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Re: Double shot of Cafe

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:22 pm
by Jeff L
Heres the basic set up.Have to raise the shocks a little bit to clear the axle nut, but more or less this is it.Im gonna strip them down & polish them. Think Ill have to get different springs for them cause they are really stiff.
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Re: Double shot of Cafe

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:25 pm
by Jeff L
So the shocks im using for the front, I think they are a rear shock for a single shock bike.Like I mentioned they are really stiff.Came up with the idea of taking the springs out of the old shocks on the rear of the bike. Cut some off the top, & heated up the coils & bent them to sort of flat. A little more tweeking along with grinding the end flat, I think these will work. Once I take the new ones apart, Ill know how much needs to be cut from the old springs. Eventually they will be sent out for chrome with other parts.
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Re: Double shot of Cafe

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:21 am
by gearhead1951
You do know that cutting down the spring makes it stiffer ?

Re: Double shot of Cafe

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:53 am
by Jeff L
Even so, they will be softer than the springs that are on there now. If it turns out they are to stiff, maybe sill look for some old external fork springs & try cutting that down.