Originally Posted by junked
I put a springer on my old Columbia and it feels weird. Something is binding I think. It steers hard, and that makes it very tricky to ride. When I am off the bike it turns freely and no binding. I think that all changes when I get on the bike and add the weight. None of this is the fault of the springer, I just have not had time to check it out any further. Also I had to extend (weld) the tube to fit the longer steering head on my bike.
yes they become a tad heavier in turning....that's due to them being a little further out than stock forks....you'll adapt.....I didn't need any alterations done at all when I installed mine.....just altering the way I ride.....like I said....you'll adapt.......when you sit on the bike....that's an additional 180 lbs or so....so go figure huh ?.......