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This is a video was sent to me from a friend over @ Trike Talk.
It's YouTube showing how to properly install a rake kit on a Honda 1300 Fury. It's the same process on most all cruiser style bikes so this will be useful if you are planning a DYI install on your Honda VTX or similar cruiser style bike/trike. I wish I had looked for this before having mine installed-would have loved for my husband and I to do this together. I love DYI


http://youtu.be/VL7EtPL86UQ
 

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Very cool Traci. Thank your friend for me. That could very well become a valuable tool here and maybe could be put into a sticky if a moderator sees fit. :D
 

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That was a cool video, that's a lot of work for 2.5 inches. What's the difference in handling? Always wondered that.
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They probably have it listed as an 8 hour job, which at some shop pricing puts it at around $800.00 just in labor. I'm sure it does take time to be careful not to damage anything and make sure everything is covered and disconnected correctly. I would love to see a pricing breakdown of how they charge for each part of the process and parts.
 

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Mine was in and out in 3hrs it was $210. The shop that was originally going to do estimated it'd take them 6-8hrs and cost me upwards of
$5-800.

On the handling issue-for me-it was necessary for my upper body (neck) challenges and the difference is like night and day. I have a trike so I can only speak from that experience ref the rake. But I swear-night and day. No way would I be able to do long trips etc with the way it was. From what I've read on trike forums, everyone else agrees. Rakes are almost always necessary.


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Very cool! Almost convinces me I need trees ;)
 

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Looks like the Fury's have the same crappy neck bearings as the VTX1300's LOL
 

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I really need to do my neck bearings. Thats a big step tho. I cant wait to get the courage up to do it.. I am not too convinced on the tree's tho. Thats way too much for a solo bite off and chew for me. The info was very good.
 

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I really need to do my neck bearings. Thats a big step tho. I cant wait to get the courage up to do it.. I am not too convinced on the tree's tho. Thats way too much for a solo bite off and chew for me. The info was very good.
More than happy to lend a hand or even offer my garage/shop to replace your bearings when you are ready (Im just north of ya;)). There a piece of cake. Funny thing is if you have ever replaced the neck bearings, you essentially did everything to replace the trees :D
 

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Did I miss something? Is that really all the work needed to rake it? That's $2500?
Thanks is not a Kewl Metal 45 degree Pro Street kit that sells for $2,800. If it is Kewl Metals it is not listed on their site yet.

There are no upper fork covers or lower fork sliders which gives that big front end look.
 
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