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If you really had to have a Springer …

hacksaw
https://youtu.be/1bf-jJNtCjw

That is the one to have.
Springer are way too much maintenance for my lazy ass.
But the Bad Boy is bad!
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Re: If you really had to have a Springer …

motogrady
Funny u brought this up.
And yes, that is a good looking springer.
Very good really.

Visiting an old guys barn/garage last week, one of those guys that's pretty paranoid about
even taking and posting electronic pics, ("people can get the gps off a pic and next thing you know my stuff is gone.), we got to talking about the older stuff.

Rusted frames, old wheels, split cases, sprockets by the barrel full, he could remember
quite a lot of stuff.  Stuff you'd be hard pressed to find in any catalog or on any poster.
("That front end, damn near first year front brake. 1928. Off a Harley.)

But, a lot of the front ends, especially the springers, he had a hard time remembering what was what.
"There were so many people making them, and so many different styles heck, who could remember them all?"

And he had a lot of them, in the rafters, parts of piles, standing in corners.  
The more I looked, the more I noticed.

Not wanting to push it we left it at that.

But hacks post brought that hour or so back, enough to get me a looking around, well, at springers.  Here's a few.  



The 1948 Harley.  Last year they mainly used the springer front.
And one of the best looking bikes ever produced imo.
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Re: If you really had to have a Springer …

motogrady


Yeah...I know...but it is a springer.
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motogrady


They weren't exclusive to the street.
Some may call the Greeves a leading link front end, but to me, they were springers.  
Another thing almost exclusive to Greeves, the cast iron down tube frame.
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motogrady
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Motocross legend Roger Decoster, as a youngster, was around when Greeves were
players.  After a slew of National/World Motocross Championships, he retired as a racer and became a very, very strong team manager for a few of the big players.
Some credit him with bringing the monoshock frame to the world scene, and starting the
long travel suspension races of the 70s and 80s.

When he was finally hired by Honda to build and run their American Motocross effort,
they pretty much gave him a blank check and said hire who you want, and we will build whatever you want.  

Apparently, he couldn't completely leave those childhood memories behind, and it took almost 2 years before they had to tell him.......Roger, it might have worked back then for Greeves
in the 50s, but dude, that was then, and this is now lol!
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Re: If you really had to have a Springer …

oldironnow
'48 cannot be beat.

Zero/Kimura, I like the compressed nature of the design.





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Re: If you really had to have a Springer …

monkeyshines
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Never really wanted a springer yet here we are.
Hasn’t seen the road since ‘eighty-eight, we’ll see what we can do about that.

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Re: If you really had to have a Springer …

Fatfatboy
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hacksaw wrote
https://youtu.be/1bf-jJNtCjw

That is the one to have.
Springer are way too much maintenance for my lazy ass.
But the Bad Boy is bad!
Yes, That it's. Yet another Bucket Bike. I dig the Bad Boy and hope to have one after I sell my blue stripped springer.
Price seems a little high for a non-stock version. Maybe pick it up for $7,500-$8,000 and search ebay for the stock seat, backrest, air cleaner, risers and bars and have a stock bike for around $10k.
Or just hit up FB Bad Boy page and pick up a stock low mileage one. Seems to be one pop up there every now and again.

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You meet some of the best folks behind bars.
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Re: If you really had to have a Springer …

Fatfatboy
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monkeyshines wrote
Never really wanted a springer yet here we are.
Hasn’t seen the road since ‘eighty-eight, we’ll see what we can do about that.


Hey Shines, It's good to see you still not dead. I hope you are doing well.
I wouldn't mind seeing a bit more info on your springer dar.
Do you still have your ol' shovel?

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You meet some of the best folks behind bars.
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Re: If you really had to have a Springer …

oldironnow
Fatfatboy wrote
monkeyshines wrote
Never really wanted a springer yet here we are.
Hasn’t seen the road since ‘eighty-eight, we’ll see what we can do about that.


Hey Shines, It's good to see you still not dead. I hope you are doing well.
I wouldn't mind seeing a bit more info on your springer dar.
Do you still have your ol' shovel?
YES!
Glad to hear from Mr. Shines !!!!

Here's the the Banana Caliper Shovel, too!
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Re: If you really had to have a Springer …

monkeyshines
The engine vin says 1952 sport solo. A friend inherited it a while back, it’s been sitting in storage for decades.
Still have the shovel pig yes.







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Re: If you really had to have a Springer …

motogrady

Very cool Harleys.
Very, very cool.  
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Re: If you really had to have a Springer …

hacksaw
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remind me more of earles  forks than a springer.
but its cool!!!!
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Re: If you really had to have a Springer …

hacksaw
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i dont care for the AC now on that bike. but i doubt i could deal with putting the stocker back on.
bad boys dont do backrests. lol.
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Re: If you really had to have a Springer …

hacksaw
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sweet pan , shines!
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