How Do You Buy a Reliable Used Honda 3-Wheeler?


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When purchasing a used Honda trike motorcycle, it is important that the trike be purchased from an authorized dealer and that the trike had been assembled by a trained technician. Honda trikes are only manufactured via aftermarket conversion kits, transforming a conventional Honda motorcycle into a three-wheeled variant.

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Trike conversion kit manufacturers such as Motor Trike and Roadsmith have authorized dealers nationwide with trained installation teams. Both companies have Dealer Locator searches available on their websites. Motor Trike recommends independent rear suspension trike kits, which offer a smooth ride and superior handling compared to solid axle trikes. Motor Trike sells independent rear suspension kits for the Honda GL 1800, GL 1500 and F6B motorcycle. Trained Motor Trike technicians at authorized dealer locations offer assurance that any pre-owned Honda trike was properly assembled at the time of its conversion.

The Razor kit and Adventurer kit are available for Honda GL 1800 Gold Wing motorcycles with a model year of 2001 or newer. Both kits feature a patented air-ride suspension, Progressive coil-over shocks, a trike trunk and chrome steel wheels. The Phoenix kit fits Honda GL 1500 Gold Wing motorcycles built between 1988 and 2000. Motor Trike's Raptor kit fits a 2013 Honda Goldwing F6B motorcycle, providing a sleek trike appearance with a rear spoiler, matte black steel bumper and Billet aluminum wheels.

Roadsmith also manufactures trike kits for Honda Gold Wing motorcycles with the HTS 1800 and HT 1500 conversion kits. The HSC 1500 and HSCR 1500 offer a hot rod-style trike conversion for Honda Valkyrie motorcycles, while a cruiser-style trike option is available for VTX 1800 motorcycles.

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