Front End 4
I've made up some front guard backets out of 8mm steel rod and mounted them to the rocker arm and the front axle so that when the suspension goes up and down the guard moves with it.

Front End 4

The front guard is now half mounted and will finish off the other half of the mounting another day. I also re shaped the brackets at the base of the…

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Front End 3
With a laser pointer i marked out on the ground where the line through the steering axis ends up and then placed the wheel so that the axle centreline sat 2 inches behind the first line i marked out. Knowing that i have the wheel sitting with 2 inches of trail i then tacked on the shockie mounts and some scrap metal to the base of the fork then connected the fork to the pivots on the rocker arm.

Front End 3

Although these need to be cleaned up and shaped a little better they are actually the pivot point which joins the rocker arm to the fork. I had two bosses…

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Front End 2
The triple trees i'm using allow for a 1 1/2inch OD fork tube which kinda limits me to the material i need to use. Mild steel piping dosn't come with a OD of 38mm (1 1/2") and machining down the next size up mild steel pipe would leave me with no side wall so my next best thing is to use chromoly tubing. Unfortunately i'm not qualified to weld chromoly so i am in the process of mocking up a front end out of exhaust tube then i'll send that away to get replicated out of Chromoly. I'm sure if i look hard enough there is also the option for using steam pipe or similar but at least with 4130 chromoly tubing its extremely strong and has a memory ( which means when it flexs it flexs back to its original state)

Front End 2

The triple trees i'm using allow for a 1 1/2inch OD fork tube which kinda limits me to the material i need to use. Mild steel piping dosn't come with…

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