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    Hi Everyone! Roadsmith Trikes is here to help with answers to questions or anything else you might need for your Roadsmith Trike. We will be checking this forum regularly and promise to get back to you as quickly as we can. If you need immediate assistance, please don't hesitate to call the main factory number 800-331-0705! Thanks and we look forward to chatting with you!

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    Thanks RS, that's good news. Guess my first question, differential oil check and change..... How often should it be checked and/or changed? I'm aware there are different methods for checking the level for certain years, but can't remember what it was. Mine is a 2012 conversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbillone View Post
    Thanks RS, that's good news. Guess my first question, differential oil check and change..... How often should it be checked and/or changed? I'm aware there are different methods for checking the level for certain years, but can't remember what it was. Mine is a 2012 conversion.
    Good question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmrc51 View Post
    Good question!

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    Hi guys - the differentials should be filled with 1 quart (only) of 80/90. Do not overfill, as that will cause excess fluid to escape through the vent-hole, causing a big 'ol mess.

    We recommend checking the level at the beginning of the season, and periodically throughout the year, especially before a long trip. You should feel confident with the level if there is no evidence of a leak/weap. Otherwise, there is nowhere for the oil to go.....

    To check level:

    1. The fluid level should be 1" below fill-plug threads
    2. Find an Allen wrench with the short end of the "L" measuring an inch or more
    3. Remove fill plug
    4. Insert the Allen wrench into the fill hole with the end pointing down
    5. Remove Allen wrench and measure/check level


    You can certainly change the fluid as often as you would like. We don't recommend having to worry about it until at least 50,000 miles.

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    Thanks RS. One for the file and future reference.

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    Can the tour pak on a Gold Wing Trike be relocated back approx. 2 in. to add more space for the passenger?

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    Can the tour pak on a Gold Wing Trike be relocated back approx. 2 in. to add more space for the passenger?
    The tour pack doesn't have a lot to do with the trike kit to be honest. I located the tour pack on my GL1500A back about 3 inches. Honda doesn't make it easy.
    I used two pieces of steel... about 3 inches wide and about a foot long and about 3/16" thick and drilled holes for mounting the truck rather than mounting to the mount points on the body and used some rubber washers and fender washers to take care of vibration. Used holes in the new brackets to mount the trunk and mounted the brackets to the old mount points. You have to take off the bottom part of the trunk and work with it. Main issue is wiring harness as they don't give you much extra wire. I needed to disconnect and re-route some wiring harness as I recall. Once the trunk is back, it opens up seating and your passenger isn't sitting on top of you!

    I am surprised Honda didn't make it a bit easier to adjust location of the tour pack... I had a Kaw Voyager and the tour pack on it sat on rails with slots and you just loosened the locking nuts and slid it up or back wherever seemed good to you as I recall. For a luxury touring bike, wasn't much point in making it so cramped when adjustability engineered in would have been sooooo easy.
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    Good morning WiredGeorge, Thank you for your prompt and detailed response. Was not for sure if the tour pak was actually affected by the trike kit, or not. Your response covers that issue. I had relocated the tour pak on an Aspencade years ago, so that will be my plan for the GL1800 Roadsmith, when I find one that suites our preferences. We are still on a 2 wheeler but searching and searching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopefullysoon View Post
    Good morning WiredGeorge, Thank you for your prompt and detailed response. Was not for sure if the tour pak was actually affected by the trike kit, or not. Your response covers that issue. I had relocated the tour pak on an Aspencade years ago, so that will be my plan for the GL1800 Roadsmith, when I find one that suites our preferences. We are still on a 2 wheeler but searching and searching.

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    I think that buying an already converted trike makes more sense to me (I am cheeeeep). The conversion kit costs $10-15K regardless of type of true conversion and options. Suggest you check out goldwingdocs.com and look at the "Classifieds" that appear right on the banner. This will give you a search engine for Goldwings so plug in "trike" as the search term. I am always astounded at what great deals are out there. The search seems to be performed on a variety of different selling sites but mainly CL.

    As far as a GL1500 vs a GL1800 trike, well, get the newer one if that is within your budget. Keep an eye on early GL1800s (2001-2003) for frame cracking behind left passenger board... I have seen several cracked and it is always tempting to buy an early GL1800 because of cost. I think Honda whipped the frame issue in the 2003 run. A local fella was trying to sell his GL1800 with cracked and repaired frame (he did the welding) for REALLY cheap as he was an honest guy. Not sure I cared for the repair but it was probably fine... BTW: I love riding a trike and still ride a Triumph America and old KZ900 and KZ1000 solo... all trike riding is 2-up with missus.
    wiredgeorge Mico, TX.

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    Hope I'm not hijacking the thread. Do I need a special wrench/tool to adjust the coil over shocks? I just got my new HTS this Wednesday and I think I need to tighten the suspension so it doesn't feel like the body is rolling to the outside in a curve, It's on the low setting, I was going to bump it up to the middle step, unless those with experience think I should put it on the high step, I also have the adjustable suspension pre-load and I have it set on 12 right now riding one up.

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