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Old 02-13-2019, 02:09 PM
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In the before time, my wife was apprehensive about riding on the back of my Dyna. I told her that I wanted to trade up to a trike. Her response was "do whatever you want". I rode to the local stealer and they had two FreeWheelers in the showroom. A 2016 in red and a 2017 in the same color as my Dyna. Hmm, choices. The red one was on sale and the 2017 had the new M-8. The M-8 engine was new and untested. I decided to go with the proven 103 motor. After getting a passenger backrest and showing her how to get seated, the apprehension quickly dissolved. Now she will pop up and say "let's go for a ride". Now, it's rare that I get a chance to ride solo. Oh well......
Old 02-13-2019, 03:59 PM
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I am on my 4th trike (3 Tri Glides and a Can-Am F3S) and just purchased my 100th motorcycle which is a 2019 Burnt Orange/Black Denim Tri Glide Ultra. With over 400,000 seat miles and 55 years on just about every kind of ride including a ton of sportbikes, cruisers and dirtbikes, I really don't give a damn what people think of my ride. I love it and wouldn't trade it for anything else except a newer and more improved Tri Glide I am going to be 70 on my next birthday and just don't want the hassle of having to "read" the pavement as closely as I used to on two wheels. Besides, my wife really enjoys occasionally riding on the TGU which gives us a somewhat shared opportunity. Oh, I am still racing a high-performance Lotus 7 clone in autocross and don't mind sliding on my racing slick tires

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Old 02-13-2019, 04:48 PM
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I am 57 and just started riding 2 years ago and I have been through three 2 wheelers in that amount of time trying to find what I like. I have not been able to get my girl to ride with me because she is scared due to me having a bum right hip that will eventually need replacing. I asked her is she would ride with me on a Tri Glide and she said yes, so I bought a 2012 and we both really love it. So far we have not experienced any sarcastic comments about 3 wheels (at least not to our face) but I could really give two ***** anyway. Sold two of my 2 wheel bikes and kept my Vulcan 900 for the times when I want to go solo and lean. It is really nice having all that cargo area on the trike that you can't get with 2 wheels.
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by hlib76 View Post
I'm only about 230 miles from the Dragon. As soon as I get some hours under my belt on my trike and I feel confident enough...we are going to head to the Dragon.
You will love it, but you are right. You need some seat time. I've been going to the gym for the last 5 years since I was told I had Type 2 diabetes. I do a lot of upper body training so that helps a lot. That's what I would recommend for you = arm and chest exercises. Good luck

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