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h.d.ryder

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Location: Cranbrook B.C. Canada

Post Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:28 pm

Springer Frt. End

Greetings,
I am putting a springer front end together and I`m wondering if it`s a better ride with a springer shock as opposed to a ride control.
Over the years I have run a few ride controls but have never had the opportunity to run a shock on a springer. Are the front shock springers a better ride ?
Also; Is there a timken kit available to run the set of tapered roller bearings ? instead of the balls. (it`s for a newer frame that has tapered roller brgs.)
Thanks in advance.
Larry
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amklyde

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Location: Wisconsin, USA

Post Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:47 am

Re: Springer Frt. End

The shock absorber is the better functioning ride control. Good oem shocks are hard to find and expensive. Putting timkens on a springer always ends up as a bit of a cobble job, I would just buy the original loose bearing cups and hardware.
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h.d.ryder

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Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2002 1:01 am

Location: Cranbrook B.C. Canada

Post Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:32 am

Re: Springer Frt. End

Thanks Amklyde , I 1ll probably have to go with a "J & P" shock ,or a dreaded V-Twin ,I wonder if they`re any good.
Larry

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