OP Roller build

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  1. Salty Gator

    Salty Gator New Member

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    Here's an OP Roller I picked up off of CL for a measely $100......it wasn't running and all it took to run was a new CDI and magneto....took me maybe 20 minutes to figure it out and fix it....it has the GT5 motor on it and is barely broken in....future plans call for a sprung front and all of Jim's ( Creative Engineering ) goodies on it. I'm needing to know where to find a springer for it because it has the long head tube on it.....normal springers stearing tube won't be long enough. Where can I find some that fit ?


    Thanks y'all,
    Salty.shft.
     

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  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    Nice buy Salty. That head tube looks to be around 10 inches long. Your only choice may be a chopper fork. Try some chopper bicycle vendors.
     
  3. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Nice score for the money! ;)
     
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    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Can't beat that for 100 bucks.....aluminum frame and all(^)
     
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    corgi1 New Member

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    that is a good deal
     
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    kipharley New Member

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    Nice Score.The OP Roller is a very good platform for motorizing and customizing!I've built several and I like them for what they offer.Kip
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  7. Salty Gator

    Salty Gator New Member

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    dvgstn33 New Member

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    what is the length of the head tube?
     
  9. kipharley

    kipharley New Member

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    Hey,Salty Gator.You better check into that Springer.
    I checked into the same thing.
    Not that same Springer but the only one's I could find put the spring crown in the middle of the steering tube.
    I couldn't find fork tubes with the longer spacing needed from the pivot point to the top of the tube where the spring crown mounts.
    There's someone out there that has a Springer on an OP Roller but it looks like he modified the fork tubes himself.Kip.
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  10. Salty Gator

    Salty Gator New Member

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    Near as I can tell...( and measure ) ......head tube is a tad more than 8 inches......on the website they tell you it might be ( the springer they offer ) longer than you need......that's why I'm thinking it should fit the OP.....it's basically a crap shoot.......but even if it is I have another bike that it WILL fit....I'll find a way........

    Thanks,
    Salty.shft.
     
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    dvgstn33 New Member

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    Salty Gator New Member

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    I checked out the site and it looks to be exactly what I need....thanks for the info !

    Salty.shft.
     
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    corgi1 New Member

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    my trusty piece of card stock and a marker trusting the wheels are 26 inch in the pic came out just about 8 inches too
     

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