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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobt250 View Post
    I joined here to ask a specific question. I was thinking about buying a CTX DCT that's for sale locally with the idea of adding the Motortrike Hornet kit to it for my wife. I was wondering if anyone here has tried one. It could be awesome or a real turd and anything in between.

    Appreciate any input, thanks in advance.
    Consider a sidecar instead - much cheaper and loads more fun. I've had mine as a daily driver for 3 years now.

    Fred
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    nice rig. dyenfd.
    and welcome-since this is your first post
    tell us more about your rig-- sidecar brand, how is it mounted (did you build a subframe?), does the chair have brakes?
    will it cruise at 65 or so comfortably? I had a Ural for 5000 miles and it was slow, emphasis on slow and oil changes every 2500 km (not miles). Loved it and if it were as dependable as the CTX, I'd still have it.
    Also need more pics and put your location in by your name.
    '14N
    keep your word, no excuses

  3. #13
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    The sidecar was made and attached without a subframe by Johnny Sweet a PE with close to 50 years experience designing no building sidecars. Mine is an SL-220 and cost $2,880 attached. Runs true and is a joy to drive. Has no need for a subframe or sidecar brakes. Cruises on the slab at 70 and averages just under 60mpg.
    (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ2cwzixANM)

    I mounted an Achilles car tire on the rear 175/55R17 for a whopping $41 and I've gone double dark with a Bridgestone Battlax BT-45 rear motorcycle tire mounted backwards on the front.

    I anticipate 20,000 miles or more from each tire (based on current wear). I mounted Custom Dynamic billet LED driving light/amber turn signal for the front and an billet LED read/amber on the rear.

    I'm based in Harrisonburg, VA [email protected]

    Fred

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    I came across this Tilting Motor Works, and it seems to work great. https://youtu.be/9ro8_uALBo8

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    @mjc
    now those are cool
    too bad they only have them for big heavy bikes-I'd love to see a tilt conversion for a CTX or V strom1000, or FJR, or T100.
    '14N
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    That's a trike I could live with.

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    I guess the OP didn't like the answers he got-he never posted after his second one.
    Oh well
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    Some people are like that.

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    Thanks for the input y'all.

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    I will try dyenfd's tire size (175/55R17 and he had posts from other forum groups) and will post update later ;-)

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