my 1979 i just bought sits way to high and the forks seem really long i was wondering if i can loosen the bolts on the side of the forks and slide the forks up like a inch or so to lower the front end down?
Those are overstock forks for sure. Mabye about 4 to 6 inches.
No you cant slide the tubes up on an Ironhead, the tops of the tubes are tapered and fit in a tapered hole in the top tree.
So you have to get them cut down and rethreaded by a machine shop. or buy new tubes.
Forking by Frank is the big name in quality tubes.
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
guess imma have to drop the back end down or find stock fork tubes
Raise the back, not drop it. But, I'd go with new tubes, they aren't really that expensive.
Jim in Italy
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