Bolt-on LL Forks

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by bhp-equals-fun, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    sorry to thread jack but here is what i'm dealing with.
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    what about something like this?
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  2. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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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 ?


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



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  3. Old Mule

    Old Mule Been here awhile

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    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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  4. Old Mule

    Old Mule Been here awhile

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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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  5. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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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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