As of 2015, Champion Trikes offers trike kits that convert third-party motorcycles into trikes. With the kit, a customer can build a base that fits around the body of a motorcycle. Specific installation instructions, which are available on Champion's website, vary by make and model.
Champion has trike conversion kits for some motorcycles produced by Honda, Yamaha and Harley Davidson, among others. As of 2015, installation manuals are available for download from many of the product pages. Parts and installation vary, but most kits contain about 14 primary parts, including the kits for a Honda GL1500 and a Harley Davidson Softtail.
Before installing the trike kit, the owner may need to make certain preparations and modifications to the bike's brake system, as is the case of the Honda GL1500. In the case of the Harley Davidson Softtail, the owner must remove various parts, such as the seat, saddle bags and foot rests, before working with the trike kit.
Once a customer has fully prepped a motorcycle, the manufacturer's swing arm is the first replacement. The process of installation depends on the specific year and model, as attachment locations vary slightly. The subsequent steps vary significantly based on the kits parts, as well as the make and model of the motorcycle.