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    Senior Member HackAsaw's Avatar
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    Note the clip ons so therefore it must be a cafe bike
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    are you getting rid of the springer front end? if so i want it!

    i like it, but i hate solid wheels.
    honk if youre horny.

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    Dont you mean "clip on" I only see one. Must be for a left handed bandito?

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    Hey TX
    I know the DTT guys are not exactly favoured on this forum, but recently Noel posted this ad on the VRRA forum, and seeing as you showed interest in the girder front end I thought I'd post a link to his ad:
    http://www.vrra.ca/board/viewtopic.php?t=12901
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    i've been keeping my eye for a v-twin type project. so they're finally be something a little different in that area.

    some cheese dick chopper guy revved his engine at me as he drove in front of me at a T. i was on the diminutive but much more awesome TU. i was not ammused by his purchased "custom", i've seen plenty of those choppers like it. some guy is making them down in texas and every douchebag type seems to be gathering them up. if you didn't build it yourself what do i care.

    no respect for the douchebags from me.
    (although i still waved)


    hack.
    look forward to seeing this done

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    In 1935, when it was fitted to an Indian sport scout, it was called a girder. Different than a springer.

    Thats been around for several years and its less likely to be purchase-able today than a couple weeks ago. By all means try me.

    I have the other bar. Made them several years ago, even fitted with internal throttle. Last used on the twin screw wishboned 48 panhead. It got a shiny springer and different frame.

    I do not like softails, but, there it is so may as well do something with it.

    Re: girder in the link.

    Its a shame to see nice work like that and realize that just because somebody can fab, doesnt mean they should. There are a few objective reasons I would not run that one on anything but a bantam weight bike.

    Corey, not sure if I'll get earnest with this one. We'll see.

    quote:Originally posted by txchainsawgogi

    are you getting rid of the springer front end? if so i want it!

    i like it, but i hate solid wheels.
    Accidental inventor of the worlds fastest wearing rocker arms and other edible engine parts! Try my yummy blue cheese camshafts!

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    I have never ridden a bike with a girder fork. How do they handle? My gut feeling is they would handle decent until the forks got worn. I love the look for a vintage bike, and they are MUCH more mechanically interesting the springers or telescoping forks. Dislike the solid wheels with those forks as well.
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    I have never ridden a bike with a girder fork. How do they handle? My gut feeling is they would handle decent until the forks got worn. I love the look for a vintage bike, and they are MUCH more mechanically interesting the springers or telescoping forks. Dislike the solid wheels with those forks as well.
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    I dislike everything about it except it is fresh late stuff.

    Girder rides about like a springer
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    I dislike everything about it except it is fresh late stuff.

    Girder rides about like a springer
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