Stretching my Chopper

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by Jhammer, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Jhammer

    Jhammer New Member

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    Hi all,

    For my build I'm motorizing a giant stiletto. I want to know whether I can decrease the pitch of my forks, because I would like to go from the 31" that come stock, to 42" but I don't really want my bike to raise any higher just go out longer.

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  2. DuctTapedGoat

    DuctTapedGoat Active Member

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    Safely speaking, no. Your head tube probably wouldn't' be able to handle that angle - remember high school science and leverage - wide handle, small fulcrum, light load is NOT strong when you're dealing with the front end of a bike. As well, your turning radius is going to be shot.

    You can do it - but it's dangerous if you don't properly reinforce it.
     

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