Likes Likes:  4
Thanks Thanks:  1
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16

Thread: Burgman trike question

  1. #11
    Thumper
    Gold Club Member
    1dn5up's Avatar
    User ID
    21022
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Bear Mtn. NY
    Posts
    18,404

    Default

    Raymond, still a scooter at 650cc. Grocery getter . Ride safe.
    2012 Triglide Piaggio MP3 500 to get groceries 1991 FLHS as back up
    "Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it !"
    Tiffany, Olive, Daisy, “The Three Musketeers” together again.

  2. #12
    30+ Posts burgman's Avatar
    User ID
    4189
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Cincinnati Ohio USA
    Posts
    30

    Default Burgman trike question

    Quote Originally Posted by ray1425 View Post
    I'm looking at buying a Burgman Executive with a Trinity Trike Kit installed. I have experience with the Burgman but none with the trike kit. I know it started as Trinity then Yelvington, I'm now reading the trike kits are not made anymore. I'm hoping there are members that can give me information on the Trinity's durability and longevity and if a problem does come up, where would you go for repair? Thanks, Ray
    I have a Burgman 2010 Trike with a Trinity trike set. Looks good but not very well made. I had a ton of issues with the trike set at first. Had my trike guy take it apart redo the entire back end that was 5 years ago now it is perfect chain drive as well. The one thing that needs to be replaced are the fenders they are steal. Do not hold up will crack. Cost me some money to have the welded and repainted.

    After a year and a half they cracked in the same place yet again. I decided to take them off and buy fiberglass fenders same size. Far less expensive more durable lighter weight used rubber washers on the inside bracket.

    Trike sets for a scooter are not the best I found out had a few. Unlike a motorcycle trike set these fenders are not in one section like a motorcycle trike set. So they continue to vibrate on the road the move vibration the more likely they are going to crack over time. Especially a steal fender which doesn't give as much. Hopefully this is going to be the last fender replacement as i ride 2000 miles a summer on long rides. If they crack again then I going to sell the bike and get a Honda trike or a Can Am

  3. #13
    5500+ Posts
    Tech Contributor
    Gold Club Member
    Lee H. Mann's Avatar
    User ID
    4486
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Martinsburg, WV
    Posts
    5,652

    Cool

    Fender brackets and fenders mounted directly to the axle are the reason for cracking. They cannot take the impacts and vibrations that the wheels experience. If you can find a way to mount them to the motorcycle frame directly, that should solve the problem.
    Jim Murphy
    EX-Lehman & Champion Dealer Owner Operator
    Iron Butt Rider 2001

    WHEN HELP IS OFFERED, A SIMPLE "THANK YOU" IS APPRECIATED.

  4. #14
    Cut N Shoot Customs
    Conroe Texas
    Ph: (346) 800-7947
    TrikeTalk Founder
    TrikeTalk Administrator
    Papa Zook's Avatar
    User ID
    1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Conroe, Texas
    Posts
    10,909
    FT Author
    2 Threads

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ray1425 View Post
    I'm looking at buying a Burgman Executive with a Trinity Trike Kit installed. I have experience with the Burgman but none with the trike kit. I know it started as Trinity then Yelvington, I'm now reading the trike kits are not made anymore. I'm hoping there are members that can give me information on the Trinity's durability and longevity and if a problem does come up, where would you go for repair? Thanks, Ray
    I would strongly advise you to stay away from the Yelvington or Trinity trike kits. I was under contract with Trinity Trikes after they bought out Yelvington and worked at their Largo Florida facility for a year to attempt to help design/revise/improve the original design which had lots of issues. I also was tasked with taking all sales calls and fulfilling the few orders that eventually shipped as well as after sales follow up and I can tell you with certainty, the the majority of the new kits sold had issues.

    Richard Yelvington was retained by Trinity and was still in charge of final design and unfortunately was not keen on taking advice from myself and the very competent new project engineer / Solidworks Cad designer, so problems persisted and the company never really got off the ground. There are no spare parts available, so you would be on your own to maintain it.

  5. #15
    250+ Posts brianl's Avatar
    User ID
    15439
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    leominster, ma. USA
    Posts
    272

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Zook View Post
    I would strongly advise you to stay away from the Yelvington or Trinity trike kits. I was under contract with Trinity Trikes after they bought out Yelvington and worked at their Largo Florida facility for a year to attempt to help design/revise/improve the original design which had lots of issues. I also was tasked with taking all sales calls and fulfilling the few orders that eventually shipped as well as after sales follow up and I can tell you with certainty, the the majority of the new kits sold had issues.

    Richard Yelvington was retained by Trinity and was still in charge of final design and unfortunately was not keen on taking advice from myself and the very competent new engineer/designer, so problems persisted and the company never really got off the ground. There are no spare parts available, so you would be on your own to maintain it.
    Coming from Zook with first hand knowledge, that would be all I need to hear to stay as far away from that trike as I could.

  6. #16
    30+ Posts burgman's Avatar
    User ID
    4189
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Cincinnati Ohio USA
    Posts
    30

    Default Burgman Trike

    Yup I have one Trinity and the first two years was a nightmare. Poor quality on the rear had to be taken apart poor quality material. Have a guy who took the rear end off found changed the parts as they were in bad shape. Machined some parts costs me a pretty penny but now it is in tip top shape. Haven't had any issues in three years no problems on the trike set at all and of course the bike is flawless.

    Trinity a true trike set maybe a great concept on paper but the company was mismanaged from the top to the bottom. Customer service was poor at best wouldn't call you back, would not stand behind their product. When I bought my bike after a month, I said i have been hosed as this thing is a mess. Then i found a guy who redesigned the entire back of the bike with new steel parts that fit. The inside of the axel was a mess with cheap metal parts that were cracked.

    He had the bike for three weeks had the entire back end on the floor, parts everywhere. Put it back together and now wow it is perfect. I would never sell the bike but looking at this Sea to Sky Can Am that one has caught my eye.

    Don't buy a bike with a Trinity or Yelvington set on the back waste of money for sure. Then there were the fenders steel cracked every three thousand miles. Had two sets that was it. Now I have fiberglass no problem less weight. Plenty of stress that is the issues on turns steel will crack under stress fiberglass will not from what I have been told. We shall see this is my first summer with fiberglass.

    Motor Trike is a true trike set. I did meet the owner several years ago in Columbus for a dealer convention. The design is much better and the company stands behind the product. I would consider this set if you want to trike out your Burgman.

    I also had a Danson trike set on the back of my old 2005 Burgman. Dark side tire in the middle don't use a scooter tire. Fender issues as well they cracked because of the weight and the design. Looked good not practical.

    Sorry I posted this late rarely get on this site but saw it today at work.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Burgman Trike
    By Hdsteal in forum Suzuki - Kawasaki Trikes
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-19-2021, 03:05 PM
  2. Burgman 650 Trike Conversion...Pics
    By skuuter in forum Show And Tell
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-03-2020, 07:33 PM
  3. New Breeze Trike Conversion for Burgman 650
    By burgotrike in forum Trike Builds
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-15-2015, 01:36 PM
  4. Suzuki Burgman Trike
    By aggiehusky14 in forum Suzuki - Kawasaki Trikes
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-09-2013, 11:18 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •