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4 degree vs 6 degree rake

I have a triking trike gl1500. 75.5 wheel base with a modified OEM tree. I am told it is 4.5 drgrees. I am looking to go with the billet one and not sure what to go with, 4 or 6. I would like it to be a little easier to steer but not sure how easy is to much.
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I have 4.5 degree Traxxion billet tree on my Tow Pac trike kit and it is definitely easier to steer but still requires some effort in turns...

6 degree is going to be like power steering and quite easy to steer... Might be a bit sensitive for you at highway speeds but I am told you get used to it after a short time... I have driven 6 degree trikes and they are quite easy to steer... Don't think it would be an issue for me or you...

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I have a '97 GL1500 / Lehman that likely is near same wheelbase as stock 1500, 6 degree EZSteer and while it is easy, in no way is it "twitchy". It steers much easier than when stock trees and has far less tendency to want to react to roadway defects.
I also run a Avon Cobra Trike specific Radial on front, love it.

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I didn't say a 6 degree was twitchy??? I said it was like power steering and quite easy... When a group of 4 of us test road trikes at a dealership, all agreed that the 6 degree was very easy to steer and some said too easy...

I'm sure your quite used to it after driving it all these years, but to a newbie trike owner/rider, it initially may be too easy, especially at Interstate speeds, but they will get used to it...
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I have a '97 GL1500 / Lehman that likely is near same wheelbase as stock 1500, 6 degree EZSteer and while it is easy, in no way is it "twitchy". It steers much easier than when stock trees and has far less tendency to want to react to roadway defects.
I also run a Avon Cobra Trike specific Radial on front, love it.
Any idea what your wheel base is??
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On the more so crowned roads I find myself having to counter steer to compensate more that I would like. But i'm use to it and would like to make it a little easier with out making it to easy. I don't do the high way and very rarely go over 60. I to put the avon trike tire on and WOW love it. Also replaced the rear tires last summer that made a Huge difference in ride. Lumber to cadi.
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I have a '97 GL1500 .........
I also run a Avon Cobra Trike specific Radial on front, love it.
Tell us more about this tire . What makes it trike specific?

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Tell us more about this tire . What makes it trike specific?



Check out the link:: I'm sure if you research A little more you will get much more info. I for one was not sure about spending the money. But I did with NO regrets. I didn't think a tire could make such a difference but it did. The ride was much better as well as handling. It handled the crown in the road much better as well.
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Thing I noticed & like about the Avon Cobra Trike Radial is how it takes a set in a corner, like it knows what the rider wants.


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Tell us more about this tire . What makes it trike specific?
Avon made it so, even states as much on sidewall.
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I didn't say a 6 degree was twitchy??? ...etc...
Didn't mean to infer that you did...
... I just recall having read a number of posts asking as they had heard 6 degrees was "twitchy".

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