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Old Oct 27th, 2011, 08:51 PM     #11
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Re: Triglide rear lift

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Some pictures of mine. Brackets were being test fitted and were painted blue.
Rails for tour box fit between mounting brackets above trunk and bottom of tour box.
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Aside from looking good does the lift kit add stability or better control. Now with my new lift I can do this.
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Old Oct 27th, 2011, 09:26 PM     #12
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Aside from looking good does the lift kit add stability or better control. Now with my new lift I can do this.
I feel that front end gets a little load from rear lift. Steering responds better, more bite without a heaver input from rider.
And yes it looks allot better, worth allot to me. Other TG owners will look at it and wonder what looks different.
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Old Oct 27th, 2011, 09:35 PM     #13
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Re: Triglide rear lift

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Very nice! Did the mods help with handling? The rails for the tourpak were need needed to level it when you installed the brackets, is that correct?
The Tour Box with bike stock sits very low in rear (whole bike does) When we did the lift of 1.5 inch, all sat pretty level. After more testing at 1 and 1.25 inch shock lift, found the 1.25 inch lift was all positive, handling and looks. But Tour box still looked low in rear. Found a 7/16 lift to rear made it also level. Did the additional drilled and tapped holes for relocating back a bit.
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Old Oct 27th, 2011, 09:38 PM     #14
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Great job. I like the way it looks.
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Old Oct 27th, 2011, 09:45 PM     #15
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Re: Triglide rear lift

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I feel that front end gets a little load from rear lift. Steering responds better, more bite without a heaver input from rider.
And yes it looks allot better, worth allot to me. Other TG owners will look at it and wonder what looks different.
Dennis
Thanks Dennis. I'll put it on the Winter-mod List.
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Old Nov 1st, 2011, 09:39 AM     #16
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Very nice! Did the mods help with handling? The rails for the tourpak were need needed to level it when you installed the brackets, is that correct?
Definitely improved the handling [11 Tri] Not that there was anything wrong with the handling to begin with. What it did was lighten the steering quite a bit. I didn't get the rails, Personal opinion here [only] i didn't think the rails were necessary. I would have gotten them [lift] just for the looks, and to stop scraping the tail pipes on curbs.
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Old Nov 2nd, 2011, 10:42 PM     #17
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Re: Triglide rear lift

I installed the lift kit on my 2011TG last Thursday. The fact that I can leave the house out my driveway with out scraping the tailpipe is worth the time and money spent in my shop. I did not get the rails but I will be soon.
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Old Jan 12th, 2012, 07:28 PM     #18
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I put the lift brackets and the rails on today. I am so happy that I found your post Dennis. I was about to spend $1400 to rake the front end to make it steer easier. The lift brackets has eased the steering to where it is comfortable to me and I can go in and out my driveway without scraping my mufflers. Well worth the money spent.
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Old Jan 20th, 2012, 09:30 AM     #19
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I put the lift brackets and the rails on today. I am so happy that I found your post Dennis. I was about to spend $1400 to rake the front end to make it steer easier. The lift brackets has eased the steering to where it is comfortable to me and I can go in and out my driveway without scraping my mufflers. Well worth the money spent.
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Glad they worked out for you, Thanks, Dennis
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Old Apr 10th, 2012, 07:53 PM     #20
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Installed lift kit on mine early summer makes a big difference. Also did the tour pack lift and back.
Sprinkman, I also have a 2009 Triglide. Although I have experimented with the air pressure I have not been able to obtain a very comfortable ride for the Wife. Been looking for something that can level the trike out and at the same time improve the ride. Any insight from you would be appreciated. New to the site so bear with me while I learn to navigate around. Hope I do a better job here than I do getting lost in my many rides, thus the nick name u-turn.
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