brands. Most shops will or should allow test rides and don't be shy go for a decent ride and take note of ease of handling and drivability. It's a big decision so take your time and kick some tires. Obviously this is not a good time for test riding but a great time for tire kicking, fact checking and feature comparisons.

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