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    I am interested in firsthand reviews of the tilting motor works front end conversion. I like the idea of not loosing the leaning on turns and still having the bike hold itself up at a stop. Watched the segment on Jay Leno's garage but since he and I are not on speaking terms I am looking for other sources. Would like to hear how it rides and how much is the install. I'm looking ti make my 2011 Road Glide Ultra a stand alone ride. Back, knees and belly are keeping me off the bike for now.

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    1). Me too. The concept intrigues me.

    2) what did you do to piss off Jay Leno?


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    I'd like to do a test ride. I've been watching the progress for a couple years now. I keep hoping zook has become a certified or authorized installer but haven't seen anything suggesting that. hint hint
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    Im not on facebook so me and Jay never connected. I wish there was a dealer/installer near virginia. Would make a nice road trip even if i had to take the jeep. Im very curious what the installed price would be. I may have to go another route or just give in and sell the bike of my dreams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blutru View Post
    Im not on facebook so me and Jay never connected. I wish there was a dealer/installer near virginia. Would make a nice road trip even if i had to take the jeep. Im very curious what the installed price would be. I may have to go another route or just give in and sell the bike of my dreams.
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    That's not bad. Have you had it done?

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    I've owned and been riding a 2013 Goldwing trike for about three years now and I demo rode a Harley with the Tilting Motorworks

    conversion 2 years ago. The one I rode didn't have the tilt lock so I can't comment on that but the thing was a hoot to ride. Front suspension soaked up the bumps (I'm in Massachusetts, the roads SUCK!!!). The front end is very controlled under almost all conditions. The only characteristic I didn't like about it was if you are on a curved road or a ramp and the road surface is uneven the front end kinda chatters a little. Not enough to be objectionable, but noticeable. On the highway it is rock solid and again, very compliant but firm suspension. Handled well at all speeds and everybody looks at you while you're on it so beware of target fixation. I'm very happy with my conventional trike so not in the future for me, I favor the Goldwing anyways. I will say that the engineering and the workmanship on the conversion is incredible, super fit & finish. Hope this helps.

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    Thanks for the info. I'm going to actively search out a demo ride on one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blutru View Post
    Thanks for the info. I'm going to actively search out a demo ride on one.
    Good luck finding a demo ride!!

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    I am interested in having them do a conversion on my GL1800 because I am a darksider and also want to keep my tow hitch. I would also like to take a demo ride. There is a dealer in Missouri which is the closest one to me in East Texas, but I haven't checked to see about test rides. Cost according to web site, with the leaning option is about $13K plus labor (how long can it take to R&R the front forks with the mod?????) but apparently you have to put down a deposit and sit back and wait for an opening!?

    Anyone had this done? Jay never returns my calls either

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