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Jeff L
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Post by Jeff L » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:34 pm

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 use for the rockers. The bike is maybe 450lbs.
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Post by curt » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:38 pm

i have a set of rockers that are 3/8 and fairly long at 11 inches between front and rear hole
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Location: South Jersey

Re: Opinions needed

Post by Jeff L » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:18 am

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
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Re: Opinions needed

Post by hansgoudzwaard » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:35 pm

I cut a slot in my rear legs and welded in a tab, 3/8 thick. I used 1 1/4 Inch tubing for the rear legs.

I'm sure what you are doing will work fine.Your pivot bolt will be held by the slot. Solid material looks pretty strong.
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Jeff L
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Location: South Jersey

Re: Opinions needed

Post by Jeff L » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:17 pm

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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Re: Opinions needed

Post by curt » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:00 pm

i like it
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