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Tube for leafer

Post by kheaton » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:38 am

I'm having a hard time finding 1"x.134 DOM that the plans call for. I can get 1"x.156 but wanted to check here for pros and cons of using thicker wall tubing first. Is .134 an uncommon wall size? Is there a downside to using .156?

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Post by Jeff L » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:48 am

I would think just some added weight using heavier tubing.Putting that on your triumph?
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Post by kheaton » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:21 pm

Yep. I'm building it for a budget bike I'm trying to build with my extra parts. If it turns out as cool as I think it will, it may go on current rider.

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Post by BIGJIM » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:05 am

The weight difference is about 2oz a foot, you will be fine.

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Re: Tube for leafer

Post by curt » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:21 pm

i like a little heavier wall tube for front ends anyways i like wheelies :auto-dirtbike: :auto-dirtbike: :auto-dirtbike:
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