From:Rick Yamane
Subject:RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: Front Forks Date:Mon Mar 16 11:45:27 2015
Response to:5559
Just an update.
I ran plumb lines down the centers of the main fork legs last week and they look to be straight. I also laid the front section on the Bridgeport table and there is a slight rocking. One side stands maybe 1/8" proud of the table but is that enough? Ehh, I'm kind of doubtful and with the brittleness of the paint, I think it's a lacquer, I'm not happy thinking about trying to straighten it. All that in mind I've yet to see anything else that might cause trouble. If anyone else has any ideas, I'm all ears.

Mine are 2" also (1930 KJ). There's not a whole lot of clearance between the steering damper and the lower bearing cup - where your are wearing. I can't see in there very clearly, but it ain't much.

I would check my 29 Rick.....if it wasn't snowed in!! :-(

Thanks for the suggestion John,
I had a chance to measure the rockers and they are 2" on the fork pivot centers.
The bike is a '29 Streamline and if anyone can confirm those are correct or otherwise I'd appreciate it.


Something doesn't sound right Rick.
Another thing to check is the length of the rockers. Measure the distance
between the shoulder bolts (center to center). Not sure off the top of my
head what they should be but if you post it, I'm sure the experts out there
can confirm they are the right ones. If someone adapted some other rocker
to your front end that was too short, it would move the forks closer together.
I've seen some strange stuff out there.
Is there any rubbing against the holes in the fender??