Ken's Custom Trikes     2245 N.E. Jefferson Ave., Peoria, IL 61603     (309)682-2453
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

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
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 gear

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
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 our customers.
Longer Wheelbase
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.
Disc Brakes
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 convenience.
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 convenience.
Alloy Wheels
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.
Storage Compartment
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 elements.
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.
Trailer Hitch
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
•Longer wheelbase
•Belt driven differential
•Disc brakes
•Alloy wheels
•Storage Compartment
•Factory styled body
•Trailer hitch
•Steering kit
•3 year or 1,000,000 mile