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Changed the handlebars now trying to figure out up or down
 
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More fork size issues the new steerer tube is to long (I can cut that) and the holes don't line up now thought of flipping the spring but might just drill new holes. Not looking forward to it they need to be perfect
A lot of people have had that same problem with those springers, myself included. The angle of the spring bracket only lets it fit a certain length of head tube.
If you drill holes there in the legs, your tire will be closer to the crown although it may still fit. The integrity of the fork legs might be a problem and the look might not be what you want.
You could make short extensions for the top where the fork legs attack to the spring housing. It looks like they would have to be just long enough, about an inch and a half, for the holes for the bolts. That would keep the geometry of the fork and also it would look the same.
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A lot of people have had that same problem with those springers, myself included. The angle of the spring bracket only lets it fit a certain length of head tube.
If you drill holes there in the legs, your tire will be closer to the crown although it may still fit. The integrity of the fork legs might be a problem and the look might not be what you want.
You could make short extensions for the top where the fork legs attack to the spring housing. It looks like they would have to be just long enough, about an inch and a half, for the holes for the bolts. That would keep the geometry of the fork and also it would look the same.
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I was hoping one of you bike gurus would chime in with a better idea I was thinking off that was worried about folding there but two bolts should stop that
 

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Creative work on the laid back seat post idea! Bike is looking good.

RaT oN~!
 
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You can also adjust the rake of the fork with the position of the extension ahead or behind the bracket. Then just tighten it up and it should work fine.
Yes I have been thinking about it this Springer is very straightup that would throw it out front
 
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