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Old 06-20-2020, 10:04 AM
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Time to Change up the Front End

It's been cool riding with a 50 degree rake but I need a better turning radius and still look cool. What I have is a mean street front end it is 7 degrees and 14 over. This neck is 43. How much should I cut the rake back and still look good?

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Old 06-21-2020, 03:39 AM
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It's been cool riding with a 50 degree rake but I need a better turning radius and still look cool. What I have is a mean street front end it is 7 degrees and 14 over. This neck is 43. How much should I cut the rake back and still look good?

It,s still gonna be clumsy to turn around in a parking lot no matter- for that you would need a small bobber or a rice burner.

I wouldn,t do it- choppers are created for long straight and slightly winding roads. If built correctly, they ride like a locomotive on the rails. Besides, why to fuck with the geometry of an established bike. You may and up needing shorter fork tubes etc.

Yes, there are cool bikes with 30, 40, 50 and even 60 degree total rakes.

I love my 56 degree zero stretch, 12over Swedish chopper.
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Old 06-21-2020, 05:49 PM
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I agree with STEINBVG, that’s a pretty big change you want to make there and the domino effect could be a PITA, expensive or both.
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Old 06-22-2020, 08:48 AM
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Is that a 6" up 4" out frame?
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