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Old 03-22-2011, 10:40 AM   #1
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Default Build Your Own Springer Forks

Might be of interest to some people here. John Brain's How to on building springer forks.

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I know he's building them for bicycles, but really there wouldn't be that much of a change for motorcycles.


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Old 03-22-2011, 07:10 PM   #3
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Might be of interest to some people here. John Brain's How to on building springer forks.

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I know he's building them for bicycles, but really there wouldn't be that much of a change for motorcycles.
Ok Jimmy, you first and if you live the rest of us shall give it a go


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Default Re: Build Your Own Springer Forks

Lol oh come on Gordon. I'm not talking about using this verbatim. I'm talking about using it as a guide. If I ended up doing it though I would be doing it with a 2 under in mind. So it's not like there would be much stress if I did...


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Lol oh come on Gordon. I'm not talking about using this verbatim. I'm talking about using it as a guide. If I ended up doing it though I would be doing it with a 2 under in mind. So it's not like there would be much stress if I did...
I know you were not talking "verbatim" I was just having fun with ya


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I know you were, but it occurred to me that some people may not....


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Good example of how to use safety goggles as well!


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What are safety goggles?


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Are they like beer goggles? I like to use those......


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When I was about 13 dad and I (dad mostly) built a mini bike out of mild steel tube, buddy banged a wall with it, forks smoothly bent back with a nice radius bend till the front wheel contacted the engine. The engine went back on the roto tiller.


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Gary, it wasn't the engine's fault... Poor thing demoted back to work and no more fun becuase your buddy hit a wall.


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No clutch, no brakes. throttle was a slide lever between my knees what could go wrong? Wonder if the old man was trying to get rid of me? Later he said I couldn't get a car but a motorcycle was OK.
Thinking might have been along the lines of: OK if he kills himself but I don't want a pregnant girl showing up at my door......


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^ Sounds like fun!


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What are safety goggles?
duh!...they are OBVIOUSLY used to protect your forehead!


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