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    Have 2001 Harley L1200L with Raider kit thinking of Raking it out any experts out there with advise ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mek5o View Post
    Have 2001 Harley L1200L with Raider kit thinking of Raking it out any experts out there with advise ?
    all i can say is "DO IT YOU WONT REGRET IT"

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    i used a paugcho trike kit on my 93 1200 sporty didn't rack it at first 2 yrs later i installed a 5 degree triple. it was amazing how much improvement there was do it you wont be disappointed

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    Contact our President, Papa Zook (Randy) at 346-800-7946... he sells rake kits and can help you out.

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    Do it only if you are prepared to accept easier turning, less fatigue on the mountain roads, more control when accelerating while turning like exiting a gas station, and in general, a more enjoyable ride.
    Make Courtesy Your "Code of the Road" too!

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    Default too much?

    I was thiking of 14 degrees with 6 over tubes would that be too much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mek5o View Post
    I was thiking of 14 degrees with 6 over tubes would that be too much?
    WHOA !!!!! You are going to remove just about any drive-ability and need a football field to turn around.

    Stretching it out is going to put more stress on the swingarm and make it top-heavy.

    6 degrees is maximum with 2-3" longer forks should satisfy handing and comfort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mek5o View Post
    I was thiking of 14 degrees with 6 over tubes would that be too much?
    If you are thinking of a kit that rakes just the fork tubes, 14 degrees & 6 inch over will remove all trail, be like pushing a caster backwards. I doubt you'll even locate them. Most "rake kits" you read about with trike conversions do not alter the steering stem through the frame head, they just kick the fork tubes out enough to get trail down into the 2-3" range, using 2-3" extensions to pick the front of the trike back up. The reduction in trail makes for lighter steering, but in the interest of safety & stability, you do not want to eliminate all trail.

    If talking about cutting and rewelding frame head on at 14 more degrees, I'm out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mek5o View Post
    I was thiking of 14 degrees with 6 over tubes would that be too much?
    r you talking trees or the frame??

    either way is not going to be good on a 3 wheeler

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    Quote Originally Posted by stacebg View Post
    r you talking trees or the frame??

    either way is not going to be good on a 3 wheeler
    I was talking trees, From chopper supplies LLC

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrystalPistol View Post
    If you are thinking of a kit that rakes just the fork tubes, 14 degrees & 6 inch over will remove all trail, be like pushing a caster backwards. I doubt you'll even locate them. Most "rake kits" you read about with trike conversions do not alter the steering stem through the frame head, they just kick the fork tubes out enough to get trail down into the 2-3" range, using 2-3" extensions to pick the front of the trike back up. The reduction in trail makes for lighter steering, but in the interest of safety & stability, you do not want to eliminate all trail.

    If talking about cutting and rewelding frame head on at 14 more degrees, I'm out.
    No to cut and welding, its kit sold by chopper supply LLC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee H. Mann View Post
    WHOA !!!!! You are going to remove just about any drive-ability and need a football field to turn around.

    Stretching it out is going to put more stress on the swingarm and make it top-heavy.

    6 degrees is maximum with 2-3" longer forks should satisfy handing and comfort.

    Do you have a Custom Sportster ?
    It's 2011 XL1200L with Raider Kit The Harley Dealer first suggested it because I was complaining of handling. He suggested 10 degrees with 6" over forks as I was shopping kits I saw these kits on Chopper supply LLC for 9,14,& 18 degree with different length forks was trying to get the best look and handling!

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