Got myself s fun little project. Building a trike. I was going to cut the neck and rake the bike a bit more, but I looked at what it has for trail before welding everything together and found it has a pretty excessive amount with the current setup. It looks to have a 7 5/8" trail.
I hear that for a trike, trail should be more like 3-4"? Is that correct?
The way it lok,s right now, I'll need to find some different forks that have the axle mounted on the leading edge. This should reduce trail a little bit. Then shortening the forks and removing some rake would help as well, right?
I have already shortened the internals on these forks 2" and also slid the tubes through the tripples about 1 1/4" as well. I really cant get much more out of these forks.
It's hard to see here, but I have a string running in the center line of the neck, all the way to the floor.
The level shows centering of the front axle.
The vice grips are just holding the string right at the center line of the neck.
And here is the trail number.
Edited by Jml Colorado, 16 September 2012 - 10:52 PM.