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Old 02-10-2012, 06:36 PM   #7
Airhead Wrangler
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Originally Posted by supershaft View Post
That dashed line isn't rake. Axle offset has nothing to do with rake. So that necessarily means that that diagram isn't accurately showing what trail is either. Who comes up with some of these diagrams? There's a Bing carb diagram that is floating around too that is all wrong.
hmmm. I think you're reading it wrong. There are two frames shown here: stock G/S and longer travel front end with lengthened swingarm. The dashed yellow is the rake of the raised front end shown in the pinkish red. See the 43mm triple offset and 35mm axle offset at the bottom. The original rake of the stock front end (darker red) isn't shown.
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