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    Default Installed a rake kit today

    I bought a 6* rake kit for our 2005 GL1800 Goldwing/Lehman trike kit from Papa Zook/Cut N Shoot Customs and I'm here to tell you, Cost was good, Instructions were great, Install was not hard, just a little tedious. I can't believe the difference. It almost steers too easy. It's going to take a little getting used to. It is so quick and easy, I decided to wiggle the handle bars at 40mph to see if there was any looseness and about threw myself off the bike. Thank you Papa Zook. I couldn't be happier. Teaching the wife to drive it is going to be so much easier now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwims View Post
    I bought a 6* rake kit for our 2005 GL1800 Goldwing/Lehman trike kit from Pap Zook/Cut N Shoot Customs and I'm here to tell you, Cost was good, Instructions were great, Install was not hard, just a little tedious. I can't believe the difference. It almost steers too easy. It's going to take a little getting used to. It is so quick and easy, I decided to wiggle the handle bars at 40mph to see if there was any looseness and about threw myself off the bike. Thank you Papa Zook. I couldn't be happier. Teaching the wife to drive it is going to be so much easier now.
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    Awesome! Glad to hear!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alwims View Post
    I bought a 6* rake kit for our 2005 GL1800 Goldwing/Lehman trike kit from Papa Zook/Cut N Shoot Customs and I'm here to tell you, Cost was good, Instructions were great, Install was not hard, just a little tedious. I can't believe the difference. It almost steers too easy. It's going to take a little getting used to. It is so quick and easy, I decided to wiggle the handle bars at 40mph to see if there was any looseness and about threw myself off the bike. Thank you Papa Zook. I couldn't be happier. Teaching the wife to drive it is going to be so much easier now.
    Thanks Alan. Glad you're enjoying the rake kit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwims View Post
    I bought a 6* rake kit for our 2005 GL1800 Goldwing/Lehman trike kit from Papa Zook/Cut N Shoot Customs and I'm here to tell you, Cost was good, Instructions were great, Install was not hard, just a little tedious. I can't believe the difference. It almost steers too easy.
    It'll get over it.

    Quote Originally Posted by alwims View Post
    It's going to take a little getting used to. It is so quick and easy, I decided to wiggle the handle bars at 40mph to see if there was any looseness and about threw myself off the bike. Thank you Papa Zook. I couldn't be happier. Teaching the wife to drive it is going to be so much easier now.
    Careful there!

    I know some will say "don't need no rake kit" … but I absolutely know with no doubt, it's a huge improvement in comfort and control. Naysayers are usually just stingy.
    Make Courtesy Your "Code of the Road" too!

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    those who say "don't need no rake kit" dont have a clue what they are missing.... may not NEED it ... ride a trike with one... you WILL go buy one.... been saying that since about 87 been told i am nut a lot yup "crazy like a fox"

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    I have the 5.5% rake on my Roadsmith...................sweeeeeeeeet ride!

    Ronnie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnerboy View Post
    I have the 5.5% rake on my Roadsmith...................sweeeeeeeeet ride!

    Ronnie
    i have seen that written many times ... but technically its 5.5 degrees rake not 5.5%

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    Weather and all the co-virus crap going on delayed us on taking anything more than a short trip around here, but the temp got up to 75* today so we took a short 100 mile round trip today. Everytime we went around a curve of any kind my smile would go from ear to ear. It's like riding in a new sports car. I can't believe how well it corners and how easy it is to make it do it. For anyone on the fence about installing a rake kit, believe me it will be the best money you've ever spent on a trike.

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