FLT Trike rear end  installation instructions.


We use this jack to work on the motorcycles while converting the bike to a trike. The jack comes with the adapters shown in the picture above.  Powder coated black. 1,000 pound capacity. $90.00 plus $30.00 shipping.


We use this wheel chock to work on the motorcycles while converting the bike to a trike. The wheel chock comes as shown in the pictures above, We sell this for $90.00 plus $20.00 shipping

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Secure the bike in the wheel chock. Slide jack under the bike, raise the jack enough to take pressure off of the rear wheel. Unhook brake line from rear caliper. Remove mufflers

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Remove axle nut, remove axle. Move wheel forward to be able to slide the belt off of the pulley.

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Remove rear wheel, you may need to raise the jack to get the wheel out from under the bike. Lower the bike down, place wood blocks under the transmission to support the transmission for removal of the swing arm. Have a friend help while you remove the pivot shaft nut from left side of bike.

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Remove lover shock bolts. Remove pivot shaft mounting bracket left side only. Using a suitable drift, tap the pivot shaft out of the swing arm. Remove swing arm.

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Install modified swing arm. Install pivot shaft, pivot shaft mounting bracket, the roll pin on each mounting bracket must register in the rubber mount locating hole. Torque pivot shaft mounting bracket bolts 34 to 42 ft. lbs. Install pivot shaft nut left side. Torque swing arm pivot shaft nut to 45 ft. lbs.

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Have a friend help set a wheel and tire on the brake side of the rear end. Turn the rear end over on to the wheel that was just installed. Mark the star plate and a spoke with green tape to help realign when reinstalling star plate.

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Remove the five allen head bolts in the star plate to spokes, lift and remove the star plate with axle housing and axle as a unit. If your FLT is 1999 and down, take your pulley and differential spacer to a machine shop. Have them measure the thickness of your pulley and remove that amount from the differential spacer.  Install Pulley. Install 7/16" pulley bolts with lock washer provided apply blue loctite and torque the pulley bolts. Have friend help hold the center section of the rear end with a screw driver through a hole in the rotor through one of the holes in the star plate. Torque the pulley bolts 55 to 65 ft. lbs. Install spacer on the differential spigot.
If your FLT is 2000 and up you can install your pulley and torque, then install the differential spacer. Your spacer will slide inside of the pulley.

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The picture on the left is of a 2000 and up pulley, note the space around the spigot and the inside hole of the pulley. The picture on the right is of a 1999 and down pulley. Note that there is no space around the spigot and the inside hole of the pulley.

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Once you have finished installing the pulley and differential spacer, you might want to make this stand to set the rear end on while finishing the installation. The height may be a little different if you do not use the wheels and tire that we offer. The rear end will sit level with this setup.

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If you have a 70 tooth pulley, remove the caliper. Slide the rear end under the bike. The rear end will have to be over to the right side as shown. Pull the differential out a little so you can slide the belt over the pulley.

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Push the differential on to the right axle. Install axle housing, star plate onto rear end differential housing, align the star plate with the spoke that was marked with the green tape. Start all allen bolts on star plate into spokes, tighten evenly. DO NOT FORCE BOLTS IN. Reinstall caliper and tighten bolts. Install brake line to rear caliper and bled. Remove the allens one at a time apply blue loctite and reinstall torque 60 ft. lbs. Both Sides.

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Swing the swing arm up and install lower swing arm mounting bolts on both sides. Install upper swing arm mounting bolts make sure to place the 1/4" thick washer between the swing arm and star plate. The 1/2" thick spacer goes on the outside of the swing arm. Install wheel on left side. Install shocks both side. (If you are installing fenders the shock will have to be remove for installation of the fenders and fender bracket.) Drill small hole in the fender to move the air shock line back about 1".

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 Torque the lug nuts 78 to 85 ft. lbs. Both sides. The trike must be sitting on the ground on its suspension to adjust the belt. Adjust belt tension to factory specs. Tighten jam nut on adjuster bolts and torque the four rear end mounting bolts to 104 ft. lbs. Re-torque lug nuts after 25 miles or 100 mile maximum. 

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Installing the fenders and fender bracket, place jack under trike. Remove shock and place on to of bike.

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Raise the jack to get has much room as possible to get the fenders and fender bracket under the rear fender. (We have shown the installation of the fender bracket without the fenders installed for clarity.) Have friend help when you are installing the fenders and fender bracket. Slide the fender bracket under the rear fender and place on the rear end. Install the two fender bracket bolt on both sides and torque to 80 ft. lbs.

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Install shocks. Some wheels can be installed with out removing the fenders. Raise the bike on the jack, tilt the bottom of the wheel closer to the trike then lift the wheel over the studs on the axle.

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New exhaust shown installed. The fender and wheel have been remove for clarity.

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Installation completed on a 2000 Road King
 

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