Re: springer help
Many of those generic springers are made to fit both men's and women's bikes. The women's bike will have a longer head tube. I ran into the same thing you did, and I made a spacer. Shortening the steering tube was not an option as the top bracket for the spring would not reach the top of the head tube. I made my spacer using schedule 80pvc and it has been working fine now for two years. Here's a pic of my bike showing the spacer in place.
EZ Motorbike Dealer - Quarryville, PA
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