stretched new build

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Bill M, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. Bill M

    Bill M New Member

    lots of welding so far
     

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  2. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    Less than zero trail... What do you call that? lead? Opposite trail? o_O
    I would be scared to ride with that set up. :oops: Sorry but it's like the whole concept of self stabilising bicycle steering thrown out and my brain won't accept it.
     
  3. Bill M

    Bill M New Member

    not sure what your sayin? I run this set up on 2 other bikes never any problems . over 800 miles or more it rides better than my springer forks do .
     
  4. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    I'm saying it has a trail of less than zero and I can't imagine how that works. That's all.
     
  5. Bill M

    Bill M New Member

    I see hears one with out the spring in it, it has about 2-3" travel up and down theirs a bushing in the top of the rear fork that the stud go's an keeps it stable.the blue bike has a 1" bushing in the top of the rear fork and has about a 3" travel up and down ,the 2 swing arms at the bottom have bushings with shoulder bolts to keep it straight and the shocks work too.i would be glad to anser any questions you have or show more pics.the front suspentions cost me 0 to build .I'm a toolmaker by trade and a kustom painter .I will build this bike under 100 dollars but about 200 hours of labor.its a hobby.
     

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  6. Frankfort MB's

    Frankfort MB's Well-Known Member

    I'm not much on chopper motorcycles but I LOVE a good chopper bicycle:)

    Keep up the good work!:D
     
  7. Bill M

    Bill M New Member

    thank you'''' this is what I started with.it was free its a electra but I didn't like the looks and not a fan of kit motorbikes. thjs is the front forks on bike
     

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  8. curtisfox

    curtisfox Member

    Do a search on rake and trail, your steering is way off. It's gotta be hard to handle that way, you prolly won't know it much till you get it right, then you wiil wonder why you didn't do it right in the first place..........Curt
     
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