Originally Posted by HogPro
We have an alternate to the raking the trees which we have done on our shop bagger. No raking, no cutting, no hassle. No wobble either. I realize it is too late for you as you have already invested in the tri glide trees. First off, if i were going to rake the bike i would use Hawg Halters trees. Secondly, try our .tried and true new method before investing and trees as you can always add the trees later if you find it necessary although I do not think that you will.
We took and extra fork stop (a thick black piece of rubber from Harley)and cut it in half with a razor blade. We added one half of the extra fork stop to each fork along with Progressive lowering springs (we like these better than the mono tubes) and some heavy fork oil (30 wt). We swapped out the stock front fender for a wraparound fender and put our 23" wheel on. We went to a single disc smooth 6 piston Hawg Halters caliper and a 13" rotor for the super clean right side look.
We avhe found that the bike rides great (tested at all speeds) and looks even better. Your results may vary as many factors figure in to a conversion of this sort but give it a try. the worse that could happen is that you find you want raked trees later on. We dig our 23" set up this way.
How much did you lower the bike in the front? I want to do this same setup. Also do you happen to have a part number for the rubber stops you put in the tubes? Also, any problems with bottoming out the shocks. is it still a comfortable ride?