• Roadsmith Celebrates 42-year-old Trike History with Ultimate Open House

    White Bear Lake, MN (April 15, 2014) With a 42-year history in the trike business, Roadsmith will have plenty to celebrate when they host their “Ultimate Open House” at the company’s White Bear Lake, MN factory headquarters on June 30th of this year. In addition to factory tours and an historical look back at their role in the trike industry, Roadsmith plans to roll out the red carpet for their guests with FREE food, trike displays, contests, prizes, t-shirts, a stunt motorcycle show and much, much more.

    The Ultimate Open House event is scheduled to precede the national GWRRA Wing Ding Rally in nearby Madison, WI, making it convenient for rally-goers to stop on their way to join in on the celebration. The event runs from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM at which time the company will orchestrate a caravan of like-minded bike and trike riders to make the ride to Madison, WI for the Wing Ding Rally. All makes and models of trikes, bikes and even cars are welcome at this event. Limited registration and hotel information is available at www.roadsmithtrkes.com.

    For more than 40 years, Roadsmith Trikes has been designing and producing some of the best engineered, best handling trikes in the business. Based in White Bear Lake, MN, Roadsmith manufactures and distributes 18 different trike conversion kits for Honda, Harley-Davidson, Victory and Indian motorcycles. They are represented by over a 100 Roadsmith dealers in the U.S. and Canada as well as their own retail location, The Trike Shop, on Beach Street in Daytona Beach, FL.
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    thx for the info appreciate it

    thx for the input

    knut 04-18-2019, 05:33 PM Go to last post

    What do you like about your Lehman Trike?

    Just saw that I posted in this thread half way back …. my bad.

    CrystalPistol 04-17-2019, 01:02 AM Go to last post
    Papa Zook

    Rear Brakes squealing Loudly

    Call Roadsmith and ask for Michael or Doug. They can straighten it out for you. Great factory support from these guys.

    Papa Zook 04-16-2019, 06:04 AM Go to last post

    high pitch whine 2008 GL1800

    Yes sir, I do this and did. I just went from 80/90 gear lube to 140w. The noise is not as loud but still there. I did not notice this noise on my Lehman

    camplejeune 04-16-2019, 05:18 AM Go to last post

    Rear Brakes squealing Loudly

    By chance have you called R/S? You should still be under warranty. Have you pulled the pads to see what they and the rotors look like?

    camplejeune 04-16-2019, 04:59 AM Go to last post

    2011 L1200L conversion

    I love the profile of the Raider conversion, most people don't relize that it's a Sportster ! It gets a lot of attention with it's uniqueness. My wife

    Mek5o 04-15-2019, 06:22 PM Go to last post
    Jack Klarich

    Rear Brakes squealing Loudly

    Brake squeal is a harmonic, it can be caused by pad vibration and guide pin corrosion

    Clean and lube pad pins, and clean ALL mating surfaces

    Jack Klarich 04-15-2019, 03:14 PM Go to last post



    Mek5o 04-15-2019, 12:01 PM Go to last post

    Rear Brakes squealing Loudly

    Use emery cloth in a cross hatch pattern on both sides of your rotors.

    If you have metallic brake pads, I would change to organic.

    tfdeputydawg 04-15-2019, 08:38 AM Go to last post

    Rear Brakes squealing Loudly

    Had my Roadsmith kit installed on my Valkyrie, end of July last year, the brakes started to squeal intermittently and my mechanic tried some spray and

    frankj 04-15-2019, 07:02 AM Go to last post

    How to change differential oil?

    Hello Nels, Welcome to the group. I just purchased an 08 GL1800 with 51,000 miles. I am going thru flushing all the fluids to discover that in 2014 when

    camplejeune 04-15-2019, 05:32 AM Go to last post
    Lee H. Mann

    Drive Belt

    You describe your unit as having the solid enclosed rear axle and being a 2011 model. They made 3 rear end applications and 4 brake systems between 2004

    Lee H. Mann 04-15-2019, 05:30 AM Go to last post


    Some recommend at every oil change

    trikeman 04-14-2019, 10:04 PM Go to last post

    Drive Belt

    To the Trike Talk Family! FROM SOUTH Angleton, TX

    Howdy Wesley

    radismukes 04-14-2019, 09:09 PM Go to last post

    Drive Belt

    michael welcome aboard

    Gorilla 04-14-2019, 07:47 PM Go to last post

    Drive Belt

    Welcome to the Gang from Western Colorado.

    FuzzyWuzHe 04-14-2019, 07:43 PM Go to last post

    grease how often do u grease

    how often do u grease

    knut 04-14-2019, 06:37 PM Go to last post


    thx how often do u grease

    knut 04-14-2019, 06:34 PM Go to last post

    Lee H Man

    Where can i get one of these manauls ? The one on the web site for Lehman is for the Champion style kit.

    Mek5o 04-14-2019, 06:25 PM Go to last post
    rhino 2

    Drive Belt

    Michael.....Welcome to Trike-Talk.........

    rhino 2 04-14-2019, 03:42 PM Go to last post

    Drive Belt

    Hi Michael! Just want to say welcome to TrikeTalk!

    paws 04-14-2019, 03:08 PM Go to last post
    Lee H. Mann

    Drive Belt

    Michael, welcome to Trike Talk from West Virginia.

    Adjusting the belt on the Raider can be complicated to get it right.

    Lee H. Mann 04-14-2019, 02:34 PM Go to last post
    Lee H. Mann


    You need to jack up the right rear wheel and put in neutral. Rotate the wheel until the zerk(s) are accessible.

    Putting in neutral will allow

    Lee H. Mann 04-14-2019, 02:27 PM Go to last post

    Drive Belt

    Trying to find info for drive belt adjustment and alignment for 2011 Raider kit ? old style fully in-closed. Just replaced belt ! Any suggestions?

    Mek5o 04-14-2019, 12:50 PM Go to last post


    what is easiest way to grease as it is hard to get under

    knut 04-14-2019, 11:21 AM Go to last post
    Jack Klarich

    no rear brakes on 2011 Vision Crossbow rear end.

    Start @ the master cylinder

    Bench bleed it, if it has gone South you will never bleed the air out @ the calipers

    Look in the

    Jack Klarich 04-13-2019, 12:20 PM Go to last post
    Lee H. Mann

    no rear brakes on 2011 Vision Crossbow rear end.

    Get around 'what' ??

    If the master cylinder is not transferring fluid, it wouldn't matter if you filled from the bleeder, it still wouldn't

    Lee H. Mann 04-13-2019, 06:32 AM Go to last post