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    Default 12"+ tubes on sporty, no rake

    OK, so ive ridden sportys with 3-4 degrees of rake with 10 overtubes and i like it alot, Im thinking of going full 70's style and tossing some 12 overs on stock rake... Mobile coffin??
    Just want some opinions, preferably from the dudes who have ridden sportys with long forks and no rake.

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    Not mine but here's some 12 overs bet it's sketchy
    Last edited by shiteater; 08-21-2015 at 6:00 AM.

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    Love the pics, keep em coming, they get me stokedddddd. Sketchy
    Really looking for first person accounts who have ridden this setup.

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    pics o my 10 obers stock rake




    that pic above is probably the best angle for it
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    My bike has 6 over with narrow pullbacks which isn't bad but can get a little hairy sometimes. I can imagine +12 would have pretty bad trail. From what I been told 8 over and up is when you start to feel it the most. I'm probably headin to 8-10+ soon

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    I used to have rabbit ears/pull backs. I miss the look the most, but you definitely need bars you can get better leverage on the bike with when you have longer fork tubes

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    My shovel has a 12 over w stock rake. Trail measures out to 4"....not terrible...

    But it steers heavy pushing it around. Going to be a learning curve when it's on the road

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiteater View Post

    Not mine but here's some 12 overs bet it's sketchy
    wow that kid looks soooo cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiteater View Post

    Not mine but here's some 12 overs bet it's sketchy
    is anyone else aroused or is it just me?

    more pictures please

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    This is my daily driver for 70 miles a day round trip 12 overs with a 21 inch front tire. Pardon the front front fender, we got 1.50 inchs of rain in like 3 hours in seattle the other day and I have been to lazy to take it off.

    A few things to note riding it isn't all that much different that with 6 overs, except when in a heavy corner on the vintage style tires I can feel the ass end coming out from under me, which never happened on the 6 overs. But I'm talking heavy you can almost lick the street type of cornering. Pullback bars and a 21 inch wheel get a little sketchy in stop and go traffic, the pullbacks and a 19 felt pretty good. The bars I have on now feel the best with the 21 but i get alot of wheel flop and you have to manhandle the bike quite alot. the stock kickstand just barely holds the bike up so I had to make a new one. I had to make a bracket to hold the headlight lower. the exhaust length i have on there right now is about as far back as you can get it without dragging it in every light right hand turn. if your not going to run a fender I highly recommend a fork brace of some sort. just some things to keep in mind.

    I got the tubes from forking by frank, no reason not to buy them from him.

    feel free to ask any other questions.
    Last edited by FlyingDutchMan; 08-22-2015 at 8:35 AM.

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    @flyingdutchman, what kind of rear fender set up do you have?

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    Its a GasBox fender, GaBox sissy bar, builtwell brake light, and random brand led brake light turn signal combo licence plate frame.

    I shaved down the sissy bar where it attached to the frame because it didn't flow together very well. I took the stock rear fender bracket bent it a bit, drilled a hole in it to mount the fender and welded it to the sissy bar. I didnt think it would hold up as well as it has, I think ive done about 3 k miles two up loaded down with gear.



    Found another old picture. 12 overs with a 19 in front tire, the pullbacks, and the ghetto ass block of aluminum I bolted to the bottom of the stock kickstand so it wouldn't tip.



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    your bike pics are not coming up you mind posting them again, I'm about to do the same thing

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    you're committing thread necromancy here, good chance the dude wont even see this as the thread is over a year old bruh

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    I saw this online somewhere. Pretty sure the guy said it was 12 over.

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    I have +8 and it rides great!

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    Not everyone ran jacked up bikes in the '70s. My avatar is from late '70s / very early '80s. I want to say those are either 8 or 10 over with a garage floor rake ( just bent the neck till I had the stance I wanted ), we really didn't calculate rake back then.

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