Once you have a set of HHI's sitting next to a set of trike trees there is no comparison. HHI's are the way to go.
Yes it's the neck kit that adds stretch and height, trees only kicks it out. If you want length then do the rake combo kit, HHI TREES for sure..This! The tree-only path doesn't raise the neck height or push it forward. If you want the laid-out lowered look with a 23", go with the HHI kit. It's a little more money for a lot better look.
Been there, done that...
I'm am going with the 7* neck kit from AF Customs similar to the HHI, just nicer. So, I will have 7-7.
I've got a RG, so not sure if that makes it easier for me to stick with the trikes since it won't affect the fairing. I'm doing this on a tight budget, so if I can save a few, cool. I can put that $400 elsewhere.
808, I swear I can put at least 3, maybe 4 sheets of paper under your saddlebag.
If your gonna slam that rear end, do it right. Will ya? That black/white looks badass by the way.
LOL will do brother! Thanks for your compliment, good choice on your decision. Check with Bruce Bruce, I believe he cut his neck and welded a AF Customs neck and using the trike trees...
I will. How do you compare your ride between the 23-26? I see you've done both now. Did you go 7-7 and now 9-9? Or was it 9-7 with the 23 and now 9-9 w26?
23" stock to trike 7 awesome ride! 23" 9-7 front frame too low, issues with major ground clearance. 26" 9-7 stock fork length, steering feels sluggish left to right and rake looks too subtle with the stretch. Looks funny! 9-9 with 26" is perfect and it rides well +2 fork tubes lowered "1. I believe they sell 1" tubes now. 23" tires more profile than 26" and feels like 21". You don't know how may times I've taken apart the front to test ride all my options trying to figure out what fork length to use cause I was on a limited budget as well..
Great response. Thanks. Do you think the 7-7 I'm planning will be fine with stock front forks? You said you had the ground clearance issues with 9* neck. I'd rather not lower the bike for the time being.
Since you've been through all the diff scenarios, have you tried the 23 with stock rake? My buddy is gonna try it.