Frank Pedersen and Steinar Bergby of Frankenstein Trikes have spent the last year rounding out their line up of H-D compatible Trike Kits. In November 2009 the Frankenstein Staff decided to design a complete Trike kit for the V-Rod. For the Base Kit they chose their 36" Hot Rod 200 Rear End. They designed and produced a steel swing arm to exact specifications. They aslo designed fenders that complement the V-Rod design. The result is the "V-Rod 36" Hot Rod Trike Kit."
The black semi gloss textured finish was achieved by spraying Transfer epoxy primer with the fewest coats shot at a distance. For the graphics Frank wanted a Hot Rod style pin stripe design. Scott Thomas was enlisted and provided traditional pin striping techniques wiht an updated design. To Franks surprise Scott also came up with a Frankenstein head logo design with a tribal tiki twist.

The rear end is the Frankenstein Trikes 36" Git Rid 200. 15x10 Centerline wheels with 265/65/15 tires were chosen to complete the Hot Rod look. The rear suspension is a set of Progressive shocks that are included in the Frankenstein Trike Kit.
The exhaust is a D&D 2 into 1 that has been shortened and the angle of the muffler was changed to clear the Trike axle. The 09' V-Rod spoke front wheel wwas found on Ebay. They factory dual discs on that wheel were 11.81" and had to be machined down to 11.5" to accommodate the 2004 calipers. The fairing and headlight, which orginally belonged on the Night Rod were also purchased online.
Installing raked triple trees is a great addition to any Trike Conversion. Frankenstein Trikes also offers a line of raked triple trees under the name POWER STEER. They installed an 8 degree 49mm anodized black triple tree which provides 4"over factory rake to reduce trail and provide easier steering.
Frank said,"We wanted to do a V-Rod Trike that looked like the Hot Rod that is should be like."

With the Frankenstein Trikes Hot Rod Trike Kit and Classic pin stripe style flames this 2004 V-Rod gets trasported back in time. The crew at Frankenstein Trikes are quickly becoming well know for their Trike conversions. This V-Rod has gone through several looks. During this evolution it has been the foundation for the development of a V-Rod trike Kit. They have maintained a classic bike look by adapting this kit so they would not interfere with the original profile of the bike. The best thing of all, this custom Trike Conversion is available to the public.