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I need some input. I've shortened my springer a few inches, but I'm contemplating taking another 1/2" off. I do like the stance and I'm worried about going too short.

I need some opinions... see pic.
 

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my .015 ..

thinking most of the dilemma is in where the axle sits with that rear section ..

you need, & want to be able to lower the front till the engine (& frame rails) are level .. usually easy with a bolt-on tail, but that must be a one-off ..

this is the stance seen on many unit BSA's w/weld-on tails ..

and sorry, I dont have an easy solution .. if you'll check, a stock 18" tire and a 5x16 SM avon are right at the same height .. that low profile one there still wont be but maybe a 1/2" shorter(radius) ..

since you're early into it I would seriously consider moving the axleplates lower on the rear triangle .. shoot for your clearance level at about where the lowest point is now ..

Good luck, keep us posted ..

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Looks good as is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wjjeeper said:
I need some input. I've shortened my springer a few inches, but I'm contemplating taking another 1/2" off. I do like the stance and I'm worried about going too short.

I need some opinions... see pic.
 

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did divenci ask any bystanders if mona lisas smile looked right ? i know it's your first build and i shouldn't be breaking your balls but you beginners need to have a little faith in your own design abilities. that's where innovation comes from. if you ask 10 different people their opinion on ANYTHING, you'll get 12 different opinions because 2 of the fuckers can't make up their OWN mind. build it to suit YOU, not to suit someone else. of course if it turns out that you're a no talent hack, i'm sure we'll let you know :D
 
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