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Old 05-11-2017, 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by CIC2016 View Post
The bike I setup was a little wrong then in the trail. It did "flop" a little, telling me I didn't compensate enough with the 8" over legs. Hindsight I guess
Indeed, longer front ends will be somewhat heavier per se, but shouldn't be labor-some to ride. Additionally the fork has less chance to twist with an appropriate setup.
I have a brace on the lower legs, but don't have to. Storz tree is great as it pinches tubes in upper and lower tree as opposite to harley's setup[only bottom]- i find it much sturdier.

Actually slight flop is not a problem, but rather helps in turns.

The easiness of straightening the bars back is what makes the difference.

Achieving the correct trail is the key.

Tolle, when was seeking approval by Swedish authorities of his long ended bikes , demonstrated a bike with 30" over front end which he rode in a parking lot around the cones like it was a stock bike, without putting his foot down.

Scandinavians remain quite loyal to long choppes with 15-25" over front ends and huge rakes. Their bikes ride awesome. I know a production long chopper- Hogtech Absolute, a great machine.
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