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fred hendrickson
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ezey steer kits

Postby fred hendrickson » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:23 pm



If anyone has any thought on whether to use a 4.5 rake or a 6.0 rake on a 1996 1500 with a csc trike kit. When i bought the unit it had the stock steering triple tree, and over the winter I need more to do so I have decieded to put an ezey steer kit on the bike. But in resurcing the parts both kits are offered. The bike steers kind of tough with the stock steering, so it needs something but haveing never done this it would be nice to have a second opinion. Any info that anyone has would be appreciated.



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robb
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Re: ezey steer kits

Postby robb » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:01 pm

I have not seen anything but 4.5 offered for GL1500.

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Re: ezey steer kits

Postby HALBUDD » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:29 pm

You may want to PM trike lady she may have a good answer cause Val knows her trikes. Hal
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trike lady
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Re: ezey steer kits

Postby trike lady » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:44 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum.
Most GL1500 will use 4.5 degrees it 'Lightens' the steering effort of the trike.
6 tends be a bit sensitive to some trikers, but is preferred with long wheel base trike conversions.
CSC does may a 6.
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Owenrn
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Re: ezey steer kits

Postby Owenrn » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:32 am

I don't want to hijack the thread but I'm looking at installing an instatrike kit on my 97 1500. Do I need an EZsteer on it?
thanks in advance
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fred hendrickson
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Re: ezey steer kits

Postby fred hendrickson » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:11 pm

Thanks for the replyes ,that gives me a lot more info than I had to begain with. I have a 1984 GL1200 with a first generation motor trike kit with no modifacations and it steers just fine. The GL1500 with a csc kit installed is a whole different beast, It steers a lot more difficult. The bike overall is much more comfortable and a lot more gadgets to enhance the riding experience. If I get the steering issue fixed it should give me many miles of riding pleasure. Again thanks for the feedback.

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Re: ezey steer kits

Postby trike lady » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:26 pm

Owen,
If you intend to leave the unit on and not remove it and just ride it as a trike, you can install an ez steer. If you want to switch between the two, no. Should you ever wish to sell the Wing include the original triple trees.

The GL1200 as a trike, smaller and a standard wheel base conversion and really no need for ez steer.
GL1500/1800 standard and long wheel base raked triple trees improve steering.
You'll find the trike will handle much better and less effort to steer. :mrgreen:
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Re: ezey steer kits

Postby Owenrn » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:59 pm

Thanks for the reply...I plan on leaving the trike kit on, so ill look at the ez steer
Owen

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Re: ezey steer kits

Postby Sidcar » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:18 pm

I've just fitted an EZ-Steer kit to my 1500 GL and sidecar and the difference is amazing. Lovely light steering and no handlebar wobble. Not cheap, especially with our import duties, but I don't regret a it.

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