What is the rake on a Harley Davidson Sportster?

Rake is the angle, in degrees, that the steering head of the frame—not the forks—is tilted back from the vertical. For example, the rake angle on all the Harley-Davidson Touring models is 26 degrees.

Are raked triple trees safe?

Raked triple tree’s are bad news handling wise if they are not used in conjuction with a radically raked out neck. You will lose most or all of the trail and have squirlley handling.

How do raked triple trees work?

In most stock bikes the triple-trees hold the forks parallel to the head tube so rake is the same for the frame and the bike. Changing the rake by modifying the frame, the triple-tree or both can make dramatic changes in the trail and, therefore, in the bike’s handling.

What is the difference between rake and trail?

Rake (also called caster) is the angle of a motorcycle’s steering head of the frame (A). Trail (B) is measured in distance (inches or millimeters) between the point of the front wheel’s contact with the ground and a line drawn through the axis of the steering head.

How does rake affect handling?

The smaller the rake angle, the less effort is required to turn the steering. Though, the motorcycle will be less stable in a straight line. Conversely, a larger rake angle requires more effort to turn but tends to make the motorcycle more stable at high speeds and helps maintain a straight course.

What is a raked triple tree?

The ‘Raked” Triple Tree simply diminishes the trail measurement by moving the contact patch of the tire forward, much closer to the steering centerline. The resulting trail reduction has a dramatic affect on the effort of steering the sidecar rig or trike.

What does fork rake mean?

Fork Rake is also known as Offset, which more accurately describes what it is: the hub’s offset from the steering axis. Not to be confused with the curvature of the fork blades, which some people think of as “rake”. Fork offset determines trail when considered with head angle (and the diameter of the wheel).

Are Sportsters a girl bike?

Harley-Davidson Sportster: A Girl’s Bike? (2018 Update!) Among the Harley community, the Sportster is generally and derogatorily called a “girl’s bike” because it’s the smallest of the three Harley engine families: Sportster; “Big Twin” and V-Rod. And indeed, a lot of the women who buy Harleys do ride Sportsters.

What kind of rake does a Harley Davidson Sportster use?

2009 XLC 1200 Harley-Davidson Sportster factory rake 30 ° before and after with +14 ° of rake and 4″ longer fork tubes. View our selection of kits for your bike Also available, chrome steel rake kits by AME for Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, & Yamaha cruisers. Look! Another New Product by Chopper Supply If you like big front forks, you gotta love this!

How long are the forks on a Harley Davidson?

With the added OEM forks being about 1.5″ longer, with the added rake in the trees, it’ll balance out with the rake and fork length, making the bike sit level, but giving you a more stretched out look.

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What kind of fork brace does a Harley Davidson use?

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