Beginner 3 Wheel Motorcycle Training
The beginner 3 wheel training is an 8 hour 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 email the office in advance to confirm availability, firstname.lastname@example.org. It may be necessary for rigs to be shared during class.
Sidecar and Trike Requirements: If you would like to use a sidecar or trike for your course, it is required that you already have the knowledge and skills to operate a clutch proficiently.
Students are encouraged to bring their own rigs to classes. However, they must meet all of the following criteria in order to be used in our classes:
- 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 lbs. of removable ballast in your sidecar. (Sandbags or water jugs that can be secured so that they don’t slide around are most common.)