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The angle of the steering head should be the same on all Sportsters (of the same generation frame). Trail and rake will vary with the length of the front end and the height of the rear end. Lower rear end and longer front end = more rake angle and more trail (better high speed stability). Shorter front end and raised rear end = less rake angle and less trail (better slow speed stability). Personal experience tells me fat wide tires are more "comfortable" at sustained high speeds (75-95 mph). I still prefer my 21'' skinny, tho, just hang on a little tighter.

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