The following is a list of our most frequently asked online questions. Should you not find the answer to your question listed below, then please give us a call 780-789-1933 or fill out our Info Request Form.
How Much Does a Trike Cost?
Trikes range in cost from the entry level approximately $9000.00 to the Full on Touring Models with Complete Body Kits which can be up to $16000.00 for a base conversion.
What is the difference between Bike and Trike ?
When ridaing a bike you lean into corners, when riding a trike you steer around corners.
How does a Trike Ride and Handle?
There are a wide variety of online discussions on this topic. The best way to answer this question is to take one for a test drive. Although they are steered around corners rather than the regular lean around corners in the biker world, they still corner good and an experienced rider can keep up with bikes on those fun twisty curves. On a trike passing and meeting Highway tractors is less stressful than being on two wheels as you are no longer effected by the pushy gusts of wind. Trikes also stick well to wet ground, so let it rain if it must.
Does a Trike Kit Void My Warranty?
Any modification to the original motorcycle will void the factory warranty. However, most motorcycle dealers will look at the warranty issue and will honor the warranty if the problem has not been created by the addition of the trike kit.
How Long Does It Take To Build A Trike Kit?
It can take anywhere from 10 to 40+ hours to convert and option out a Trike. However depending on our clients needs, wants and desires, each case may be different. If there is a time line concerned, every effort is made to meet or exceed that deadline!
How long does it take to install a CSC trike kit?
We have streamlined our kit to be the quickest and easiest install in the market. At our factory we ask to keep the bike for three full days to complete an installation but it is typically done in two. The installation hours will vary depending on which options are purchased with the kit. Check with your nearest Authorized Dealer for more details.
Do You Build All The Trikes At Pair-A-Dice Trikes?
Some Trikes do come turn key, such as the Rewaco or some of the Victory Trikes, which are factory built. The rest are all converted and serviced at our shop.
Which Trike Kits Can You Put on My Bike?
We are currently a dealer for CSC (the only Alberta dealer for this product). As well as Hannigan, Roadsmith, Champion and DMC. So a quick inquiry providing us with the details of your bike and we can provide you with all the appropriate fitment model choices. The rest is up to you. appropriate fitment model choices.
What is the Power Trak and do I need to have it installed if I have a trike?
Adding any trike conversion will change the steering characteristics of your motorcycle. Our PowerTrak changes the fork angle and offset, reducing the trail which creates a power steering feel. The new trail is carefully tuned to prevent “wander”. It is optional, but it is highly recommended. A PowerTrak makes the trike easier to steer and maneuver, and more comfortable for the upper body.
Do I need a Park Brake kit for my trike?
U.S. regulations do not require a parking brake. Some other countries do require one, which is why we offer it as an option. It is also an extra measure of security for parking a trike on steep hills. Trikes left in gear or in reverse should keep the bike stationary under most conditions.
Can I convert back to a two-wheeler after I do a CSC Trike?
Yes, but you won’t want to after riding such an amazing trike! Seriously though, a trike conversion will almost always add more value to your motorcycle when the time comes to sell, so adding a trike kit is not only a great experience but a sound economic one as well. If you still want to convert back to two wheels, some of the OEM parts may have been modified during the installation depending on the model, but all can be replaced and all other original components will fit back on the motorcycle.
How can I test ride a trike before I buy one?
Come on down!
Do you offer different gear ratios with the trike kit?
Our trike units are designed to replicate the OEM final gear ratios in order to maintain compatibility with all OEM motorcycle functions. However, our Harley-Davidson models (Legend excluded) have a Performance Gearing option that reduces the final drive ratio by 10% for quicker acceleration and potentially longer clutch life.
Will a trike kit affect my fuel economy?
The impact on gas mileage depends on several factors, including the rider, style of riding, passengers or cargo weight, and geography. Some trike owners report negligible changes in fuel economy, while others may experience a 5-10% reduction. Order our optional Auxiliary Fuel Tank toincrease your range.
Is there any welding involved in the installation?
No. It is a completely bolt-on installation.
Can I install the kit myself?
All CSC trike kits must be installed by one of our authorized factory trained dealers. Converting a motorcycle to a trike is an involved and fairly complicated procedure. All of our dealers are professional technicians that have the facilities and tools to do the best job possible. The safety and quality of our trike installations is very important to us and our warranty requires that we have consistent installation techniques and processes.
However, Roadsmith does allow self installation with their trike kits.
What Are The Benefits Of A Trike?
- More Visible to other motorists
- No need to hold bike up
- Superior braking capabilities
- Larger luggage capacity
- Can be more maneuverable
- Longer riding season
- Less constrictive
- Better resale value