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    Dog bone dimensions...

    I might be picking up a TW this weekend and bringing it home in the back of my truck.
    I need to know the distance between the top of the front tire and the bottom of the triple tree, so that I can build a makeshift dog bone for the trip back.
    Can anyone help me out? Metric or Imperial...I'll figure it out.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Just shy of 8" or 20cm on my bike with a 4.00 x 18 Shinko 241.

    Do you plan on removing the fender, or does it have a high mount?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernSpy View Post
    Just shy of 8" or 20cm on my bike with a 4.00 x 18 Shinko 241.

    Do you plan on removing the fender, or does it have a high mount?
    Oh crap...I forgot about the low fender.....now what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TW_in_BC View Post
    Oh crap...I forgot about the low fender.....now what?
    Just use tiedown straps and snug the front forks down about halfway and you'll be fine.

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    Another option. And you can still run straps up top to stabilize the weight up high without having to compress the forks.

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    Two good ideas....
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    Well....that didn't pan out too well.
    Bike was parked outside, in the rain when I got there...idled funny, some rust in the tank, plastics were scuffed, front sprocket needed replacing, chain was rusty and unkept.
    Then, I took it for a "test drive"....and things went from bad to worse. On the first turn, it seemed to have a mind of its own....wandered all over the place....rear brake was non-existent...the whole steering-geometry was weird.
    I brought it back to the owner and said a polite "no thank you".

    The search continues.
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