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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-07-2018, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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I think I will do the 6 degree.
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I think I will do the 6 degree.
You'll be happy with either one, but you'll be happiest with 6 if you try both.


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Either 4 or 6 is much better than stock. On my 1500 trike I had 4.5 and on my 1800 6 degree. Takes a little time to get used to 6 but now it's much better that 4.5. Good luck, let us know how it goes!

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Either 4 or 6 is much better than stock. On my 1500 trike I had 4.5 and on my 1800 6 degree. Takes a little time to get used to 6 but now it's much better that 4.5. Good luck, let us know how it goes!
I have a stock one that has been cut and welded with 4 degree now. The issue is wanting it a little easier as well as safer.
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Just be aware … using cut and welded with no fork tube extensions will lower front of trike some.

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Just be aware … using cut and welded with no fork tube extensions will lower front of trike some.
I have since replaced the tree with a papazook tree 4.5. The only inprovement from the OEM altered one is less wobble at slow speeds over bumps. as for any other improvements it steers a little stiffer when cornering. and this one has the 2" extensions the other did not. thinking of lowering the front end to see what improvements i get from that. Not sure i will mess to much as it is for sale. Time for a new house!!
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are yall getting rake with triple trees, head bearings, or frame rake?
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Rake degree doesn't matter. It's the trail that affects handling.

Changing the rake changes the trail.

Front end geometry can be complicated but it's crucial to understand if you're gonna be changing things up there.
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are yall getting rake with triple trees, head bearings, or frame rake?
Just lays fork tubes down, moving tire forward, reducing trail, eases steering. Not a "real rake" as stem angle stays stock. Kicks frt tire forward.


My kit included new machined billet triple trees, new bearings, new stem, two fork extensions. Fork tubes raked 6 more degrees than stem. Trike (bike) frame not altered. This was a Champion 6 degree E Z Steer in 2004.










I neglected photo of tube extensions in 2004 when I did mine? Also I have no pic of top stem bearing, but that was included. I did, in time, cut some black adheasive backed vinyl and cover top of that reflective, very shiney top triple tree. Paint would be OK too.



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