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I found this today, I don't know if you have ordered your front end yet. I thought is was cool as it shows what the measurements are for springers. I know you are using that shovel to get an idea of front end length, this might help in getting the exact length you want when you do order it.

 
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Discussion Starter · #83 ·
I found this today, I don't know if you have ordered your front end yet. I thought is was cool as it shows what the measurements are for springers. I know you are using that shovel to get an idea of front end length, this might help in getting the exact length you want when you do order it.

I ordered it I did 27" from bottom of neck to axle should be about 5" over
 

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The chart on that site says 27" is 4 over, in my head it looked more like a 6 over when looking at the rake and the height off floor of frame
 

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The chart on that site says 27" is 4 over, in my head it looked more like a 6 over when looking at the rake and the height off floor of frame
There chart is off harley measurements too. Next time you hit the garage measure your stock roadstar from bottom of neck to center of axle let's see
 

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You were correct, 27" is 5" over. It is exactly 22" from bottom of neck to center axle.
Like I said I had 6 over in my mind , 5 over is pretty close. I just didn't convert Harley to Yamaha.
When I was building we were going long, 8 to 10 over was common. 5&6 are better for control.
 

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You were correct, 27" is 5" over. It is exactly 22" from bottom of neck to center axle.
Like I said I had 6 over in my mind , 5 over is pretty close. I just didn't convert Harley to Yamaha.
When I was building we were going long, 8 to 10 over was common. 5&6 are better for control.
Yea I debated on going more over but with the rear section stretched out the 5 over gives it that nice rocket ship frame look. I have 5" of clearance in the rear and will have around 9.5" at the front of the frame
 

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I see two blatant problems brother:
1. That level is either going to melt in that position or fall off cause a calibration issue. I advise you to put it somewhere else on the bike.
2. That can is not open...
 

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I see two blatant problems brother:
1. That level is either going to melt in that position or fall off cause a calibration issue. I advise you to put it somewhere else on the bike.
2. That can is not open...
I think I will get a metal level and weld it on the pipe.
Unfortunately I was at home on my lunch break when I snapped that as soon as I get home I will be enjoying some from my new cupholder
 

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That makes me feel so much better Davey; as I swallow my last sip of Rum before bedtime...
 

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Nice, beer and chocolate.鈥.. now you are talking鈥.
I really like following this thread and the work you have accomplished, thanks for sharing鈥.
I'm happy to have a build thread to look back on after it's all said and done and I'm glad people are actually liking the stuff I'm literally making up as I go.
 
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