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    Question What do you like about your Roadsmith Trike?

    OK Roadsmith Trike owners, here's your chance to brag on your Roadsmith Trike and tell current and future trike owners why they should buy a Roadsmith Trike or Trike Conversion. Topics of interest will be ride, handling, features, benefits, design, fitment, service, price, styling, etc. There will be NO FLAMING or complaining in this thread towards any dealer or the manufacturer as there are other places for that.

    This thread will be based on your positive experiences and why you bought a Roadsmith and why you recommend Roadsmith to others. Please state the make and model of your bike and the make and model of your Roadsmith Conversion along with how long you have owned it and how many Roadsmith Trikes you have owned total.

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    Default Re: What do you like about your Roadsmith Trike?

    What I like about our Roadsmith:
    Fit, finish, load bearing running boards, size of the trunk, style, reputation of Roadsmith's customer service, cost, available options, longer & wider wheelbase (better ride) and the fact that it's in my garage!

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    Owner/Rider of a 2005 GW, w/2012 RS conversion. I really appreciate it, no complaints. Got the aux tank, a large chunk of $, but cheaper than wishing ya had it after all is done then back to the shop for an install. The TrikeShop Daytona did a good job on the conversion. I may discover something a year or so from now, but so far so good. I did not get the floor boards, aqua guards, whatever the term these days, I prefer the freedom of the foot pegs, and the forward crash bar pegs for stretch, but that's just me. I have the 4.5 degree rake which works for me and recommended by the installer. I've not given much thought to a trailer. I believe that my compression bags work well, so there will be no trailer unless the the problem of too much gear becomes an issue.

    By the way, I do have a co-pilot and we seem to make do with our travel arrangements, she is quite comfortable back there. We have no inter-com at this time, but thinking seriously about that feature. Gets a bit uncomfortable trying to do the shout communication thing. I did a lot of research before selecting the Road Smith and comfortable with my selection. My mpg went from a 41 to a 36 which can be all over the range depending on many factors. Just using an average here. As many have mentioned, find a good installer you're comfortable with....Here's what I could have done without, a rear manual brake set which comes with the RS conversion, so it's just there. It's way to easy to forget unless you set it really firm so the machine doesn't move in first gear.

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    Default Re: What do you like about your Roadsmith Trike?

    Pearl II 2008/Roadsmith/6Degree rake

    First of all it came from a dealer that I really feel good about. Have put about 16000 miles on it since May with no problems.Rides great.

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    pepper 2008 Gold Wing Trike June 2010 Trike Shop Daytona Fl. Great job took 4 days to convert bike to trike extra fuel tank, and running boards. Great Job. Was a toss up between Hannigan and Roadsmith Choose Roadsmith. Width of Hannigan a little too wide for me. Co pilot is well pleased with this trike. She loves the ride and stability. Talked with a lot of owners of Roadsmith and they were fully satisfied with their choices. I had to agree. Suspension on roadsmith is great and comfort is what I was looking for, and a reputable dealer.

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    Sold our 2010 Spyder RTS. Bought used R.S. irs 1800 wing with 20,000 miles on it 4 months ago Flare red in color and loaded with extra farkels. Why I wanted this Road Smith: 6 degree rake,no air bags to leak. long wheel base. simple suspension design that really works well, No rubber bushing in suspension at all. R.S. has long lasting urathane bushings instead of rubber. Have put 5000 miles in 4 months it and some of those were from a 3200 mile road trip up to Ga,SC, and Nc. mountains and some 75 MPH on I-75 and I - 95 interstate miles.Wind, semi trucks and high speed so easy to maintain with out any discomfort what so ever. Did better on curves then my modified Spyder ever did. This will be our last bike I am sure, as I am 76 years young I will not be able wear this machine out before I will have to give up riding bikes all together.

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    Well said Sand Piper from Punta Gorda. Looking to head to Peace River Seafood in your fine city on the 27th to meet up with friends from Okeechobee. Enjoy that RS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky View Post
    Pearl II 2008/Roadsmith/6Degree rake

    First of all it came from a dealer that I really feel good about.KDCycles in Altoona,Al. great guys about three brothers working there.Have put about 16000 miles on it since May with no problems.Rides great.
    She rides great, very comfortable and stable!

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    Thanks to everyone who posted in this thread (so far) and for your positive comments. We will continue to monitor and respond in this forum (as often as we can), while at the same time sharing new information as it becomes available. While we are very proud of our trike products and history, we are even more proud of our incredibly supportive customers!

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    Default Re: What do you like about your Roadsmith Trike?

    I bought my 06 wing with 2012 RS last Dec. I bought it because of the longer wheel base, aux fuel tank, IRS, and larger trunk space. It handles and drives great.

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