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    Default Mystery designs IRS rears

    Hey guys....since I've joined this site I've had several Ideas,questions....etc
    Most of them relating to brakes,rears etc.
    I'm a do it your selfer and enjoy doing my own building and fabrication......there's just one SMALL problem........Like lots of other people on this Fine site....$$ is difficult,to say the least,hard to come by.
    I wanted to build my own IRS type suspension for my Harley trike....which I built myself from the ground up.
    Some suggestions came forth of which I'm grateful for....but when it comes right down to it,it's almost certainly better to go with a proven design/concept.

    Hell Man....I even entertained the Idea of going with a VW trike essentially to get the IRS type of Ride I need for my Back and Neck!!
    My straight axel(DNA)just aint gettin it.
    My heart really goes out for the bike I built....even though a VW would almost certainly fit the ticket!!

    Reality tells me...that in this Economy,which is worsening by the weeks and months...stay with what ya got....make Improvements to what you have....another trike is cool.....but living on a Fixed pension Just does not facillitate the wherewithall to do another trike.

    If HARD PRESSED,I could cash in some assetts To purchase a IRS rear...and hope to god I wasn't acting in haste.

    What I want to know is Has anyone used a Mystery designs Rear on their trike?.......Is it worth the money they get for them?
    My back and neck are not getting better at the age of 60...I need a better suspension...................I thank you all for your replys and input in advance....Dave.

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    Default Re: Mystery designs IRS rears

    ....no one here has a mystery designs rear on their trike?

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    Default Re: Mystery designs IRS rears

    I don't have one, but I am talking with them about getting the solid axle kit for my Suzuki Intruder 1400. I have the solid axle MotorTrike kit on my Wing, and have no problems with it, so I see no need for the IRS on the Mystery for the Intruder. What I really wanted was the Tiltster, but I can't justify spending an additional $5k for it.

    I hope your experience is a great one, and I look forward to hearing about your 3-wheeled adventures.

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    Default Re: Mystery designs IRS rears

    Dont remember their name, but there was a company that was displaying custom chopper type trikes next to me at the Thunder Beach Rally a couple of years ago....watched several sell. The trikes used the Mystery independent rear setup (not the tiltster) so I got a real good close up look at them the three days we were there. They are pricey but really, really nice. Vince of Redneck Engineering was setup on the other side of me and said he had used their indy rears on a couple of his custom trikes and he liked them too.

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    I looked at the mystery IRS and their tiltster design. Although I liked the look I thought that they are way too exprnsive and not worth the extra money. If money was no object I still think that they aren't worth the crazy amount. That is my opinion and I'll stick too it unless proven wrong.

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    Default Re: Mystery designs IRS rears

    Fellas....I find myself playin "monkey in the middle"with my feelings on the whole IRS thing!! My back and neck are in worse shape than my Pocket($$) AND this is the REAL driving force behind the need for suspension.....I wish to God I'da thought this out more before the expense of building a trike.
    If I had an indy rear....it would be damn near as much of an exercise in ironing out the experience in dialing it in....then what about my tires/wheels....there's a fairly pricey investment in them along with them wilwood calipers I just recently put on and then there's my luggage rack with the Bag on top...which I have really gotten used to,I'd have to do alot of re-work....
    :no:...I'm befuddled.

    I'll wait to hear from a few more of yall 'cause your all really helpful

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    Default Re: Mystery designs IRS rears

    If you added air shocks and experimented with tire pressures you probably could work with what you already have. I know where you are coming from. I'm a disabled fire man. I have 3 herniated discs and nerve damage in legs. Type 2 diabetic and poor blood flow to both feet. At 69 I'm triking out my v rod. I was all set to do the conversion myself but my wife and son talked me into getting it done by professional help . My son even help pay for the conversion . I know a lot of people are struggling with our crapped out government's handling of the economy. but we still need to find any way we can to be happy and riding is important to our sanity IMOP..so keep on trying to find your best ride.

    I rode many different trike set ups and the most comfortable by far was the honda gold wing conversions.

    But I don't like JAP CRAP...so I ride made in USA ...

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    Default Re: Mystery designs IRS rears

    Quote Originally Posted by curley03 View Post
    But I don't like JAP CRAP...so I ride made in USA ...
    You do know what they say about opinions, right?

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    Default Re: Mystery designs IRS rears

    experimented with tire pressures you probably could work with what you already have
    I'd certainly exhaust these options first. In my limited experience with the Frankenstein (solid axle) tire pressure has a dramatic effect on ride. I'm down to 16 psi and it rides a lot better than it ever did with 2 wheels.
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    Default Re: Mystery designs IRS rears

    I'll try the tire pressure,right now it's at 20 psi.The tires are 275/60x15.

    Curley...when you say airshocks....my trike is a softtail.Are you saying replace the small shocks that softtails are set up with....or a full sized motorcycle shock that I could hook up,weld a pin on either side of the swingarm and fab. a bracket off the frame.....like the air suspension shocks off a dresser?

    I have the same health issues your dealing withDiabetes....tingling/numbness in my feet...Cervical issues,operation in 2001, fusion at c-5 c-6 c-7 and now t1-t4 is going to hell in a handbasket.
    I half half the use of my left arm and hand,deaf in my left ear and the light headedness associated with vertigo,etc is just LOADS of fun some days(not):no:


    Honestly speaking though...even with air shocks...both them tires are coming straight up to kick me in the neck and back when I hit a bump with that damn straight axel.

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