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    Default Bazooka, rake question.

    In general, what should I expect for a cost to rake the front of my trike? 07 Suzuki C50 w/Lehman factory conversion. And how do I determine the degree if I can't find any to test ride?
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    Default Re: Bazooka, rake question.

    Spirit-
    Lehman does not list a rake kit option for the C50 or Tramp on their site. The do list a steering stabilizer. I looked there because Im not a Lehman dealer and have not heard of a rake being offered. As far as I know, no one is building a rake for the C50s but if I were you I'd contact Lehman or maybe Timm's Trikes for more info.

    Motor Trikes turnkey Honda Shadow 750 trike is somewhat comparable to the 800cc C50 as far as trikes go and there is no EZSteer for them either.

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help to you.

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    Default Re: Bazooka, rake question.

    I asked the dealer when I bought it about the stabilizer and they said it was just for the C90, so unless that's changed I'm out of luck - again. Nice trike, but I'm starting to seriously think it's time for a change!! Anyone know a surefire way to win the lottery??

    Thanks for your help anyway!!
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    Default Re: Bazooka, rake question.

    Print your own tickets.

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    Default Re: Bazooka, rake question.

    My luck, I'd still get the wrong numbers. If it weren't for bad luck.....
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    Default Re: Bazooka, rake question.

    id get a steering stabilizer kit and adapt if i couldnt find one. maybe its just me i like to make things fit even if it wasnt made for it. you might surprise yaself

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    Default How much rake / how much trail

    Ok engineers what is the optimum for tire wear, steering ease,and no shake at high or low speed
    this winter i plan on having my front end raked and extend the forks. So how far do i go?
    My ride is very comfortable but the steering isn't.

    Needless to say their isn't any aftermarket ez steer for mine.

    Can you guys help me out?

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    Default Raking the front end

    Getting the motortrike kit installed soon. Do I need to rake the front end. Maybe put the tri-glide triple trees on it.

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    Default Re: Raking the front end

    Strongly recommended. Most of the companies say it is not required (I think they are trying to keep the price down for the sale), but those of us that have riden both ways will tell you that there is a sizable difference. PM the site owner Bazooka for a great deal on a rake kit. He's sold hundreds of them to members here and everyone is very happy with them.
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    Default Re: Raking the front end

    Greydog..........run the sucker a while and see how it works for you "damperless". Ultraboy seems to have cured his problem at light-speed (LOL). I do not normally run at light-speed myself, but we will push 90 on that long run back home along the open interstates. Mine just seems a little more responsive than I would like up there around 80-85, not uncomfortable mind you....just a bit twitchy to the point my little wife will ask me why I am changing lanes so fast. She can feel it also and I chalk most of it up to both of us being on a non-raked trike for years. There is this one other thing that Ultraboy and I are considering. I used my stock Ultra forks which are 1-3/4-inches shorter than TG forks and likely a bit shorter than other rake kits. I know some of those kits include fork extenders for the use of stock forks. When I get my forks pushed-out (winter project), my twitch may not twitch anymore. I am also working up the courage to get out in the shop and install the damper and will post any results when I get around to that.

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