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    Quote Originally Posted by Luky View Post
    Thanks Hillcat.

    The springer is DNA brand.
    That's what I thought. Do you have any previous experience with them? I have read about a few issues with them including an axle nut that kept backing off. Might want to keep an eye on faster tightness and for stress cracks.
    This is not from experience but from the internet so I feel kinda like I'm spreading rumors!

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    The chain finally came today in the mail!
    I used the same chain breaker that I started with when I was 19 years old and working in my first shop. I am 69 now.
    They still make and sell this chain breaker and every biker needs one.
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    This is 49 years old now.
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    Yamaha Roadstar.
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    I bought a 110 link chain (just guessing), that It would not take a 120 link chain.
    It took 109 links! Another lucky day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillcat View Post
    That's what I thought. Do you have any previous experience with them? I have read about a few issues with them including an axle nut that kept backing off. Might want to keep an eye on faster tightness and for stress cracks.
    This is not from experience but from the internet so I feel kinda like I'm spreading rumors!
    This my 4th set of DNA springer front forks.
    The first set was chrome and the other ones were black with chrome.
    I have not had any failures.
    The workmanship looks very good.
    I bought a brand new Yamaha 1500 in 2004 and after 600 miles the front axle nut almost fell off.
    The axle would not have come off though.

    I like the DNA front forks. I am also a welding inspector. A real one.
    But to inspect a weld you must see the weldment from start to finish,not just the finished part.
    You have to see the equipment, You have to see if the welders are qualified.
    You must know what the materials
    that have been selected are. All of it.

    One set of DNA forks I owned were 19" over. 42 rake. They worked fine.
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    Honda VF 1000R with gear driven cams. Hand made frame. 240mm rear wheel.

    The only thing that I did not like was the flop factor with 42 rake. Slightly longer
    rockers on the bottom of the forks would solve that problem and now those are much easier to get. It was still easy to drive.
    Last edited by Luky; 1 Week Ago at 4:19 PM.

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    Luky,
    Check out SpeedHut they have all kinds of GPS speedo's and made in america

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD64K View Post
    Luky,
    Check out SpeedHut they have all kinds of GPS speedo's and made in america
    Is this an advertisement???????

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD64K View Post
    Luky,
    Check out SpeedHut they have all kinds of GPS speedo's and made in america
    Thanks for the tip JD64K! I appreciate that.
    I just checked that out and Speedhut is for cars.
    The speedometer GPS is way out of my price range.$ 565.00
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    Today I got the coils mounted. Dynatek coils with 7mm solid wire, plug wires are next. NGK plug caps.
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    Shown in second photo is the plug wires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luky View Post
    Thanks for the tip JD64K! I appreciate that.
    I just checked that out and Speedhut is for cars.
    The speedometer GPS is way out of my price range.$ 565.00
    You are too nice. It was a bad tip.
    Get the bars on, just for a mock-up profile pic.
    Coming along steady as she goes don't go crazy now looking good go Luky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillcat View Post
    You are too nice. It was a bad tip.
    Get the bars on, just for a mock-up profile pic.
    Coming along steady as she goes don't go crazy now looking good go Luky!
    Yes, the bars are next but I do not have them yet. I am working on it.
    I will post a photo just as soon as I get them.
    I am going to get Flanders F5 handlebars.
    Same as modern sportster but slightly wider center section.
    Last edited by Luky; 3 Days Ago at 12:22 PM.

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