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early springer,rl,dl....single??

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Post Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:45 am

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Location: athens,greece
hello again,i have what i thought were 2 identical rear springer forks,I beam type from early 45`s,recently i started putting them together to make 2 complete forks when i realized the one has the standard spring rod bushings holes,same as the later springers...but the other has completely different holes that seem to fit a bushing that screws in... and the hole where the actuual spring rod fits through is narrower...any ideas what this came off.....does someone supply these different bushings....any information would be greatly appreciated....thank you

Post Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:05 am

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Location: athens,greece
Me again,no one seems to know what year this fork is off.....another difference i noticed is that the whole rear fork seems to be quite a bit chunkier aswell......very obvious to the eye when next to each other........dont know if this helps...the front fork off of this is interesting also....,where the tubes connect to the the cast part either side has an overlapping metal sleave finishing at an angle,about 2.5 inches over all.....nice design.....any ideas.....

Post Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:11 pm
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Photos would get you responces. Pa

Post Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:10 pm

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Some of the '29 JDH models had an I-beam rear leg. As Pa said, post some pictures.

Post Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:26 am

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Location: athens,greece
thank you guys...jdh sounds interesting...will look into it......havnt got the fork here but will get fotos on the weekend and try to post them.......

Post Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:00 pm

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Location: San Diego, CA
I think DL's had screw in bushings, and RL's had plain.

I have Johnny Sell's book at home. I'll look it up and let you know for sure.

Post Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:57 pm

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
Does it look like this one? Notice the reinforcements where the spring fork tubes plug into the casting.

Post Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:09 am

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Location: athens,greece
Thank you Chris and hdrl35,thats the one...i got an email also,the fork is the early 30`s Dl with the screw in front part has that reinforcment also........

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