In response to your question, a leading axle actually decreases trail making for quicker/lighter steering. Turning the leading axle backwards would result in negative trail that would be almost impossible to ride. Imagine a shopping cart wheel on the front of your motorcycle.
My reasons for cutting the neck and de-raking was two fold. #1 was a shorter wheel base handy for tight turns in trials. #2 is making the steering quicker.
plane_ben screwed with this post 07-07-2013 at 08:09 PM