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    Unhappy rake and trail help

    I have a 2011 fxdf with 29 degree steering head. 34 degrees on the tubes with a 19 " front tire on a champion kit.

    I also have a 6 degree trip tree that I can install if needed.

    What is the best rake and trail to shoot for? The bike is great on the road but a pain in the twisties.

    Do I need longer tubes or more rake? Any ideas would be helpful. thanks dago713

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    Hi Ray, Welcome to Trike Talk

    There is no real magic number for every one

    Have a look here for a calculator http://www.whosyadaddy.com/rake_trail_calculator.htm
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    Hey Ray.. Welcome to TrikeTalk from the Texas Hill Country! Always happy to have another Texan on the forum. When you get it figured out the 3 Sisters will be waiting!
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    put the raked trees on and the extensions u will be happy i am sure

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    welcome ray
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    Nice to have another Texan aboard.
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    Default rake and trail help

    Thanks for the replies.

    Jack- Thanks for the info.

    Paws, I have done all 3 sisters many times, I have had to fight the turns too much to call it fun, that is the reason I am trying to get the rake and trail right,

    stacebg- no extensions in this kit,that is the reason I am asking about longer tubes.

    I am going to do the math off of what jack posted and see what I come up with.

    thanks Dago

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    Jack , I did the math the bike has 5 degree trees and 2.03 trail. If i add 2" to the tubes {34"} I would have 2.37 trail.

    Do you think this would lighten up the front and make it better?

    Anybody have any thoughts on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dago713 View Post
    Jack , I did the math the bike has 5 degree trees and 2.03 trail. If i add 2" to the tubes {34"} I would have 2.37 trail.

    Do you think this would lighten up the front and make it better?

    Anybody have any thoughts on this?
    i think u will be happy and surprised how that will handle

    either one

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    Quote Originally Posted by dago713 View Post
    Jack , I did the math the bike has 5 degree trees and 2.03 trail. If i add 2" to the tubes {34"} I would have 2.37 trail.

    Do you think this would lighten up the front and make it better?

    Anybody have any thoughts on this?
    That should work pretty good
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