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    Recently triked my 2018 Kawasaki Vaquero (Motortrike conversion), and didn't take ethe optional 5.5 degree rake kit. Turning corners, it really wobbles. Should I install the rake kit? Any other suggestions?

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    Hi Sanford, to Trike Talk and your first post

    Have the torque on the neck bearings checked first
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    Quote Originally Posted by SANFORD MILNER View Post
    Recently triked my 2018 Kawasaki Vaquero (Motortrike conversion), and didn't take ethe optional 5.5 degree rake kit. Turning corners, it really wobbles. Should I install the rake kit? Any other suggestions?
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    Welcome to Trike Talk Sanford!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SANFORD MILNER View Post
    Recently triked my 2018 Kawasaki Vaquero (Motortrike conversion), and didn't take the optional 5.5 degree rake kit. Turning corners, it really wobbles. Should I install the rake kit? Any other suggestions?
    Unless you add a rake kit, I would advise you to not waste your time torquing the neck bearings, as it will only make it harder to steer and will not completely resolve the head shake problem. What little if any bit of change you might see in any reduced wobble by over torquing the neck bearings, you will pay for in an increased and massive effort in steering the trike through turns and you'll hate it.

    If it were already raked, then yes I completely agree with Jack & Bob that retorquing the neck bearings would be the proper fix.

    You will have to add the rake kit to reduce the trail to resolve both the front end wobble and the hard steering. That is the proper fix. The stock 2 wheeler torque setting is around 15 ft lbs +- on most large cruiser/tour bikes. After it is raked it will have to be retorqued to 35 lbs to handle properly. You'll love the results...This is a fact!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Zook View Post
    Unless you add a rake kit, I would advise you to not waste your time torquing the neck bearings, as it will only make it harder to steer and will not completely resolve the head shake problem. What little if any bit of change you might see in any reduced wobble by over torquing the neck bearings, you will pay for in an increased and massive effort in steering the trike through turns and you'll hate it.

    If it were already raked, then yes I completely agree with Jack & Bob that retorquing the neck bearings would be the proper fix.

    You will have to add the rake kit to reduce the trail to resolve both the front end wobble and the hard steering. That is the proper fix. The stock 2 wheeler torque setting is around 15 ft lbs +- on most large cruiser/tour bikes. After it is raked it will have to be retorqued to 35 lbs to handle properly. You'll love the results...This is a fact!
    100% agree with Papa Zook.

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    Sanford, welcome to trike talk. Listen to Zook, he knows tries very well. Post some pictures of your trike. We are wanting a look at a Vaquero Trike.
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