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    Default What did you do to your Trike this week?

    Last spring had to have a new caliper put on my Hannigan trike. Now I have a red caliper and a new one, So, I will get some caliper paint and match the red one. Also paint the hub black to make it look purty! I know some trikers think this is foolish to make your trike look pretty, but it makes it mine.

    Last winter's project was to hook my trunk door to the side cover display when open. Ran out of time finding the plug, rewiring the switch, and fitting the wires. Had some great help from fellow trikers in trying to figure out where the plug was for the hookup. Never found it under the seat, so I was advised it may be hiding under the upper trunk, or in the recess areas around the seat. So, with winter being so long, snowy, cold, and me just getting back from my "adventure" (that's another story) since December 8th, we are going to "try" and tackle these projects before spring.

    Hope your "projects" go well for you.

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    New brake shoes on the rear,one side paper thin making them drag ,piston extend too far ,made them stick. repainting rear fenders that I messed up painting last year,color coat done now for the clear.

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    Default Re: If you can, what work are you doing on your trike this winter.

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    Last winter's project was to hook my trunk door to the side cover display when open.
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    That should have been done by your installer!?!?!
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    Gee Drpepper, looks like we are the only ones working on our trikes over the winter. I guess most trikes are stored in a cold place so they can't be worked on.
    Mine is in the cellar at 60 F to 70 F during the winter. The only problem is no lift table, so everything is done by jacks. Oh well, we can't have everything.
    Good luck on your project!

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    Default Re: If you can, what work are you doing on your trike this winter.

    New front braking system with SS lines, a set of progressive springs waiting to be installed in the front forks, and Flanders handlebars with heat and kuryakin grips and weights. Also picked up even more LED lighting. The trike is next door in the neighbor's garage, unheated. My garage is heated but it's turned into a workshop so the trike won't fit in, or it will fit but no room to work on it or anything else for that matter. There is already one project motorcycle in there already, a 1984 Venture Royale I'm restoring, and may make into a trike but this year the motor is being transformed into a VMax motor...

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    New S&S 111 touring motor to replace the (slightly warmed over but aged) Evo motor in my 1997 Electraglide DFT conversion. Seems the trike, two-up, towing a trailer was maybe a little too much for the "little" 80-incher. (Not sure yet what the k-k-klank, k-k-klank is, but it can't be good.) The new 111 pulls like a freight train. What trailer...?
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    Default Re: If you can, what work are you doing on your trike this winter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosy View Post
    Gee Drpepper, looks like we are the only ones working on our trikes over the winter. I guess most trikes are stored in a cold place so they can't be worked on.
    Mine is in the cellar at 60 F to 70 F during the winter. The only problem is no lift table, so everything is done by jacks. Oh well, we can't have everything.
    Good luck on your project!

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    I don't have time to work on my Trike, I don't store it I ride it every day, The only thing I worked on was pulling the solenoid for the reverse motor, then after taking it apart and that wasn't the problem pulling the whole motor out and Repairing it ''So'' I thought [only worked a few times] So when I get the time [energy] out it comes again
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    Default Re: If you can, what work are you doing on your trike this winter.

    All fluids to be changed, checking forks for need of freshening up, new front tire, service trike conversion, grease the front U-joint, air filter, spark plugs, check valves, wash and wax.
    Leaving on a week's trip March 27th. Heading to points South from Indiana!
    Wonder what the labor charge would be at a dealer
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    Boy, and I thought I was working on my trike. You guys make me look like a kid working on a "peddle trike".
    Which style Flanders bars are you putting on, sweep back or ape hangers?
    Boy, pulling a motor, I can not comprehend pulling my GL 1800 out, WOW! But apparently you are wise to the ins and outs with doing it!
    Restore a bike can be a lot of fun and headache at the same time. Getting new parts would be a challenge. I would think the web would be a great help.
    Hope you guys get all your projects done before spring!

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    Default Re: If you can, what work are you doing on your trike this winter.

    I have to do a BMW 24k service, which is mainly valve adjustment. I also need to add power relays for my Trailmaster camper lights. BMW wiring circuits don't seem to like the extra lighting load. I also want to remove and reapply the plasti-coat on the leading surfaces of the fenders and floorboards to help prevent those pesky stone nicks. Besides that, I think I'm good...............
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