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    Default Roadsmith irs vs Motor Trike irs

    I'm looking at buying either another Roadsmith IRS trike or going to a shorter Motor Trike IRS called the Razor. I once owned a 1500 straight axle Motor Trike and liked the "shortness" of the unit compared to the Roadsmith. Anybody have experience with both units?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by david1144 View Post
    I'm looking at buying either another Roadsmith IRS trike or going to a shorter Motor Trike IRS called the Razor. I once owned a 1500 straight axle Motor Trike and liked the "shortness" of the unit compared to the Roadsmith. Anybody have experience with both units?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    David
    David, I converted my '06 with a Motor Trike Adventure kit in 2011. Put nearly 50,000 miles on it before buying my 2015 and immediately converting with Roadsmith's HTS 1800 kit.

    In a nut shell, I think the MT is more suited for twisty roads while the RS is a much smoother ride. Both are great kits. My 2015 has the onboard manual adjustable suspension and heavy duty torsion bar which really adds to it's comfort and convenience. I also added the 6 degree rake kit and Kuyakyn fort brace which vastly improved steering and handling.

    Knowing what I do now, I would do the Roadsmith again every time.. Its just the better all around conversation.

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    I like the long wide transformer from Hannigan.the trailing arm irs rides and handles great
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    Quote Originally Posted by david1144 View Post
    I'm looking at buying either another Roadsmith IRS trike or going to a shorter Motor Trike IRS called the Razor. I once owned a 1500 straight axle Motor Trike and liked the "shortness" of the unit compared to the Roadsmith. Anybody have experience with both units?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    David
    Can't help you with the comparison, but I have a Razor and like it. As for length, aren't all the trike brands within 5" in length? I don't think that would make much difference one way or another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wehrme View Post
    Can't help you with the comparison, but I have a Razor and like it. As for length, aren't all the trike brands within 5" in length? I don't think that would make much difference one way or another.
    Howdy Mike. The Roadsmith wheel base is 7" longer then your Razor and yes that makes a big difference. I use to get down into the serious twisties several times each year and loved to run my MT Advrnture through them. I don't hold back but sure can't do with the Roadsmith what I did with the MT..... On the flip side, the MT had vibration and harsh ride issues the Roadsmith does not have.

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    Best advice is to take demo rides and follow the seat of your pants.

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    I think you have your answer. Longer wheel base equals smoother ride all else being fairly equal. So what are you looking for in the ride should help tell you which way to go.
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