Considering a springer front end for the street bob
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.
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:
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.
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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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
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.