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This is here just for ideas. For this project I am basing the triple trees off of the VN1500A years from 1986-1996. To make this easier, I would use the VN1500A Triple Tree, and axle. For the main legs I would recommend using 1 5/8 .25 walled DOM chrome molly tubing and for the fork rods would be made out of 1/2" cold roll steel.





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Looks sweet.got my interest piqued as i am modifying a springer for my 86.gonna watch to see how ya do

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mine isn't starting any time soon... End of next summer at the soonest... Funds for the metal, and scouring for parts.
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I have a Columbus manufacturing springer that is about 2' longer than i need.it also has no stem.gonna have the stem from my 86's trees machined down and press fitted into the springer's trees.i also need to shorten the fork legs and havr the top rethreaded.should look cool.gotta figure out a brake mount.gonna use a n aftermarket Harley wheel i picked up at strangedays

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give me a few minutes, I should be able to draw ya up sumptin for brakes
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this is made out of 1/4" mild steel the large hole is the diameter of your axle. The plate is 1/2" taller than your brake caliper and 3/4" wider than the OD of your fork tube. so A fork tube OD of 1" would give you an over all 1 3/4" the small holes are 1/4" from the top, bottom, and side edges, drilled to the same size as the caliper bolts.

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If it were me, and this is how I am going to do mine, I would make the plate with out holes first. measure the thickness of the fork tube, and use that for a vertical reference on the plate, then measure again on the plate from the first edge, out to the OD of the fork tube. Measure back from this line the thickness of your fork tube. Divide the two inside marks in half and draw a soft vertical line. then divide the plate in half and draw a horizontal line. Then drill out the hole for the axle
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I was wondering ,don't most calipers mount with a plate to the axle and a pivoting rod back to the back fork leg so the caliber can pivot when the wheel moves up and down?

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shoot I drew those on the wrong legs.. they are supposed to mount onto the Spring Rods, but would still work in the same fashion, through the center of the a axle, or just a little above center
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