The team at UNB Customs has completed its first trike conversion on the all new automatic 2018 Goldwing 1800! This is an incredible machine.
This conversion was done for our friend Tommie. He came to us last year looking to convert his Goldwing to a trike using a Roadsmith independent suspension trike kit. He wanted to see one in person first so he met us at the Wing Ding event in Knoxville TN. Roadsmith had a blue HTX trike kit on display.
The kit was ordered and UNB Customs got to work on the trike conversion.
Disassembling the rear end of the motorcycle, the saddle bags, rear wheel / tire, exhaust mufflers, swing arm and drive shaft and getting ready to install the trike kit. Once the bike is prepped the trike kit is rolled on the lift to start the trike kit installation. Installation of the trike kit and all accessories and painting the trike body to match the bike takes between 5-10 business days.
While the kit is being installed the fiberglass body gets put into the paint booth to be painted to match. The front end is also modified at this time to allow for easier steering. The new HTX kit uses a whole new cast aluminum fork assembly to increase the rake of the bike to act as power steering.
Tommie’s Goldwing trike was completed adding a bunch of trike accessories to it. The wing guard running boards (weight bearing), chrome wheels, mudflaps, fork assembly and lights in the body.
One of the defining features of Roadsmith’s HTX kit is that it moves the tour pack up 1.5 inches and back 1.5 inches. Creating much needed additional room for passengers. This is a Roadsmith exclusive.
The other exclusive trike accessory design from Roadsmith is the front fork assembly. It is a one new cast aluminum piece. This allows for precision accuracy in production and installation.
The completed trike conversion is beautiful. The new automatic Goldwing 1800’s make an extremely impressive trike. These are some of the best trikes one the market!
Learn more about the Roadsmith HTX 1800 here.