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by Jeff L
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Springers, Girders, Spirders and Leafers
Topic: Opinions needed
Replies: 5
Views: 56

Re: Opinions needed

I wasn't feeling to confident in the legs, so made up some new lowers. I'll be able to step up to 7/16 for the rockers have room for bushings & still have 1/2 left on either side. Much happier with these.
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by Jeff L
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Springers, Girders, Spirders and Leafers
Topic: Opinions needed
Replies: 5
Views: 56

Re: Opinions needed

I have a springer with 3/8 rockers too. Made in the 70s & they're still straight. The ones for this build will be pretty short, but think I'm gonna go with 7/16. I also started on new legs with more material at the bottom.... thanks man
by Jeff L
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Springers, Girders, Spirders and Leafers
Topic: Opinions needed
Replies: 5
Views: 56

Opinions needed

I started cutting the slots in the legs for the rockers. I'm not sure if there is enough material left. The slots are 7/16 & there is 3/8 on either side left. The problem is I still need to take a little off the out side so the bolts will have flat areas to sit on. Also is this plate thick enough to...
by Jeff L
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Project Build-Logs
Topic: Double shot of Cafe
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Double shot of Cafe

The upper tubes finally got cut down, & lowers fitted in. Shocks should be herein a week. Then I can figure out rocker shape, mounts for shocks, & make the slots for the rockers.
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by Jeff L
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Project Build-Logs
Topic: Double shot of Cafe
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Double shot of Cafe

Got the shape of the false back bone & tank pretty much set.
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, The tank will wind up being a little lower than it is in the pic, cause I did a little more trimming after the pic was taken.
by Jeff L
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Project Build-Logs
Topic: Double shot of Cafe
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Double shot of Cafe

I made my steering stem, & its a .003 press fit in the tree
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. Trees all fitted up
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. Also cut some more brackets off
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by Jeff L
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Project Build-Logs
Topic: Double shot of Cafe
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Double shot of Cafe

The seat posts are in the way for the split tanks we plan on building, so the had to be moved. IMG_1368.JPG After they were cut out, slugs were made & installed. IMG_1392.JPG IMG_1393.JPG . New tube was bent & welded in plce IMG_1414.JPG . They will attach to a false back bone (easier than cutting o...
by Jeff L
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Matters
Topic: Steering stem material
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Steering stem material

Cool. Making it out of bar stock was my plan.
by Jeff L
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: General Technical Matters
Topic: Steering stem material
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Steering stem material

I went on a couple sites, but couldn't find 1020. Is 1018 similar?
by Jeff L
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: General Technical Matters
Topic: Steering stem material
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Steering stem material

What would be the best choice for the stem? Hopefully something relatively easy to machine & weld...thanks
by Jeff L
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: A Few Photos from Speed Week 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: A Few Photos from Speed Week 2017

Alps triumph is the shit. I hope to make it out there one day.
by Jeff L
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: where'd everyone go???
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: where'd everyone go???

Nice hitch cover...stainless?
by Jeff L
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: where'd everyone go???
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: where'd everyone go???

Truck is cool man. Do you have any plans to straight axle it?
by Jeff L
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Project Build-Logs
Topic: Double shot of Cafe
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Double shot of Cafe

1.5" tubing is used for the upper part of the forks IMG_1346.JPG . The lower portion will be thinner like they would be on a inverted hydraulic front. Wanted a real clean look without pinch bolts. The forks will attach to the bottom of the trees. IMG_1342.JPG these will be welded to the forks IMG_13...
by Jeff L
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Project Build-Logs
Topic: Double shot of Cafe
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Double shot of Cafe

We wanted something different for the front end, so we got rid of the stock one. We came up with the idea of an inverted springer. A set of trees were made out of wood to see what we needed. IMG_1351.JPG . The stock trees have 2.5" of off set, ours has 1", cause the rest & possibly a little more wil...

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