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Been doing some research,before I buy a set of neck cups-and not totally sure I'm understanding the issue...

Frame is a Flyrite Chopper,with 40 degree raked neck.
Front end is an FXWG,which I believe has 3 degrees of rake.
I know I'll need longer fork tubes.


Say I used a stock set of neck cups.
My frame neck has 40 degrees of rake.
Installed,this FXWG front end would then have 43 degrees of rake-correct?

If I used a set of 3 degree raked neck cups-
Installed,this FXWG front end would have 40 degrees of rake,as the rake of the trees and cups would cancel each other out-correct?

Additionally,with the stock neck cups,the forks WILL NOT be parallel to the frame neck-they will kick out 3 degrees more.

With raked neck cups,they will cancel out the rake of the factory trees-the pivot bolt in the neck will be the thing that is angled,while the forks WILL be parallel to the frame neck.

Do I have this right or am I all discombobulated?
 

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Yes, oem FXWG trees had 3° rake.

If you use 3° fork cups, then you'll have another 3° of rake.

I think the combination of raked neck cups and raked trees aren't going to be good for your trail?

Why not just use a set of non-raked trees, you already have quite a bit of rake with the frame.
 

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Been doing some research,before I buy a set of neck cups-and not totally sure I'm understanding the issue...

Frame is a Flyrite Chopper,with 40 degree raked neck.
Front end is an FXWG,which I believe has 3 degrees of rake.
I know I'll need longer fork tubes.


Say I used a stock set of neck cups.
My frame neck has 40 degrees of rake.
Installed,this FXWG front end would then have 43 degrees of rake-correct?

If I used a set of 3 degree raked neck cups-
Installed,this FXWG front end would have 40 degrees of rake,as the rake of the trees and cups would cancel each other out-correct?

Additionally,with the stock neck cups,the forks WILL NOT be parallel to the frame neck-they will kick out 3 degrees more.

With raked neck cups,they will cancel out the rake of the factory trees-the pivot bolt in the neck will be the thing that is angled,while the forks WILL be parallel to the frame neck.

Do I have this right or am I all discombobulated?
If you have 43 degrees of rake on account of 3 degree raked trees, and you install a 3 degree set of raked cups, you will end up with 46 degrees of rake....unless you install the raked cups backwards (I don't know if you can do that or not).

You will lose trail with both raked trees, and taking 3 degrees out by installing the raked cups backwards. If you did that, you would have a rake of 37 degrees, plus 3 degrees additional rake from the raked trees. That puts you back to 40 degrees.

Your trail numbers will be fine if you can do that. But personally, I would just find a set of straight trees on egay.
 

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Thanks for the replies.
Dagnabit.
I didn't know this front end had raked trees when I got it-or I would have passed on it.
 

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Thanks for the replies.
Dagnabit.
I didn't know this front end had raked trees when I got it-or I would have passed on it.
Just turn it around and get what you need.
 

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The 3 degree raked trees with 40 degrees of frame rake will improve the handling by reducing trail. You don't need raked bearing cups but yes, you will need longer fork tubes.
 

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Hey It's Nate Reversed his Raked cups on Miss Piggy To bring the rake in, worked fine, But I would go with stock trees........

....Roach.
 

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Raked cups are a pain in the rear to install too. They have to both be perfectly in line so the stem fits without binding.
 

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I think I'll just use what I have-mock it up,take some measurements,and if it falls within acceptable parameters,roll with it.
 
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