This morning I drove 2 hours to pick up a used 2009 Sierra trike from a fellow a couple hours from me. Only has 2,000 miles. He sold it because he said it rode too rough for the province he lived in...they do have way worse roads than ours so I figured it was Ok for here.
I never rode it at all just gave him the cheque and loaded it in the trailer and came home. He did not say it was "unrideable" the way it was..but it is. I unloaded it from the trailer andwent on it to my son's across town for Mother's day brunch and I was horrified. Honestly...I am not sure a wagon could ride any rougher!! This trike has factory air ride...not sure of the manufacturer..air ride schmair ride...!!!!!
I looked underneath and there are no other shocks on it..like the ones I removed from the 32 and replaced with straps...just the air ride shocks and no straps..you can see the mounts for the second shock that is usually there but whoever put the trike together at the dealer in the US took off the second shocks or maybe that is the way they come from the factory if air ride is installed...I don't know.
It is very very harsh over expansion joints in town...seriously...I only went a mile or so to Joshs and got hammered. I spent about 20 minutes after lunch on a side street near the shop...driving a block...then bumping the air by 5 lbs and driving back the same block...good test I figure...there was not a noticeable difference in how it handled the expansion cracks from 15 lbs to 68 lbs.
This trike was/is for the Radio promotion and needs to be rideable RIGHT AWAY...I can't put anybody on it to take it to events for me the way it is.
I have very little experience with Boss Hoss trikes so I need input ASAP...
Could there be a problem with the air ride??
Can I replace the air shocks with the stock Boss Hoss coil overs that were on the 32 ??
Another brand of air ride at moocho $$$...