HHI 9 degree triple tree install w/ pics & review

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thecort

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I do not claim to be a pro. This is just what I did.

It was a pretty straight forward install even though I did not get any install instructions with the kit. I went to HHI's site & pulled up an exploded view of a similar triple tree.


First I took pics & measurements of the front end


Then took tore down the front end. I made sure to tape everything that was connected together so I would remember how it all goes back together


Installed the trees as per the exploded view diagram & directions from HHI.

Just a note to the guys who do not still have the stock springs & spacers in the forks. Trying to get the fork cap off the fork tube is a real pain in the ass without the right vise/tool to hold it from spinning while trying to loosen the fork cap. I tried heating it up which didn't work but sure did melt the PVC spacer I had in there from the Progressive 1" drop spring kit I installed last year. What a douche I am.
I used the OEM lower tree to hold the tube in place while I loosened the fork cap
It worked perfect!

Anyway, I installed new spacers & changed the fork oil & put everything back together & took her for a ride today. Did about 100 miles. 1st thing I noticed was the weight of the wheel when making a slow turn. It's not bad at all, it's just I noticed it just like when I installed my 21". At highway speeds it feels great. When I hit 65mph or faster the front end tracks fine, it feels really light though. I can see how some guys are getting that wobble. I just ordered a steering damper. Do I absolutely need one? No, but it'll make it more stable & feel more confident. Will I keep the trees? Absolutely! I love the way the bike looks.
Here are the after shots.



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808Bagger

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on a scale of 1-10 whats your take on it? 9* HHI trees running a 23 inch wheel? is your bike still lowered an 1" and replaced the PVC? im still waiting on a side profile pic you tease!
 

thecort

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on a scale of 1-10 whats your take on it? 9* HHI trees running a 23 inch wheel? is your bike still lowered an 1" and replaced the PVC? im still waiting on a side profile pic you tease!

Compared to stock? I'd say a 7. It could be better. But it's hard to say because I've never run a raked kit on a bagger before. So I don't have anything to really compare it to but a stock bike.
Tease? lol it's posted on my other thread brother. lol


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thecort

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Yeah bro they are nice! Just be careful I got caught in the neck already...ouch! lol


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thecort

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I'm laughing, but that's not funny.

How's the quality of em?

Laugh at my expense huh? Lmao! I've never even bumped into my stock lever ends before. I get these & I get shanked on the 3rd day! Almost got me yesterday too! lol

The quality is very good, so far. I don't have for very long. Maybe 400miles.


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Peterod45

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Haha. I can't tell you how many times I've jabbed myself w my Yaffe mirrors. They're sharp to a point, so I've got some practice w at least "trying" to avoid that area.
 

WanaRyd Wheels

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We offer HHI Triple Trees and Neck Rake kits at WanaRyd - recommend the 7 degree overall for a 23" and a 9 degree overall for a 26".
PM me if you have any further questions or are interested in a quote plus proper lead time. Ryd safe.
 

thecort

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We offer HHI Triple Trees and Neck Rake kits at WanaRyd - recommend the 7 degree overall for a 23" and a 9 degree overall for a 26".
PM me if you have any further questions or are interested in a quote plus proper lead time. Ryd safe.

Did you need me to start out with "and now a word from our sponsers"
Lol


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