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Old 01-24-2012, 07:01 AM   #141
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I didn't read all 8 pages, maybe someone already showed one of these, but here's one from '73. Fourth Dimension Industries, Clearwater Fla. Dig the sprung rockers.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:07 PM   #142
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Like I said, I had one. They were built strong, no welds, 1/4" wall seamless mild steel tubing. But, they were built over 30 years ago and springers do wear out. Mine needed new spring rods and upper springs. How much more work does it need on top of the $300?

well. il have to shorten it. prob new springs and powdercoat everything. so i dont know prob 200-300 more by the time its on my bike. i mean what is a used springer worth in decent working order. im sure its different for each brand
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:05 PM   #143
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well. il have to shorten it. prob new springs and powdercoat everything. so i dont know prob 200-300 more by the time its on my bike. i mean what is a used springer worth in decent working order. im sure its different for each brand
A rebuilt springer in like new condition on your bike for $600 seems fair to me. It will be easy to shorten, just cut and rethread
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:49 AM   #144
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I had no idea there were so many people who made springers!
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:06 PM   #145
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Not AEE on tht springer...take a look at top plate in picture from AEE catalog and yours. Not same, yours straight across, AEE rounded and concave in front. Tockers not quite right either. Lots of look-alikes back in the day......
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:52 PM   #146
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any idea on these.

I'm swapping a stock front end for it. Came off an old Triumph chop.







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Old 01-28-2012, 10:18 PM   #147
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any idea on these.

I'm swapping a stock front end for it. Came off an old Triumph chop.







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Old 01-28-2012, 10:26 PM   #148
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I'm thinking Paughco or Jammer because of the rockers and top tree, but I heard Paughco didn't make twisted springers, and the Jammer ones had the twisted legs coming up the side of the lower tree. Whatever it is, looks like a quality piece.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:56 PM   #149
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Alright here are pics of the springer I just bought and need ID'd.. the shop I bought it from is full of pans and shovels, and flat heads, even a triumph chop.. pretty cool place.







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Old 02-07-2012, 06:59 PM   #150
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BadnewsSS, like I replied to your original post, looks like a Columbus.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:09 PM   #151
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excellent, thank you. Were they reputable? or DNA of the 70's?
They were one of the good ones.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:42 PM   #152
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Badnews,
It does look like a Columbus. Does it have aluminum trees? If so, check where the spring rod comes through the top tree, they are very prone to wear and the hole becomes oblong quickly. When they first started in the early 70s the owner or someone who worked for him would take a truck full from town to town stopping at all the MC shops and sell them right out the back. Looks like your's is nearly new.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:11 PM   #153
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Apparently ALL springer related posts go in this thread.............

to my knowledge this is a replica HD bigtwin springer of unknown age and origin. I'm trying to figure out what is going on with this stem.

It's been a little while since i had a springer in my hands, but I don't recall the steps and different sized threads at the threaded end. Additionally, the overall diameters appear too large to me (I wrote them on the stem in sharpie). Lastly, I thought the threads on an OEM springer were the same as a Glide Fork: but I tried to thread a nut from a Glide and it won't even come close.

Does anyone have any input on this? is not HD bigtwin, is it earlier, later..........
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:29 PM   #154
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Just picked this one up...Any Ideas who made it? The Top nut looks very similar to Finch's. But not shure

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Old 02-25-2012, 04:31 PM   #155
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Another Pic...I can get more If anyone needs any better ones.


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Old 02-26-2012, 05:43 AM   #156
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Another Pic...I can get more If anyone needs any better ones.
Looks like an SB&F springer..

The rockers end lower thicker front leg ends give it away..
Also the top clamp is typical SB&F..

But it seems that somebody reworked the lower tree and the perch under the springs...it looks as if the previous owner rounded or radiused the edges..

Use the search button, I scanned and posted the SB&F catalog last month, it's a seperate thread on here..

edit: here goes..
http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=93824
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:46 AM   #157
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I know it's not a springer but I picked this girder up for 20 bucks at a swap meet yesterday, anyone know who might have made it? And where I could find shocks/springs for it?

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Looks like a P&P.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:37 AM   #159
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never had any info about this one...

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Old 02-26-2012, 10:12 AM   #160
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never had any info about this one...

Columbus. Going back a page, there's another one there and an original ad.
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