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Old 10-26-2013, 05:16 AM   #16
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you only mount one disk. This bike only has one disk. It will pull to the side the disk is mounted on but you get used to that.

That's all well and cool but he asked about leading legs not leading links.

Neat old XS 650 , yours ?


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Old 10-26-2013, 05:26 AM   #17
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That's all well and cool but he asked about leading legs not leading links.

Neat old XS 650 , yours ?
his real question appeared to be mounting one disk and the concept is the same leading or trailing.

that bike belongs to Dave Hennessy - I rented it from him and have been trying to buy it ever since.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:44 AM   #18
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Leading leg plates

yeah sorry if i was confusing in the way i phrased the question but I was asking about bolting Leading leg plates onto my existing fork legs. My concern was since I only have a single disc that there are really on two strong mounting points besides the axle holes. these holes are the caliper mounting bolts....so they are only on the side with the disc. The vstrom in the previous pictures utilized the caliper mounts on both sides and would be much stronger. I was just wondering if anyone has a solution to this. Thanks!
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:06 AM   #19
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The opposite of "bolt-on".
That's very nicely done, so simple and clean.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:09 AM   #20
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yeah sorry if i was confusing in the way i phrased the question but I was asking about bolting Leading leg plates onto my existing fork legs. My concern was since I only have a single disc that there are really on two strong mounting points besides the axle holes. these holes are the caliper mounting bolts....so they are only on the side with the disc. The vstrom in the previous pictures utilized the caliper mounts on both sides and would be much stronger. I was just wondering if anyone has a solution to this. Thanks!
Some type of pinch block around the fork tube would probably work okay. I don't care for relying on the caliper mounts alone whether on one or both sides. There is leverage on them in a pulling fashion that could be a concern.
A positive stop to counteract this may be a simple solution. Overbuilt? SO WHAT.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:30 PM   #21
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sorry to thread jack but here is what i'm dealing with.




what about something like this?

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Some type of pinch block around the fork tube would probably work okay. I don't care for relying on the caliper mounts alone whether on one or both sides. There is leverage on them in a pulling fashion that could be a concern.
A positive stop to counteract this may be a simple solution. Overbuilt? SO WHAT.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:55 PM   #22
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What about just changing to offset trees.


Something along these lines.

Pretty sure Claude could knock you up a set. Ring him and ask him ... what's the worst that he could say ?





Have you searched for different factory offset trees from a different model ?



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Old 10-27-2013, 09:17 AM   #23
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legs

One advantage of leading link or Earles forks is that they seperate the suspension function from the steering function of the forks. With those neat little "leading legs", the two are still combined, as in conventional teles, and hard cornering could twist and bind the forks.
Follow a hard-driven sidecar sometime and watch how the rear tire distorts to almost rub the swingarm, and if you can. watch how telescopic forks distort. That front wheel twisting distortion does not occur with leading links or Earles forks.
On an old machine with wire wheels you can see the spokes bend and the rim distort on a race outfit with modern tires.
Before I put the LLs on my outfit, I'd come home after a hard drive and see black rubber marks on the insides of the fork tubes...and the swingarm.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:18 AM   #24
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Good idea to look for differnet offsets in the maker's catalog, Norton and BSA both made special sidecr triple trees.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:44 AM   #25
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Yes I agree leading links would be the wet option my only problem is that I am in the process of lookin for a new tug so I just wanted a temporary fix until I get the tug that will be permanently attatched to my car and then I will build a set of link forks for it. Thanks for the advice.
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