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    A lot depends on what terrain your riding on as well. A day of riding the mountain roads will be tiring, I'm working on many of those twisties, those that don't work in twisties gotta have gorilla arms. Seems you should be getting better gas mileage on your CSC, I thought my RS was not doing as well as it could, but ~34 seems to be the norm. I do think that suspension on my trike could be better, and that after 7 years of riding the thing, but that's just me. I get up under there and take a look, and it's built like a tank, and no wonder it's a stiff ride. One caveat, if you live in a mountain area an ride often, the you become accustomed to mountain roads, it's a good workout mentally and physically. I live in the flat lands of Florida, when I make a road trip to TN I'm working and paying attention, flower sniffing comes at the pull off, and that's my take on this thread. Hope your CSC treats you better as continue to ride.

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    [QUOTE=bikerbillone;674285]Al. A day of riding the mountain roads will be tiring, I'm working on many of those twisties, those that don't work in twisties gotta have gorilla arms.

    unfortunately for you you have never had a ride on on a great handling trike

    yes i am absolutely tooting my horn

    built my first in 79 when i was working on the farm.. so i didnt care so much about it... also back then stock trail was way shorter than it is now

    next time u visit the northeast look me up i WILL let u take the v max for a spin only if you give you honest opinion here after said ride...

    certainly u saw my previous post no popeye arms here

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    I must confess, I never rode the Vmax, I'm sure there are trikes out there that ride and steer much easier than the RS, I wasn't able to ride them all. I did demo ride the Canam Spyder RT Limited, a very soft ride, easy steer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbillone View Post
    I must confess, I never rode the Vmax, I'm sure there are trikes out there that ride and steer much easier than the RS, I wasn't able to ride them all. I did demo ride the Canam Spyder RT Limited, a very soft ride, easy steer.
    its not the "v max" that makes it easy to steer its the steering geometry .. specifically the trail. any more than it is your rs that makes it hard to steer but your trail!!

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    OK, I got the EZ steer option, have no idea what the trail is, not does it matter much at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbillone View Post
    OK, I got the EZ steer option, have no idea what the trail is, not does it matter much at this point.
    your ez steer rake kit reduces the trail but there are several different "amount of change" that can be had

    if you can find out which one you have perhaps papa zook could fix you up with a different one

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    Oh I'm confident Randy could make some really good mods, if only he was closer, central Florida is a long way from his shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbillone View Post
    Oh I'm confident Randy could make some really good mods, if only he was closer, central Florida is a long way from his shop.
    if you get the right tree its not a terrible job... i did a victory / sidecar and bought trees cheap than making them but the were a 2nd or 3rd run and didnt fit well... and while i spent a bit of time it was quicker than waiting for another set and customer needed the bike...

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    I have enjoyed the “real people” trikes replies to this thread, I learned a lot. Thanks guys!

    The rumor I heard was that RoadSmith was shut down. Is that true? If so.......be glad you have a CSC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iowavicrider View Post
    I have enjoyed the “real people” trikes replies to this thread, I learned a lot. Thanks guys!

    The rumor I heard was that RoadSmith was shut down. Is that true? If so.......be glad you have a CSC!
    k gotta ask what are the “real people” ? lol

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