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01-02-2017, 07:01 PM #41
Thank you Kevin, I have learned something new today. I guess I should have known better that especially you and your company would not use something with a potential danger
01-02-2017, 07:15 PM #42
Thanks for posting these Kevin.
I was thinking on adding 2" over tubes to my stock 73 FLH front end. These "extensions" would be cheaper & mucho easier to install.
How are they tightened into the tubes to prevent leaking? Maybe they use thick o-rings, so hand tightening works?
Yeah, I don't get out much anymore!
01-02-2017, 07:37 PM #43TrikeTalk Sponsor
As a consumer, when I read your post of this...I thought to myself...I better double check this...I coulda just as easily been wrong and be sending these back to the seller!
You CAN rest assured, that anything we make and sell, we have tested it out the wazoo first...and believe me, we've had a bunch of ideas that never got past testing to actual production. lol
For sealing, they use the same o-ring as the stock cap.
There is a 1/4" hole (not pictured) near the top of the cap that can be used to tighten them. The hole is then hidden by the tree. You can also use a strap wrench to tighten them.
Here is the link to where I got mine-
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01-02-2017, 09:03 PM #44
Ok sounds like you've got it covered. Havin trouble posting site keeps kickin my ipad mini off. Good luck
01-05-2017, 09:40 AM #45
When I installed raked triple trees (purchased from Zook) on my Goldwing trike they came with extended length fork caps to make up for the slight decrease in front end height due to the increased rake. I never had any issues.
01-05-2017, 08:21 PM #46TrikeTalk Sponsor
Yesterday was a frustrating day on the SBS bike.
Went to install the Sproter I ordered...does not fit. Here's a pic of Devin just looking at it in disgust. We tried many different ways of making it work...to no avail.
After we finally swallowed the fact that we are going to have to send this one back, and start looking all over again, we went ahead and thought some more about the 2" extended forks that we installed.
They definitely changed up the looks some, and we're discussing if we want to add about 3-5 degrees to the rake.
A look at the top of the fork tube extensions-
Next was cutting the fender to get it closer to the size it will be.
Checking out some different mounting points for the seat...
...and seat shock angle and mounting points.
Did not take the time to get some hose on the tire for the fender to sit right, will do that another day.
Spent so much time trying to fit a round peg in a square hole with the Sproter, did not get near as much done as expected.
I am liking the look of the spoked rear wheel instead of the mag one that was on there before.
Today we did no work on the actual bike, but we did spend a bit of time at the computer, looking at parts, and then at our list, deciding how to proceed.
The new tank should be here next week...finally got a tracking #...it was supposed to have arrived here a couple of days ago, but they were a week later in shipping it than promised.
Next week we are going to put the engine back in the frame for chain alignment and top motor mount fab work.
We are still looking at options of Sprotors that will fit.
We ordered a Vulcan Engineering 3 degree rake kit, along with the tools to extract the current fork cups and install the new ones.
After we install that, we will decide if we want to use the 2" fork caps or some 1" fork caps.
We ordered a front brake caliper, that will be mounted on the right side.
That, along with whatever Sproter we end up with, will leave the left side of each wheel clean.
We also looked at some front turn signal options, and some idiot light options (oil pressure and neutral).
Everything is sitting for now.
Tomorrow it may snow (a relatively rare occurrence here), if it does, I am going to get out for a ride in it, and take some video.
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01-05-2017, 08:31 PM #47
Good progress on the bike Kevin
Is the "sprotor" issue related to the hardtail setup?
01-07-2017, 06:12 PM #48TrikeTalk Sponsor
It would probably fit with no issues on a swingarm bike. It would also fit on a hardtail that was of a different configuration.
I have already made arrangements to return the Sprotor set up I have, and am getting measurements on other Sprotor set-ups, so that when I order, I know I am getting one that won't have a clearance issue.
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01-11-2017, 03:42 PM #49TrikeTalk Sponsor
It's been a week, and we're still waiting on some parts. They should be here tomorrow, so tomorrow or Friday we should be able to get some progress made.
In the meantime, I did carry the engine from my home shop to the DK shop.
For the foreseeable future, the work that needs to be done will be easier to do here. In the next day or two I am going to clear out a semi-permanent spot to be able to work on it and keep all the parts organized.
Pulled the pulley off....my compressor at my home shop did not generate enough PSI to break it loose.
Pic of Matt welding while we were dropping the engine into the frame...
...next time I am going to get his help...I am getting to old to hoist that motor around.
Standing upright. Gotta finish getting all the motor mounts bolted up.
Tomorrow, or Friday, we'll get the raked fork cups installed, get the wheels back on, and then decide on the fork length.
Once that is nailed down, then we can look at
rear rail cross member placement
rear fender placement
After we've decide that, then cutting, drilling and welding will commence to get them all in place.
My plan to have that all done this week was overly ambitious, but if we can get all that done by the end of next week, I will be happy with the progress.
We have a drop of 12 gauge steel that should be arriving next week...we will be using that to build an oil tank.
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01-14-2017, 02:33 AM #50TrikeTalk Sponsor
Friday the 13th Update.
Got a bunch done today!
We received the 3* Rake Fork Cup Set-
First step was to pull out the factory races. It took all of 10 minutes, with the proper tool.
Next was to install the raked fork cups. There were more parts to the tool, than the actual kit.
We've never installed Raked cups before, so we took are time and made sure everything was lined up correctly....
...before tightening it down, into place. Everything went smoothly.
Since the lower cup as a fork stop, we will be cutting off the one on the frame.
Time to put the new races into the cups...
...again, everything went smoothly. All done!
Pic of the 12 gauge steel that we're going to use to make the oil tank out of.
Continued in next post.
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