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BlackCloudSalvage
10-19-2019, 5:05 PM
Seen some decent priced nice looking springer front ends for sale lately online. Like old W&W and an old harley one. They look really cool but im curious how they ride? The ones I'd be interested in are short stock length style on stock rake rigid frame. Never been a big fan of really long sprinters but id like to try one out someday. Looks fun when people bounce that front wheel on a long raked bike.

Are they just for looks or period correct applications or is it a good fun ride?

BlackCloudSalvage
10-19-2019, 5:07 PM
This one for $900

<a href="https://ibb.co/b1GV5tQ"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/BLYJ2kc/Screenshot-20191019-190628.png" alt="Screenshot-20191019-190628" border="0"></a>

Tattooo
10-19-2019, 5:16 PM
I love mine...... Both of them........

AlbertaFarmer
10-19-2019, 6:11 PM
$900 seems like a fairly reasonable price for that W&W. It's a very nice front end.

I've yet to ride a springer, but I've got an OEM softail one squirreled away for my next project. Plenty of people put big miles on with them. I can't imagine it being too bad of a ride. I've even heard some people say better than tubes if properly set up and maintained.

Tattoo, I've said it before and I will say it again, beautiful machines.

Tattooo
10-19-2019, 6:47 PM
Tattoo, I've said it before and I will say it again, beautiful machines.

Thank you!!!!!!!!

TriNortchopz
10-19-2019, 8:29 PM
I love mine...... Both of them........

That Knuck of your's with the raked Harman girder is a beauty:

Original Harman girder patent drawing:
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TriNortchopz
10-19-2019, 8:34 PM
Never ran a short springer, just a +18 Jammer with a raked frame for 10 years; with the extra set of internal springs, it didn't pogo that much, and it rode pretty good on shit Northern roads they call highways:
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Bought this A65 with +25 springer; never finished it; sold it to my bro and he ran it for a couple years - that was more flex than spring
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Tattooo
10-19-2019, 9:22 PM
That Knuck of your's with the raked Harman girder is a beauty:

I don't think he called it a girder as he made them also.....

But what ever it was called it's the BEST by far, front end that I have ridden, Ever!!! It has NO flop and no bounce what so ever.....

Tattooo
10-19-2019, 9:23 PM
Bought this A65 with +25 springer; never finished it; sold it to my bro and he ran it for a couple years - that was more flex than spring
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Man that was a beauty...... It's a real shame that you never finished it.....

TriNortchopz
10-19-2019, 10:00 PM
I don't think he called it a girder as he made them also.....

But what ever it was called it's the BEST by far, front end that I have ridden, Ever!!! It has NO flop and no bounce what so ever.....


Couple of good reads here on Bill Holland and John Harman's internal sprung girder:

The History of Bill Holland and Executive Choppers
"John Harman and Harry Holland started a company called H & H Cycle where I, Bill Holland, was the only employee. John Harman came up with a design for an internal spring girder.
H & H started building the front end and I had a big involvement in making the parts and John doing the welding and my brother, Harry doing machine work. After working out all the details of manufacturing the front end, H & H started the procedure of patenting the front end and in May of 1973 the Harman Front End was patented. A year later..."
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http://www.executivechoppers.com/about.html


John Harmon’s Legacy
The Holland and Harman connection
"...As many of you know the Harman frames and front end assemblies introduced to the custom market in the early 70's were some of the finest quality and most functional pieces ever offered. Frames including custom Harley swing arm frames were available for virtually any machine and the unique internally sprung girders were probably the best handling and shock absorbing girders you could buy..."
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https://www.hotbikeweb.com/john-harmons-legacy#page-6

TriNortchopz
10-19-2019, 10:04 PM
Man that was a beauty...... It's a real shame that you never finished it.....

I was running a shop, had lots of bikes and chops and custom builds for customers...he had another A65 chop with a twistrail Butts springer, so the fit was good.

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Hatchet54
10-19-2019, 11:16 PM
the pictures in this thread are making me sweat

Tattooo
10-20-2019, 5:35 AM
Original Harman girder patent drawing:


You know something Tri, As long as I've had this front end and as a nice as it rides I can't believe it was never copied by someone?????? Hell they copy everything else.........

It is made incredibly well........

TriNortchopz
10-20-2019, 7:21 AM
I did see one copy recently; I think it was on the Choppers Planet or the Longfork Choppers fb site...it was close, but the area near the trees caught my attention as just a bit different...guy in Europe built it himself.

Tattooo
10-20-2019, 7:36 AM
I did see one copy recently; I think it was on the Choppers Planet or the Longfork Choppers fb site...it was close, but the area near the trees caught my attention as just a bit different...guy in Europe built it himself.

Glad someone tried..... I'm still astounded that is wasn't mass produced during the chopper rebirth...........

rockman96
10-20-2019, 7:45 AM
I love mine...... Both of them........

Those are gorgeous bikes tattooo! I'm especially drawn to the short bike...


I did see one copy recently; I think it was on the Choppers Planet or the Longfork Choppers fb site...it was close, but the area near the trees caught my attention as just a bit different...guy in Europe built it himself.

I was reading through old threads about a year ago, and some young fellow was making copies of the Harmon internally sprung girder. IIRC he was catching some flak for 'copying' the design. Anyway, his profile here indicated we is not active here anymore, and I think his website link was shut down. Shame, if you ask me.

ETA: Just did a search and found the thread:
http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=29722&highlight=harmon

TriNortchopz
10-20-2019, 8:32 AM
Glad someone tried..... I'm still astounded that is wasn't mass produced during the chopper rebirth...........

Well it was reborn, and is mass produced, by the original guy, Bill Holland, who in 2003 dusted off his old tools, did a re-design, and opened up his new shop Executive Choppers;

"In the early 80's as the length and style changed the demand to run long front ends declined and gave me the break I needed. I started building weightlifting equipment and owned a World Gym in 1986. After that I started manufacturing high end hand forged stair railings. Through the years I’ve had friends and customers who knew my reputation as a bike builder and wanted me to do work for them.
In 2003, with the encouragement of my wife and a friend of mine, I pulled the original front end fixture out of storage and began to design a new version of what is now known as “Harman/Holland Internally Sprung Girder™...In 2005, I finished my first prototype chopper with the new front end on it. This bike was totally built by Bill and includes..."

http://www.executivechoppers.com/about.html

Whoremonger
10-22-2019, 1:16 PM
In my opinion they are good up to 65-70 mph. But then, also in my opinion, oem hardtails are good only to 70 mph max. After that not fun.

Dougtheinternetannoyance123
10-22-2019, 1:19 PM
I have never rode or tried a Harmon internally sprung Girder, I have had several Girders I liked, also some really long Springers, Never a shorty or a late model HD softail with one of their damped ones either.

But heres my $0.02. I had a shop and still have a lot of stuff in storage including several girders and Springers. There is ALSO the pile of NOS stuff that got away. (Long story but a friend died and we had a deal for a warehouse full of period chopper stuff, His family was weird so that never materialized. The stuff in there I saw would make a hipster drool, still in the 1970s packaging)

Regardless a project I have not gotten too yet but keep threatening is a photo series of some of my old chop and front ends, some of which are also NOS,, including a sweet Santee.

Most of my stuff is British but I had a lot of HD too. I have some old photos (Still on 35mm print film) of some of the bikes over the years. I cant tell you all the brand names, maybe TNC can ID some with the pictures.

4 different Stock HD springers all lengthened, 2 on Harleys, 2 on Triumphs. I am told they used Radius rods from old cars to lengthen them. They LOOKED cool, and man did they turn heads. But truth is, they rode like *SH*T* in my opinion, Bouncy bouncy pogo-ing. They also weighed a lot, and that much weight did several things, damped the ride a bit, but that much weight off the front of the frame took a lot of getting used to. My opinion on them, more of a poser thing, short rides and look cool. Not for long distance travel unless you are some sort of sadist.
I did several moderate rides on them and call me a Pu**y, but I was beat, whipped and tired after each one and this was years ago when I was in better condition.
One ride, Big Pat was on his Evo Air ride suspension Police bike Evo HD and I was on the Triumph with that Springer. I kept yelling to slow down as he glided along at 70 mph with ease,, While I was bouncing and pogo'ing and having a hard time keeping up, especially when we hit some construction zones. Plus, despite loctite, tabs, and safety wire shit kept coming loose and we had to stop several times to re-attach stuff. We had fun, but man, that was a ordeal.

( I had fitted a small drum brake, useless for real stopping but very handy gently applied coming to a stop as well as a stop light or hill holder. It takes skill to ride with it because you use mostly the rear brake and learn how to use the front brake, if you hammer the front brake the whole bike tries to fold in half, the springer compresses and does a bucking bronco at the rodeo impression, You learn quickly how NOT to do that)

I bought another extend-o HD springer at a swap meet a few years ago at a vintage club meet, the price was really good, and I have some cool frames. A grey beard was freaking out over it and I had already purchased it. I recognized the dude as a long time regular and not some wheeler-dealer type. He wanted it bad! He also had a period Knuck chopper and it was the piece he truly needed to complete it. I had a moral dilemma, Long story, but we all went away happy. I also kicked a few bucks back to the seller as he sold it was under price.

I had a couple long after market Springers on bikes, still have a few more in storage,. Same deal but some differences in construction. Some were really heavy some lighter. One I have,, I think is too light duty for anything other than a small-light bike so its going on a 500 Triumph chop. It has virtually zero miles but had hung in a workshop prior to me where some chemicals were used (Industrial machine shop and truck maint) So I powder coated it. I have no idea how to grade them but the rocker design sure seems to make a difference, That Sugar Bear guy has it figured out but I dont like the looks of his rockers. But I rode a few where we tried different rocker designs and it makes a difference.
I will say, quality varies. Some ran no bushes or bearings (Crap) others ran bushes but worn out and sloppy and it sure helped to replace those or swap in needle bearings. On the rockers, I believe Needle bearings are best but research what you are installing.

I have had 4 girders and still have 1. One, on my old Triumph 67 Chop I know was a Durfee. It had issues and we rebuilt it. Decent but still pogo-ed. I lean a little more towards Girders than Springers if you DO ride, the Springers have an iconic style, but the Girders if set up right in my opinion ride slightly better.

Now, the BEST ones I ever rode, didnt belong to me, and I wish I could go back and buy some. Look in old period Jammer chopper catalogs (I have 3 catalogs from the 1980s) and they had springers and girders with small shock absorbers fitted besides the spring(s). Some ran dual shocks, some single and they had some with no shocks. My understanding was they were not universally popular because of the image/cool factor and shocks back then in that small size were not great quality/perf. Retro fitting a modern Hi-po shock should be transformational. But my impression was if you rode them hard and fast, the shocks damper fluid overheated and lost effectiveness, but if you putted along on a nice cruise style ride they worked great.
I want to retro fit something like that to some of mine and want to research what I can use. To me,, thats the ideal setup, Dial in your springs and fit a small unobtrusive shock.

** A note on springs,, MOST Springs on all the front ends I dealt with, I would not rate as a well made performance spring. Spring tech is a long topic, and most fitted to vintage Springers and girders are not made for performance. Secondly,, other than bolting them into place, most people have no idea how to adjust and set up springs.

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I am curious about modern HDs and their springers, suspension and braking, I have never owned a modern HD with a Springer and never rode any of the replica Taiwan Ted Shorty springers. I once rode a 48 Indian and that was totally cool, and tried out a HD hummer with the rubber bands for a short spin. So thats my input.

**** I posted some old photos of some guys I served with in the military and still do from time to time to try and connect with people I used to know. Neither of these bikes are mine, but if you know the people, have them contact me or PM me.
https://www.rallypoint.com/status-updates/5132385?urlhash=5135443

Tsgt (Circa 1984) Dale Neidigh, or Ssgt Jason Jetley.
(Jasons Triumph chop was inspirational to me. Fast as hell, He built in the Dorm room at Mt Home AFB and it was so long, they couldnt get it out of the room, even using the guy across the halls room to back & forth. Had to pull the front end back off, and then maneuver it down 3 flights of stairs)

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Dougtheinternetannoyance123
10-22-2019, 2:58 PM
Here is another picture, taken mid 1990s. One of my Shop customers and friends, known as Chopper Cindy. I dont think she will mind me posting it here. She was a bad ass chick and would put lots of folks to shame when it came to riding.

For a Springer it rode pretty decent after we made a lot of changes, but not a easy or comfortable bike.

I *THINK* The history of that bike went back to being built as a chop in the 1970s and she owned it off and on, I dont know all the details or years or how many variations it went thru but I heard it got changed up often. She had sold it to a guy I knew and he was having issues with the ignition and some other problems. I sorted it out but at the time it had a HD OEM Springer on it that was lengthened and was too long for the frame/rake. It sat really high in the front and had bad steering flop, was not fun to ride. I had a guy who really wanted the front end to use on a restoration and restored that Springer to stock, I did a deal and installed the one in the picture instead (Unknown brand) but it rode way better and handled decent.

**NOTE THE FRAME SITS NEARLY LEVEL in this pix.

I also did the paint on it as well. Cindy bought it back and had me make some more changes, including a Mikuni carb, better ignition and charging system.

She rode the wheels off that bike. At my shop you could hear her coming with the cocktail shakers on it and miles away thru the curves. Often I had another customer there and I would say "Hear that? Here comes Chopper Cindy" She rode that scoot year round and even in the snow. She drove truck for a living and for a while she didnt own a car, just that chop. She also was good advertising as she told people if you want your bike to run good, take it to Doug. Eventually she had to make changes and move across the US and I sold it for her on this new fangled internet thingy around 1998? Some guy back east bought it and was stoked to get it. I lost track of him but offered free tech support. Hope its still running and being ridden the way it deserves.

It would be cool if the current owner sees this, Love to hear how its doing. It has a LOT of history. (It was not ebay but some motorcycle bulletin board that was popular at the time. We used Forward Air shipping and I built the crate, I have another pix of it right before we closed up the crate, In order to meet dimensions we removed the front end for shipping)
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*Edit, I meant to add, that I offered many times to fit a speedo to the scoot and she turned me down every time acted like I was a moron for suggesting it. She always said,, "If I am wondering how fast I am riding I will just count the lines in the road" As a commercial trucker, she had the experience but every time someone heard her say it, they were shocked. As I mentioned, this was one hard core biker chick, I have nothing but respect for her,.

AlbertaFarmer
10-22-2019, 3:56 PM
Doug, thank you very much for taking the time to write all that out. Lot's of good information. I really enjoyed the stories and photos.

TriNortchopz
10-23-2019, 5:49 AM
In my opinion they are good up to 65-70 mph. But then, also in my opinion, oem hardtails are good only to 70 mph max. After that not fun.

I consistently ran my long springered raked Z chop at over 100 MPH, got airborne while leaned over in corners, just a bit of of a wobble on landing (softail plungers) and the springer was pretty solid...not as good as my shocked P&P girder though...

Tattooo
10-23-2019, 6:40 AM
I consistently ran my long springered raked Z chop at over 100 MPH,


I got this bike over a 100 many times........ I never felt like I was going to wreck it felt stable to me....... But WTF did I know I was a kid..... LOL

DoomBuggy
10-23-2019, 8:13 AM
My two cents.

I had a short springer on my '55 Pan and my bud had a long springer on his raked '49 and they looked good.

Overall both bikes handled well on the open road. There were a few times when pushing a curve and hitting a road snake that caused a bit of butt pucker, but as long as you knew it was coming it was nothing that couldn't be overcome.

The day I wrecked my '55 I was doing 60mph on the Eisenhower Expressway and a guy in a van decided he wanted my lane more than I did. I shifted to the shoulder and then hit a series of potholes. I was not able to control the bike and after the third or fourth pot hole ended up going over the bars. The bike went into traffic and I rolled and bounced along the soft shoulder.

Could things have come out different on a tube front end, not sure, but my gut and years of racing dirt bikes says it would have.

Anyhow I am running a narrow glide on the '56 and am pretty happy, but I admit every time I see a long bike with a raked frame and a springer I think it would be great fun.....

kendall666
10-23-2019, 11:49 AM
I love the way my bike feels and handles with my springer. This is my first hardtail and I was a little skeptical on how the overall comfort would be but so far so good, I almost prefer riding this to my FXR. Lower pressure in the rear and the springer make a fantastic combo for me.97823
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Dougtheinternetannoyance123
10-23-2019, 5:02 PM
Thats a nice looking Triumph setup there, I like it, really enjoy the extra light down low, Was thinking of something similar on my rider. I dont generally like a Maggie sticking out of the side like that (The ARD up front or the preunit tucked in behind) but looks like you got it covered with the pipe somewhat, although Fwd controls would work.
Cant tell what tire you have, but the old school tires were old bia plys and pretty durable, never saw too many failures. The trick was to run them at lower tire pressure for extra suspension cushion, although that number was up for debate. (15-20 psi?) Some tires would rub with the chain and not uncommon to see a diamond pattern on the sidewall, but if not too deep and no cords exposed was considered acceptable although I am sure Ralph Nader would crap purple twinkies.

I had a lot of shop customers who liked the old style tires but many rode a lot harsher, But I got many to switch to a modern 16" tire and they all said "I wished I had switched sooner, they ride so much better" I know a local guy building a vintage Indian and super proud of the vintage tires. I told him for a show bike fine, but not to ride with.

Heres a few shots from a 1984 Jammer catalog. I have a couple others. Would like to find the other issues. I also have their chapt 1-2 &3 tech guide which is awesome. Each issue was similar to the old AEE Catalogs and were more of a Magazine with lots of ads than a catalog. Each issue had bike features (With Jammer products naturally) a few stories and many tech articles how to use their products and build bikes. Lots of period biker chicks in the photos as well.

I have another one that features the "Chick Catcher" (Maybe it inspired Tattoo? :cheersmate:)

But it was a feature where some dude ordered a chopper frame and all the parts from Jammer and then started getting laid, the article showed 2 sleazy biker chicks stripping for him while he is on his Jammer chopper The bike is built out of almost ALL Jammer choppers products and the ad text is hilarious and so cheesy,, "I know I got a good time comin'when i ride my Chick Catcher Jammer Chopper " Would give the #MeToo and the SJWs a conniption fit today. (Ill dig it out and scan it, post it up eventually in junk pile) I knew another lady who had a cool Sporty Bobber and we joked it was her Chick Catcher which ended up being extra funny as she dumped her husband and decided she liked chicks better

Other issues showed the springers and girders on a double page layout with bikes with them fitted in the background. They also sold parts for them and they had hard tails and chop frames for not only HD but Triumphs, BSA, Yamahas, Honda and Kawasakis. Sure was inspirational thumbing thru these old catalogs on a remote Air Force base or Fwd ops deployment dreaming up stuff to build when we got back to the US. We had desk drawers packed with catalogs and old issues of Sleazy Rider, Iron Horse, Big Bike and others. I still view bikes today thru those lenses,,,"Proper Choppers"

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tzienlee
10-23-2019, 6:13 PM
Back in the early 80's this Norton was doing the rounds of shows all over England and the fella rode it everywhere at speed !!! ( Braver than me !!),... it looks like a cross between springers and Plunger rear ends !!……………...even had some weird rear suspension as well,....I'm guessing that technically it's a Trike !!??…. hahahahahaha

TriNortchopz
10-23-2019, 10:11 PM
Doug:
I want to retro fit something like that to some of mine and want to research what I can use. To me,, thats the ideal setup, Dial in your springs and fit a small unobtrusive shock.

Have you seen these:

Bike Station Shock Absorbers for Classic Springer Forks

These small oil/gas shocks replace the inner fork springs and the rods of the front spring fork of stock Springer forks. They support the outer fork springs and provide significantly improved suspension for your front end.
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https://www.wwag.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/WebSite.woa/wa/DirectAction?action=forceEnglish&page=!57297
Install instructions: https://www.wwag.com/step/pdf/144497.pdf

guessin' you could source something similar, a gas charged cylinder, not made for springer ($$) and adapt 'em.

Installation with step by step pics:
http://bl-graph.com/?p=3854

TriNortchopz
10-23-2019, 10:12 PM
Doug:
I dont generally like a Maggie sticking out of the side like that (The ARD up front or the preunit tucked in behind)

Seen the left side Morris magnetos:

MORRIS MAGNETO Triumph Twin '62 Up
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This retardable (for easy kick or electric start) Morris Magneto is made for unit Triumph 500 / 650 / 750 c.c. motorcycles and is cam-driven through the tach port . It mounts out of the way on the lefthand side into the tach drive. Made in the USA.

http://www.sevensinschoppers.com/product_p/mm-tri.htm

Dougtheinternetannoyance123
10-23-2019, 10:19 PM
Doug:

Have you seen these:

Bike Station Shock Absorbers for Classic Springer Forks

These small oil/gas shocks replace the inner fork springs and the rods of the front spring fork of stock Springer forks. They support the outer fork springs and provide significantly improved suspension for your front end.
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https://www.wwag.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/WebSite.woa/wa/DirectAction?action=forceEnglish&page=!57297
Install instructions: https://www.wwag.com/step/pdf/144497.pdf

guessin' you could source something similar, a gas charged cylinder, not made for springer ($$) and adapt 'em.

Installation with step by step pics:
http://bl-graph.com/?p=3854

That looks like a good solution, I will check those out, Many of the original springs were just whatever they could source in the 60s-70s-80s, plus it was more important the chrome looked good. Progressive wound and a inner/outer with counter turns helps,, but what you posted looks viable, thank you. (Would love to hear of anyone who has tried them)

TriNortchopz
10-23-2019, 11:12 PM
Seen the springer that Prof built on his Shovel chop at The Chopper Shed? (Lots of old school chopper fabbing there) on Choppers Australia website; he incorporated shocks in place of typical lower compression springs, and still used upper rebound springs for traditional look:

Springer build with a difference...

http://www.choppersaustralia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=8518

Dougtheinternetannoyance123
10-23-2019, 11:32 PM
Seen the springer that Prof built on his Shovel chop at The Chopper Shed? (Lots of old school chopper fabbing there) on Choppers Australia website; he incorporated shocks in place of typical lower compression springs, and still used upper rebound springs for traditional look:

Springer build with a difference...

http://www.choppersaustralia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=8518

I have never seen that site before, But thank you for posting, There is some excellent ideas there that I can use. I will slurp the tech off there and put it in a PDF and print it out. Someone should do the same and put it in the tech section here and give that guy credit (Assuming he is okay with that).

I will say, ANYONE with any interest in fab work, or chop building can learn a thing or 3 from that work. I do agree with his statement on page 2 that using round stock would be easier, especially as a one off and non-production build because the oval tubing can lead to problems. (A jig would be helpful me thinks, I doubt I could pull that off without some sort of jig)
I learned some great tech on heat control and TIG welding in aerospace work, but its easy to get stuff catty wampus with distortion. (Off by a thou on one end, off by a foot at the other)

Thanks again!

TriNortchopz
10-24-2019, 12:11 AM
Last winter I read every post in the Chopper Shed section of CA site, helped me lots to look at some simple ways to make chop shtuff work and gave me lots of ideas for tech and fab. Take a close look at the rear axle suspension Prof patented on his shovel chop, had 2 shocks with Honda 750 rear wheel, went hardtail, then custom fab hardtail-look suspension.

His fab is limited because of the Australian ridiculous rule of "The 550 Rule"; front axle can not be more than 550mm ahead of the middle of the frame neck, measured horizontally.

Also on fb: https://www.facebook.com/thechoppershed/

hillcat
10-24-2019, 6:33 AM
Springers beat on your neck bearings more than telescopic forks.

seaking
10-24-2019, 7:03 AM
Could things have come out different on a tube front end, not sure, but my gut and years of racing dirt bikes says it would have.


That's my experience with a girder front end, it's awful hard to maintain control when you've bounced two feet in the air.

farmall
10-24-2019, 7:24 AM
Posted by DoomBuggy
Could things have come out different on a tube front end, not sure, but my gut and years of racing dirt bikes says it would have.

Not a lot of springers/girders/etc be seen in supercross, desert racing or anywhere performance on imperfect surfaces matters.

They're SUPPOSED to suck at function because they are Art intended to display defiance of function! It's like long fingernails and platform shoes on a hooker. The challenge then becomes to make them suck as little as practical, like putting a band aid on your dick after hitting it with a hammer.

kendall666
10-24-2019, 7:31 AM
Thanks for the kind words Doug. I'm running an MKII in the rear which seems to be fine, I'd like to see how a modern tire would feel but this one is brand new so maybe next time around. I'd love an ARD, the sleekness and look of those mags is really appealing. The hunt works well though, I just have to be careful in narrow areas ha!

DoomBuggy
10-24-2019, 7:40 AM
.....like putting a band aid on your dick after hitting it with a hammer.

I just don't even want to know your point of reference on that one!

Tattooo
10-24-2019, 8:48 AM
I just don't even want to know your point of reference on that one!

I know, I know..........

I've never had to do it myself but I've heard about it years ago........... I'm sure you have to if you think about it doom.................

Skjoll
10-24-2019, 10:04 AM
A pic of a girder mid-fail?
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48953427417_d4c9b56bd7_z.jpg


A pic to show off his new creation or for an insurance claim?
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48953231021_c69cd3376d_z.jpg


To think what these guys could have thought up with today's weed.

Tattooo
10-24-2019, 11:04 AM
A pic to show off his new creation or for an insurance claim?
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48953231021_c69cd3376d_z.jpg


To think what these guys could have thought up with today's weed.

LOL Drugs are bad OKaaaaaaaaa.......................

farmall
10-24-2019, 1:10 PM
They ain't got shit on Ron FInch. His acid trip choppers had some stunningly elaborate fabrication. Most pics didn't make it to the internet but old issues of Street Chopper etc have quite a few.

http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/2013/02/02/ron-finch-its-all-you-get/

metalheart28
10-24-2019, 6:37 PM
I've always wondered the same. My trike would look awesome with a springer!

DustyDave
10-24-2019, 8:25 PM
A pic of a girder mid-fail?
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48953427417_d4c9b56bd7_z.jpg


A pic to show off his new creation or for an insurance claim?
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48953231021_c69cd3376d_z.jpg


To think what these guys could have thought up with today's weed.

I had a 18 over Indian girder that the wheel sat under the engine kinda like that after I rode it up the porch post and left tire tracks on the ceiling of a 7-11 store.
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TriNortchopz
10-24-2019, 9:02 PM
I've always wondered the same. My trike would look awesome with a springer!

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Sugarcubes
10-25-2019, 8:45 AM
I have them on all my bikes. Had a FLH tele fork front end for a couple months, preferred the short springer.

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Tattooo
10-25-2019, 11:34 AM
I have them on all my bikes. Had a FLH tele fork front end for a couple months, preferred the short springer.

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That's a damn nice looking bike you have there............

RokDoctor
10-27-2019, 1:58 PM
I've run several. Very comfortable and not floppy or heavy when at stock geometries.

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Sugarcubes
10-28-2019, 4:59 AM
That's a damn nice looking bike you have there............

Thanks man, I had an idea in my head and rolled with it. Im happy with how it turned out :)

Dougtheinternetannoyance123
10-30-2019, 2:13 AM
Was looking for something else and came across this website where a photographer posted some great photos of our local vintage club show earlier this year. (Theres a part 1 & part 2) English and European, as well as part 2 is American & Asian.
See: http://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/two-wheelers/omv-classic-motorcycle-show-part-2-american-and-japanese-motorcycles/
See: http://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/two-wheelers/the-2019-oregon-vintage-motorcyclists-show-part-1-even-if-youre-not-a-bike-person-youll-love-the-photography/

But ran across this Honda Chop w/springer. I remember this bike at the show. Had some of the purists and bolt polishers upset, but I dont know the builder/owner but Its a perfect 70s Chopper example.
But if it were me Id paint a Japanese rising sun on the tank instead of Betsy Ross & Yankee Doodle Dandy.
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