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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Tilting Wing

Interesting concept (for me, at least) if I ever consider the trike route.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 01:26 PM
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I like that "Tilt Lock" feature that locks at a stop, but lets go when underway. Also the whole thing seems much less cumbersome than a traditional trike conversion. I like it!

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I like the whole idea, I've been keeping an eye on this Washington based company (not too far from me). I just hope they are still around when my time comes for a conversion. I wonder how the price compares to a conventional conversion? (two wheels on the rear)

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I like this concept, too.
Does anyone know or are there any board members here who have done this conversion?
Hope it's not just a "flash in the pan".
Am interested in finding out dealers in the Phoenix area.

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Jay Leno did a feature on the Harley version of their tilting trike.

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I like the idea and believe that it will catch on very soon.

I would favor that or a side car that allows the bike to tilt in turns.

I doubt if I would ever go the trike route after so much high speed experience and the exhilaration of fast twisties. But a racing side car....hmmmmm. Bet my wife would love it too.

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I just converted my 2010 Wing to a Roadsmith... It is a totally different ride, BUT i have to admit that I do like it..
The enjoyment is still there, w/o the worry of tipping over. I feel much safer now then I did before, due to a medical situation that I had while in VA. at a Darkside rally..

mine has the two added wheels in the rear instead of front (hey does this mean I'm a DBL darksider) Should I apply for two darkside #'s

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The tilting front mod looks very interesting. I'm looking forward to hearing from someone who has actually ridden one.
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I like the idea and believe that it will catch on very soon.

I would favor that or a side car that allows the bike to tilt in turns.

I doubt if I would ever go the trike route after so much high speed experience and the exhilaration of fast twisties. But a racing side car....hmmmmm. Bet my wife would love it too.

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I just had a vision of the tilting sidecars we see in the isle of Man TT races where the passenger moves around more than the rider does! You sure the wife would go for that?
Hope to see you next weekend at Glens.
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The tilting front mod looks very interesting. I'm looking forward to hearing from someone who has actually ridden one.
Same here, CJ,... given that we might not be not that far off from needing one.
The 'trike' concept with the two wheels on the rear and non-tilting thing just isn't that appealing.
Looking forward to seeing someone with one at a gathering somewhere with one. In the next couple of weeks I'll be heading for Wisconsin and North Carolina, maybe...

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