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Old 04-18-2012, 12:49 PM
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Default Re: finally, a new project....

Great write-up and pics, half!
Tnx a lot!

I think oilite bushings might have been btr and cheaper, especially with the actual spin rate and distance of travel involved.

I also think some sort of small spring, or at least a compressable rubber bushing at the top of the spring stack will be useful for when the front axle unloads.
When the front end lifts, or wheel drops, it's gonna ker-chunk!
Really annoying with a springer! lol

and if you don't incorporate some sort of dampening you will have a lot of fun learning abt springer pogo stick action.

I do know people who got pretty well banged up and mangled some nice looking harleys when they encountered a washboard surface in a turn, riding a hardtail frame with a springer front end. At the speed they were travelling it just hopped them right off the road.

My goal is cheap, reliable, personal transport, below the tax collector radar. Fun counts for a lot!
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