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Filed out the springer trusses so that they would fit over the modern axle.

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Pulled FOOLIGAN out to work on some of the mechanicals today, but tested a couple of other chainguards.

Muscle bike guard

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And Colson turkey wing guard

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I'm not 100% on it, but the muscle bike chain guard actually flows with the tank rather nicely. Plus if you angled the back up a little more, it could run parallel to the down tube and chain stays. Plus it's not so big that it's distracting. I think it's got potential!
 
I like this praying mantis look

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Got the light horn bracket removed


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These forks are pretty cool. It's always fun seeing the different mechanics of any old springer. This one has a short leg that is rigid and attached to the steertube. Then the lower leg is nestled between the short leg and pivots about 5" down. The shock portion is a dense rubber pad that is attached to the top of the springer leg that gets compressed against the stationary leg as the wheel and springer legs are pushed back by bumps. The truss rods are more ornamental along with the thin springs that they slide through. But they are connected to the springer fork so they move as one with that foklrk leg and the wheel.

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I just noticed that one of the nuts for the springer knee is a regular axle nut. It should be a thinner jam nut like the other side. Changing this will also help me from having to deflate the tire as much to squeeze the fat sidewall past it when installing the wheel.

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This bike is so alien looking without the fork

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Finally broke out the bearings and grease and assembled the fork properly. Trusses fit fine too.
The fork looks so much better without that bulky light/horn bracket anymore.

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Great insight on the Evanaction โ€œ actionโ€. No worries about bottoming that one.

Here are some assembly photos from the Evanaction that I used on VerBoten "FOR BOTEN" :D

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Egg-cellent! Always wondered how those springs worked. The fact that theyโ€™re just doodads makes it even cooler. Style really meant something.

Harley Earl (of Corvette fame) actually designed this fork.
 
I tried another potential chainguard that I got from a 1960s Evans Interceptor.
I think it plays well with the tank and springer. It's also a good length and shape for the frame too.

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I really like how much this tank gives off a cool 37 Roadmaster Supreme vibe.

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