Rebound damping is controlled by fork oil viscosity — the thicker the oil the slower the rebound, the thinner the oil the faster the rebound. Best Offer. Hidden axle. Big Boyz Custom Cycles. Guaranteed Delivery see all. We did the full strip-down ourselves, replacing steering head bearings while we were in there.
Getting to it
Want your classic to handle like the latest from Ducati or Honda? Compared to modern bikes, vintage motorcycles typically have pretty unsophisticated suspensions. During the s, engine power — and by default top-end speed — developed at an accelerated rate, yet suspension improvements were slow in coming. My Laverda RGS is a prime example of this. Soft springs and poor damping allied with high friction forks leave the front end with a bad tendency to pogo, especially on small, repetitive bumps. The rear has the same buckboard characteristics, courtesy of a pair of vintage Konis, replacements for the original and notoriously poor-performing air-charged piggyback Marzocchis. I can deal with less than ideal suspension on a bike I only ride a few miles every now and then, but I like to take the Laverda on all-day mile jaunts, and the poor suspension was starting to blunt my enjoyment.
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There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time. Motorcycles have been in production since the early s, quickly spreading all over Europe and into the US. Triumph, Indian, and Harley Davidson are among some of the first companies to mass-produce motorcycles for public use, kick-starting a pastime that would ignite a lasting passion for riding and biker culture. As such, the nostalgia and historical appeal of vintage motorcycles drives a need for the parts enthusiasts require to restore them, customize them, and keep them running. Vintage is a term that is applied loosely and implies a style that is at least 20 years old, typically. The exact designation varies by state in the US, but a historic registration is typically granted to vehicles that are years old. Vintage motorcycle parts are primarily used to restore vintage motorcycles, but the increased popularity of both vintage and industrial elements in art and interior decor have given these parts new places to shine.