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[FONT=&quot]Hello out there[/FONT], this is my first posting as a new member and first time trike rider too, [FONT=&quot]"I'm finding things are way different on a Trike"[/FONT].

My last bike was more than [FONT=&quot]10 years ago[/FONT], was just surfing the web in Oct. of this year and came across this beauty (love at first sight). :swoon:
Especially odd since 1. I had never ridden a trike, and 2. this one was in Wisconsin and I was in Texas.

Anyway I purchased the bike from a dealer there and had it delivered here, I have to say that actually my new trike intimidates me a little.
My last bike was a 750 Yamaha Seca, and this is an 1800, then you add in the completely different riding style.

I have read almost every article I could find to try an learn from: [FONT=&quot]Don't put your feet down, Don't counter steer, Use a push and pull technique, and so on[/FONT].
But I don't remember seeing anywhere where that, when your in a turn, the trikes momentum try's to slide you off the seat.

I have also been working on a [FONT=&quot]buffeting issue[/FONT], I've tilled the batwing fairing up as I can (see I'm 6 foot tall, with a long upper body "trunk").
Still getting some buffeting up from around the tank area, I'm working on some lowers to attach to the front forks, that I have read should fix it though.

So much new stuff to learn, from the trike kit [FONT=&quot](American Trike[/FONT][FONT=&quot])[/FONT], it has 4 chrome coil over shock under there along with a Wilwood disk brake, but no parking brake.

To this big [FONT=&quot]VTX 1800[/FONT], tons of power: I found a box plastic box module about 4x4x1" "no labels on it"(nothing on the circuit card inside ether) it has 2 groups of wires that it's plugged into and a couple of micro-switches on it as well, I believe its for fuel management.

All in all I love the trike, just got to learn how to ride all over again.

Anyway thanks for having me and giving me a read.

David Hilton Retired [FONT=&quot]US Navy ETC/SS[/FONT] (Electronic Technician Chief/ Submarines)

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Welcome to the cafe Dave. I don't know anything about trikes but the 1800 is a beast of a bike.
 
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Welcome David, from the east side of Texas. Ride safe and often. Thank you for your service.
 
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Welcome to the Cafe from the sunny central valley in California. Enjoy the Addiction and thank you for your service!

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Welcome from central Pa. high atop the Alleghenies. Congrats on the new purchase. Thank you for your service. Did you do any service @ Groton, Conn.? My uncle worked in the electrical station there while he was in the Coast Guard, and as a civilian after he got out, same job. He got me a Cmdr.'s cap for the USS Pittsburgh, hunter-killer sub.
 
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Welcome David, I'm sure you will get used to the trike, I have been toying with that idea for the last couple years since I'm getting old and my feet don't work like they used to. I put lowers on my self and it really helped the buffeting issues and they were easy to make. I think I posted something on here when I did them but not sure, you may try searching for lowers and see what you can find. Best of luck with the new ride.
 

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Hello, I was in for 23 years, I was in Groton, Ct. a bunch not only for sub-school but also some of my advanced electric training schools as well. On a submarine you ware many different hats/ jobs, only couple of times in schools did I work with any Coast Guard folks. Once in Barber School, then later on in my career in a crypto handling school.
Best of luck to you, have fun on the road and be safe,
David Hilton Ret. USN ETC/SS
 
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