Tow Pac Owners Group by www.cyclestuffinc.com

Tow Pac Owners Group by www.cyclestuffinc.com

A place for Tow Pac owners, or prospective owners to discuss Tow Pac Trike kits.

Latest topics

» Steering
Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:20 pm by Tony Molina

» Never Argue With a Woman
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:14 am by Guest

» New From All Over
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:14 am by Guest

» Tennessee Farm Kid
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:13 am by Guest

» How did you explain to your 4 year old...
Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:51 am by Guest

» Christmas coming up
Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:51 am by Guest

» Who's scared of zombies?
Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:51 am by Guest

» wobble in frnt end
Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:53 pm by Tony Molina

» instadrive
Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:44 pm by Bob

Shopmotion


Navigation

Affiliates


    Looking at Buying a trike kit

    Share

    spummerr

    Number of posts : 3
    Registration date : 2010-01-01

    Looking at Buying a trike kit

    Post by spummerr on Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:55 pm

    Looking at buying a trike kit for a 1200 Kawasaki Voyager 2003. Any owners out there?
    Also looking at a Trigg trike kit. Any benefits the Tow pac has over a Trigg kit?

    Also, can I install this kit? I'm not a mechanic, but do a lot of my own oil changes etc

    Tony Molina
    Admin

    Number of posts : 57
    Age : 41
    Location : Tennessee
    Registration date : 2008-11-20

    Re: Looking at Buying a trike kit

    Post by Tony Molina on Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:01 pm

    spummerr wrote:Looking at buying a trike kit for a 1200 Kawasaki Voyager 2003. Any owners out there?
    Also looking at a Trigg trike kit. Any benefits the Tow pac has over a Trigg kit?

    Also, can I install this kit? I'm not a mechanic, but do a lot of my own oil changes etc

    My name is Tony Molina, owver of Cycle Stuff in Lavergne, Tennessee. We are the nations largest distributor of Insta Trike kits by Tow Pac. We have seen all of the kits on the market, including Trigg. Their facility is only about an hour from our shop and we visited the factory about 5 months ago. The product is most similar to the Voyager trike kit. We have not completely made the decision NOT to carry Trigg, but there are some disadvantages that we see that we are not sure if we like. The biggest would be the mounting of the kit, where the main point of attachment is UNDER the bike decreasing your ground clearance. We feel that when you only have 7-9 inches of clearance to begin with, cutting it down by 2-4 inches is significant. When we spoke with them last fall, their turnaround time was about 8-10 weeks where the Tow Pac kit is around 2 weeks. They also charge fees for credit card use, plus a hefty packaging fee--this will probably put your overall cost significantly higher.
    The Tow Pac has been an excellent product and we have sold hundreds of kits all across the country in addition to installing many many kits.

    As far as installation..if you have moderate skills you shouldn't have any problems installing the kit. About 90% of our customers install these kits themselves. Myself, I am not a mechanic and I have done many of these kits myself.

    I hope this information helps, if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate in asking!

    Take care!!

    Tony Molina, Owner
    Cycle Stuff
    615-535-1186
    www.CycleStuffInc.com

    spummerr

    Number of posts : 3
    Registration date : 2010-01-01

    Re: Looking at Buying a trike kit

    Post by spummerr on Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:07 pm

    What's a average mileage for tire life? I read on a Wing board one guy only got 1200 miles out of his 12" tires. affraid
    I'm guessing something wasn't adjusted correctly??

    Also what kind of mileage decline to you see on these? Thank You

    Tony Molina
    Admin

    Number of posts : 57
    Age : 41
    Location : Tennessee
    Registration date : 2008-11-20

    Re: Looking at Buying a trike kit

    Post by Tony Molina on Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:31 pm

    spummerr wrote:What's a average mileage for tire life? I read on a Wing board one guy only got 1200 miles out of his 12" tires. affraid
    I'm guessing something wasn't adjusted correctly??

    Also what kind of mileage decline to you see on these? Thank You

    I don't have enough feedback to have an accurate average,however, I can tell you that 1200 is abnormal. I have seen several kits in the shop with much more than 1200 miles. This could be do over/under inflation,bad alignment,poorly adjusted status bars.
    The tires are also fairly inexpensive (about $30 at Tractor Supply,Northern Tool, etc). I also would recommend Dyna Bead tire balancer beads. These are self adjusting tire balancers which should give you about 30% longer tread life. In addition to this, the tires will always be balanced.

    Hope this helps.

    Tony Molina,Owner
    Cycle Stuff
    615-535-1186
    www.CycleStuffInc.com

    Armdillo

    Number of posts : 5
    Registration date : 2009-09-06

    reply, tire wear

    Post by Armdillo on Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:22 pm

    i have about 5,000 miles on my tow pac wheels. 12" if i remember. had it installed at the factory in may 09. it is ok, would not do it again would just buy a wing trike instead. have tried to sell it without luck. but the tire life should not be an issue.

    i would pick the tow pac over trigg, cost and servicability. anyone can keep up on the tow pack. ?? on the trigg. I can also take it off with little to no effort. mike

    spummerr

    Number of posts : 3
    Registration date : 2010-01-01

    Re: Looking at Buying a trike kit

    Post by spummerr on Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:00 pm

    Nobody makes a full trike conversion for my bike. Found out Trigg doesn't make a kit either.
    So Tow pac or Voyager is all I have to look at.
    I don't like the low ground clearance of the Voyager kit thou

    Armdillo

    Number of posts : 5
    Registration date : 2009-09-06

    Re: Looking at Buying a trike kit

    Post by Armdillo on Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:15 pm

    the construction is very good on the tow pac. we visited the shop - very impressive - and the people were accomodating while they worked.

    Armdillo

    Number of posts : 5
    Registration date : 2009-09-06

    Re: Looking at Buying a trike kit

    Post by Armdillo on Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:21 pm

    spummer you have pm.

    Sponsored content

    Re: Looking at Buying a trike kit

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:44 am