Rigid Struts?

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by FRANKENCHOKY, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. FRANKENCHOKY

    FRANKENCHOKY Member

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    anyone have any opinion on rigid struts?
    i saw a youtube video with a guy with a nightster who had them. they look cool. i know they deminish ride quality but i was originally looking for a ridgid before i bought my nighster.
    i guess im just trying to get a general consensis ( doubt that was spelled right) on these.
    do you think they are : cool, lame, dangerous?
    will they affect drive belt wear?
    anything else that i havnt thought of?
    :bigsmiley17:
     
  2. Not Very PC

    Not Very PC R.I.P

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    I have a set of adj. struts that I replace the rear shocks with when I go the track on street night. They work great, I made them with adj. heim joints on both ends so I can tune the bike to the track.
     
  3. FRANKENCHOKY

    FRANKENCHOKY Member

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    another question that came to me last night.
    what about the possibility of stress crack on the frame?
     
  4. Not Very PC

    Not Very PC R.I.P

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    A Harley frame cracking!! Banish the thought. They don't crack they break all the way into. Back in the day Harley even supplied a weld in gusset to keep the back wheel from falling off!
    Really, your butt will give up before your frame!!
     
  5. DelawhereNightsterGuy

    DelawhereNightsterGuy Active Member

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    Wouldn't rigids on a Nightster hurt your passenger, even you for that matter?:11:
     
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  6. FRANKENCHOKY

    FRANKENCHOKY Member

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    i dont plan on carrying a passenger.
    and yes the ride will be rough. i cant wait!:bigsmiley22:
     
  7. DelawhereNightsterGuy

    DelawhereNightsterGuy Active Member

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    Good luck Franken :D
    Hopefully there aren't too many potholes and bumps where you are? :bigsmiley5:
     
  8. Hoon

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    All I can say is, I did once, but took em off soon after. Hardtails usually have a spring seat of some kind, makes it a little more bearable. You may have a differant outcome.:)