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    Default IMC Trike Kit ??

    Anyone know or have any experience with this company .
    They have a nice looking IRS kit.
    Have been in business in California around 5 years but I cant find much about them with searches.
    My current rides, all modified in some way.
    '10 107" Street TriGlide FLHXXX, '07 SoftTail Deluxe FLSTN, '07 Road King Custom FLHRS with Liberty Side Hack, '09 103" Dyna FatBob FXDF with Frankenstein rear, '18 FLSS SoftTail Slim, '19FLSB Sport Glide, '19 Freewheeler

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    Quote Originally Posted by icebite1 View Post
    Anyone know or have any experience with this company .

    They have a nice looking IRS kit.

    Have been in business in California around 5 years but I cant find much about them with searches.
    So... 3 years?? Have you found out more about IMC?

    I'm looking into them now for possible conversion.

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    Never heard of them. Their current web site was a date of 2017 for the web site design. Looks well made in the pictures.
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    I did buy one. Very well made, nice ride. Unfortunately any turn or quick dodge you better be hanging on as the lean out is terrible. The owner worked with me and by putting way heaver springs on all 4 shocks it improved but the soft ride went away. Also the fender brackets are too flimsey so the fenders flop up and down , corrected it by adding stiffeners to them but that was after the right one caught the tire causing a slice in the tire and bending the fender, lucky it was at slow speed. I dont know if the company has corrected any of this but I know the owner was aware of my problems. I ended up selling mine after one year. There is a pic of it on their web site, rear view with wood box says Charlie Wisconsin. One more thing the MPG is very bad compared to several other trikes I have built,. My favorite kit is the Frankenstein.
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    Thanks.... wondering how the trike kit would affect MPG??

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    Quote Originally Posted by VABird View Post
    Thanks.... wondering how the trike kit would affect MPG??
    Well first you have one more tire on the ground to drive so that adds to the power necessary to move it. And also the trike is way less aero-dynamic than any 2 wheeler so more resistance. Hence lower MPG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorilla View Post
    Well first you have one more tire on the ground to drive so that adds to the power necessary to move it. And also the trike is way less aero-dynamic than any 2 wheeler so more resistance. Hence lower MPG.
    That's not exactly what I was asking about, but why one trike kit would be so different from another on a given bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VABird View Post
    That's not exactly what I was asking about, but why one trike kit would be so different from another on a given bike.
    different kits have different size tires there for different resistance. their bodies offer different wind resistance. kits also have different gearing. all that plays into the equation. and some are more fun to ride ie more throttle play. OR sometimes they end up being just different. Bottom line is to ride and enjoy.
    Stallion #406 // 2013 Tri-Glide

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