Thread: CB desert sled
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:00 AM   #214
DRjoe
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I'll measure it tomorrow.

To be honest I think I fluked the geometry on the dr.
It was pretty good at the first attempt but I felt it needed less rake but I couldn't get any less without major operation.
After a while I thought just for an experiment I would drop the forks back down the triples and increase the rake slightly.
Low and behold it handled even better, its more stable and turns quicker.
After that I decided that the next bike I would make any thing to do with the bikes suspension and steering geometry adjustable because the chances of getting it spot on first time is slim even if you do copy another bike.

I think power, weight, centre of gravity, gearing and riding position has got more to do with a bikes handling than I first thought.
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