Lots of folks do it with two wheels. You'd be amazed how little a small trailer actually affects the bike. Of course, it IS different! More weight, something pushing on the bike, etc.I would love to have a trailer for camping but I'm too leery of one with a motorcycle. You have the ideal set up with three wheels for safety. I wish you luck on your long distance trips!
Agreed. I used to have a Uni-Go (one wheeled trailer) that went with me across the country and back. No issues.Lots of folks do it with two wheels. You'd be amazed how little a small trailer actually affects the bike. Of course, it IS different! More weight, something pushing on the bike, etc.
That is one sick looking set up! Looks like everything but the exhaust is modified from the side covers back. More pics please.The Nomad is ready to come home in it's new form since my wreck back in May. I am healed and now it is too!!! It is now a California Side Car Kruze trike with a matching CSC Escapade LE trailer.
I promise more pics as soon as we get it home. That pic was at California Side Cars facility in Arrington, VA... Will be making its way home today. BTW, the exhaust is modified too. They cut the mufflers down, cap them and run straight stainless pipe up over the independent rear suspension to their own tail sections. A little more rumble than stock but not as loud as my V&N Hines Twin Slashcuts were.That is one sick looking set up! Looks like everything but the exhaust is modified from the side covers back. More pics please.
They use the same frame sanes the swingarm, shocks and the bolt-on framework that holds the saddlebags,etc... Their trike frame and independent rear suspension bolts onto the original frame. They say it could be converted back into a two wheeled version by reinstalling the parts they removed.Do they move everything to a new frame, or just from the swingarm and rear subframe? Did they put a rake kit on the front end or weld a new head on the frame?
I am not a fan of trikes because they don't lean, but I have seen some nice looking ones and the Vulcan 1700 trikes are some of the best "sporty" looking I have seen.
Enjoy. I would rather be in a convertible sport car if I could no longer handle 2 wheels.
os,, how long have you had it triked? miles? who did yor conversion, a dealer or CSC direct? looks like you have the steering kit on it.? we will need a write up report as to how this is working for you and why CSC.?The Nomad is ready to come home in it's new form since my wreck back in May. I am healed and now it is too!!! It is now a California Side Car Kruze trike with a matching CSC Escapade LE trailer.
Thanks Rick! I agree that CSC did a good job on maintaining the original design lines...Thats a really nice setup. Like the way the body of the trike kit blends into the frame of the bike, as if it was the designers intetions from the begining instead of a 2 wheeler.
Poncho, it was done at CSC's facility. My Kawi dealer is a fairly new CSC dealer (within the past year) but so far his mechanics are only driveline certified so are only doing Gold Wings in house. I was just as happy it was done at CSC so I knew the guys that put it together do that everyday not just as needed.os,, how long have you had it triked? miles? who did yor conversion, a dealer or CSC direct? looks like you have the steering kit on it.? we will need a write up report as to how this is working for you and why CSC.?
I did my 07 electraglide with their package. the dealer hosed the install horribly and CSC rescued it. only cost me $huge. but when it was done right it was a tremendous triple play. I rode it 20k miles 2yrs, blue ridge - natchez trace - glacier np,, and then sold it, not cuz it was a trike, becuz it was a hardley and the motor was about to blow.
CSC makes one the finest rear end drive line and suspension systems in the trike market. their gold wing w/offset shaft drive is king. poncho
Thank for the heads up, Ponch... will do a little research and definitely will keep that in the back of my mind when riding!!! 😨OS,, do some research check this subject out and get familiar with it b4 you experience it firsthand unexpected; BumpSteer.
Yes I learned it is a bilt in characteristic of all trikes, rear drive.
What it is and how it affects your trajectory is only under certain circumstances.
I had my trike bak finished from CSC for 6 months and already 6k smiles. I rode it to Glacier NP. On a slow 2 lane blacktop along the river, I was going all of 20mph in 2nd gear. I reached both hands behind me to straighten my pack and the very minor undulation in the road surface, the rear wheels will inflict a deflection in steering.
In this circumstance because both hands were off the bars the front end went full lock to lock side slapping. I tried to catch the bar with my hands and only got smacked hard enuff to break wrist. Fortunately I was not at speed and hit the rear brake as the trike was headed into the river. Holy schitt wtf was that? BumpSteer!
Lesson 2. I rode it to San tonio to see my bro. Coming up to his house, he is standing in the street where I am fixing to park, so I make a late decision to turn into his drive and the inside rear wheel hits the curb. The front end cuts sharply to the rite and as I attempt to wrestle it straight I accidentally accelerate and luckily am able to stop it inches b4 center punching my bros roadglide! His eyes were bigger than moons! mine too! Bump steer, the rear can adversely affect the front.
Be aware and ahead of the curve not behind it.
Otherwise they are rock solid at all speeds and squatt down flat in the corners F1 rear suspension. poncho