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Tow Pac Insta Trike Enquiry Scary
Hi Wingers

My Dad has made a recent enquiry
to Tow Pac Insta Trike to convert his
1200 '84 into a trike. He has bad legs!

He asked for a document of
safety testing (who did this) and this wasn't
sent? He has requested this
a few times from the owner.
Each time nothing was sent
to reassure him of the
product safety.

From a mechanic point
of view, the box metal tube
they use, is not as strong as
tubular, hence why bike frames are
all round tubes! The steering
has been noted as binding
and dangerous by a lot of users.
Dad advised that he's was willing
to get a cheap trike kit at over
$3000 and yet the company
won't send him any external
safety testing information?

Has anyone else experienced
similar avoidance of safety standards
please?

Many thanks

Angel
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#1 11-02-2014, 05:03 PM,
You could read this, I was considering one of these also but not sure if my riding has come to a halt due to family circumstances, I've had a good run from 1956 till last year 58 years almost

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/98-t...014-a.html

The steering on a trike add on will always seem stiff due to the rake of the steering, if you tried a sidecar you would get the same stiffness, not binding, stiff.

A lot of the conversions include a steering rake add on this isnt available for lower priced add ons like towpac etc
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

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#2 11-02-2014, 06:16 PM,
Hi Sir Tricky

Thank you for your reply.
Good to hear from you!

Have you been knighted recently?
This means you've been to
London to see our UK Queen!
:-)

Q) This is an open question
to all the Wingers.
Would anyone consider spending
$000's for a Tow Pac Insta Trike
and not seeing any testing safety
document of safety?

I asked the Owner and he never
replied, scary!

Thanks Wingers!

Angel
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#3 11-04-2014, 01:09 PM,
(11-04-2014, 01:09 PM)steelhorseangel Wrote: Hi Sir Tricky

Thank you for your reply.
Good to hear from you!

Have you been knighted recently?
This means you've been to
London to see our UK Queen!
:-)

Q) This is an open question
to all the Wingers.
Would anyone consider spending
$000's for a Tow Pac Insta Trike
and not seeing any testing safety
document of safety?

I asked the Owner and he never
replied, scary!

Thanks Wingers!

Angel

Angela I had the Voyager kit for many years with no problems but as Tricky says they are heavy on the steering, And the framework is 1.5 heavy walled tubing ( http://www.mtcvoyager.com/trike-kits/ ) But I would recommend a company that builds kit for a real trike & as one of your countryman Bigal59 from Manchester. Here is the link to his build. http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/10-r...n-3-a.html & also to the company. http://www.triwing.com/ Hope this is all a help to you. Cheerio Angela


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Angela(fysty-1) & Dani
Surrey, B.C., Canada
'85 Honda GL 1200 (fully dressed) I. (sold)
pres. 95 Virago 1100
"No matter how blue life may get always remember that there's a rainbow in the sky."
"Grab life by the handlbars an hang on."

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#4 11-04-2014, 07:12 PM,
A big thank you Wingers!
This was very good of you!

Kind regards

Angel (whose Angela?) :-)
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#5 11-05-2014, 11:05 AM,
(11-05-2014, 11:05 AM)steelhorseangel Wrote: A big thank you Wingers!
This was very good of you!

Kind regards

Angel (whose Angela?) :-)

Angel, Angela is fysty-1Big Grin
Angela(fysty-1) & Dani
Surrey, B.C., Canada
'85 Honda GL 1200 (fully dressed) I. (sold)
pres. 95 Virago 1100
"No matter how blue life may get always remember that there's a rainbow in the sky."
"Grab life by the handlbars an hang on."

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#6 11-05-2014, 05:48 PM,
Hi Fysty-1

Love your cat Angela! :-)

Not met any female riders & wrenchers
on here!

These Wingers know their stuff!

Greetings from across The Pond!

Angel :-)
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#7 11-08-2014, 05:10 PM,
(11-08-2014, 05:10 PM)steelhorseangel Wrote: Hi Fysty-1

Love your cat Angela! :-)

Not met any female riders & wrenchers
on here!

These Wingers know their stuff!

Greetings from across The Pond!

Angel :-)

Cheers Angel. Yeh I have been here for quite some time. These guys are great! They have been a great help to me over the years. I have been riding since 1962. Started on Brit machines. BSAs & Triumphs. Our Tommie is a love. He is a Maine Coone cross that I rescued from Shelter. Anyway love must run for now. t'ra Ange.
Angela(fysty-1) & Dani
Surrey, B.C., Canada
'85 Honda GL 1200 (fully dressed) I. (sold)
pres. 95 Virago 1100
"No matter how blue life may get always remember that there's a rainbow in the sky."
"Grab life by the handlbars an hang on."

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#8 11-08-2014, 08:48 PM,


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