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    I am very interested in purchasing a new HD Tri Glide. I have ridden motorcycles for many years, but never a trike. Living in the Phoenix area, my wife would prefer the trike over motorcycle. Is it difficult to transition from 2 wheels to 3? Also, do you still get respect from other bikers? Any feed back on the Harley Davidson Tri Glide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks...

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    I'm new myself. Just got my Tri Glide in January. I'm lovin' it . I rode two wheels for a while but never got comfortable with it so the transition was pretty easy for me. I had lots of great advice from the great people here on TT. As for respect, I get comments everywhere I go from bikers. Usually it's "nice trike" followed by some questions on the ride etc. I was passed one day on the road by a guy on a Street Glide who gave me the thumbs up .

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    I just jumped on my first trike 2008 and rode 80 + mikes home, Only hitch was at the first stop i put my feet down, Stopped doing that quick, That Trike only has a foot brake. But i have been riding ATC'/ATV's 20 years prior to my first street trike.. So If you ever rode an ATV its very similar...
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    There is a learning curve ... but if you keep focused, which you should be anytime to ride anything, it's not bad ... practice in a parking lot or back street till you're comfortable ... the hardest thing for me to remember was to keep my feet on the boards ... you look pretty silly if you have your feet on the ground "holding up the trike", but, you really are silly where you run over your feet when you take off ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyWuzHe View Post
    There is a learning curve ... but if you keep focused, which you should be anytime to ride anything, it's not bad ... practice in a parking lot or back street till you're comfortable ... the hardest thing for me to remember was to keep my feet on the boards ... you look pretty silly if you have your feet on the ground "holding up the trike", but, you really are silly where you run over your feet when you take off ..
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    Welcome from North Ga.

    It took me around 3 to 400 miles to understand what I was riding. Now it's a piece of cake and I would not go back to 2 wheels. It's so easy to ride, sometimes I take a nap while I'm riding. ( just kidding ) As far as respect, it's about the same, and remember your Trike cost more than thier 2 wheeler

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandrea View Post
    I am very interested in purchasing a new HD Tri Glide. I have ridden motorcycles for many years, but never a trike. Living in the Phoenix area, my wife would prefer the trike over motorcycle. Is it difficult to transition from 2 wheels to 3? Also, do you still get respect from other bikers? Any feed back on the Harley Davidson Tri Glide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks...
    Greg
    If you're like the majority of us,Greg,your only regret in buying a trike will be that it took you so long to do it.
    Just be prepared for a lot of extra attention,though.

    Welcome aboard!

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    There has been too many years between my 2 wheelers and the Tri Glide we bought a year ago to make a comparison, but I would not go back. And the wife loves it. Says she doesn't feel like she is affecting me when she moves around.
    As far as respect, I still respect those who only ride on 2 wheels and hope they can move up to a real ride one day.
    I've had several friends who ride fall all over themselves to check out the trike.
    Also, I talked to a group before I bought mine. One new Tri Glide, 2 new Harley 2 wheelers, and about 4 others that were fairly new. All were what you would classify as what a lot of people call Harley riders---leather, tattoos, beards, doo rags, etc. The one I talked to on 2 wheels said he was proud of his new ride and his wife was proud of her new ride, but their dream was to get a trike like their buddy had.

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    +1 on what everyone said here. It took me a few hundred miles to get used to not leaning and really get comfortable on our trike. Now me and my other half love it and wonder why we didn't make the change sooner.

    And as far as respect, everywhere we go people want to look at it and talk about it. Everyone says, "Wow, I like that. Looks nice"
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    Thank you all for your post and encouraging comments. Hope to get the finances together to purchase the new Tri Glide

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