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 Post subject: Leading link forks???
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:21 am 
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Has anyone fitted leading link fork for better steering handling, I was told these were better for steering but I have never used them. If any has used them I would welcome all comments and views, good or bad.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 08:37 am 
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makes the machine more planted a massive upgrade and has been around for decades not cheap to have done correctly


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:05 am 
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As already said, leading links can make a huge difference and have been around for years. If you do decide to go down that route, be prepared to pay handsomely for a good set and watch out for how light they can make the steering. A friend found it made the steering too light.

I looked into leading links but settled for this instead:

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How I miss that trike.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 16:38 pm 
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That is a nice trike...I could transfer onto that and ride is it a r1200 engine?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 06:54 am 
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Manxman wrote:
That is a nice trike...I could transfer onto that and ride is it a r1200 engine?


Nope, its a Honda Rune - 1800 flat six.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:14 am 
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were is it now i want it lol its loverly who built it?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 22:39 pm 
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I had extended yokes made for my trike - I think they look a lot better than leading links (unless you have a massive v6 trike or similar) and they made the steering SO much easier!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 04:17 am 
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Manxman wrote:
were is it now i want it lol its loverly who built it?


The trike conversion was done by Trike Shop and I sold it to a chap who lives in Wales. Where it is now, I don't know. They do not make the Rune anymore so they will become very rare and collectable I suspect. I bought it second hand, but the original motorbike was $29,000. It was only sold in America so you then had VAT and import duty to pay on it. Cheap it was not.

@BG You are right, changing the yoke set up would be a more affordable way of changing how the front end works.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 22:18 pm 
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I wasn't thinking so much about affordable, rather that they are much prettier! But you're right, leading links are very expensive.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 05:41 am 
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Talking of pretty front ends. I really liked the centre hub steering concept. A nice chap owned a hill racing trike and I see it has moved on in the last 3 decades or so:

http://www.mrbike.co.uk/usedwebpages/Ho ... Page-1.htm

At the time I thought it looked great, but now, I am not so sure, an acquired taste maybe? I am still fascinated with the centre hub concept.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:16 pm 
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Yes - there's a reason why most of the pics only show the nearside of the front wheel!

The concept doesn't really seem to have taken off, I guess because there's really no advantage to it. It was more of a 'because I can' thing.

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