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Old 12-20-2010, 09:32 AM   #161
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I would use a spool front wheel anyway..
I kinda thought about that when I read JF's post, but it looks like Sugar Bear runs a pretty stout brake on the front of his scooter.
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:42 AM   #162
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Yes I've seen a lot of Sugar Bear front ends using single or dual discs setups so I'm pretty sure it works bitchin' !
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:38 AM   #163
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It would be great for all of us to learn a little something from him. Awesome bikes!!!
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:55 AM   #164
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It would be great for all of us to learn a little something from him. Awesome bikes!!!
No kidding!

He's one sharp dude for sure, so it wouldn't surprise me if he has built a little anti-dive into it by tweaking the brake anchor points. I'm sure he would tell us everything if he didn't have to kill us afterward
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:19 PM   #165
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Lucky59 .... you hit the bullet on the head .... I mean the nail ( I actually use 11.5 rotors on my springers)
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:03 PM   #166
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That's just me J-F, when I see or talk about a 25"-30" over Sugar Bear springer then the last thing what would come to my mind is if it would dive or not... again, that's just my personal view..
I would use a spool front wheel anyway..
Oh, well, not all of his front ends are that long. My bike isn't super long, and at 38 degrees rake with a 4 inch back-bone stretch I'd probably run 8-10 over in a springer, and I intend to keep my full floating disk brake. The thing dives badly as it is and I really hate that.
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:44 PM   #167
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go to my website (www.sugarbearchoppers.com), click on the gallery.... look for John Miller's bike (Iowa) .... a "2" over .... get the same ride w/o all the dive ..... you need one of mine to make you smile and ride more....
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:45 PM   #168
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Oh, and while you're there ... look at Arnold C .... an eight over
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:59 PM   #169
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Oh, and while you're there ... look at Arnold C .... an eight over
Sweet, yes, I knew you made shorter springers. I guess you missed my question a few posts back; do you ever make them in stainless steel?

One day I do want to commission you to build a springer for my bike. But I've gotta sell some stuff to make it happen.
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:23 PM   #170
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no stainless
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:27 PM   #171
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Quote from Sugar Bear brochure "(The best ride is achieved on Springers when the Rockers are parallel to the ground)".

I'm just glad the man is flexible enough to have learned better since then!

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Old 12-20-2010, 05:31 PM   #172
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Or chromemoly..... Yeah, I remember what ya said.....
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:21 PM   #173
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Thats the perfect stance right there....very very very nice. Is this the same one thats black with the blue flames? if not where is this one finished?


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Old 12-20-2010, 06:45 PM   #174
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LOL .... that quote was made before long before the large rockers came into being ... and of course, I learned a lot when I started making them ..... Hey, Bobby ..... you got that right .... Hey Whitey ...that is not the "Lady" shown above ..... it's my Sporty that's been like that (unpainted) since 1973 .... (and you thought that concept was recent) .... I'm thinking about painting it now that so many young'uns are riding that way and thinking that that's their way of rebelling .... one day they'll learn "nothing is new" ... going to paint it this riding season ( I think) .....
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:13 PM   #175
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been a hot minute since anyone posted some pics up in here...would think there are alot more pics floating around...sugar bear love your bikes and you part in history of the chopper man.

"if it ain't long it's wrong" freaking perfect!
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:17 AM   #176
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This is the class bike the students in the Chopper class built. Bear donated the 25 over springer..thanks again Bear..looking forward to getting out to see you and Fuji again this year and have Amy with as well!

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Is this the shop bike Teach ? ? Sugar's front ends even make an evo shine !

that is hard to do LOL. Sugar, You are the "true Ruler" in the long bike world !
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:46 AM   #177
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I always wondered why the wheel pivot isn't between the legs - it'd be so much easier to dial in anti-dive that way...
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:09 PM   #178
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...- My inspiration has always come from your bikes and Denver's....-
Sugar Bear + Denver's = Always Bad Ass !

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Old 11-02-2011, 08:44 PM   #179
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That is a beautiful bike!!!
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:38 AM   #180
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Hmm, better throw mine in here as I'm pretty proud of it, and it shows they are not all 40 over.
One day I will have a 25 over on a bike.
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