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    Okay I just bought a champion trike on a 2000 1600 hundred road Star. 4500 bucks. Wow huh. It has straight rear axle dual outboard brakes raked front end. Nice mag wheels. looks like it has a pair of Monroe coil over adjustable shocks in there motorcycle style that you adjust the shoulders for the height and the stiffness. It runs down the road pretty good, needs a car rebuild stinks like old gas. I would like to get some info on the champion conversion kit if anybody has any paper or pdf. Like what the proper air pressures are the proper tires.. like an owner's manual or something, I guess the company is out of business now. And what kind of tire do I want to put on the front of it it has tires from 09. The rear tires look fine they look like car tires but they're made by dunlop. Literally was sitting in a Georgia Barn with dirt and dust all over it, but it runs and I can drive it down the street. I'm going to have to tweak the carburetor but I can do that sleeping. The 1600 do I use the stock needle or I get the barons kit. Can I install this trike kit on my 1700. It looks to be a really long ass belt, and the pulley looks different rear pulley. I thought they just used the stock pulley. I know the 16 and 17 have different belts and pulleys. It would probably be easier just to put on the higher output stator and rectifier. It looked pretty nice when I cleaned it . Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_20201104_201044180.jpg Views:	0 Size:	3.81 MB ID:	112204

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    Oh it has a front spoke wheel that's pretty clean, but I would rather put an oem cast?????? No yes or doesn't matter.

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    • #3
      If you don't care how the spoke wheel looks there's no need to change it. $4500 you stole that sucker, the trike kit is $10K alone. Try Dauntless Motors, I believe they bought up Champion. Should have the info you need. Smokin deal Brian!

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      • #4
        nice buy.

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        • #5
          Yeah I knew it was a deal . The guy was anxious to sell it. She'll need the ordinary TLC. I was surprised to see the AIS pipes still on it. I wish my wife would aree with you guys. I know what the components cost going into it . I drove a half a day there and a half a day back. What kind of air pressure do I put in the front tire? It has fuel stains in silver engine block. That's anodized aluminum right so what do I clean it with.

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          • #6
            I did some hunting and I think they say 40 up front but 20 to 23 or so in the rear tires.

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            • #7
              For a trike I would go car tire on the rear without a doubt. Up front I would run a rear bike tire reversed... Heavier carcass and last longer. I run a rear Michelin CIII Touring rear 120nwodth tire reversed on stock cast wheel along with my Dunlop 175-60-16 wintersport run flat car rear tire.
              LET'S RIDE

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              • #8
                40-42 in front 20-25 rear. Front tire can be a rear tire run backwards although an Avon TRIKE tire is preferred! I have a build pdf but am not allowed to attach. PM your email and I will send it For best info on all trikes see The forum 'TrikeTalk.com'. Must register to see everything (no cost. I had this one for 6 years and 95000 miles. Ask me anything, wife says I know everything

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                • brianmac
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                  Jjvw PM sent

                • dennishiggins
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                  Did you remove the fork tins off your front end , and how did the strat wheel work out? Is your mags 5 lug. Trying to figure the bolt pattern, min is five lug wire wheels and I want to replace.

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                  • #11
                    I saw your avatar picture on the trike website. It is a fun bike. Triking takes a little getting used to. But the learning curve isn't too awful long. Since champion is gone I'll need info on how to properly do maintenance on the rear axle. I don't like the exhaust on there. It's like Vance and Hines headers cooked up to a pipe, hooked up to a cherry bomb type muffler. Oh I just zoomed in on your exhaust that's what I want to do factor exhaust stage one.

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                    • #12
                      How did you do that with the exhaust did you use all factory stuff or did you have to get extra stuff to go in between headers and muffler s? The Vance & Hines want to burn your leg and you have to put a wrap on it I never like Vance and Hines because they don't have effective heat shields, down here in Florida makes a difference

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                        • #14
                          I just sold a stock front mag wheel... Would look much better than the spoke and not have to mess with tubes anymore. You got a killer deal on that. Good thing you found it before me... Would have snagged that up in a minute for under $5k. You can out some $ and time into that and still make money if you sell it in a few years!
                          LET'S RIDE

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                          • Brad_G
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                            That or since he's not trying to match a stock rear could go with any number of HD styles as well. Just get some spacers and the options become even greater.

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                          Those stocks mufflers are side by side. The outside has a “kick-out” pipe with shield. May have to manufacture that part. Can’t tell much about mounting brackets from the pic.

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                          • #16
                            Oh I used the stuff called totally awesome, it comes in a spray bottle, it's yellow my 90-year-old neighbor told me about it for cleaning wheels and stuff. I sprayed it on the gas that stained the motor, and it came right off. Course I hose It Off liberally with water after that. That all dried up nasty gas really has a stank.

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                            • #17
                              I would like to put a OEM cast wheel on there, preferably with a tire already on it. I do know that shipping will kill you on the two of them together. Even worse than just the rim.

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                              • #18
                                Originally posted by brianmac View Post
                                Okay I just bought a champion trike on a 2000 1600 hundred road Star. 4500 bucks. Wow huh. It has straight rear axle dual outboard brakes raked front end. Nice mag wheels. looks like it has a pair of Monroe coil over adjustable shocks in there motorcycle style that you adjust the shoulders for the height and the stiffness. It runs down the road pretty good, needs a car rebuild stinks like old gas. I would like to get some info on the champion conversion kit if anybody has any paper or pdf. Like what the proper air pressures are the proper tires.. like an owner's manual or something, I guess the company is out of business now. And what kind of tire do I want to put on the front of it it has tires from 09. The rear tires look fine they look like car tires but they're made by dunlop. Literally was sitting in a Georgia Barn with dirt and dust all over it, but it runs and I can drive it down the street. I'm going to have to tweak the carburetor but I can do that sleeping. The 1600 do I use the stock needle or I get the barons kit. Can I install this trike kit on my 1700. It looks to be a really long ass belt, and the pulley looks different rear pulley. I thought they just used the stock pulley. I know the 16 and 17 have different belts and pulleys. It would probably be easier just to put on the higher output stator and rectifier. It looked pretty nice when I cleaned it . Click image for larger version Name:	IMG_20201104_201044180.jpg Views:	0 Size:	3.81 MB ID:	112204
                                First congrats on getting your trike.I have a couple of answers for you.I keep my rear tires around 21-23. they are Cooper car tires Remember your passenger is riding right above the axel so when you hit bumps be cool.Because Champion has built Harley trikes for ever when the made the one for Roadstar they use the same dimensions as the Harley hence the longer Harley belt.In fact it is a Harley belt. I have the belt number for mine should be the same as yours.When turning use a push/pull method. Left pull with the left hand ,right push with the left hand. After a while it will be ok. Takes a good 500-1000 miles to feel comfortable. Rear end needs no maintanance. Enjoy Ken

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                                • #19
                                  Originally posted by brianmac View Post
                                  I would like to put a OEM cast wheel on there, preferably with a tire already on it. I do know that shipping will kill you on the two of them together. Even worse than just the rim.
                                  I have a wheel for you. where are you at?
                                  After I bought a used cobra pipe and header and had to split and make new curved sections. The sound was too loud and still blatty. I kept the larger cobra header and added a 4" megaphone slip on. That was still too noisy and had an annoying drone. I added home made lollipops and that made it sound much better

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                                  • brianmac
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                                    i got a wheel coming tks

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                                  I'm in Central Florida just south of Daytona

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