how much trail ????
dsrdave
Posted 6/14/2016 3:47 PM (#89480)
Subject: how much trail ????


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I'd like to install a leading link fork on my '81 moto guzzi convert with a hack. What is the generally accepted amount of trail to have ? I understand less will reduce steering effort but I don't want to go so far as to promote head shake. Any help is appreciated. Thx, Dave.
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jaydmc
Posted 6/14/2016 6:46 PM (#89483 - in reply to #89480)
Subject: Re: how much trail ????


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It depends on where you live and how you ride the bike. If you live in an area where you are doing a lot of straight highway travel with little turns you will want more trail then if you live where there are lots of twisty roads. As a rule, 2 inches of trail is a good compromise. I have gone on my own bikes to as little as 1.2 inches, other bikes we have gone as much as 2.5 inches.
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