Front End

Discussion in 'Harley Davidson Extreme Modification' started by chopper224, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. chopper224

    chopper224 Member

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    I just replaced the springs on my 90 ultra classic with a set of race tech springs and gold emulators,It handles like a whole different bike.The front end feels a lot more stable at high speed and feels lighter.One of the best improvements I did on the bike.Well worth the money and it did not cost that much.I recommend it to anyone with a older bagger.
     
  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Very common mod for the sportbike crowd and very well received. Good to hear they work well on Harley forks, as they are a more conservative crowd with the only actual "upside down" forks used on their "sport version" XR1200 Sportster and now discontinued Buells.
     
  3. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Would you give us the part #s and where you purchased the springs and emulators? Also how much did the conversion cost?
     
  4. chopper224

    chopper224 Member

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    Go to Axiomcycles.com,Item #08-065-0041 and the cost was $219.00 and the shipping is free. It also comes with the springs to lower your bike 1 or 2 in if you want.The kit I ordered came with the 90kg springs because I haul alot of weight on my bagger when I am on a road trip.You can get less stiffer springs if you prefer. I shopped around and they were the cheapest price I found,maybe you can find them cheaper.I am not a rep or salesman of these company's products,just trying to Inform my fellow bikers on a good product I found. Thanks
     
  5. Crocker

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    Agree with chopper224 done this on my o7 SG last spring same setup, what led me to do this is I did this is on my Nightrod special first , Hey and dont forget the discontinued R model Vrod and the New Vrod muscle has the inverted fork setup also, take a look at the Muscles front end ,its a work of art ,I would like to see them incorperate that front end on a few of the bigtwin models ,they really outdone themselves on that frontend.
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Great observation Crocker...the V-Rod Muscle is a fine example of infusing new technology to segway into something good for the Touring crowd...hope MOCO is listening and watching! Maybe in 2012?!!!
     
  7. Crocker

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    It really would not take much , to make a nice factory touring bike , build it on the old R frame , give a 6 speed gearbox , maybe slip the SE cam in for the down low tq , add another gallon to the fuel cell and dress it out with all the touring goodies, and you would have a really sweet touring bike
     
  8. karlsbike

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    Earlier this year I rebuilt my front forks, and dropped in Progressive's at the same time. The difference is noticeable, albeit not extreme - it is more of a more precise feeling, and slightly less dive. Of course, just R&R on the forks would improve the situation as well...
    I have considered installing gold cartridge emulators, but need to be convinced that this is a noticeable improvement over the Progressive's. Anyone tried both?
     
  9. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Did you use the Progressive Mono tube drop in conversion?
     
  10. karlsbike

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    Just the standard progressivley wound spring replacements with pvc spacers. What is the mono tube conversion set-up - something similar to the cartridge emulators?