Autoglide – RT

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Trike – Autoglide Models – Roadsmith RT

 

Standard Features:

  • The Roadsmith RT conversion is designed for the Ridley Autoglide models. The Ridley has a timeless look of the traditional American motorcycle. It’s a very well designed bike with lots of chrome. The Roadsmith Trike Conversion adds even more with a trailer hitch, trunk carpet, an optional chrome bumper, chrome spoke wheels and white wall tires. Just a really sweet Ridley Trike. The Roadsmith Conversion features our independent rear suspension with about a 6″ 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 RT is primarily due to our innovative suspension system that offers a ride like no other trike.
  • Swingarm and Differential – Our new adjustable length swing-arm that now carries our differential has a unique adjustment system that has a central cam adjuster, similar to an axle adjuster. When the hex-bar is turned, the cams evenly push back the differential to tighten the trike belt.
  • New Longer Drive Belt – The RT kit comes with a new Gates Polychain carbon fiber drive belt. These are much stronger than the stock belts.

For Pricing and Details Call: 1.740.450.3970

More Features:

Electric Reverse System
Another unique and cool option we have developed is our Electric reverse system. This electric motor is not just some starter motor, but rather a extremely high torque 12V motor that goes through a gear reduction to produce huge torque. To operate the reverse simply lift the lever on the left side to engage the electric motor’s gear directly into the front of the belt’s sprocket. One you’ve engaged the motor simply push and hold the bike’s horn button down to back up. When finished, put the engagement lever back down and the horn button acts as a horn again.

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 about 6″. 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 rims that have a similar look and finish to the bikes front rim. They are a 16×7”, 4 bolt on 100mm circle; positive 35mm offset size that fits many automotive applications. We also offer a Chrome plated option.

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 stock saddlebags on a bike. 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 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.

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 right into the design of our trike kit.

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