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    Quote Originally Posted by toodawgs View Post
    I'm new to Trikes after 50+ years of 2-wheelin, just picked up our new Tri-Glide a week ago and you guys are starting to scare me with all these differences in riding trikes over 2-wheelers.
    Bob, I assume you rode the trike home from the dealer without any difficulty.

    I also assume you probably took the trike for a test ride before purchase.

    If so, how did it feel riding the trike compared to a 2 wheeler?

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    Bob, just be careful and don't do anything crazy. You will be fine, trust me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paws View Post
    Find a quiet road or big empty parking lot (on Sunday maybe), climb on, relax, and go at your own pace til you get used to her! Nothing to be scared of - you can’t fall over and you know where the hand and foot brakes are if you think you need them.
    I have just reached the 5K miles on my new trike. I love it. I have been riding 2 wheels for a very long time. It different with 3 wheels. Important for you to take it slow at first to get the feel. I ride in a group very often. I can keep up with the 2 wheels easily now. Important source of info is your fellow riders. They can give you pointers, experience is key. The more you ride the more comfortable you get. Having your shocks and preload set is very important for a comfortable ride. Too stiff and you will bounce all over the place with poor control. Too soft and you will feel like your going to tip over. I have never felt like it wants to lift one wheel off the ground. Others say they have and they would have to been going way too fast. The steering is very different than 2 wheels. If you go too fast around the corner you will know it way before it wants to tip. Very scary! Using a little body english helps. Lean into the corner which puts more on the wheel that would want to lift. slow down before the curve staying wide then going to the inside which will give you more room coming out of the curve. The bike has a real positive grip on the road and doesn't slide easily. You can handle most curves faster than the speed limit. But when the curve says 15 miles an hour it means 15 miles a hour. The slow tight curves are the most difficult. Like the man said ride your own ride, take your time, get a good feel for it. When your are relaxed when you ride! Your confident and it feels good!! You got it! And it doesn't get better than that! Enjoy and be safe always! It helps if you ride behind another person on s 3 wheeler until you get used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David357 View Post
    Bob, I assume you rode the trike home from the dealer without any difficulty.

    I also assume you probably took the trike for a test ride before purchase.

    If so, how did it feel riding the trike compared to a 2 wheeler?
    I was riding a conversion with 3 wheels in the back and one in front. I took a test ride on the tri-glide! That's was all it took. I bought one! Very expensive! But I love it! Put 5K miles in 2 months.... My wife and I ride most weekends with the club. I ride everyday whenever I get the chance.

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