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Old 07-14-2006, 09:13 AM   #21
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All great stuff, as long as you don't mention the "Leaf Springer"...WTF..!!!

(this was 1997)

hahahahahahahahahahaha - Oh man seeing that made my day!

That's gotta handle worse than anything i've ever seen! oh don't get me started... hahahaha....
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Old 07-14-2006, 09:29 AM   #22
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i was thinking about getting myself a set of them untill ou all started mocking... best not get them now then if everone will take the piss... ha ha
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:35 PM   #23
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Itīs quite easy to DIY, if you own a lathe, pipe bender and tig. Hereīs mine:
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:39 PM   #24
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Nice!!! You have some good details going on there!!!
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:19 PM   #25
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I was just thinking what a car wreak leaf springers look like on bikes and than you had to go and trump me. All the right stuff in all the right places.
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:29 PM   #26
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looks like its set up to pull down, reckon the top leaf doesnt do much.
looks nice, any advantage or preference for pushing up or pulling down? basically rim location on rocker changes that.



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Old 02-12-2011, 08:37 PM   #27
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bastybikes fab this (hand made)

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Old 02-13-2011, 03:50 AM   #28
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Turbo , even on the stock Indian version there is a leaf (or 2) that are in there to be "rebound" springs !!
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:51 PM   #29
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don't buy the ones from ebay from Rich Philips ....do a search here on the JJ for those

all fucked up leafer for way to much money ...and he didn't dealt with the guy who got the F#CKED UP leafer that R.philips made
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:52 PM   #30
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Turbo , even on the stock Indian version there is a leaf (or 2) that are in there to be "rebound" springs !!
ah ha! thanks!
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:10 PM   #31
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hey man great job on that front end where did you get plans from? i'm interested in building one myself , any help with blueprints would be appreatiated cheers JD.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:31 PM   #32
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Very Nice
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:07 PM   #33
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:02 PM   #34
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dang that last one is sweet. the spring sits a bit far out front tho for my tastes, but hell yeah.
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:54 PM   #35
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dang that last one is sweet. the spring sits a bit far out front tho for my tastes, but hell yeah.

+1 on that......the spring action likely depends on length, and relation to where strut is located on rocker (angle) to pivot on the spring-maybe you can start pulling it back some as you go-the shorter the stiffer the action should be as well-or could change leaf sizes. Otherwise looks like it's off to a good start.

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Old 03-17-2012, 06:01 PM   #36
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+1 on that......the spring action likely depends on length, and relation to where strut is located on rocker (angle) to pivot on the spring-maybe you can start pulling it back some as you go-the shorter the stiffer the action should be as well-or could change leaf sizes. Otherwise looks like it's off to a good start.

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Old 03-18-2012, 01:52 AM   #37
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those panshowa forks look good. heres some plans for leaf forks. theyre CHB

http://mantaraygraphics.com/leaf.html
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:36 AM   #38
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All great stuff, as long as you don't mention the "Leaf Springer"...WTF..!!!

(this was 1997)
This was in a show here in Toronto '70 or '71
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:35 AM   #39
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thats the plan...better long to start!...billy
I dont think you will change much by shortening that spring.You might find it better to set the length of spring where you want it, then experiment with ride by adding or subtracting springs above or below main spring for shock & rebound.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:02 AM   #40
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