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Old 08-24-2007, 01:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Degree or Disagree on Triple Tree Rake

Am considering installation of a 6 degree triple tree to rake out the front 3". If you have performed this on your bike are there any drawbacks to handling and performance? Please advise!!!!!!


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Old 08-24-2007, 02:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Slick topic tag. Shoulda posted this in the technical discussion, though. But since this is your first post....welcome. I would venture to say that you stand a 100% chance of diminishing the stock handling characteristics by installing a rake. But do you care? Do you jones for twisties or are you a boulevard baller? Go for it if you're the latter.[[img]/emoticons/emotion-5.gif[/img]]
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Old 08-24-2007, 04:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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IMO, 6 degree rake will affect performance somewhat. Turning radius is greater, stability at high speeds, especially in sharp turns, is diminished. It's not too unmanageable though. Like sharp said, it depends on your riding charateristics. If you want your warrior to perform like a street bike and you ride it like that, don't rake it. If you ride it like a cruiser, then go for it.
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Old 08-24-2007, 04:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Have 6% trees & they definitely effect handling.Not sure what you mean by effect on performance.
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I have them too and wish I would have just chromed the stockers.. Definatly performance issues under 10mph but once you get going you lean NOT steer.. I had No issues at the Gap..


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Old 08-24-2007, 05:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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IMHO I wouldn't rake the trees without raking the frame also. I've heard of problems (with other kinds of bikes) concerning high speed wobbles and low speed maneuverability. On the other hand - many on Warriors have not had any major issues...
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It looks cool as **** but this hot rod is born to run and you'll be left at the back of the pack on Warrior runs. If it matters.
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Old 08-25-2007, 12:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Why rake the trees if you're raking the frame? Why not rake the frame a little more and leave the trees alone. I thought that raked trees are made to get the look without having to chop the frame. I just don't understand why anyone would need to do both.
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quote:Originally posted by bore_pig

Why rake the trees if you're raking the frame? Why not rake the frame a little more and leave the trees alone. I thought that raked trees are made to get the look without having to chop the frame. I just don't understand why anyone would need to do both.


The more you rake the neck - the more you need to rake the trees. A stock bike has very little rake in the neck - so "0" degrees in the trees is best. After that, once you start raking the neck out, the trees also need raking. There are formulas floating around out there what the ratio needs to be. A 45 deg neck requires 6 deg trees for example. You end up with 51 deg total...
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Old 08-25-2007, 09:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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RatPhlem is right on!!
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