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Old 04-09-2011, 12:52 PM   #11
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Kudos Doc!
Your bike is prob gonna make me rethink my aversion to Springers.
Gonna be damned sharp me thinks.
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Old 04-09-2011, 03:27 PM   #12
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The bike is looking wicked, Doc. I am really digging the springer front end. Everything must have fallen into place on your build, as you got a shit load of work done in one day. I guess that is the benefit of proper planning. What made you decide to do the springer front end? Is this the direction you have always been headed in, or was there a defining moment or a certain bike you saw that did it for you? I don't know if you can answer this one, because you haven't ridden it yet, but is there a big difference in the ride quality as a result of the springer front end? Either way, it is gonna look hella sharp on the front end of your bike!
I did alot of research and planning so yes it really did go right together. I was happy with my bike until I saw a few bikes from exoticbikes. I always liked springers but never planned on doing one to a Honda. Exotic had some nice looking Shadows with Springer forks and I said "fuck it". I dont know how it will ride yet but honestly I dont care. I dont do super long rides so comfort isnt important to me. In a couple years I plan to get a Street Glide and that will be the long ride bike.

My adapters didnt come in today so I wont get it done til maybe Monday. I bought those well in advance so it kinda pisses me off. Anyway, I did get the headlight mounted and turns figured out today. I used 41mm fork clamps but made a flat piece from aluminum to attach it to the fork since the fork is flat on one side. Worked out good!
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:03 PM   #13
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Congrats on a good days work Doc........I've always admired Springers on other peoples bikes.
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:43 PM   #14
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That! Is! AWESOME!
Bad Ass! Wow!
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:59 PM   #15
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Thanks for the props guys! I hope it doesnt ride too bad.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:18 PM   #16
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Fuck you....... now I want one. Damn that looks sick as all hell. Glad you went with the chrome, really makes it stand out.
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I want one!!!
Old 04-10-2011, 02:50 AM   #17
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I want one!!!

!!!SICK!!!

Doc can you post more details on parts and machining required??? This would make an excellent future SICK STICKY!!!

And who the hell cares what it rides like it looks BAD ASS.

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Old 04-10-2011, 09:00 AM   #18
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SurferNick has a pretty good write-up on spiritchopshop. If there was going to be a sticky done he should be the one to explain it. He is the godfather of the springer swap.
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:33 AM   #19
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http://www.spiritchopshop.com/mod%20...aSpirit750.htm

Here is SurferNicks write-up on it. The hardest part would be having your stock Honda stem pressed out of the lower tree and having it machined. I lucked out by finding a set of wide glide trees that SurferNick made for bigarmzz. Thats the stem I am using. The stem I have wasnt made how he describes in his write-up and it still works just fine.

1. Have stock stem pressed out.
2. Have the very bottom 1/8" of the stem machined to 1-1/4".
3. Measuring 3/4" up from that needs to be machined to 1-1/8".

I had to remachine mine to get the 1-1/8". It was slightly larger.
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:49 AM   #20
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Looks Damn good Brother,Nice job.
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