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Old 07-07-2013, 10:12 PM   #66
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Originally Posted by plane_ben View Post
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.
Got it..

For some reason I watch everyone on their hacks putting leading links on and moving the axle forward to reduce the trail helping with steering leverage and for some silly reason I thought going the other way would do the same on a two wheeler.

I probably shouldn't have admitted that out loud Thanks for the response!
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