Harley-Davidson Parts Paughco’s new Trike Conversion Kits makes converting your Harley-Davidson Sportster from two wheels to three, a simple, do-it-yourself proposition that, according to Paughco, "is certainly going to evolve into a whole new trend in chopper design and styling."
The company is now shipping the custom swingarm and rear axle pieces required to make the Sportster conversion. Both of these components bolt directly in place of the stock swingarm assembly and utilize the stock belt or chain, depending on model. Once fit, the owner has to simply add his choice of GM 5 x 4.75 bolt pattern wheels and tires. The rear axle assembly features a 70-tooth, 1.5-inch-wide belt pulley or 51-tooth chain sprocket, brake rotors, chrome four-piston calipers and limited slip differential. Overall width, as shown, with wheels and tires is 49 inches, according to Paughco, and stock shocks bolt directly to the new swingarm and OEM shock mounts. Rear axle assemblies are finished in black powder coat and the swingarms are shipped raw steel. Paughco Trike swingarms are offered for XL models 1986-2010 and the axle assemblies can be ordered for both chain and belt applications. The company plans to offer bolt-together trike kits for most popular Harley-Davidson models in the future.