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    Default '05 Venture Royal Star Trike

    Currently at National Powersport in Concord, New Hampshire. $250 down to hold it. Being serviced. Last call was to replace rear shock (stock or trike kit...not sure). Has to be CUSTOM BUILT(?). Anyone have experience with this particular bike or kit??? This belonged to Jonesy from Springfield, Mass.
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    Looks like a Triwing conversion and those come out of Canada. http://www.islandnet.com/~triwing/
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    If you are asking about the bike itself, I owned a 2005 Royal Star and it was a wonderful bike. The V-4 engine is ultra-smooth and has plenty of power. They are liquid cooled which translates into: you can ride it hard fully packed with two people all day and it doesn't even begin to get hot. I think they would make a great trike.

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    Just did some research here on TrikeTalk and found the following:

    Jonesy was a member who posted on TrikeTalk from the year 2010.

    The bike is an ‘05 Yamaha Venture

    The trike kit is a 2010 Triwing kit

    See this: Under the TrikeTalk Forum “Yamaha Trikes”, thread: “Opinions on the Triwing Conversion”, date 9/20/15, 9:40am, post #5. It says he is happy with the kit but having a problem with the airbags - had replacement - problem with it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paws View Post
    Just did some research here on TrikeTalk and found the following:

    Jonesy was a member who posted on TrikeTalk from the year 2010.

    The bike is an ‘05 Yamaha Venture

    The trike kit is a 2010 Triwing kit

    See this: Under the TrikeTalk Forum “Yamaha Trikes”, thread: “Opinions on the Triwing Conversion”, date 9/20/15, 9:40am, post #5. It says he is happy with the kit but having a problem with the airbags - had replacement - problem with it too.
    Jonsey was a friend, my wife and I are friendswith his wife Linda. I can tell you that Jonsey and a friend of his built this trike and it was done right. From what I can remember it uses the stock center mount shock and two air bag shocks. I believe he replaced the stock shock some time back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steamer View Post
    Jonsey was a friend, my wife and I are friendswith his wife Linda. I can tell you that Jonsey and a friend of his built this trike and it was done right. From what I can remember it uses the stock center mount shock and two air bag shocks. I believe he replaced the stock shock some time back.
    OK, just rode the Jonesy Trike 170 miles back to Ballston Spa, NY from National Powerhouse in Concord, NH. Rides like a hardtail and steers like a truck. I assume the airbags are shot/gone. Dealer replaced the mono-shock. Rear cowl is loose. I have reached out to his wife Linda...
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    do the air bags hold air? if so they are working, maybe to much air pressure. soild axel trikes are hard riding, not much you can do about it. a rake kit for the front end can help with the steering.

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    Check rear tire pressure too. If the rear tire pressure is too high it rides a lot rougher, and combined with high air pressure makes it even worse. Also if the air shock is high, it puts more pressure on the front tire making it harder to steer even with a rake kit.

    I have a GL1500 with a CSC kit that uses a straight axle, coil over shocks on each side in the back and an air shock in the center. With 24 pounds in the rear tires, and the air shock adjusted correctly, it isn't that bad and the front end is lighter so steering isn't as hard. Higher tire pressures will also cause bump steer when the rear tires go over uneven surfaces, the handlebars will go back and forth.

    Watch for our annual trike rally in the Catskills next year, we have been staying at the Acra Resort in Acra, NY so not too far of a ride. It's usually the weekend before Labor Day and runs Thursday through Sunday. I have a seasonal site in Athens for my camper so know the area and lead most of the rides.

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    Appears rake is stock, which makes trike more difficult to steer. With E-Z steer, handlebars turn easily. Still takes experience to handle curves at high speeds. Be patient, folks have lost their lives by driving straight off the road.
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