Softail Retro – HDST-R

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Trike – Softail Models – Retro – Roadsmith HDST-R

 

Standard Features:

  • The Roadsmith HDST-R conversion is designed for the 1988 and newer Harley-Davidson Softail models. That’s the Heritage Softail, Fatboy and Night Trains. The Roadsmith features our independent rear suspension with a 5″ longer wheelbase. That, in simple terms, means it rides like no other trike on the market.
  • Independent Rear Suspension – The smooth ride of the Roadsmith HDST-R is primarily due to our innovative suspension system that offers a ride like no other trike.
  • Chassis – The multi-point mount of the chassis to the bike frame actually strengthens the bikes frame as well as dissipates the added stress of a trike. We attach to existing mounting points on the frame like the upper shock mounts and the swingarm pivot area.
  • Designed with automotive parts – The Constant Velocity (CV) joints and brakes are VW Beetle application. These heavy duty parts for a light duty application have proven to be dependable for an extremely long time.

For Pricing and Details Call: 1.740.450.3970

More Features:

True Track Stabilizer Bar
The stabilizer bar also known as a sway bar is a flexible link between the two trailing arms. The bar uses the torsion effect to always try to keep the trike righted or sitting square to the ground. The beauty of the stabilizer bar is the fact that when one wheel hits a bump, the bar can flex quickly to absorb the movement then return. This is the same technology used in almost every vehicle today. Just think if you had “no lean”. This means your trike is always perfectly square to the ground. In effect, if you go over a 2” bump with your right wheel the trike rocks up 2”. With Independent Suspension, just that wheel goes up. The antiquated solid axle system is only made today because it’s cheaper and easier. Technology has improved a lot in the short history of trike conversions but some are too stuck in their ways. We offer only the most innovative designs to our customers.

Longer Wheelbase
We increase the wheelbase of this bike by 5″. This puts the rear wheels back behind the passengers’ seat area rather than sitting right on top of the wheels. Any vehicle that has a longer wheelbase will have a smoother ride. It’s just common sense.

Disc brakes
Large disc brakes more than handle the stopping of this trike. Remember trikes stop faster and easier than bikes. With more tire contact area and much better stability, braking a trike is not the white knuckled balancing act that a bike can be. The wheel bearings, calipers and rotors are all right from a high production automobile application known as the VW Beetle. Like all of our constructed drive train, we use everyday parts off the shelf for your convenience.

Heavy Duty CV joints
The axles are custom made for our conversion kits but the constant velocity (CV) joints are standard automotive applications such as VW and Porsche. We use automotive type parts for all of our drive train because it’s designed for a much heavier load, meaning these parts will probably last forever in this light duty application. Again using off the shelf parts for your convenience.

Alloy Wheels
The Alloy wheels that come with our conversion kits are clear-coated aluminum rim that has a similar look and finish to the bike front rim. They are a 16×7”, 5×4 1/2, positive 35mm offset size that fits many automotive applications. We also offer a Chrome plated option.

Cross-Over Exhaust and Mufflers
Dual exhaust is required for a Softail. The HDST comes with a new set of cross-over exhaust pipe extensions and a set of new throaty mufflers. We even have the pipes connected with a cross-over pipe between them.

Storage Compartment
The large storage compartment comes completely carpeted to both protect and store your riding gear. The trunk (4.5 cubic feet) has about 50 percent more capacity than the stock saddlebags. This gives you a larger space to fit larger objects into. The large trunk door opening also allows for easier packing or loading. This convenient trunk will fit all of your gear securely away from the elements.

Factory Styled Body
The slick body design incorporates the look and feel of the original motorcycle. We feel the trike conversion body should melt seamlessly into the original body parts. The body is constructed of heavy-duty fiberglass. It is then painted with urethane paint, flat sanded, and buffed to a mirror finish to ensure a perfect paint match both in color and finish. The mounting system for the body ensures a rock solid attachment and no exposed mounting hardware. The added foot room for the passenger is another beneficial feature of a longer wheelbase.

Trailer Hitch
With any touring machine a trailer hitch is a familiar sight. When riding a trike, a trailer is not a danger like it is on a bike. The back of a trike will never feel like there’s a trailer behind it. We include a 1 1/4” receiver for a trailer hitch neatly tucked under the body. It is incorporated into the rear body support and is welded directly into the strongest part of our frame. This is not an option or add-on, it’s built right in. It is another one of the innovative ideas built into the design of our trike kit.

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