Originally Posted by davef
If you look close, it's not really lowered. They installed what looks like a telefix fork brace, which replaces the stock chrome horseshoe brace. Where it's mounted, they had to slide the rubber gators up, giving it the appearance of load on the forks. Hope that helps.
THere should be about 12" of fork travel on an Airhead front end and those gaiters are clearly compressed further than the 1/2" or so that the Telefix takes up. (Yes, I went out to the garage and looked!)
In fact, the gaiters appear to be incorrectly installed on the telefix as well. The clamping portion of the Telefic should be mounted so that it clamps onto the same machined area where the gaiters once went. Then the gaiters get clamped to the machined lip at the top of the Telefix. How come I'm seeing the fork tube? Oh yeah... It's because the gaiters arent clamped down!
The bikes been lowered, thereby eliminating most of the ground clearance, fork travel and safety margins.
If looks can kill, heres your example.