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    Can anyone direct me to a website or sites of companies that do the trike conversion for the VTX? Thank you up front.
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    http://www.motortrike.com is one that makes a kit for the VTX - 1300 and 1800.

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    http://www.trikeshop.com/index.php

    TrikeShop also does VTX trikes...let me know if you would like info on trikes...I have a lot of it from when I researched my trike and compiled it into three pages....mostly geared toward the Gold Wing, but you may find something useful within it...good luck and enjoy!!
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    www,americantrike.com
    Very nice kits !

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    From another thread here just recently posted these...

    MotorTrike 1800 and 1300 VTX trikes
    http://www.coolcustomtrikes.com/vtx1800.html

    RoadSmith HSC for the 1800
    http://www.trikeshop.com/gallery_detail.php?id=14
    HSC 1300 trike kit
    http://www.trikeshop.com/gallery_detail.php?id=13

    Tri-Wing DX Cruiser or DX Sportster 1800 and 1300 trikes
    http://www.triwing.com/

    1300 VTX Trikes for sale

    http://www.nuttingcustomtrikes.com/app/ ... trikeid=18
    sold but has a cool fairing on front (Motor Trike kit)

    http://www.nuttingcustomtrikes.com/app/ ... trikeid=25
    sold but has fairing and trunk like a Goldwing trunk. (Motor trike Kit)

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda-VT ... dZViewItem

    http://www.trikeshop.com/shop_details.php?id=253

    http://adcache.cycletrader.com/5/2/8/89895628.htm

    http://www.cycletrader.com/addetail.html?88314123

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 0157380523

    http://adcache.cycletrader.com/5/1/4/89663614.htm



    VTX 1800 Roadsmith trike with trunk
    http://www.trikeshop.com/shop_details.php?id=223

    for you OKies there is a 06 1800 VTX trike in the Tulsa World with 300 miles on it $23,975 918-261-9682 wonder if he didn't like it since it only has 300 miles on it.
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    Lehman trikes will do it I believe. There has been some confusion that they use a solid rear axle, but they don't. Check them out here: http://www.lehmantrikes.com/
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    sorry, but the Lehman is solid rear axle technology...from their site:

    “No-Lean” refers to the Lehman proprietary design, which minimizes flex in the swing-arm and rear-end system. This design features a differential rear-end with internal solid axles. The Lehman swing-arm is a one piece reinforced design, specially constructed to reduce all torsion effects.


    “No-Lean” is the exact opposite of independent suspension. Independent platforms are designed to allow shock compression on one side of the trike while allowing extension on the opposite side


    from this page:


    http://www.lehmantrikes.com/trikes-design.asp?ID=15


    I did a lot of research and demo-ed a lot of trikes (including a Lehman Gold Wing trike) before deciding upon the CSC with independent rear suspension....you could not give me a trike with a solid rear axle...

    I do admit it may be a different story with a VTX being triked...but as far as the tourers, I would only get IRS...and only a Wing (I rode BMW's, HD's, and all different conversion kits)...

    though I would still have to recommend independent rear suspension, such as the TrikeShop kit for the VTX has...
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    Apparently we have different definitions of solid rear axle?? In your post it says "features a differential rear-end with internal solid axles" A differential rearend is not a solid rear axle. There are 2 axles connected by the differential, thus allowing each wheel to turn independantly from each other (like a car). a solid rear axle has no differential, like a the old ATV's.
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    I am so sorry, black hills, but do you know anything about trikes other than what you picked up from your dirt bike friends who work at Lehman? I am surprised we differ on this, as we usually have the same or similar views on most posts...
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    Quote Originally Posted by S&W Triker
    I am so sorry, black hills, but do you know anything about trikes other than what you picked up from your dirt bike friends who work at Lehman? I am surprised we differ on this, as we usually have the same or similar views on most posts...
    No, I don't really know much about them at all. We got to talking about them one night after riding and I asked if they had a solid rear axle like the old ATV's. They both said "No, they have a differential, just like a car. Otherwise they are to hard to ride" THey went on to explain how the diff works with a belt drive and a few other interesting handling charachteristics of trikes. What other type of rear end is there? I can't imagine anything other than a differential and 2 solid axles, whether it be in a one piece rear end or an independant suspension? Not arguing, as I don't know enough about it to argue Just wondering??
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    Thanks all! Now I've got plenty to look through and drool over. Mt wife said if we get another bike, she thinks a trike would be a good choice (for her to ride on the back).
    WAH and S&W Triker - thanks for the abundance of sites !

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