Friday, August 1, 2008

The Swedish Chef

The newest customer project here. He brought me the frame, wheels, motor, trans., and forward controls and that's about it. I did the calculations for what length forks I would need and what degree of rake in the trees and, Damn! 14" over stock forks with 7 degrees in the trees to get the trail right. So, 52 degrees overall rake. Yeah, that's a good bit. It's got a nice Swedish chop look to it though, although the back tire is too big to be right on the Swedish style.
BTW, if you need a hand figuring front end length and tree rake this is a great resource:
Hit the 'rake & trail' button at the top and it'll guide you thru the measurements you need to enter for your particular set up to get the proper trail. Stay tuned for progress pics.