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Old 06-21-2013, 10:01 PM   #1
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Looking for some information for Building /buying L Link forks

Hi.
I am after a l link front end for a kle 500 sidecar setup .I would look at buying any L Link forks as i could modify them to fit the kle 500.
Or some information on who i could contact to have a l link built for us .The wife can not ride her sidecar for very long as the
steering is to heavy for her .
We live in Australia.

Thanking you Ian
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:03 AM   #2
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:53 AM   #3
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:30 AM   #4
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Talking Thats Orstraya to you.

Pics? pics? pics?
Howz the back?
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:21 AM   #5
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I'm assuming you contacted Lowell Neff?

http://www.neffdesign.org/
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:00 PM   #6
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I'm assuming you contacted Lowell Neff?

http://www.neffdesign.org/
Pokie we live in Australia .

Hi Bruce. I am waiting to go back under the knife again with the back .They might fix it this time .
I am going to have a go at making our own L Link for the KLE 500.
Just getting the parts together I should be able to start the build soon .
I picked up a 09 honda st1300 the other day so the wifes KLE 500 might have to wait untill i put a sidecar on my st1300. I am sure Cathy will not mind .





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Old 06-26-2013, 04:51 AM   #7
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Like it.

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Pokie we live in Australia .

Hi Bruce. I am waiting to go back under the knife again with the back .They might fix it this time .
I am going to have a go at making our own L Link for the KLE 500.
Just getting the parts together I should be able to start the build soon .
I picked up a 09 honda st1300 the other day so the wifes KLE 500 might have to wait untill i put a sidecar on my st1300. I am sure Cathy will not mind .





Cheers Ian
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:30 AM   #8
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hey pops

I made my own leading links for my v strom , not that hard really just time consuming , I think you and i were looking at them at pooncarie last year down on the river ,, I will post some pics up tomoz at work

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Old 06-26-2013, 10:26 AM   #9
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I'm assuming you contacted Lowell Neff?

http://www.neffdesign.org/
Is Lowell still alive? He was in a bad way, last I heard. I got no responses to emails I sent a year or two ago.
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Is Lowell still alive? He was in a bad way, last I heard. I got no responses to emails I sent a year or two ago.
Yes he is alive. Chris you need to chime in here :-)
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:26 PM   #11
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A couple of shots at tack up stage









I actually rode it like that in the shot above , I made all the shock mounts adjustable , Also could adjust the trail ended up with about 10mm of trail all good ,, The dog likes it





Works well when i got rid of them chinese shockers and put some konis on and that was that

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Old 06-27-2013, 04:51 AM   #12
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hey pops

I made my own leading links for my v strom , not that hard really just time consuming , I think you and i were looking at them at pooncarie last year down on the river ,, I will post some pics up tomoz at work

Bernie
Hi Bernie
What would we do without photos


The L link looks very good. I was very impressed with your whole build Very Nice


I would have trouble making the lower swing arm at home.
That is nice work bending that


My pipe bender is not that flash .Or me that skilled

Is there a bearing at the bottom of the fork legs?
Hope to catch up again at top hut this year .
The wife is riding her sidecar to top hut this year ,if i have it ready for her by then .
More photos of 2012 top hut here http://s47.photobucket.com/user/pops...70242478373859

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Old 06-27-2013, 03:12 PM   #13
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G,day Ian

The bottom of the fork leg has a bronze bush and a sleeve for a bearing , was going to use a needle roller but change my mind at the last minute , Thinking if the needle roller shits itself in the middle of someplace , or old bush just keeps on going , That reminds me i have to drill the bolt for a grease nipple

My nephew has a swisho tube bender that was how i bent the tube , he had just the correct size former for strom wheel , I can ask him how much to bend another one if you like .
The tube is seamless i get from a roll cage maker up the road from work 11/2 dia x 1/8 wall , I bent it with around 2inchs spare then trimmed it down to length for the wheel spindle bush , A little bit of tweeking required

Dont forget the wheel spindle needs to be either level with the pivot point or slightly above , That is why i bent the ends up a little on the swingarm

Top hut is down in the calender again , One of the best rides/weekends i have done , Was just clancy and i so we moved along just nice , Although if the old fox has got his big 14 goin i might not be able to keep up

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G,day Ian

The bottom of the fork leg has a bronze bush and a sleeve for a bearing , was going to use a needle roller but change my mind at the last minute , Thinking if the needle roller shits itself in the middle of someplace , or old bush just keeps on going , That reminds me i have to drill the bolt for a grease nipple

My nephew has a swisho tube bender that was how i bent the tube , he had just the correct size former for strom wheel , I can ask him how much to bend another one if you like .
The tube is seamless i get from a roll cage maker up the road from work 11/2 dia x 1/8 wall , I bent it with around 2inchs spare then trimmed it down to length for the wheel spindle bush , A little bit of tweeking required

Dont forget the wheel spindle needs to be either level with the pivot point or slightly above , That is why i bent the ends up a little on the swingarm

Top hut is down in the calender again , One of the best rides/weekends i have done , Was just clancy and i so we moved along just nice , Although if the old fox has got his big 14 goin i might not be able to keep up

Regards
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The old fox might be getting a bigger bike but he's not likely to be getting the balls to match and will probably still ride like an old woman

Sorry for the hijack Ian.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:09 AM   #15
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The old fox might be getting a bigger bike but he's not likely to be getting the balls to match and will probably still ride like an old woman

Sorry for the hijack Ian.
You would still leave me behind Clancy.
Looking forward to seeing your sidecar when it is done.
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