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Offline Alvin

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raked triple trees on a Dyna
« on: Sunday, January 18, 2009. 05:49:06 AM. »
A buddy of mine has a low rider Dyna and is interested in putting a 3 degree raked triple tree on the bike.  Anyone have any pictures of raked triple trees on a Dyna?  Comments?

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Re: raked triple trees on a Dyna
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, January 18, 2009. 06:44:54 AM. »
No picture, had em on a Sportster years ago. Handled squirley and finally cut the neck and raked it.

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Re: raked triple trees on a Dyna
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, January 18, 2009. 07:22:43 AM. »
Cutting the neck is the best way, or you could try 3 degree cups from Vulcan.

Has he lowered the rear at all? Adding rake will lower the front.
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Re: raked triple trees on a Dyna
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, January 18, 2009. 07:26:44 AM. »
I did the raked cups in my old Fatboy. Handled fine when moving, but was pretty "floppy" maneuvering around in tight quarters. I'd do it again. I don't know that this really means anything for your friend's Dyna, but thought I'd throw it out there.
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Re: raked triple trees on a Dyna
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, January 18, 2009. 08:05:12 AM. »
Checkout a Dyna WideGlide.  It has 3 degree trees from the factory.  It also has longer fork tubes to compensate for the way the 3 degree trees lower the front end.

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Re: raked triple trees on a Dyna
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, January 18, 2009. 09:33:51 AM. »
If you want to see 9 degrees and up there are a lot of pictures here:

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Re: raked triple trees on a Dyna
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, January 18, 2009. 01:45:24 PM. »
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Re: raked triple trees on a Dyna
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, January 18, 2009. 01:54:53 PM. »
Very SHARP!!!!!   :up:
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Re: raked triple trees on a Dyna
« Reply #8 on: Sunday, January 18, 2009. 05:40:03 PM. »
Alvin, your friend should be fine, with a 32 degree neck, he’ll still have about 3.4 trail left. There are calculators out there where you can calculate the front-end geometry. My last two bikes have been customs with raked necks and those calculators became my friend.
The Front-end geometry of a bike is not to be taken lightly. (IMHO).
“Raked cups will Increase your trail… Raked trees will Decrease your trail”
As Trooper stated, his Sportster handled squirley. I don’t know what degree tree he had, but at 3degree’s his trail was probably only a little over 2”. and at 5 degree’s, it would be flat out dangerous.
I believe correct trail should be about 4-5 inches. IMO.
Good luck and be careful out there, it’s a dangerous world we live in.

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Re: raked triple trees on a Dyna
« Reply #9 on: Sunday, January 18, 2009. 06:06:03 PM. »
i was told never rake the trees always do it in the neck.
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Re: raked triple trees on a Dyna
« Reply #10 on: Sunday, January 18, 2009. 06:18:03 PM. »
Se, that is somewhat true, with a raked neck and longer tubes, a raked tree will correct an over trial condition, which GREATLY improves the handling, especially at slow speeds.
Raked tree’s do have there place in the motorcycle world.
Just don't use them to make your cycle look cool without knowing the consequences.
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Re: raked triple trees on a Dyna
« Reply #11 on: Sunday, January 18, 2009. 07:37:35 PM. »
anyone have any experience with the HHI Mid glide trees?? I was told by their sales rep that because they are smooth top trees that they effectively raise the front of the bike 1.5 inches and therefore keep the trail the same as factory ( that's using the 3* trees)
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Re: raked triple trees on a Dyna
« Reply #12 on: Sunday, January 18, 2009. 11:45:17 PM. »
 Alvin, 
        I'm having problems posting pics on this forum (yea I'm slow) but I have HHI's 3*mid glide on my lowrider and like them.  Not sure what year Dyna your friend has, they changed rake from 32*-29*.  I'm not sure I'd put them on a 29* rake  DL.

Bigjohn,
    The tubes are flush with the bottom of the top tree and you gain the height of around 1.5" .  Have also been told the 3* trees lower about .5".  Theoreticly it works.

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Re: raked triple trees on a Dyna
« Reply #13 on: Monday, January 19, 2009. 03:39:13 AM. »
OK, sorry. The raked trees I had were more than three degrees. They compensated for a set of 8" extended tubes. Yeah, I know sounds squirley but it was 1974  :embarrassed:

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Re: raked triple trees on a Dyna
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday, January 21, 2009. 02:56:02 PM. »
bump
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Re: raked triple trees on a Dyna
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday, January 21, 2009. 06:40:02 PM. »
bigjon, you might have better luck if you start your own thread, and ask your questions there.
Good luck.
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Re: raked triple trees on a Dyna
« Reply #16 on: Thursday, January 22, 2009. 12:07:55 PM. »
FXDL 2004 3deg rake
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Re: raked triple trees on a Dyna
« Reply #17 on: Thursday, January 22, 2009. 12:09:45 PM. »
FXDL 2004 3deg rake
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Re: raked triple trees on a Dyna
« Reply #18 on: Thursday, January 22, 2009. 02:47:35 PM. »
Robert

how's it handle at high speed ,... would you do it again
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Re: raked triple trees on a Dyna
« Reply #19 on: Thursday, January 22, 2009. 10:06:31 PM. »
It handles excellent, I've changed rear shocks to shorter, it helps remaining trail.
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Re: raked triple trees on a Dyna
« Reply #20 on: Friday, January 23, 2009. 01:54:10 PM. »
Thanks

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