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    Default 2006 Goldwing Trike rear tire skids

    We have a 2006 Goldwing GL1800 with a Monarch II trike kit. Whether riding solo or with a passenger, the rear tires skid just going over small bumps and road imperfections. More pronounced skidding going over larger bumps and railroad crossings. You can even smell the burnt rubber. Raising the suspension to 25 seem to help some. I normally fill the rear tires to 25 psi. Has anyone experienced this skidding and what was your solution(s)?

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    Mike....Welcome to Trike-Talk.............

    I can't help on the problem you are having....I don't quite understand what you mean by skidding........Maybe someone will chime in with help.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by skfboiler View Post
    We have a 2006 Goldwing GL1800 with a Monarch II trike kit. Whether riding solo or with a passenger, the rear tires skid just going over small bumps and road imperfections. More pronounced skidding going over larger bumps and railroad crossings. You can even smell the burnt rubber. Raising the suspension to 25 seem to help some. I normally fill the rear tires to 25 psi. Has anyone experienced this skidding and what was your solution(s)?
    Michael, Welcome to Trike Talk from West Virginia.

    If your AVATAR is your trike, it is sitting pretty low.

    Measure from the ground to the top of the wheel-well opening.

    You should have 24-25" on both sides. 25" is optimum.

    In 2006, Lehman started including a heavier OEM monoshock spring in the kits.

    You might have the standard OEM spring.

    Secondly, there is also a heavy-duty auxiliary shock and spring that will also assist the OEM spring.

    I wouldn't replace the auxiliary shock before checking the OEM spring first.

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    I'm with Jim on this one. I believe he has a tire(s) rubbing on the body when he hits a bump. Shocks and springs probably need looking at as Jim suggests.

    Might also check the rear tire size, they might be to big for the conversion and didn't show until the suspension started to sag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee H. Mann View Post
    Michael, Welcome to Trike Talk from West Virginia.

    If your AVATAR is your trike, it is sitting pretty low.

    Measure from the ground to the top of the wheel-well opening.

    You should have 24-25" on both sides. 25" is optimum.

    In 2006, Lehman started including a heavier OEM monoshock spring in the kits.

    You might have the standard OEM spring.

    Secondly, there is also a heavy-duty auxiliary shock and spring that will also assist the OEM spring.

    I wouldn't replace the auxiliary shock before checking the OEM spring first.

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    Yes the picture in the avatar is the trike in question. I measured the wheel well opening and it is only 22.5 inches on the right side. It is just about 24 inches on the left side. So it is lop sided. What will it take to raise to the proper height? How much do the heavier OEM monoshock spring and the heavy-duty auxiliary shock and spring cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skfboiler View Post
    Yes the picture in the avatar is the trike in question. I measured the wheel well opening and it is only 22.5 inches on the right side. It is just about 24 inches on the left side. So it is lop sided. What will it take to raise to the proper height? How much do the heavier OEM monoshock spring and the heavy-duty auxiliary shock and spring cost?
    First, inspect the swingarm bushings where the swingarm attaches to the rear axle. 1 1/2" difference is more than a simple body alignment issue. The bushings are made of polyurethane and have a shelf life.

    I have these bushings in stock LB6301.

    https://mjtrikes.com/shop/index.php?...1792eb34d33e85

    The OEM 1000-1100 pound spring replacement is around $90.00.

    The LS0626 is $325.00 made specifically for Lehman by Progressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee H. Mann View Post
    First, inspect the swingarm bushings where the swingarm attaches to the rear axle. 1 1/2" difference is more than a simple body alignment issue. The bushings are made of polyurethane and have a shelf life.

    I have these bushings in stock LB6301.

    https://mjtrikes.com/shop/index.php?...1792eb34d33e85

    The OEM 1000-1100 pound spring replacement is around $90.00.

    The LS0626 is $325.00 made specifically for Lehman by Progressive.

    https://mjtrikes.com/shop/index.php?...roducts_id=243

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    We appreciate you so much for the information. Thanks.

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    I have basically the same problem with a 2005 Goldwing converted about 2006. Tire rubbing been a problem since I've had it. The stock shock wore out and I"ve recently replaced it with an Arnott air shock after talking to an engineer at Arnott about it. I'm satisfied with the shock and have been experimenting with the auxiliary shock setting. Improvement, but no joy. Still rubs with 2 up. A mechanic friend is helping me and is going to mic the auxiliary spring to see if it is the original or replacement. From the ground to the top of the wheel-well opening I only have 23". Does anyone know if the body itself can be spaced to raise it and how to do it? Are there any other adjustments to get the height? I believe the shocks have enough travel to do the job and while improving the ride. Appreciate any help/advice/suggestions, etc. I've been a member for some time, but don't usually comment, especially about technical things I know little or nothing about. Have enjoyed following the threads. Live in Oregon's Willamette Valley.

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