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Can I convert my Harley Davidson Dyna to a Trike?

Can I convert my Harley Davidson Dyna to a Trike?

Posted by Art In Motion Parts Department on 28th Apr 2016

Can I convert my Dyna to a Trike? Yes, a Harley Davidson Dyna can be converted to a trike.  The Dyna has had a rubber mounted engine since its introduction in 1991.  The engine in models from 1991 - 1998 was an Evolution engine.  After that, the Dyna got the 1,450 cc air-cooled Twin Cam 88 in 1999.

When converting your Dyna to a trike, there are a number of good quality kits to choose from, and some things to think about also. 

Some of the Dyna Trike Conversion Options 

What Kind of Trike Suspension Should I use for my Dyna conversion?  This is your choice!  If you ride a lot of long distances you may want to consider the extra cost of independent suspension. 

  • Independent Suspension:  When a trike has independent rear suspension each rear wheel moves vertically independent of the other. This kind of conversion kit has the most parts of any trike conversion kit. Independent suspension kits are usually the most expensive type of conversion.
  • A fixed axle suspension converts most belt or chain driven motorcycles into a trike. With a fixed axle the left and right side are tied together. The conversion takes only a few hours by a competent mechanic. Many of these also have a limited-slip differential (LSD). LSD is a type of differential gear arrangement that allows for some difference in angular velocity of the output shafts. This means that the wheels both stay powered when you need them to.

Questions & Answers 

  • Do I really have to spend the extra money on raking the triple tree on my trike?   The answer depends on how much you value your arms and spine. The trike will be difficult to turn and handle if you do not  Raking the triple tree essentially moves your front wheel forward and reduces the trail.  Trikes require a smaller trail number than a two-wheeled motorcycle. 
  • Do I need to worry about extra stress on the rubber mounts?  This is a consideration to think about.  Depending on your mileage and model we recommend replacing the rubber mounts during the trike conversion. 

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