Trike steering??


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Trike steering??

Postby sunprowl@1 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:44 pm



I bought a 1988 Goldwing, installed a Trike Kit before ever riding it, first time on a trike.

I am real happy with the look and the ride but don't know about the steering seems to turn hard.
Thought I read about a steering head part that will change the rake or something like that.

If any one could send me in the right direction to try to correct this I would forever be in your debt

Thank you

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Re: Trike steering??

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:35 pm

You're looking for an "EZ Steer" kit - a Google search will turn them up:



It's a replacement for your triple tree, that angles the forks more upright (reduces rake). This moves the wheel in slightly, and reduces trail and caster. This reduces tracking stability, and also reduces steering effort.

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Re: Trike steering??

Postby sunprowl@1 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:33 pm

Thank you for the information, I will read up on it I am sure you have a lot here on the site,
you don't carry this in your store? Also will check the vendors.

We are in the process of selling out and moving to Maricopa Az. so will wait until after the move to take
on a large job like that.

Sunprowl

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Re: Trike steering??

Postby aj1500 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:52 pm

what you are actually doing with a rake kit or easy steer is moving the front wheel forward to reduce the trail from it's original point

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I just installed a 4.5 deg kit on my rig, most people suggest a little more for a trike
talk to Bazooka at trike talk forums, he will treat you right when it comes time to get a kit for your bike

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Re: Trike steering??

Postby sunprowl@1 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:50 pm

Thanks, I am going to try the link in a bit also look for your guy.

sunprowl

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Re: Trike steering??

Postby spiralout » Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:53 am

sunprowl@1 wrote:Thanks, I am going to try the link in a bit also look for your guy.

sunprowl

His link is just an image search for this pic
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Re: Trike steering??

Postby sunprowl@1 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:06 am

OK will do will try to find the image

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Re: Trike steering??

Postby edgus347 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:50 pm

I have2 plus trikes and it does take a little bit of work to steer them. A trike doesn't tilt when turning like a bike on 2 wheels so its like a car. You need to use more upper body strength to steer a trike. don't take sharp curves too fast or it will flip. Take it slow and easy for a little while and the feel will come to you.

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Re: Trike steering??

Postby MikeB » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:33 pm

aj1500 wrote:what you are actually doing with a rake kit or easy steer is moving the front wheel forward to reduce the trail from it's original point

That sounds better. I didn't think the forks could be tilted any further back than they are when stock. Any further and there will be absolutely no fender clearance.
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Re: Trike steering??

Postby billcrawford » Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:01 pm

ez kit is about 500$

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Re: Trike steering??

Postby aj1500 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:56 am

billcrawford wrote:ez kit is about 500$


Wow,, never found one for that low a price :o I gave $700 for mine and felt I was getting a good deal




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