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Visionarycycleproducts
06-09-2014, 8:34 AM
Just another project we have been working on since the fall of 2013. Finally almost finished with these.
Just for anybody who likes to see the product development stages with the castings etc.

These are narrow width 41mm upper and lower trees that have all the details and features that early OEM hydraglide trees do they are just about 3" narrower in width.

Upper OEM tree on top, ours on the bottom
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Lower OEM tree on top, ours on the bottom
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Top View of the raw castings
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Underside View of the raw castings
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Video of the casting pattern core being machined
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The bottom of the lower tree after machining operation #1
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"sample" trees mocked up on a bike
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We will also be offering a full Tin Nacelle set that is a close reproduction of the original style just narrowed to fit the trees proper.
These are just some early samples
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nerdsports
06-09-2014, 1:45 PM
Those beefy forks look even moreso on a narrow tree hugging the tire. You guys do amazing work!

AMFshovelheads
06-09-2014, 2:30 PM
You can barely fit a tire between those legs ;)

JHibbler
06-09-2014, 4:44 PM
cool, any idea how much the whole set up will cost once they're ready?

govmule84
06-09-2014, 4:46 PM
I've never cared for hydra-glide front ends on a chopper, and these have me rethinking that. I like.

DripShovel
06-09-2014, 5:21 PM
Gorgeous!

Visionarycycleproducts
06-10-2014, 6:00 AM
cool, any idea how much the whole set up will cost once they're ready?

They will be ready in a few more weeks.
We have been pre selling a lot of them to customers that want to be guaranteed a set as they are being made in limited production numbers on the first run.
They are $625 and also include a custom front axle for a 3/4" bearing wheel.
If you would like to pre order a set please email us direct at visionarycycleproducts@yahoo.com

MadRiverMoCo
06-10-2014, 6:31 AM
VCP...

I am really in awe of the style, craftsmanship and care you're putting into each part...

It's beyond impressive...

Thank you for dialing copious quantities of American style into your made in America parts...

Visionarycycleproducts
06-19-2014, 7:26 AM
Thanks for all the kind words guys.

We are at the point where the Trees will be done before the month is over. We will start to ship these as soon as we get back from Born Free at the end of this month.

Here are some finished pics of them for anyone that is interested or has been following these. (Pics of the removable style stems will be up shortly)

Upper Tree Finish Machined

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Lower Tree Finish Machined
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Also included with the price of the trees are these custom front axles for 3/4" bearing hubs
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gray
06-19-2014, 9:38 AM
Damn, these things are awesome.