- Nov 29, 2017
Sucks that it didn't work out. I wanted one but didn't really trust it.
I like the sunlite springer forks. Looks like you got both bushings abv. the top bracket. Might wana try it like this. Nice bike.Here's Springer 2.0, a Sunlite Deluxe I found on Amazon. Pricey bastard, and here's why: It's built right.
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For starters, it weighs about twice as much as the ebay special. That alone inspires confidence. All the components are about twice as thick and it all has a much better quality feel to it. And:
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There's plenty of room for my fat tire. No more worries about rubbing. I replaced some of the spacers with rubber hose for some rebound damping. The top bracket clamps onto the steerer with a beefy Allen screw, so it stays put. FYI, if you're buying one of these be advised that they have a gorilla torque that screw down at the factory. Also, the steerer tube is really long, with lots of thread. Even on the long Electra frame, I ended up cutting off 4 inches.
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Here you can see how thick the rockers are. The brake arm mounts right to the suspended fork, so there's no more rebound action when braking.
So I got it cut to size, mounted the wheel and bars and went for a test ride. SUCCESS! The wheel doesn't wobble, it's a dream over bumps and corners with confidence. Lesson learned, you buy cheap, you get cheap.
Then I added some padded leather grips:
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What is it about leather and motorbikes? They just go together. Sorry it's so dark in my cave.
Still deciding whether or not to mount a fender, and how.