pros and cons of a trike

Discussion in 'Trikes' started by karfre, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. karfre

    karfre New Member

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    I have been riding Harley's for 18 years and my wife and i have over 65,000 miles on a bike. We like taking long trips and enjoy being gone for a couple of weeks at a time. I ride a 2010 Street Glide now. I have had a Ultra Classic in 2002 and wanted a less top heavy bike. Due to my age (getting older every day) i am considering a Trike. I need a little insight on the pros and cons of riding a trike vs my street glide.
    Thanks!!
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Peace of mind is priceless. So with that thought, and to keep the thrill alive traveling with the Misses, I can see no pros or cons in owning a trike. After a adjustment period of learning to ride a trike, I would think nothing but happy trails. There is always the option of triking out the Street Glide too. Best to you and your decision.....................:)
     
  3. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    karfre; I'm guessing I'll end-up on 3-wheels someday too and the HD trikes are pretty sweet. Only thing I'm guessing is a tad different handling, simply b/c 2-wheels "lean" and 3-wheels "turn/slide." If I can ever test ride a trike @ demo event...I'm there!
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Next bike will be a trike, with a bad back it makes sense to me plus The Redhead likes the idea of the big trunk she thinks she will use it for a grocery getter :s
     
  5. Sunnysideup

    Sunnysideup Junior Member

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    .........or maybe she sees a promotion in your future Jack. :p
     
  6. Lawdog314

    Lawdog314 Active Member

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    If it was my wife, the trunk would be OVERFLOWING with new shoes! She has gotten three sets of boots this year, JUST FOR RIDING! Drives me crazy. I have a pair of work boots (double as riding boots), a set of running shoes (don't get near enough use) and a set of loafers. I married Amelda Marcos (spelling?)...:unsure
     
  7. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Oh My! I am not contributing to this......................:bigsmiley25:
     
  8. Sunnysideup

    Sunnysideup Junior Member

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    LOL yeah well...........lol.
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I can hide you out here in Jacksonville, my witness protection plan works:p
     
  10. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Thanks Jack! Hopefully I wont need it, again....:D