Double shot of Cafe

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Jeff L
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SELF INTRODUCTION: Hey...I live in South Jersey (the Super Fund State) work as an Operating Engineer local825.Besides bikes I love to fish the surf.I have my current & seemingly endless project a BSA 750 Rocket3, a 72 Honda CB750,79 Kawasaki KZ1000, 48 Simplex, & a 62 Norton Atlas engine
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Re: Double shot of Cafe

Post by Jeff L » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:22 pm

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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Jeff L
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Posts: 568
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:09 pm
SELF INTRODUCTION: Hey...I live in South Jersey (the Super Fund State) work as an Operating Engineer local825.Besides bikes I love to fish the surf.I have my current & seemingly endless project a BSA 750 Rocket3, a 72 Honda CB750,79 Kawasaki KZ1000, 48 Simplex, & a 62 Norton Atlas engine
Location: South Jersey

Re: Double shot of Cafe

Post by Jeff L » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:25 pm

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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gearhead1951
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SELF INTRODUCTION: I am an expat tennessee hillbilly and retired us navy engineer livin' in Scotland and I have a love of old cars , trucks, motorcycles and most any other machinery !

I dont know if I can think of enough to say to reach the two hundred charactor minimun set by the mods , but I will persevere
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Re: Double shot of Cafe

Post by gearhead1951 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:21 am

You do know that cutting down the spring makes it stiffer ?

Jeff L
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Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:09 pm
SELF INTRODUCTION: Hey...I live in South Jersey (the Super Fund State) work as an Operating Engineer local825.Besides bikes I love to fish the surf.I have my current & seemingly endless project a BSA 750 Rocket3, a 72 Honda CB750,79 Kawasaki KZ1000, 48 Simplex, & a 62 Norton Atlas engine
Location: South Jersey

Re: Double shot of Cafe

Post by Jeff L » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:53 am

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.
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