I'm posting this topic because I need help. Over a period of time, I have raved on about steering geometry and it's effect on handling. In the old days, I always had bikes which had a taper on the top of the fork staunchions, so there was no way the yokes could be loosened and adjusted to change the rake and trail of the bike's steering - as can be done with modern bikes I have come to the conclusion, that reducing the trail at any given rake, makes the bike more stable with the tendency to run wide in corners. And increasing it increases the tendency for the steering to become quicker and more self steering when the bike is gassed coming out of corners and the rear end squats. There are several guys on this forum who have obviously had experience with this and I'd really like to know what they think. - Fast Eddie, Dances and SteveA all seem to know what they are talking about. If they can set me straight, I would be very grateful.