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    Quote Originally Posted by Theonlychrisj View Post
    Looks killer, man. Love the tank and oil bag cover. Where'd you get those, if you don't mind?
    Greasy Coast.

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    Really appreciate the thread chrisj. Any chance you could post up your trail numbers? Wondering how far out you’ve gone that you’re still happy with the handling.

    I’m doing +4 tubes with a 21” front wheel on my ‘73 ironhead for the first time and this was all new to me. I’m ending up with about 9 inches of trail which seems like it’s going to be too much for SoCal canyons....I love the length and height though...don’t want to gooseneck the frame for height or just rake the neck for length but lose all the vertical lift.

    So I’m trying to figure out what’s rideable.

    Maybe a smaller front wheel would bring it back in line a bit....

    I used this to help figure out the measurements.

    http://www.thompsonchoppers.com/rake...il-calculator/

    Any input on your handling experience appreciated.

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    i just put +4s on a sporty custom a couple weeks ago. handled awesome. just swapped them for a wide glide off a dyna tonight. my front brake line was juuuust long enough...they looked cool, but i totally wanted to cut the neck, stock rake with long boys is cool, but i don't want too much "perma-wheelie." they look better on my buddies dyna. he has the 32 i think rake frame. the "raked-er" one. and it's longer, so it stays more level. +6s look good and handle ok too. your kickstand still works, but just barely. i feel like you lean more in a turn, but it makes leaning more fun...

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    i kept my stock springs and just made big spacers. rode fine.

    getting those slider things to fit into the bottom jawns was hard, until i just taped them down, got them started, then removed tape. i don't bother with seal installers. it's fine as long as there aren't any crazy sharp burrs or shit on your tubes.

    stock jiffy stand still works with 6 over, i seent it, but you gotta do the petcock, and whatever is in your carb is gonna dump out cuz it leeeeeans. +4 was no problem, but i totally felt like "oh shit im gonna drop it!...oh ok." the first few times i put it on the stand. burnt my leg on the pipe even...ha.

    i always wanted long, raked out forks. i made a long forks bicycle when i was a kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thingfish View Post
    Really appreciate the thread chrisj. Any chance you could post up your trail numbers? Wondering how far out you’ve gone that you’re still happy with the handling.

    I’m doing +4 tubes with a 21” front wheel on my ‘73 ironhead for the first time and this was all new to me. I’m ending up with about 9 inches of trail which seems like it’s going to be too much for SoCal canyons....I love the length and height though...don’t want to gooseneck the frame for height or just rake the neck for length but lose all the vertical lift.

    So I’m trying to figure out what’s rideable.

    Maybe a smaller front wheel would bring it back in line a bit....

    I used this to help figure out the measurements.

    http://www.thompsonchoppers.com/rake...il-calculator/

    Any input on your handling experience appreciated.
    Thanks, bru. I haven't measured trail, but I've put a lot of miles on it since installation, and still love it. I'm 6'1", so the extra height is pretty comfortable to me. I haven't experienced any twisting , and it handles great on the highway, so I doubt I'll do a fork brace in the future.

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    I got the same kit from TC and curious about the 2 plastic washers that are in each bag, any idea what those are for or where they go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sportsterboone View Post
    I got the same kit from TC and curious about the 2 plastic washers that are in each bag, any idea what those are for or where they go?
    I used one on each side of the pvc spacer.

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    That’s what I figured, thanks man

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    I have the same TC Bros 6+ kit. Do you need a fork spring compressor to get the spring and spacer back in with the fork cap? I cannot for the life of me get mine pushed down enough to thread into the fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlabmarc View Post
    I have the same TC Bros 6+ kit. Do you need a fork spring compressor to get the spring and spacer back in with the fork cap? I cannot for the life of me get mine pushed down enough to thread into the fork.
    That's when you try real hard not to scream. I did not use any tool besides these (holds up biceps like an idiot). It's NOT easy and you have to be real careful as to not cross-thread the tube/cap.

    I folded a welding glove in half, put it on the floor, and stood the assembled tube up on the glove. Palmed the fork cap, and used my body weight to depress the spring and get the cap thread started. Once you have a couple of the threads started, it's easier to put the tube back in the triples, tighten the LOWER triple pinch bolt, and then use a ratchet to secure the cap the rest of the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlabmarc View Post
    I have the same TC Bros 6+ kit. Do you need a fork spring compressor to get the spring and spacer back in with the fork cap? I cannot for the life of me get mine pushed down enough to thread into the fork.
    I read this somewhere online and it helped me: Without the spacers in, figure out the point in rotation where the threads engage, and mark with a sharpie or whatever. That way, you at least know your starting near the right point. I have progressive springs and a pile of preload, took a few tries, but didn't need any special tools. It was much easier the first time, with the tubes loose in my hands. Perhaps have another person ready to start turning a wrench or socket, that way you only have to worry about applying downward pressure. You'll get em!

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    Fuck working hard, work smart and cheap instead:

    http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=49444

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    Very slick, Farmall.

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