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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by High Octane, Jul 8, 2015.
Somethings up in Whosville.
Nasty ol’welder. Turning nice shinny parts blue.
Once there was none.
Now there is one.
46mm deep socket.
All day. One bolt torqued.
My torque wrench only goes to 155lbs. Clymer says 170. I hope it’s enough.
At least my welds didn’t break
I wonder whats with that fork bridge ? It appears stock dimension but looks like it's been machined thinner and smaller ?
Interesting. I never touched it. But Me thinks this bike does have gremlins in its past. I wonder if the fork bridge is a misfit and the source of my fairing rubbing.
One last (I hope) broken bolt from the PO.
Left hand drilled this one out.
That fork bridge in Post 1205 is not stock. A stock bridge has the casting lines around the circumference--
And looks like this on the underside--
The bridge in Post 1205 looks like a trail modification bridge that Claude or Jay might sell. Also note how on the stock bridge, the 46mm nut doesn't hang off the edge.
I'm with DRONE that's a modified bridge it appears to have more offset than a stocker , the plot thickens there goes your faring rub and now it's time to re-figure the trail Luke.............. ! I hope your enjoying this I'll make you a deal if you can Heckle here I'll go back to church, come on save an old agnostics soul
I forgot that we talked about that lower fork bridge back around Post 1148. So EZS made that bridge? Looks just like the ones that Jay and Claude sell. But clearly made to give the LL's the rake angle that EZS needed, whatever that might be.
But I sold him the leadling links etc etc and they didn't come with a fork bridge, on EZS's forks they adjust trail with different swingarms your over complicating this. The PO of the GS wanted lighter steering, I drove my GS with a Dedome mod on the street and it made them allot more maneuverable , easy U-turns on a big bike.
If Octane wants to start at neutral he needs a stock bridge.
No the bridge I have came with the bike. No sidecar on the bike or ever as far as I know. It’s quite possible that it’s not stock but it came that way when I bought the bike. I guess I’ll go shopping for a stocker as that’s what I suspect EZS built the LL around.
thanks for the input.
Is there any difference in the years?
No really if you wanted to make a woods bike out of a almost 600 pound behemoth a trail reducing bridge would do it, blacky was really light steering in tight situations without sidecar on it and stock wheels on it.
This is all starting to make sense now. Why others weren’t concerned about the miss aligned bearings and why I went down the path of a new telelever to get them to line up. It’s probably because my lower fork bridge wasn’t stock causing the bearings to be further miss aligned than others. I was thinking that maybe my top bridge or telelever was off a different year but I never questioned the bottom bridge!
But you do know what this means. I probably had the correct sidecar trail without the LL!
On its way.
Well we got thru that one
Octane you really are an engineer, I'm just a garage hacker trying for logical outcomes But you knew that !
Actually none of this is mine but so far it's been the most positive outcome of my day, I'm happy something positive came of it !