Suzuki C50 Lehman Tramp

Yes on the tire pressure per your advice. I'll trying softening the damper also as suggested.

Ordered a trunk yesterday. Called Mustang to locate a seat that fits and they say none of theirs will work on a trike. Any suggestions, Jim?

Thanks again.

It appears from the pic that you have stock C50 seats. Is there one bolt on the back of the passenger seat holding it down?? If so they are stock and there is no reason the Mustang won't fit. It is two separate seats.

 
xlt answers.

Just purchased a 2008 with 1500 miles and we expect it to arrive late this week/early next week. Doc ordered me off two wheels and considering my age (66) & two spinal fusions, I'm taking his advice.

Having a hard time parting with our pristeen Honda Shadow Phantom. The wife and I have enjoyed it immensely, but it is time to give it up and make the transition. Our intended use is for small town commutes and weekend cruising on Texas hill country roads. No intent to put it on the super slab.

My decision was based on budget (under 12K) and size. We may migrate to a TriGlide sometime in the future, but at this point, I like the 100" length, 54" width and wheelbase which, combined, provide a configuration that will fit nicely in the garage. Hoping also that it will be easy to maneuver without a reverse option.

I'm reading lots of online advice that provides negative opinions, but many posts are from people who have never ridden/owned one. If you own one or owned one in the past, please give me some feedback?

Especially interested in how you think it will handle a single rider (140 lbs) and two up with combined weight of 260 lbs. Thanks in advance...

I weigh in at 300 my partner at 180 with a c50 no power problems can cruise at 60-65 all day up and down hill,hope this helps. xlt
 
I weigh in at 300 my partner at 180 with a c50 no power problems can cruise at 60-65 all day up and down hill,hope this helps. xlt

Thanks for the feedback, xlt. We've had the Tramp for ten months now and we're very pleased. In fact, I have no desire to 'trade-up' as this trike is perfectly suited to our style. We're able to cruise at 70+ easily with two of us aboard; I like the nimble size, it looks great, and its paid for. Great trike and I'd do it all over again...
 
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We have owned our C50 for a little over 2 years and love it. *I have done a few custom mods on the back seat because my wife has back issues. Built a custom rear seat in a "bobber style" with coil over shocks. What a difference for her. This trike is awesome up to about 70 mph. Check out my albums maybe they will give you some ideas. I had headshake with the original spoke rims and tires on the back. Changed them to polished aluminum car rims and new tires, I like the hot-rod look a lot better(personal opinion of course). Headshake is gone too. You will enjoy your trike greatly.

Have fun and ride safe.*
 
If it is set up right after you get it, you will enjoy the ease and agility of the C-50 Tramp. I weigh almost as much as the combined weight you speak of and find no problems with the power on secondary roads. You will probably ride it more briskly than a larger trike because of it's sporty handling. You will have to adjust the shock/spring setting, tire pressure in the rear should be 20PSI and the front should be 35PSI. The stock seat is really uncomfortable after 50 miles so you should search for a mustang seat. The only concerns my customers have is the head-shake because it is such a small and lightweight motorcycle. A steering damper should solve that and I have them.

"RING MY OWN BELL" I sold over 50 of these since 2003 and all of them are still on the road.

Do you sell or can you suggest a steering dampener for my 2007 C50 Lehman trike
 
Do you sell or can you suggest a steering dampener for my 2007 C50 Lehman trike

Welcome Cyrcleme,

The person who's post you responded to, Jim Murphy aka Lee H Mann, was our resident Lehman Trike Guru and a much loved pillar of our community. He passed away a couple of years ago, so he will not be responding. You can start a new "Steering Dampener Wanted" thread in this forum or the Lehman forum and see what kind of response you get.
 
Jim, Thank you for the informative review. I have a nice Mustang rider/passenger touring combo on the Phantom and the wife and I agree this is the setup we'll want on the Tramp.

This is probably the first mod I will make to the Suzuki.

Question: Found a similar Mustang C50 combo on the Motorcycle Superstore web site.

Will it fit the Lehman-configured C50 or has the stock C50 seating been modified? The bike has a sissy bar/luggage rack and passenger handrail set up. Will this affect the Mustang's fit?

I've read about the head shake at low speeds. Fortunately, the bike is equipped with a steering stabilizer.

Also looking for a trunk, but don't see one listed as a Lehman accessory?

Thanks again,

Ken sends

Can you tell me what type steering dampener you have. Possibly a picture, make and model number

cyrcleme@aol.com
 

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