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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 10:16 am 
Apprentice

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:) Hi i know its a long shot but has anyone had one of these kits fitted and which do they think is the best Don't want to trike like the idea of keeping two wheels apart from when stopping or setting off


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 14:26 pm 
Hurricane

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Not sure if Ghost Wheels is legal in the UK. There has been a lot of discussion on here bout these systems that convert bikes into a four wheeler.

Retract A Trike is different as it isn't permanent so might be legal as an adaptation. Best bet is to ring NABD direct or email Rick Hulse who is the person most likely to know.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 19:38 pm 
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I was told by my insurance company that the bike was legal and covered as long as it passed its MOT.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 22:04 pm 
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I don't think or will pass an mot with Ghost Wheels as there a issue of the wheels being unbraked. I think from hat. Read that Retract a Trike is ok as it is a "adaptation" and not permanently in place.

However an expert will be along soon!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:39 am 
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tinbasher wrote:
However an expert will be along soon!


Not me, dont get enough beer on a bike for my liking!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:37 pm 
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Good point about the beer. That is another reason trikes are so much better than bikes. Try putting 72 cans of Stella on the back of your GXR - but my trikes wheelchair rack handles it no problem.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 07:44 am 
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Bringing in a couple of cans to drink with your mates around your tent at a NABD rally is acceptable, 72 cans isn't as any beer sales profit go toward the grants fund. :shocked:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 13:01 pm 
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I fully support NABDs fund raising. Wasn't suggesting taking copious cans to a NABD rally but useful extra carrying capacity to a mates BBQ that's all.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 18:31 pm 
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tinbasher wrote:
I don't think or will pass an mot with Ghost Wheels as there a issue of the wheels being unbraked. I think from hat. Read that Retract a Trike is ok as it is a "adaptation" and not permanently in place.


Why on earth would the wheels require brakes?? Unless you intend to remove the front and rear brakes from the bike :banghead:
The MOT would be the same as for a normal bike and as long as the bike is mecanically safe and in working order it will pass!! Have no idea what you're talking about? :?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 20:43 pm 
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Wheels-UK wrote:
tinbasher wrote:
I don't think or will pass an mot with Ghost Wheels as there a issue of the wheels being unbraked. I think from hat. Read that Retract a Trike is ok as it is a "adaptation" and not permanently in place.


Why on earth would the wheels require brakes?? Unless you intend to remove the front and rear brakes from the bike :banghead:
The MOT would be the same as for a normal bike and as long as the bike is mecanically safe and in working order it will pass!! Have no idea what you're talking about? :?


I'm only repeating previous discussions here and on other trike related fora. The general opinion is that Ghost Wheels, Voyager, Insta Trike and other kits that convert a two wheeler into a four wheeler (not a trike) will not pass an mot in the UK because it is then no longer a motorcycle and technically a motorcycle can have two wheels, three wheels but not four wheels. One of the reasons given is that four wheeled vehicles need brakes on all four wheels.

Can't imagine a quadbike passing with brakes on two wheels only?

This might be why there is not one single supplier of these kits in the UK?

viewtopic.php?t=4509


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 20:43 pm 
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Ah, I hadn't really looked at pics of Ghost wheels and assumed, wrongly, that they retracted while the bike was moving. I was just going off the original posters question where he stated he only wanted the wheels down when he was stationary. I was thinking along the lines of the wheels i put on my own bike.
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I'm guessing that my way is more of what BARON is looking for?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 00:27 am 
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No worries mate to be honest I'm not sure I've got my own head round it properly!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 13:20 pm 
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This post is 6 months old so I don't know if you're still interested. I've got both, the landing gear fitted to a Harley and the Retract a trike to a 1500 Goldwing. Post a reply if you would like to know what they're like.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 22:57 pm 
Hurricane

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Not the sort of thing i could afford (or would be suitable for me) but I'm curious to see how people get on with them..... any chance you can post some pictures and a story behind them.... maybe start a separate post or do a bit for open house?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 14:15 pm 
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Hi Matt as a Harfley rider im interested in seeing some pics bud as i have MS and its only a matter of time before a 3rd wheel or such like will be needed for me many thanks in advance :D

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