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Old 02-26-2012, 02:40 PM Top   #1 (permalink)
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I am considering a springer front end for the street bob. I know this will most likely affect handling to some degree, but I also know a lot of riders with springers who ride very hard. I am considering a twisted choppers custom made springer, a paughco, or one from Jerries.

anyone have any experience with any of these ? any great or not so great experiences with this type of front end? Appreciate any input you might have . Still have not made the decision final yet but am definitely doing the research now. One other thing I will have to consider before making the final purchase is how expensive are springer front ends to maintain. ? Let me know what you think. thank you.
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I know Ric had a couple Dyna builds with springer front ends. Here's the links

2006 Dyna Street Bob - "Suicide Sally" Bobber | Southeast Custom Cycles | Concord, NC

"Dirty Milk Money" Dyna Bobber | Southeast Custom Cycles | Concord, NC
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never had one.. but i want one... i think they look good..the dna one just looks too thin for my taste..the jerri spriger ones look cool but to me dont look right on the bike..the one id go w is either a reproduction one from zero enginiering or if i had the money ..bare knuckle choppers:

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thanks for the input guys!! I have heard to stay away from DNA stuff as there stuff is pretty low quality. I looked at bare knuckle and twisted choppers... both american made. Paughco also makes some good springers . I am thinking of just ponying up the cash and having either bare knuckle or twisted make me one. Probably be next season before I have it but i am saving up as we speak.
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I had originally planned on doing a springer. I had it narrowed down to the Zero Engineering springer...until I ran out of money.
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I don't see the appeal of a springer on a street bob (personally) but I'm looking forward to seeing this because I do like them on the cross bones and what not. Don't think I've seen a bob in person with a springer? Can they be made as good as shocks suspension quality wise?
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Keep us posted on this if you decide to do it. I love the looks of a springer on a FX chassis, not so much on an FL.
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I'm glad I decided against it for this build. I figure I'll try to ge the dyna to handle and brake as well as possible...save the springer for another project.
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I'm a big fan of the springer frontend on the fx frame
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Hey pete: i take it your not a fan of the springer front ends handling? I am interested in all opinions. Looks cool but if it handles like crap I may change my mind. thanks for your opinion. It is valued. Rick / missedem
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Handles for shit Bud.

Plus wear quick, clank and rattle about so you gotta keep on top of them and ya need to buy as good as you can. Definitely not DNA etc

BUT nothing looks better really,, once you see a bike with a springer, cartridge forks just look shit after

I'm working on a set right now, trying to keep the weight down using Ti & using these weird little bearings in the linkages.

Air shocks off rock hoppers are cool, gonna work well.

But it's a ways off. So if I were to fit one now I'd go for a HD original.
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Yeah Ric also said that very same thing. In fact told me not to do it unless I used an HD original . I agree about the looks . Nothing looks better. Ill have to mill it around in the ol brain pan for awhile. Maybe in 5 years ill slow down enough not to care about the handling as much. If you ever do design or build a custom springer id love to know about it right off the bat.
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We just been asked to build one, so it's on. The dude wants to go the Kraus route

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When will we see it in 2016 ?
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We just been asked to build one, so it's on. The dude wants to go the Kraus route

See how it goes
Keep me posted . If you can build one that actually works well. Id be up for getting one at some point in the near future.
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that seems pretty accurate..ive been askin for a stack since my 1st post 2010


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Even if it is in 2016 it will be so awesome and worth it I will levitate above my chair ,but never to the height and greatness of Pete !
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Ok add Paul to that list

Y'all will see some changes soon as people start to work with me, more new shit will get done

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I don't care how long it takes to build. Just want some reasonable handling with that awesome look that springers have... Ill be ever hopeful.
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