3 Wheel Motorcycle Endorsement
The beginner 3 wheel training is a one day course for riders new to 3 wheel motorcycles. This course progresses through controls, starting, accelerating, stopping, turning, body position and street strategies. This course includes the written and skills test required to obtain your 3 wheel motorcycle endorsement.
We will have Can-Am 3 wheel motorcycles available for student use. If you would like a sidecar unit or standard trike you must Contact Us in advance as we have a limited number of sidecars and trikes. You must already have the ability to operate a clutch and Contact Us in advance to request a sidecar rig or trike. It may be necessary for rigs to be shared during 3 wheel courses.
Students are encouraged to bring their own rigs to class. They must meet the following criteria in order to be used in class:
- THE SILVERDALE SITE HAS A NOISE RESTRICTION, SO ANY 3W RIG RIDDEN IN CLASSES AT APEX AIRPORT MUST HAVE A STOCK EXHAUST SYSTEM.
- The rig must have 3 wheels. Voyager and Tow-Pac kits attached to a 2-wheel bike are not suitable for this training since they have 4 wheels.
- A Piaggio MP3 cannot be ridden in the 3-wheel class due it’s ability to lean and counter-steer like a 2-wheel motorcycle. It can be ridden in a 2-wheel class.
- The rig must be steered by handlebars.
- The rig must pass a safety inspection by the instructor, who will examine the following: sturdy construction of all attachment points with all connections properly tightened, all controls functional and in good condition, all lights and safety equipment functional, tires and wheels in good shape and capable of supporting the stresses they will be exposed to during the class
- The rig must be insured to the minimum liability limits available in WA. The instructor must see proof of insurance and ownership at the class.
- Some riding exercises require ballast in sidecars. This is normally accomplished by having one of the other students ride in the sidecar. If you don’t want anyone in your personal sidecar, you must bring at least 50 pounds of removable ballast in your sidecar. Ballast must be secured so that it does not slide.
While our instructors will do as much as possible to help you learn to ride safely we can not guarantee that you will learn to ride, or that you will pass the written or riding exams that are required to successfully complete this course.