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On that note, don't forget Fran Drescher. The one person on earth I wish to punch in the throat mid-laugh.
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The bike pictured has a GIRDER front end on it. Springer operates entirely different. Both are a giant step backward in motorcycle engineering.
Hi Concours,
IMHO teles are the backward step.
Both pantograph-action(girder) and short leading link (springer) forks are inherently more rigid than tele-forks.
It's that the girders and springers one normally sees are strictly 1930s designs while the tele-fork has seen continuous development since then.
For modern girders see the Vincent aluminum forging girdraulics or more modern yet, the carbon fiber girders on a Britten race bike.
And didn't Harley offer a modern hydraulic damped springer fork as an option on certain models?
But getting back to Andrew's need for "distinctive" suspension, how about a modernized version of the Indian 1/4-elliptic leaf spring trailing link fork?
Restore the swingarm motion with another 1/4-elliptic too, eh?
Now that'd look really trick.
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I really like the Indian leaf spring front end.
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Hi Concours,
IMHO teles are the backward step.
Both pantograph-action(girder) and short leading link (springer) forks are inherently more rigid than tele-forks.
It's that the girders and springers one normally sees are strictly 1930s designs while the tele-fork has seen continuous development since then.
For modern girders see the Vincent aluminum forging girdraulics or more modern yet, the carbon fiber girders on a Britten race bike.
And didn't Harley offer a modern hydraulic damped springer fork as an option on certain models?
But getting back to Andrew's need for "distinctive" suspension, how about a modernized version of the Indian 1/4-elliptic leaf spring trailing link fork?
Restore the swingarm motion with another 1/4-elliptic too, eh?
Now that'd look really trick.
Yeeeeaaaahhhhhhh... My 1974 FXEF was a real canyon carver, that Fury girder was great stuff.
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:21 PM
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Springer and Turbo.

You may want to take a look at this site for some ideas. http://www.tcbroschoppers.com/store/. They are geared to 650 Yamahas but I think several of the products could be used on our XS1100's. As far as the Turbo goes. Google the "Mr. Turbo Website". They used to sell a kit for the XS a long time ago, but now I think you would have to go with one of there Universal Kits.
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