As history goes, the 3 wheeler made it's formal debut in 1970 thanks to the engineers at Honda. The original concept arose from the need to travel over rough and sloppy terrain, sometimes too dangerous for an off-road motorcycle. Hence, the three wheel design for added stability and traction.
These primitive 3 wheelers looked nothing like the popular models we all remember, well, that is, with the exception of the number of wheels. The popularity of the 3 wheeler exploded in the 1980's with other big manufacturers joining the 3 wheel race.
However it was Honda that led the pack (which in turn was led by the 250R), right until the very end of the 3 wheeler era in late 1986. To this day, 3 wheeler parts are still sought after thanks to the many restorations that have taken place throughout the years.
When searching for parts and accessories for any 3 wheeler, the old recommendation would be to go to your local Honda dealer because many parts are still available over the counter. This requires travel and sometimes paying a little more. (Check for OEM Parts)
Times have changed however, and whether you own a Honda 3 wheeler, Kawasaki 3 wheeler, Suzuki 3 wheeler, or Yamaha 3 wheeler, today's search for parts can be done from home. Sometimes you can find used parts up for sale and in some case it may be neceassary to install used parts on your vintage trike.
Another benefit from buying your 3 wheeler parts online is that you can also save on sales tax in regard to larger items when taxes exceed shipping costs.
Some out of production items or even complete 3 wheelers for parts can be located on eBay (Check with eBay). You'll also find many used parts, genuine parts, vintage 3 wheeler magazines, and all kinds of interesting accessories. It is just a great venue to cruise, since the listings change continually. 3 wheeler parts come and go almost constantly there.
They also feature a newer service that may just put your local classifieds out of business. It is a free classified service that only shows the ad within a certain radius of your home zip code. The exposure is great and there is no listing fee with these ads. if you're a perspective buyer, you can log in and sign up for an email notification when something you desire gets posted in your area.
I have added a few select choices below for those who want new parts delivered. The big manufacturers still support the old 3 wheelers with many of the OEM parts so it is always a good idea to look at the fiche and see what is still available.
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Genuine 3 Wheeler Parts Select factory OEM 3 wheeler parts for basic repair or major overhaul from most of the major manufacturers including parts for Honda, Kawasaki, and Yamaha 3 wheelers.
Their print catalog and online presence make them one of the more familiar names in the powersports industry whether you ride a 3 wheeler or a vintage four wheeler.
Check the appropriate 3 wheeler fiche for your specific model to view the availability of original parts. Select parts from factory diagrams similar to those used by the parts counter at your local dealer.
Browse eBay for 3 Wheel ATC Items. You'll find plenty of 3 wheeler items up for auction... parts, accessories, collectibles, manuals, magazines, and much more.
Registration is free and easy. I have personally seen frames, swingarms, gasket kits, bearing and seal kits, aftermarket decals, used carbs, stock rims, handlebars, and tons of other parts.
There are usually plenty of restored and unrestored 3 wheelers up for grabs, you may get lucky and find one in your area. Many parts are available for vintage Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha 3 wheelers.
To take full advantage of their system, you'll need to check the listings daily or sign up for the email notifications since the listings continually change.
3 Wheeler Super Store They feature a huge selection of gear and apparel for men, women, and children... not to mention all the accessories for your 3 wheeler like 2 stroke and 4 stroke exhausts, brakes pads and shoes, covers, tie-downs, and more.
They also offer many different oem 3 wheeler parts for general repair or major teardown. This has been called the world's marketplace for good reason.
There are many purchasing options available here and a surprising amount of 3 wheeler parts as well. This is a popular venue thanks to low overhead costs and very cometitive pricing.