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Old 01-17-2008, 08:26 AM
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New Girder Front End from RMD

Mocked up over the holiday at RMD Billet in MN. Still some things to do but these pics give you an idea. Check out my site for many more.









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sorta has that "confederate" look to it...
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thats a sick girder... not my style but still really bad ass!
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Very trick..... how's it ride & handle? Est. cost to us cheapie biker types?

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Old 05-22-2008, 10:56 AM
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Check out the vid below...some footage of cutting girder chips.

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sweeeet. nice job.
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Old 05-25-2008, 11:48 AM
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not trying to start anything... but i have ridden alot of Crotch rockets and the angle of that girder looks to straight up and down... wont that effect the ride?
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not trying to start anything... but i have ridden alot of Crotch rockets and the angle of that girder looks to straight up and down... wont that effect the ride?
The pics posted above are all of the mock-up. During this stage we found we couldn't achieve a good trail number with this set-up. Therefore we cut arc'd legs (see video link above). Below you'll see pics of the installed arc'd legs that give us 3.5" of trail.
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:59 AM
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:47 PM
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IMPRESSIVE.......

I always thought that thier stuff (RMD) was a bit pricey but I'd give the gold for this set up. Very impressive.

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Old 06-03-2008, 01:37 PM
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Interesting. But my question would be why. Your putting a 4k front end on a 6k bike. The travel of the front end looks out of line with the nech angle. I definatly wouldn't take this biek on twisties. Might be ok for mall crawler or drag biks though.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:34 AM
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It's more like a $5K front end on an $8K bike. But who's counting.

I'm not sure what "travel" you're talking about? The neck angle is 24 degrees. The trail around 3.5". The pic is a little decieving due to the frame being blocked. Once it's supporting its own weight the front end will compress slightly and it may look a little more "normal" to some of you.
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:42 PM
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those last pics look sick! i would kill to have a bike like that to roll
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Is it just me or are your "connectors" or what ever they are called that connect the legs to the trees different lengths? This can cause a larger change in your trail as compared to ones that are the same length. I see that it has been a while since you have posted on this thread... Had any test drives yet? What is the total weight of the new front end? How big of a weight difference from the previous?
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Damm looks like a Silverback (gorilla) doing a push up!
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