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    I was researching what diff. my Lehman 04" GL1800 had and finally confirmed through Champion/Lehman on the Left coast that it is indeed a Mustang II.

    So I'm thinking rear drum to disc conversion so why can't I just go out on the net and order the kit for the Mustang II and install it.

    I've wrenched on everything from motorcycles to heavy equipment.

    Anyone done this?

    Also my owners manual doesn't even address the GL1800 just the 1500. I'm wanting to remove the hub caps from the rear wheels and not sure if they thread on or just pop off. HELP!

    Thanks Valkyrie

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    So took a bit but figured out the OEM Lehman wheel caps are held on by the center nut. Is there a special wrench that fits them and wont mar them?

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    Thanks for the welcomes.

    Might have met some of you last September in S W Texas at Kerrville. Brother Delbert was on his Orange Champion and I was on my gray 08 MotorTrike. I've since sold the 08 and an 03 MotorTrike and just picked up the 04 Lehman GL1800. Still ride two wheels and will probably sell the Lehman.

    goes in the shop for the brake recall tomorrow.

    Petty amazing trike with just 9200 original miles. Probably kick my self if it sells.

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    Hi Mike! Yes... certainly remember meeting you two guys at Kerrville last year.

    Welcome to TrikeTalk - from Kerrville, Texas!

    3rd trike since Kerrville last year?.. can’t find a keeper or just enjoy wheel’n & deal’n?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valkyrie View Post
    I was researching what diff. my Lehman 04" GL1800 had and finally confirmed through Champion/Lehman on the Left coast that it is indeed a Mustang II.

    So I'm thinking rear drum to disc conversion so why can't I just go out on the net and order the kit for the Mustang II and install it.

    I've wrenched on everything from motorcycles to heavy equipment.

    Anyone done this?

    Also my owners manual doesn't even address the GL1800 just the 1500. I'm wanting to remove the hub caps from the rear wheels and not sure if they thread on or just pop off. HELP!

    Thanks Valkyrie
    Mike,

    Changing those drums to discs is simple, but getting a M/C that will provide enough fluid to the automotive calipers is hard to find.

    I haven't found one yet.

    Then you have to de-link the brake system too when changing to disc brakes.

    Automotive calipers may have a 1.75-2.0" piston, where motorcycle calipers have a 1.25-1.5" caliper.

    That is a big volume difference.

    Per your wheels, if you have the ASA wheel with the aluminum nut, the wrench that was made for them is unobtainable.

    Put some tape on a set of channel-locks and back the nut off and remove the underlying ring.

    When installing, you only need to snug the nut, it only holds the plastic ring on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paws View Post
    Hi Mike! Yes... certainly remember meeting you two guys at Kerrville last year.

    Welcome to TrikeTalk - from Kerrville, Texas!

    3rd trike since Kerrville last year?.. canít find a keeper or just enjoy wheelín & dealín?
    Love to wheel and deal. I buy and sell all the time. I like to find low mile original bikes, trikes and other vehicle's.

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