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rideiron
26th October 2011, 01:15
Hey Guys,

been searching for a while with only a couple of examples. i am looking to lengthen my front end by 2" to 4" inches (new tubes) for a bit more clearance in the corners (and to hop curbs!!). looking for pics of this done with a rigid frame!

thanks!

below is a pic of the bike.

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/9126/vancouver20111012000511.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/80/vancouver20111012000511.jpg/)
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http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/3087/img2011101200050.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/811/img2011101200050.jpg/)

1000
26th October 2011, 01:47
84 hartail 4" over http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh150/blackcat292/DSCN4536.jpg

rideiron
26th October 2011, 03:17
thanks 1000. i should have stated also that i am looking for stock rake as well.

thanks!

78ironhead
26th October 2011, 03:33
You might find what your looking for here. http://www.ironhead-bobbers.com/

bustert
27th October 2011, 16:01
stock rake and extended tubes will alter steering characteristics a tad. nothing radical but different. you will find is will have a stall speed in turns. it will lift the frame and the cg will be higher. like i say, nothing drastic but different. if i get home and remember, i'll post a 1974 ch with + front end and no rake.

really like the lines of your machine, really looks old school. definitely not meant for riding in the rain.

Moon Wolf
27th October 2011, 19:04
I like the stance on your bike the way it is. Is something dragging on the corners?

Tom in Ohio
27th October 2011, 19:57
The current issue of The Horse BC has an ironhead with 6" over tubes and stock rake.

bustert
28th October 2011, 02:19
here is a 1974 xlch with a + front end

http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac261/bustert/1975rebuild.jpg

JBGoode
28th October 2011, 18:14
stock rake and extended tubes will alter steering characteristics a tad. nothing radical but different. you will find is will have a stall speed in turns. it will lift the frame and the cg will be higher. like i say, nothing drastic but different. if i get home and remember, i'll post a 1974 ch with + front end and no rake.

really like the lines of your machine, really looks old school. definitely not meant for riding in the rain.

Yeah, I'd have to say I really like the lines of your bike too, I wouldn't change much but maybe add a back seat for the ladies.

scottfisher
29th October 2011, 01:41
this is my front end:

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb345/bnmscott/DSC000392.jpg

I hope this link works. It is the same front end in it's OEM application:

http://www.hdforums.com/forum/attachments/flathead/68146d1253022912-68-chicago-real-police-servi-car-4-500.jpg

I bought mine at a swap meet and replaced the tubes and bars.

bustert
31st October 2011, 03:33
that is a very old picture! the machine has gone through many changes. at present, installing a new keith wyatt king coffin tank and a solo beehive seat. the mechanical stuff is easy, just wish i could paint as welll as i used too.

Hopper
31st October 2011, 05:47
I used to have +4" forks on my 77, shown here:
(As you can see, everything was kind of blurry in the 70s)
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg220/ozhopper/Sporty%20old%20days/xmasrun70s058.jpg