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Hi just signed up hopefully can get a bit of help or maybe help along the way 馃憤
 

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Hi just signed up hopefully can get a bit of help or maybe help along the way 馃憤
Welcome to our world. One of my friends here in Minneapolis has a Chicago police 3 wheeler -said he is waiting for some photos & info on your trike.
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Welcome to our world. One of my friends here in Minneapolis has a Chicago police 3 wheeler -said he is waiting for some photos & info on your trike.
Paul
No problem at all it is a little bit worse for wear at the moment, needs a tidy up but I will upload pics soon (y)
 

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Welcome to the forum. Please add your location to your profile and your bike's model and model year to your signature so that you don't have to remember to tell us every time and we don't have to keep asking when you forget (see Forum Settings link in my signature). I'm not sure if Irish vehicle paperwork shows the model year or (like UK paperwork) the year first registered but it is the actual model year we need (there are differences between model years and this helps us know what you have).

And welcome to the world of antique vehicle ownership (they own us, not the other way around). Your bike is about 4 decades old and the Previous Owners may or may not have done the maintenance necessary to keep it safe & reliable so it is highly recommended to download the Factory Shop Manual for your model (available through the CX Wiki - link in my signature) and go through all of the service procedures, regardless of whether your bike has reached the specified mileage.
I also recommend looking on all rubber parts with suspicion because rubber does not age gracefully. It's a good idea to check the date codes on your tires and replace them if they are over 5 years old no matter how good they look & feel (old rubber simply cannot flow around the irregularities in the asphalt well enough to grip, especially if it is cool or wet); This is less critical on 3 wheels than on 2 because you won't fall over but you can slide around so don't let them get too old. If your bike still has the original rubber brake line(s) (should be replaced every 2 or 3 fluid changes = 5 or 6 years) I recommend shopping for modern stainless braided ones (they last practically forever and double the life of the fluid). And don't forget things like the rad hoses and the boot between the engine and swingarm (they can crack on the bottom where you don't see it).
 

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Got out for first spin on it today still needs a bit of work but was nice to get out
looks like a fairly "streamlined"/tidy trike....possibly a future "rally weapon"?...if rallies are an interest.
 
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