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Old 04-19-2015, 08:08 AM   #1
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The lower triple tree on this fork has been flipped up side down, could anyone help with the reason why?

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Old 04-19-2015, 08:25 AM   #2
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Default Re: Flipped lower triple tree

Easyriders magazine had a how-to page about doing this back in the late 70s or early 80s. Was usually done for looks.
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Smoother side, better looks.
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:31 AM   #4
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Default Re: Flipped lower triple tree

It was mainly done for looks, like has been said above. Notice that both trees have also been smoothed of the mounts for the tins. But because it moved the clamping points a little farther apart, it gave just a little more stability to the forks, especially extended ones, with no front fender or tweek bar.
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:02 AM   #5
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Unless you're using rigid frame Hydra-Glide trees, your going to create a problem. The stem and legs on those were parallel. Not so on the Duo-Glide trees. The negative raked on those is going to create misalignment with the top yoke when you flip the bottom.

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