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Discussion in 'Hack Vendors' started by jaydmc, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    We have been building a lot of leading links this winter. Here is a KTM we just finished with full floating calipers and a rear rim laced to a stock type front hub. This required the down tubes to be angled to make room for the tire as it is wider then the standard spacing of the forks. In a few days I will post another on a Tiger 1200 also with full floating calipers. It is done and on the bike, we just painted the new beak and fender for it to match the bike, once on I will post photo's. We have a link front end with fixed calipers at powder coat right now for a Suzuki Gladius that will be installed next week and next week a leading link for a CB1100 will be going to powder coat as we will be finishing it today.
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  2. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    CB1100 done with fixed calipers for cost reduction vs the floating calipers. We are able to retain the stock brake hose's and fender.
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  3. JustKip

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    Wondering what the cost difference would be between this, and the front end you're making for the LC GS?
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  4. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    The GS has a telelever front end. We chose not to go with a leading link so that we could keep the computer controlled suspension. We have two different set ups for the water cooled GS both involve changing the angle of the forks using a new from billet ball joint assembly. One keeps the stock front wheel. The other allows us to run a rear GS wheel on the front. This requires the front to be widened. New brake rotors, hub, axle, wheel bearings, fender and much more. I have attached a photo with the GS rear wheel on the front.
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    JustKip Long timer

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    Doh...forget I asked
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  6. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    Go Jay!
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    RockyMtnRoadRash Useful and decorative

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    In the sure and certain knowledge that the answer is "Probably not Cheap" and "It Depends" - what's the ballpark cost for a set of leading links assuming the bike has a traditional front end? 1-2K, 2-3, etc?
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  8. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Here's their phone number -- Toll Free: (866) 638-1793
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  9. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    Sorry for the slow response. I retired a while back, my former office manager was suppose to be checking this.
    Our links for the KLR are $2000, Most other links are $2800 with non floating calipers, $3800 with floating. Different wheels then stock front wheels adds to the cost. BMW telelever adds to the cost depending on what we are doing and color matched fenders add to the price.
    So, the answer is, it depends.
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  10. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    20190826_085237.jpg Photo's of an Africa twin we just did. We have a second twin with the link done as well, photo's once we get a sidecar on it.
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  11. TripleDaddy

    TripleDaddy Hoping my skills exceed my horsepower

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    Hi Jay,
    Could you post a photo of the Triumph Explorer 1200 leading link fork you mention in the original post if you still have one?
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  12. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    Leading link for the 1200 Explorer. Note the extended "beak" we make. We also now have "leading legs" for the T-120
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  13. TripleDaddy

    TripleDaddy Hoping my skills exceed my horsepower

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    Looks great! Thanks for sharing!
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  14. UncleGrumper

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    Jay do you still offer Leading Links???
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