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  • JR888 Posts: 128
    Sunshine Coast
    Stock Poster JR888
    30 Jun 2019 12:44 PM
    Quoting harley on 30 Jun 2019 10:27 AM
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    Nice ride.

    I was told I should be looking for between 7 and 9 degree rake. What is yours?
  • harley Posts: 7
    Stock Poster harley
    30 Jun 2019 02:35 PM
    not quiet sure i bought it like that. i was told from memory either 10 or 12 not sure witch one ill find out but 12 rings a bell
  • harley Posts: 7
    Stock Poster harley
    30 Jun 2019 02:41 PM
    im looking for a reverse but cant find one to fit the early 5 sp trans. any help would be apreciated. i dont really want electric.thanks
  • Hoodeng Posts: 196
    Stock Poster Hoodeng
    30 Jun 2019 04:05 PM
    Be aware that a springer front end needs a shallower rake to work properly, the rigid leg/ rocker link/ spring fork works through a back swinging arc in a vertical fashion. More rake means the link is now swinging upward and looses some of the geometry that makes it function.

    Cheers.
  • Retroman Posts: 1034
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    30 Jun 2019 04:13 PM

    Frasers WA showroom/workshop have just fitted a Meatballs Springer front end to a 2019 114 cube Fatboy ! Saw it yesterday !!

    Had a good chat to the young keen workshop manager , it is for some kind of inter shop Biker build off gig.

    And . yes , as predicted by me in my conversation with him , THE FRONT ABS WAS THE BUGBEAR !

    Now he reckoned that he had worked out a way around the problem. Shifting the ABS sensor from the disc side to the "empty" side of the hub.

    Involving machining of the spoke wheel hub to accept/make room for the ABS spacers etc etc

    Bike currently has tall skinny front wheel in a "Crossbones" copy front end. I picked it as a Crossbones style , Frasers confirmed it. FRACTION of genuine HD cost !!

    Crossbones has a 16 inch wire wheel as OEM front, Springer offset/spacing is indeed Springer unique , so this current mag on this bike is not "square"

    Sits offset maybe 1cm. They are 'fixing" that by having a "Fat Daddy" BIG SPOKE fat wire wheel built to suit.

    As it stands the caliper and disc ( Brand new "old Evo style" caliper like all Springers up to 2008/9 !) all line up.

    No front fender as yet , they are going to "mock" one from current stock. Talking about Breakout fenders etc etc.

    Personally I liked the bike ( I am a "Springer" guy my riding mates bar one other are not ). Did not like the wanky apes on it ( personal opinion I know !)

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  • Retroman Posts: 1034
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    30 Jun 2019 04:20 PM
    Excuse the crappy 'phone camera shots , but you get the general idea ! Bike appears "factory" which is saying something !HD Forums Australia - Springer 2109 3.jpg

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  • Mr.Mow Posts: 582
    Melbourne
    Performance Poster Mr.Mow
    30 Jun 2019 08:55 PM
    Always wondered how JP Rodmans trike handles..


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  • Hoodeng Posts: 196
    Stock Poster Hoodeng
    30 Jun 2019 09:09 PM
    That front end is exactly what i am referring to,the link is virtually vertical,there is no suspension.

    Cheers.
  • JR888 Posts: 128
    Sunshine Coast
    Stock Poster JR888
    01 Jul 2019 09:34 AM
    Quoting Hoodeng on 30 Jun 2019 09:09 PM
    That front end is exactly what i am referring to,the link is virtually vertical,there is no suspension.

    Cheers.
    Plenty of suspension. those forks are going flex like crazy, the link is so he can have a bit of rebound when he runs into things  LOL
  • Birtyyy Posts: 125
    Melbourne
    Stock Poster Birtyyy
    01 Jul 2019 11:04 AM
    Quoting Hoodeng on 30 Jun 2019 09:09 PM
    That front end is exactly what i am referring to,the link is virtually vertical,there is no suspension.

    Cheers.
    Looks like it has quite a bit of travel in the videos i've seen of him doing wheelies...
  • harley Posts: 7
    Stock Poster harley
    02 Jul 2019 09:01 AM
    Quoting Hoodeng on 30 Jun 2019 09:09 PM
    That front end is exactly what i am referring to,the link is virtually vertical,there is no suspension.

    Cheers.
    Quoting Birtyyy on 01 Jul 2019 11:04 AM
    Looks like it has quite a bit of travel in the videos i've seen of him doing wheelies...
    that would steer terrible around corners and watch out for pot holes if you have them in the usa.has it got reverse thanks ?
  • harley Posts: 7
    Stock Poster harley
    02 Jul 2019 09:05 AM
    Quoting Mr.Mow on 30 Jun 2019 08:55 PM
    Always wondered how JP Rodmans trike handles..


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    has that got reverse and what type thank you
  • Ratbob Posts: 1070
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    02 Jul 2019 09:47 AM
    Quoting harley on 30 Jun 2019 10:27 AM
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    Quoting JR888 on 30 Jun 2019 12:44 PMedited: 30 Jun 2019 12:44 PM
    Nice ride.

    I was told I should be looking for between 7 and 9 degree rake. What is yours?
    Hi JR, from the looks of it Harley’s trike has a custom rigid frame so I think what you need to find out is what the degrees of rake measured on the fork legs is, adding 7 or 10 degrees etc isn’t reliable ad you’ll not be certain of the starting point.
    If Harley has a smart phone he can measure the degrees by using the free compass app which includes a spirit level that shows the degrees of any rake. Have the steering straight on level ground, Lay the side of the phone on the legs and read the degrees.
    As you probably know, the rake on Harley Davidson trikes is a shallow 26 degrees and they ride well.
  • harley Posts: 7
    Stock Poster harley
    03 Jul 2019 08:17 AM
    my trike rides pretty good once you get used to it especially cornering.rear tyre pressures are crucial as thats the suspensionHD Forums Australia - thumbnail_IMG_4456.jpg

  • JR888 Posts: 128
    Sunshine Coast
    Stock Poster JR888
    03 Jul 2019 09:59 AM
    Quoting harley on 03 Jul 2019 08:17 AM
    my trike rides pretty good once you get used to it especially cornering.rear tyre pressures are crucial as thats the suspensionHD Forums Australia - thumbnail_IMG_4456.jpg

    Yeah, once I get used to it it should be good. I have the IRS rear end so my suspension should be a bit more than just tyre pressure.

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