HHI 7* vs Trike trees, Any advantages?

Peterod45

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Other than the coolness of the billet HHI trees, are there any advantages over the trike trees?

Seems like if one is going the 23 route, the trike trees would save ya $3-400.
 

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HHi trees, front skirt will bolt right up with the SG/EG and nacelle for the RK but you will need a rake fairing, rake nacelle or rake bucket. It Also adds or replaces the upper fork caps with these 1 inch cartridge that comes with the trees. Therefor adding length to the forks when raking. 23" wheels no longer fork tubes needed. Trike trees, you need to buy a lower fairing skirt to replace the stock one, "I have one if you want to buy it" for the SG/RG batwing. RK, stock nacelle won't fit unless you buy a raked nacelle. It's really up to you. I tried the trike trees with a 9* neck and ran the stock tubes and it sucked w/26" wheel. But I ran it with the 23" wheel and lowered the forks about an 1-1.5" and it rode nice. If your gonna cut your neck and go for that stretch look, then HHI all the way. If you're not cutting then trike trees runs really well with stock rake on the neck. Here's a picture of my bike with the trike trees and 23" wheel, stock rake on the neck.
 

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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.
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.

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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.

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Been there, done that...
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..
 
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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.
 

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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...
 

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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?
 

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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..
 

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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.
 

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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.
I think that would be perfect 7-7, trail numbers will be awesome and no added fork tube length. That's with the 23" wheel....
 

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Since you've been through all the diff scenarios, have you tried the 23 with stock rake? My buddy is gonna try it.
The front is gonna be high and you can tell by looking at the side profile of your at the bottom frame. You may hit your fender under your lower trees, or fender to your engine guard while turning left or right. You need to kick it out and the tri glide trees kicks it out about 2.5". Like my friends SG!
 

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On the tri glide trees how much does it lower the front? Could it be used with stock forks and a 18" wheel ,just to get it out there a lil and be a safe ride?
 

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The trees kick out the front 2". Not lowered, but kicked out. Yaffe sent me pics of 21 w trees. Very minimal, almost unnoticeable. He said it rides good w the 21. But for the 23 it seems to do the trick like 808 says.
 
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american bagger just did an article on a s/g with a 21" and a 7* rake and 1" stretch and its nice looking . or check out traskperformance.com.
 

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