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PostSubject: Silverwing With a Tow Pac Trike Kit   Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:48 pm

Due to some health issues my wife was having, I had to put on hold purchasing a replacement for my Helix.

Now that she is better, I have restarted my search. I have found a 2009 Silverwing that has a Tow Pac Trike Kit installed by the dealer, with 12" wheels,  who sold the Silverwing. The bike has approximately 8,000 miles on it.

I know there are some members here who have a Triked Silverwing and was wondering how they like it and if any of them ride 2 up. Also any other quirks or info about them

My wife has expressed interest in riding with me and with her hip issues, thinks she would feel safer on a Trike. We looked briefly at the GW Trikes, but just can't justify the cost right now.

Thanks for any input.

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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing With a Tow Pac Trike Kit   Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:25 am

She would be safer in sidecar.
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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing With a Tow Pac Trike Kit   Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:22 am

Don't know about a Tow Pac on a Swing but a trike drives completely different than a 2-wheeler. You'll have to relearn a lot of things.
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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing With a Tow Pac Trike Kit   Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:24 pm

There's one listed For Sale in GA on the Yahoo Silverwing site.
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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing With a Tow Pac Trike Kit   Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:45 am

Thanks for the heads up on the Silverwing Trike for sale in Georgia.

I do have a questions. One of the Trikes I am looking at is a true Trike, real wheel removed, not a kit.

Any advantages or disadvantages?

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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing With a Tow Pac Trike Kit   Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:27 am

My 2¢

The advantage of a kit s that it can be removed and the scoot used or sold off as designed. Then maybe you could also sell off the kit seperately.

The trike will be a trike forever. Darn expensive to buy but worth-less when it's time to move on. Very limited market for used trikes  --almost a buyers market.

If I needed a trike, and was sure that that's the way I wanted to go, I'd be in the market for a true trike. Not training wheels.

YMMV.

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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing With a Tow Pac Trike Kit   Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:44 am

Anyone who converted to a trike must have all the parts to convert back (unless they are a moron). I just think that 570-some cc's is not really enough to haul two people and the extra weight of a kit. If you're on flat ground all the time it's probably fine. I'd start looking for a used Can Am Spider - that's just me.
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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing With a Tow Pac Trike Kit   Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:46 pm

Good thought on extra weight of trike kit and passenger---as min. shorter drive train life,,enough braking power? steering damper? Used CANAM probably cheaper in long run/safer! dealer in Chattanooga.
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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing With a Tow Pac Trike Kit   Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:41 pm

Thanks for all the input.

In between patients today, I was trying to see if I could find how much increase in weight the trike kit added, but was unable to find any numbers.

Have given some thought to the Spyder, but a couple of co-workers have them and really like them, but they seem to have regular problems, mostly with the electronics and repair times seem long.

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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing With a Tow Pac Trike Kit   Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:14 pm

Not wanting to sway you from the Silverwing fold, but if you're sold on a trike, the Piaggio MP3 500 rides much more like a scooter than a trike. It will carry two at highway speeds and has the features you would look for in a scooter. Not a Honda, but from a respected manufacturer. Just saying...maybe worth a look!
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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing With a Tow Pac Trike Kit   Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:11 pm

Anyone know where I could find Tow Pac brackets for a S/wing Insta trike kit.
I found a Insta trike assembly in a dealers lot. Made a price & brought it home. I tried tow pac - no success. In perticular the bracket at the center stand and the one that the rear bottom to top brackets bolt onto.
THANKS joe
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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing With a Tow Pac Trike Kit   Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:21 pm

Have you tried the manufacturer?
http://towpacusa.com/

The lady I sold my '07 Silverwing to has converted her scooter to a Towpac set up. She's been riding it for about three years so far with the kid installed. It looks good in the pictures and she says it handles well for her.
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