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tGLIDE Stuff LLC
3105 West Godman Avenue
Muncie, Indiana 47304
765 748 5369

Improve the Looks, Better Ride and it Will Go Through Curves Like it is On Rails
Stock 2011 T Glide / 50 PSI in Shocks   /
1.25 Lift Kit / Tour box lift / 30 PSI in Shocks
We manufacture Lift Brackets and Tour Box Rails to both level out your Tri Glide and improve comfort for both you and your passenger.
Information on Lift Brackets
Information on 09-13 Tour Box Rails
Information on 2014 Tour Box Rails
We manufacture ClutchWIZ to lessen pull of clutch lever.
Fit 09 - 13 Tri Glides / 98 Newer Softails and Dynas
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Lift that "sagging" Rear
For several years I have been making the Tri Glide Lift Brackets originally thought up by Jerry Lenard. Based on his design concept (getting rid of the rear sag) and my testing of different lift heights and bottom shock locations. All starting out just for the “more level look” of the Tri Glide. Then the ride testing for how it handled and “felt” on the road. I do not advertise the improved ride and handling qualities part but it was immediately reported through the forums and testimonials I received.

The looks part is very obvious, the ride part, at best is subjective. My “butt o-meter” has told me that ride quality and handling was greatly improved. To this point I was only guessing to why and wondered about how much if any, the weight was transferred on the TG. Today I decided that I would do a few back to back test.

My test: I set up three race car scales to weigh my TG at all three tires. Then I took three sets of rear shock brackets. Stock, tGLIDEstuff 1.25 Lifts and a set cut with 1.25 lift and shock angle set rearward.

Test riding each set (butt o-meter test) and weighing at each tire for comparison.

Results: I did not remove anything from bike between tests except some gas was used so weight of overall bike varied a couple pounds.



Stock brackets: Total Bike Weight 1270

Front Tire: 348 / 27.40%

Right Rear: 460 / 36.22%

Left Rear: 462 / 36.38%  Frt 27.4% / Rear72.6%


1.25 Lift and shock angle moved rearward: Total Bike Weight 1273

Front Tire: 350 / 27.5%

Right Rear: 461 / 36.22%

Left Rear: 462 / 36.3%  Frt 27.5% / Rear 72.5%


tGLIDEstuff 1.25 lift bracket: Total Bike Weight 1272

Front Tire: 348 / 27.35%

Right Rear: 461 / 36.25%

Left Rear: 463 / 36.4%  Frt 27.35% / Rear 72.65%



With me on trike, static, weight distributed real even front to back.

When I weighed trike with me on it / 182 pounds

Front Tire 403 

Right Rear 523 

Left Rear 528  Frt 27.72% / Rear 72.28%
(Just a little movement in seat changed rear side weights only)

CONCLUSIONS:

This was done at David Parkhurst shop. David has years of experience fabricating and setting up race cars. When he saw what I was going to do, he stated that I would see little to no change on “static” weight distribution with just changing rear height. This type of setup shows itself in movement and handling. What I call “butt o-meter”. But I had to know. Glad I am not a betting man, I would have lost the ranch! Then on the change to moving the shock angle, he stated shocks are built for certain loads and certain angles. This also matched information I had from several dealers interested in the lifts. First thing after proof of Product Liability Insurance, they would install only if shock angle stayed close to stock. I tested a set anyway, what is a few hours among friends?

Ride test:

Back to stock: Sags like a loaded down sow. WOW, after more than 30,000 miles with lifts, it was night and day. A slight low speed wobble over bumps. Stock is so hard to steer going into corners, accelerating out, rear seemed lighter, reverse of what I would have thought. Weight in motion, needed to experiment and feel to believe. I think I also felt every rock on road, like going from a Caddy to a Vega.

tGLIDEstuff 1.25 lift: Looks great with rear lifted. Corners like it is on rails. Sitting position better. Ride night and day different from stock. Smoother and no sudden or unexpected steering movements. No slow speed wobble over bumps. 

1.25 Lift with shock bottom moved rearward. Same as standard 1.25 lift. No softer or harder ride, same handling.

I had been through allot of testing before, both height and shock placement. As I have always stated, I found my original brackets just right but I felt handling was better because of front being loaded more. It may be in motion but not static. Lifts do not change the overall static distribution percentage of weight. But ride it and magic happens!!!!! We all like magic, right?

Dennis Swan

   Home of the ORIGINAL TG  Lift Brackets 
A few days ago, I had the TG lift brackets, tourpak levelers, and ClutchWiz w/480 springs installed on my 2013 HD Tri Glide. Work was performed by Chuck and his techs at Scarecrow Cycles, Muncie, IN. and what a great job they did! The ClutchWiz is FANTASTIC and the trike stance looks very much better. The lift brackets have made the steering easier and the trike rides much smoother overall. THANKS TO ALL!
Rich / Columbus, OH 5/11/14

NEW 
Tour Box Lifts / Relocate Rails for 2014 Tri Glides
First run of rails completed.
Shipping as of 7 / 11 / 14

Tests Made to compare different heights and locations of shock