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    Hello all. Newbie to trikes and need some opinions......and I’m sure they’re scarce....

    Im looking at an 06 Heritage Softtail for my wife. It’s had a Motor Trike kit installed, but no rake kit. When I test rode it, I said HE!! NO! I’m not buying this for you. It rode like the old Honda Big Red 3-wheelers, and I didn’t think she’d enjoy it at all—we ride 700-1500 miles fairly regularly on trips through the year. Then, a friend let us ride his Tri-Glide which is raked. It was like night and day.

    My question is this.... Will raking the Heritage give a great long distance ride, or was it the bigger and heavier bike that made the difference? I don’t want to buy the trike, rake it, and then it still isn’t comfortable on longer rides. Other than handling, the Motor Trike air suspension felt good.

    Also, we don’t ride a lot on interstates, but like everyone else, we do have to use them sometimes. Will it handle good at 70-80 mph?

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    Randy........Welcome to Trike-Talk...............

    And you might want to give Papa Zook a shout....About the rake kit question...
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    Randy, welcome to Trike Talk. I was going to make the same suggestion Bob just made.
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    Welcome to the Gang from Western Colorado.

    A rake kit will help with the steering.
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    Hi Randy! Welcome to TrikeTalk!

    Can’t answer for the Softail but I do know the rake kit GREATLY improved the steering and handling comfort on both the Honda GL1800 trikes I have owned.
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    Hi Randy, I can't help with your question but welcome to the forums.
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    Thanks everyone. I sent Zook a pm.

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    Randy yes a rake kit will make a big difference in the handling. Maybe even better then the TRI you rode. If you go down that road check in with PAPA ZOOK owner of this forum. He sells a top line rake kit for a very reasonable price. You can also call him at his shop CUT-N-SHOOT CUSTOMS see ad on the home forum page.

    And yes it should go down the road nicely at highway speeds with the rake. Good luck. and welcome aboard
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