1949 ''P'' Spring fork

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katto
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1949 ''P'' Spring fork

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Post by katto » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:46 pm

I know the 1949 Panhead w/sidecar has a spring fork. Is it an inline or offset rear fork? Katto



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Re: 1949 ''P'' Spring fork

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Post by Robert Luland » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:42 pm

Offset. To bad it was the last for big twin. Bob L

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Re: 1949 ''P'' Spring fork

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Post by 58bob » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:07 am

Can anyone tell me what difference it makes? Whether is a offset or inline that is. Is one far superior to the other or just the best of a bad idea??

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Re: 1949 ''P'' Spring fork

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Post by Sir_Rat » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:55 am

58bob check the Knowledge base here. Lots of good info in the inline vs offset springers.

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Re: 1949 ''P'' Spring fork

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Post by RUBONE » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:17 pm

Is one far superior to the other or just the best of a bad idea??
So what makes you think a springer is a "bad idea"??? :roll:
Robbie

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Re: 1949 ''P'' Spring fork

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Post by Bosheff » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:42 pm

Nuthin wrong with an H-D springer. They need to have nice tight rocker bushings, updated springs as a 60 year spring tends to loose its spring, and a dampner helps alot. They will never be a glide, but on the other hand, you'll never have replace seals, or find a puddle under em....bosheff

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Re: 1949 ''P'' Spring fork

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Post by indianut » Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:15 am

Though, as far as Mechanical Front Ends go, the Indian Girder, 1946-1948, actually WORKS! Riding one of them makes the HD springer feel Rigid.

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Re: 1949 ''P'' Spring fork

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Post by Bosheff » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:02 am

For serious ridin, a glide with a disc is where it's at....bosheff

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