STURGIS TRIKE B.V
Owner’s Manual Sturgis Trike R 18
Sturgis Trike BV
Industrieweg 6
1619BZ Andijk
The Netherlands
www.sturgistrike.com
0031 228 523338
Last updated: 24-10-2017
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3
SAFELY OPERATING YOUR R18 TRIKE………………………………………………………….. 3
CAPACITY LIMITS………………………………………………………………………………………… 4
SPECIFICATIONS………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4
PARKING...........................................................................................................5
AVAILABLE ACCESSOIRES&OPTIONS……………………………………………………………. 5/6
MAINTENANCE……………………………………………………………………………………………. 6
WHEELS AND ALIGNMENT................................................................................7
COOLING...........................................................................................................7
ALIGNMENT......................................................................................................7
LIGHTNING........................................................................................................7
ELECTRICAL.......................................................................................................7
WARRANTY…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8
THANK YOU…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8
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INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on acquiring your new Sturgis R18 Trike conversion.Please take the necessary time to become
familiar with your vehicle by reading this owner’s manual. The more you know and understand about your
particular unit the safer and more enjoyable your riding experience will be.
This manual is a supplement to the motorcycle owner’s manual, not a replacement for it. Follow all procedures
required and recommended by the motorcycle owner’s manual.
For more information on Sturgis Trike BV and the products we offer , please visit our website.
www.sturgistrike.com
SAFELY OPERATING YOUR R18 TRIKE
Sturgis Trike BV is committed to offering safe vehicle platforms which accommodate user friendly operation;
however, it is necessary for the user to take precautions and follow safety guidelines while operating vehicle. In
order to safely operate your R18 Trike,please carefully follow these guidelines as well as the general guidelines
for motorcycle operation which can be found in the original motorcycle manual:
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Only operate if you have the proper licensing in your country or state Most states require a motorcycle
license or a trike license to operate a three wheeled vehicle. Some European countrys required a car
license.
Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear while operating/riding this vehicle.
Become familiar with the vehicle’s controls before operating the vehicle,using the motorcycle’s owner’s
manual as a reference.
Follow all traffic laws while operating the vehicle
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Unlike a motorcycle ,a trike has to be steered through the turns. DO NOT LEAN STEER THROUGH
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TURNS.
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Follow the maintenance schedule for your particular model in order to ensure the vehicle is
mechanically functioning properly.The maintenance schedule can be found in the Maintenance/Service
section of the Owner’s Manual.
Do not load the trike with passengers, cargo, accessoires, etc that will result in exceeding the
recommended load capacity.This will ensure the vehicle is operating within its designed conditions.
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CAPACITY LIMITS
In order to ensure safe operating conditions for your trike,its imperative to follow the load limits and guidelines
listed below in Table 1. These guidelines and load limits are a combination of the motorcycle manufaturer’s
recommended capacity limits,found in the original owner’s manual, and Sturgis Trike’s capacity limits.
Capacity
Maximum total weight capacity
Gross vehicle weight rating GWVR
Limit LBS
529 LBS
1686.5 LBS
Limit KG
240 KG
765 KG
Description
Driver,passenger,all cargo and accessoires
Maximum total vehicle weight
Your trike has been designed to carry one driver and one passenger. Differences in acceleration and
braking may be noticed when riding with and without a passenger, cargo, or trailer as long as these
items are whitin the given load limits and guidelines, safe operation of the trike can still be achieved.
Please note that exceeding the maximum weight capacity or improperly loading your trike can
seriously impair the trike’s handling, braking and stability disregarding the load limits and guidelines
outlined above can lead to a crash, serious injury, or death
SPECIFICATIONS
Overall length
Wheelbase
Overall width
Tire Size Front
Tire size Rear
Wheel size
118.1 INCH
67 INCH
63.8 INCH
205/45/R 17
185/55/R 16
17 inch 7J
300 CM
170 CM
162 CM
Pressure
Pressure
Maximum load capacity
Suspension Style
Body Material
529 LBS
Independent Suspension
Polyester Fiberglass
240 KG
34.8 PSI
50.0 PSI
2.4 BAR
3.5 BAR
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PARKING
A runaway vehicle can cause property damage, personal injury, or even death. When parking your trike, use the
precautionary steps to ensure the vehicle does not roll away.
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Lock the steering lock.
Leave the transmission in gear.
Apply parking brake (if equipped)
If you must park on a grade, turn your front wheels so that the bike will roll into the curb.
AVAILABLE ACCESSOIRES&OPTIONS
Sturgis Trike offers an extensive line of accessoires in order to customize your trike. All accessoires and options can
be ordered and installed through your local Sturgis Trike dealer.
-ABS Kit - Part number ST-GL18-ABS
This will keeps your stock ABS fully fuctional on your R18 Trike.
-Front Bumpers - Part number ST-701
With this you can make your Sturgis trike even more special. Aviable in the following models. Long or short model,
both aviable in chrome and matt black.
-First Genaration or second genaration
We have two models aviable, First and second genaration nouse. The fist genaration is specialy desinged for the
R18 projects. With the sepprate lights it is unique in his style, see the picture below (Picture 1). The newest project
is the new style body of the Sturgis Trike. Want to look more ‘sportif’ then is this one the best for you
First Genaration (Picture 1)
Second Generation (Picture 2)
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ONLY USA Options (All options above will also be possible for USA)
-Parking Brake - Part number ST-43250
A additional brake system, so you know your trike isn’t going to roll away.
-Progressive rear spring - Part Number ST-52400-RS
We advise this to make the driving experience even smoother
-Rear Car Tire (Repleces the OEM motorcycle tire) - Part Number ST-NA-ECO2 (GL) / ST-HAN-VEN (F6B)
This will give less tire wear and the best possible grip.
-Low beam light set (Only Gen 1) - Part Number ST-33100-LB
If you have the sharp looking Gen 1 model, the light beams are the must have accessories.
-High beam light set (Only Gen 1) -Part Number ST-33100-HB
If you have the sharp looking Gen 1 model, the light beams are the must have accessories.
-Position light set on front fender - Part Number ST-33140-PO
Now the other road drivers can see perfect how wide you are.
-Led light red (Mounted on the rear side of the front fenders) -ST-33710-AO
For the bes visibility you can have.
MAINTENANCE
Your vehicle requires professional services, Sturgis Trike has an extensive dealer network with specially trained
technicians capable of servicing or repairing your vehicle. To locate the authorized Sturgis R18 Trike dealer nearest
you, go to the Sturgis trike website www.sturgistrike.com and access the dealer locator link. To help ensure your
vehicle is serviced at the proper intervals, whe have included a maintenance schedule found below.
COMPONENT
Tire Pressure
Lightning
Coolant Fluid
Brake Fluid
Idler Arms Lubricating
Steering Rods Lubricating
Brake rotors/ Pads
Alignment
Balance wheels and tires
Front radiator cleaning
DAILY
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X
3000 mile / 5000 KM
6000 mile / 10000 KM
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X= Inspect, Adjust, Replace if necessarry
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WHEELS TIRES AND ALIGNMENT
Having properly inflated tires is essential to a comfortable and safe ride. The tire pressures on your unit should be
checked before each use, this include both front wheels and rear tire. Sturgis Trike recommends 34.8 PSI or 2.4
BAR on the front wheels and 50.0 PSI or 3.5 BAR for the rear tire. Improper tire inflation can result in a drastic
change in handling characteristics including but not limited to head shake, vibration, increased body roll and a stiff
ride. Improper tire inflation can also lead to a tire blow out. Check your tire pressure before you go on every ride.
Improper tire and wheel balancing can result in vibrations at any speed. To prolong the life of your tires, its
suggested to have wheels balanced every 6000 miles or 10000 km . Tire maintenance and replacement are vital to
your vehicle’s performance. If you are experiencing uneven or improper tire wear, the alignment needs to be
checked at your local Sturgis R18 Trike dealer. To ensure safety, performance, and reliability, Sturgis Trike does
NOT recommended changing the tire or wheel sizes.
COOLING
The temperature of your engine is important whe have added a 3rd radiator in the front assembly. Check coolant
fluid as scheduled in the maintenance table. Make sure the that the entrance of air to the radiator is free from
leaves or other dirt. Clean the radiator by blowing air to make sure that the radiator is free from dust and dirt.
The Trike kit wire harness, which powers and controls all Fan motors on the trike, is connected to the battery
behind the left side cover. If you experience an electrical problem with any of the Fan motors of the trike check the
in-line 30 AMP fuse located on the wire running to the + of the battery. DO NOT REPLACE THE FUSE WHIT ONE
HIGHER VALUE. If you replace the fuse and it blows again please contact your Sturgis Trike dealer.
ALIGNMENT
In order to increase the life of the tires and to ensure proper ride and handling characteristics the alignment of the
wheels must be checked every 12.000 miles by an authorized Sturgis Trike dealer. If you notice that the tires are
wearing prematurely or in unusual fashion, have the alignment checked before the 6000 mile or 10000 km
increment.
LIGHTNING
Check that all lights are working properly before you ride your trike . This includes the Brake lights, headlights, turn
signals and marker lights.
ELECTRICAL
The Trike kit wire harness, which powers and controls all Fan motors on the trike, is connected to the battery
behind the left side cover. If you experience an electrical problem with any of the Fan motors of the trike check the
in-line 30 AMP fuse located on the wire running to the + of the battery. DO NOT REPLACE THE FUSE WHIT ONE
HIGHER VALUE. If you replace the fuse and it blows again please contact your Sturgis Trike dealer.
WARRANTY
Your Sturgis R18 Trike kit carries a 2 year/60.000 mile warranty. The start date of warranty coverage will be
determined by the registration date of the warranty card registration. Any modification or changes to the Sturgis
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R18 trike kit, failure to follow the guidelines noted above and/or improper maintenance will void all warranties.
Misuse, abuse, accidents, unreasonable use, or Acts of God will not be covered under warranty. Normal wear
items are not covered under warranty.
THANK YOU
Thank you for purchasing our R18 trike conversion. Whe hope you have many save , comfortable riding miles on
our product.
Again, Thank you for your business and whe look forward to meeting you in the future.
STURGIS TRIKE BV
Industrieweg 6
1619BZ Andijk
The Netherlands
0031 228 523338
www.sturgistrike.com
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