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While going through my photo collection, I ran across this strange front fork set-up.
At first glance; with the fixed down legs, moveable down legs, pivot points, lever linkage, etc., I can''t quite figure out how it even steers.
Also the engine top end has a strangely familiar look to it.
Can anybody out there help me figure out what it is? The only identifier is the file name on the photograph: "1930 Harley-Davidson 74 inch v-twin"

 

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Damn you, Ducbsa, you're too quick!*

Thanks for the link, that's interesting stuff right there.

* That's what she said ...
 

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I figured someone on the forum could help out. Thanks for the ID and the link. Still not sure if I've got the mechanics of the front end figured out but this is a start.
 

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Unique approach to steering. I can see where it would be great for hi speed STRAIGHTLINE running, corners, not so much.
 

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That's what I'm thinking. Not too many corners at Bonneville.
 

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Unique approach to steering. I can see where it would be great for hi speed STRAIGHTLINE running, corners, not so much.

Probably used at somewhere like Brooklands banked oval track in southern England. Not much steering really needed.
 

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Damn you, Ducbsa, you're too quick!*

Thanks for the link, that's interesting stuff right there.

* That's what she said ...
I can remember crap like that sometimes, but not things that would actually benefit me.
 
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