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Author Topic: Lehman Trikes Considering Sale  (Read 1222 times)

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Lehman Trikes Considering Sale
« on: November 06, 2011, 07:11:23 PM »

Looks like Fat Mike and CW need to get busy building some trikes people will be calling them soon.


Lehman Trikes Considering Sale or Merger


Lehman Trikes, Inc. (LTI) once the self-proclaimed “Leader of the Three World,” is looking for a financial lifeline. Lehman reports its Board of Directors is considering a range of options to “enhance shareholder value.” Options listed include cost saving initiatives, a strategic business merger or even the outright sale of the company.

“In light of the challenging economic environment and current market conditions, the Board has determined to look more closely at a range of alternatives,” Ken Hines, President, said in company PR. “It is expected
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Lehman Trikes' Board of Directors stated it is looking at several cost saving initiatives, including taking on a business partner or selling the company.
that these efforts will transition the company to take advantage of opportunities with well-known industry participants.”
 
LTI reportedly has an investment firm considering investing in the company after a full review of operations. The review period comes during Lehman’s slower production months, but Lehman stated it intends on continuing limited operations during that time.

Lehman, based out of Spearfish, South Dakota, has been in business for over 25 years under the guidance of founder John Lehman. LTI has worked closely with OEMs to produce trikes which meet standards established by the manufacturers, both in styling and performance. They currently offer trike conversions for Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Victory models. Their trikes utilize factory components from the original motorcycle. It has developed a reputation for its “No-Lean” suspension, a proprietary system designed to minimize flex in the swing-arm and rear-end.

Lehman did state though that “there is no assurance that any transaction will be completed.”
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Re: Lehman Trikes Considering Sale
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011, 08:34:09 PM »

I believe CW and FM could bild one just as good!!! ;D
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Re: Lehman Trikes Considering Sale
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 09:12:10 PM »

 I can bild just about anything as far as a trike goes, but most people want a fiberglass trike body on it and lots of chrome, and I don't have the funds to do that, buttttttttttttttttt with the right people that want to get involved in building them, then we all could make some green stuff, and I thnik Mike could too, he is a good builder as well.
   Anyone want to get into the trike bussiness and sell some for all of us,
   SPEAK UP, I can't hear you...........
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Re: Lehman Trikes Considering Sale
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2011, 11:17:22 PM »

CW......Member the thread I put up bout puttin a harley motor in back of a VW trans axle?
I wanted to do that to accomplish 2 specific objectives.
1rst.....the title on an older motor....Knuck pan or early shovel takes care of the registration....no inspection ta worry about!!!
2nd to get an independant suspension goin on.

it would take some clever engineering to pull it off....but it's by No means impossible....Your up to it!!
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Re: Lehman Trikes Considering Sale
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2011, 11:34:24 PM »

 yeal man,  just got to have an adapter,  or better yet, why not put the motor up front and hook it up to the vw trannie and still get the suspension you are after.
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Re: Lehman Trikes Considering Sale
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011, 12:17:27 AM »

CW is right..dey got kits for that stuff.
Ya can't build nutin' any more unless someone steals you're ideas.

Lehman put such a high price on their rear ends that just about no one could buy one. ( had to be installed by a scooter shop also) so the price went up again.  Thought that they had a deal with HD putting them on yuppie trikes.
I would love to build on a order basis only.  No one wants to pay the price for a one of a kind.  + the economy aint worth a shit right now..the state and da goberment' is making it so hard on independents it aint real. :'(
Sooooooo I build for myself,
NSFM

Bibs ya need to look into a "Stallion" 3 wheeler.
Gots all da bells and whistles for an old fart.
Ya just have to put up with a steering wheel instead of hande bars. :-X Heeeeeee, Heeeeeee
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Re: Lehman Trikes Considering Sale
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2011, 12:37:49 AM »

yeal man,  just got to have an adapter,  or better yet, why not put the motor up front and hook it up to the vw trannie and still get the suspension you are after.

Wadaya mean....put the motor up front?
it would be better ta put 'er on the back like the way a VW motor mounts to it....for easy shiter hook up,etc.
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Re: Lehman Trikes Considering Sale
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2011, 12:39:49 AM »

Yeap, we can on back, but in a vw the shifter is still up front, even in a Mid engine vw trike.
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Re: Lehman Trikes Considering Sale
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2011, 12:41:44 AM »

MIKE,
 I agree wit h you on that one. and also BIBS would look like King TUT inor on a Stallion trike, with his wire wheels and chrome chain steering wheel, oh and don't forget the Coon tail on the antenna, grinn.
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Re: Lehman Trikes Considering Sale
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2011, 12:45:41 AM »

Hey Mike,
 you got a pic of Tim 9's horse trike that you can put here to show Bibbs what he needs, grinn?
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Re: Lehman Trikes Considering Sale
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2011, 02:25:32 AM »

YALL FUNNIN ME NOW...HEAH!!! ;D
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Re: Lehman Trikes Considering Sale
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2011, 03:52:08 AM »

I have seen the pics of his horse trike... waaaaay cool.  But I don't have any.

Bibs can have ac for da summer and heat in da winter with a Stallion. 8) ;D
Their is a gal here that has one.

NSFM
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Re: Lehman Trikes Considering Sale
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2011, 11:50:21 AM »

 I'll see if I can find a pic for him to ponder,
 I hear good and bad things about the stallion, the a/c sucks, lol, and no top for it and they have quit making them as FORD has stopped production on the drivetrain they were using, but who knows.
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Re: Lehman Trikes Considering Sale
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2011, 01:24:47 PM »

I'll see if I can find a pic for him to ponder,
 I hear good and bad things about the stallion, the a/c sucks, lol, and no top for it and they have quit making them as FORD has stopped production on the drivetrain they were using, but who knows.

Figures, get a good thing going and the parts go away.
But that's what ya get when ya depend on one of the BIG 3 for a ready bult drive train supply.
I'll post a request to Tim9 on another sight and see if he will send  me a pic of the horse trike.
BIBS will shit if he gets to see it.. (or want to build one like it)

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Re: Lehman Trikes Considering Sale
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2011, 02:53:37 PM »

I think I seen what your talkin about FM.........aint got no handle bars!!!
Nahhh..............She's gotta at LEAST resemble a scoot for my Nawthern ass ta get innerested in. ;D
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Re: Lehman Trikes Considering Sale
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2011, 03:46:22 PM »

If I remember right they used a Ford Ranger drive train, 4 banger.  Really a nice setup.

Try this link..
http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?p=stallion+trike+motorcycle

Whole new prospective.
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Re: Lehman Trikes Considering Sale
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2011, 10:58:31 PM »

 They did use a Ford drivetrain[4 cyl]
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Re: Lehman Trikes Considering Sale
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2011, 12:04:39 AM »

IMO the HD Triglide or whatever they are calling it has to be putting a hurtin' on all of the three wheel conversion companies. Truth be told most conversions are outrageously overpriced or are hideous looking. I have yet to find "The" trike or conversion that I "Must have". There are plenty of hot rod kits out there that would be nice to have however I don't need another pound around town bike. I'd like something that I can tour with. A Road Glide fairing with a tour pack, saddlebags/trunk and has some friggin' style to it. I understand the older crowd is riding them but do the bikes have to reflect that?
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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2011, 01:14:27 AM »

 I hear ya on the trikes, I remember back in '72 when I go back from Nam, and I bought me a 1946 Knuckle that was all in OD green and  old beat up leather bags on it, the hand throttle was on the left and shifter on the right side of the gas tank,
 I thought it was a real pice of shit, but let me tell you, that old bike made a believer out of me, don't bad mouth them old hogs, that thing got me from Calif to La, New York and then some and had a great time with it, sure wish I still had it,
 Now I have a vw trike, nothing too fncy but gets me back when I leave, and I see some of them pretty Stallions and others and say WOW, you want how much? and I only have 2 grand in my whole trike.
 These were and are the good days.
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