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    Default Fork Stop Ideas Needed **BUILDERS WISDOM WANTED**

    Hey there, I just have a question and I figured someone might have an idea.

    So I am building a chopper, and the frame doesn't have any fork stops on the neck tube. So I bought a neck cup kit with a stop on it, but I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to make fork stops? I can drill into the springer front end and put in bolts like the old Indian Larry way, but I'd have to bend them up at 90 degrees to contact the stop on the lower neck cup. I don't think that this is the route that I wanna go. Does anyone else have any ideas?

    *Also, I apologize if I have posted this in the wrong spot.

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    How about posting a couple pics of what ya got?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriNortchopz View Post
    How about posting a couple pics of what ya got?
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    Great, how about a couple of close up pics with springer installed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriNortchopz View Post
    Great, how about a couple of close up pics with springer installed?
    I'm at work now. I'd have to grab those for you sometime next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartagus981 View Post
    I'm at work now. I'd have to grab those for you sometime next week.
    Okey dokey..... We will be here waiting.....

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    If you have a recent DNA springer, the fork stops are built into the bottom tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luky View Post
    If you have a recent DNA springer, the fork stops are built into the bottom tree.
    I guess we will have to wait and see what he has.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    I guess we will have to wait and see what he has.....
    Guess so. Tap...tap...tap...looks like they could be DNA front springers but we still need a close op photo. See if the fork stops hit the frame in the right spot.
    Last edited by Luky; 11-30-2018 at 11:18 AM.

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    Man... with a raw frame and a lot of fabrication left to go... I'd just weld on some flat spot tabs somewhere on the neck that get it done. I'm guessing his springer has the flat spot extensions on the inner side of the center plate (you know, the plate between the top and bottom trees that mounts the springs).

    Just build up some area on the frame where these can rest (assuming they align with and would hit the backbone):

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    I wanted to do mine this way but the stock ironhead neck and the cup conversion kit messed up the geometry.

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    Sorry folks I didn't notice this thread so my suggestion of a pair of rusty chains is late.
    Dusty

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    It looks like there's bumpers already built into the springer, but how do I stop this from marring the paint on my frame once it's done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpeak View Post
    Man... with a raw frame and a lot of fabrication left to go... I'd just weld on some flat spot tabs somewhere on the neck that get it done. I'm guessing his springer has the flat spot extensions on the inner side of the center plate (you know, the plate between the top and bottom trees that mounts the springs).

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    I wanted to do mine this way but the stock ironhead neck and the cup conversion kit messed up the geometry.
    They have something similar. I posted pictures above. How would I go about protecting paint though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luky View Post
    Guess so. Tap...tap...tap...looks like they could be DNA front springers but we still need a close op photo. See if the fork stops hit the frame in the right spot.
    They hit on the backbone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartagus981 View Post
    They have something similar. I posted pictures above. How would I go about protecting paint though?
    A piece of stainless or brass either coming forward from the tank mount or wrapped and bolted around the tube or drill and tap the frame for a stainless bolt to stop the stop. Ya sure ya don't want rusty chains?
    Dusty
    Last edited by DustyDave; 12-04-2018 at 11:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartagus981 View Post
    They have something similar. I posted pictures above. How would I go about protecting paint though?
    Cut them off..... They have no function so you don't need them.... Cut them off....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustyDave View Post
    A piece of stainless or brass either coming forward from the tank mount or wrapped and bolted around the tube or drill and tap the frame for a stainless bolt to stop the stop. Ya sure ya don't want rusty chains?
    Dusty
    Yup, Dusty has it.
    An option instead of just drilling and tapping the frame, is to drill through and weld in a threaded bung then install ss button head socket cap screws/bolts on each side.

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    Can also drill a hole and push in a rubber button/bumper as a paint saver Check out the small drawers at Ace Hardware.

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    You guys have been very helpful. I think im gonna ponder a brash collar or rubber stops...thank you all!

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