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    Default Any way to determine the rake in my wideglide trees?

    Hey everyone. I recently picked up a nice wideglide 41mm. There is obviously quite a rake to the trees and I believe I will need to know the exact number.

    I filled out an online trail calculator for a 20" over front end and the trail went from 3.9 to 6.4 depending on a 3 or 5 degree tree rake.

    Just wondering if there is any accurate way that I can measure and determine the exact rake in my trees. Here is a photo if anyone wants to take a guess. Thanks.

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    use an angle finder; lay forks so they are horizontal...reading zero on angle finder on fork legs, then, set angle finder on neckpost and read the difference. diff = rake.
    You may need a spacer block on neckpost to provide enough height for angle finder to sit on the clear the trees.

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    Thank you, sir. I will track down a level finder and see what I can do. Thank you kindly.

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    A digital protractor would work perfectly, could be used for other things, and is cheap:

    https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Angle...dDbGljaz10cnVl

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    Those look like 1980 wideglide trees based on the shaved and chromed bottom and the ear/threaded boss on the top for the turn signals. I think they had either a 2 or 3 degree rake. Not sure how long they made them for. but i could be totally wrong also.

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    Download a Simple Inclinometer app or protractor app for your phone. The one that I had on the last phone I broke was as accurate as my Starrett protractor.
    Dusty

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