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One Cool Trike
The HDST is a trike that can be
dressed up for touring or stripped
down for a sexy little cruiser. Either
way, it has a look and attitude that
few can resist.
Simply the Best Harley Davidson™ Trike
Conversion Kit Available
Hit the road with the all new Roadsmith HDSS conversion kit by The
Trike Shop and experience the trike-riding difference. With a longer
wheelbase, generous additional storage, independent suspension, disc
brakes, optional electric reverse and Roadsmith steering kit, you may
never want to return home!
The Roadsmith HDST 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 is primarily due to our
innovative suspension system that offers a ride like no other trike. The
Trike Shop was the first to offer Independent Suspension for trike
conversions over 14 years ago. The cynics said it would never work.
They're eating these words today. Talk to anyone who has actually
ridden an Independent Rear Suspension and a solid axle system trike for a
period of time and ask them which one rode better. They won't deny
Independent Rear Suspension rides nicer and corners awesome. IRS is
the way manufacturers of cars, SUV's and ATV's have been and are going.
Trikes are no different. These are built with a purpose "Touring in
Comfort".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 mounting area. A feature of the trailing
arm type independent suspension is the fact that there are very few
moving parts. There are literally only two pivot points on each trailing
arm. This eliminates any adjustments or maintenance requirements.
There are more complicated ways to design a suspension, but why?
We have designed this kit with
automotive parts that are easily
accessible, should you happen to
need service on the road. The
rear brakes are large 11" dual
disc. The Constant Velocity (CV)
joints and brakes are a VW Beetle
application. These heavy duty
parts for a light duty application
have proven to be dependable
for extremely long.
The Roadsmith Suspension
Bolts solidly to the bikes frame
via the upper shock mounts and
the swingarm pivot area of the
bikes frame. This design actually
strengthens the bike's frame,
thereby reducing the torsional
flex that a trike puts on a frame.
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. Just tighten the
nuts up on the machined and
slotted swing arms and you're
done. The differential housing
simply has a set of spider gears in
it and is filled permanently with
It's that kind of detail and
engineering we've put into the
design of this conversion. We
don't want to leave you hanging
with some special parts or tools
required for you to drive your
trike for many years to come.
New Longer Drive Belt
The HD kits come with a new Gates Polychain carbon fiber drive belt. These are
much stronger than the stock belts.
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”. But 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
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.
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 called the
VW Beetle. Like all of our
constructed drive train, we use
off the shelf parts for your
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
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 16x7”,
5x4 1/2 bolt pattern; positive
35mm offset size that fits many
automotive applications. We also
offer a Chrome plated option.
Cross-Over Exhaust and Mufflers
The HDSS 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.
The large storage compartment
comes completely carpeted to
both protect and store your riding
gear. The trunk (4 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 your
gear securely away from the
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.
Notice the added foot room for
the passenger, another feature of
a longer wheelbase.
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 back there.
So 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.
The Trike Shop has an unparalleled history of customer service and
satisfaction and we put it in writing with the best warranty in the market.
Your trike comes with a full 3 year or 1,000,000 mile warranty on the
entire trike kit. We can offer this because we know with over 14 years of
producing this type of conversion kit, we do it right the first time.
•Independent rear suspension
•True track stabilizer bar
•Belt driven differential
•Factory styled body
•3 year or 1,000,000 mile warranty