The years came and went. The ankles and feet got less predictable. The hips told me that as low and stable as the Swing is, I was going to need some help.
After some research, I found out that the primary dealer for Danson Trikes was a mere 15 miles away. After several chats with them, I bought one of their kits, put it in the back of my Toy pickup and brought it home.
The install was pretty straight forward:
1. Take off every thing that looked like a
21 days of rain, finally came to an end at about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Poeple came out of the woodwork like zombies squinting at the light. Its supposed to get up to 70 degrees today, good day for a ride. Will have to re-plant cucumbers, they drowned in the garden. This year we go from winter to summer with a definite lack of spring, welcome to the great northwest
Haven't gotten very far but I do at least have the motor now. It's out of a 79 XS650. Once I get it on a stand I'll start the cleanup and get it looking nice. I don't think it needs any internal work... yet.
I plan on getting a frame from Ardcore and then start getting the various bits and pieces welded up.
The local scooter stores didn't have a huge inventory of new maxi scooters, but I did have enough to be able to try the two major candidates -- the 650cc Suzuki Burgman and the 600cc (582 really) Honda Silverwing. The contest was a nobrainer for me -- the Burgie felt too much like the Brick (top heavy and tippy), in addition it was too heavy for me to easily get off the center stand.
After a bit of the normal customer / dealer sparring, a reasonable deal was struck. They would take
Finally I am the owner of a Yamaha Raider, and really like it so far!!! When my friends see it and say to me, "This is the best one so far," or " You've out done yourself with this one," I just (as humble as possible) agree! I do share with them that this is what I had working my way up to.
I purchased this bike just shortly after selling my ZX14, of which I had not ridden much at all. Prior to the ZX14, I had an RF900 that I rode everywhere!!! On the RF is where most