Vulcan Drifter Riders

DISCUSSIONS => Drifter 800 Only => Topic started by: Ernest on July 01, 2018, 12:38:03 PM

Title: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
Post by: Ernest on July 01, 2018, 12:38:03 PM
not sure if video will post.  Very cool Vulcan 800 with Springer front end.  I've already priced the springer front ends, anywhere from 4 to 6 Hundred.  not sure what the project in-tells


https://youtu.be/DFowqOIJHJs
Title: Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
Post by: mittico68 on July 02, 2018, 02:07:17 AM
I've been mumblin' about a springer front end mod, but then I gave up because of the money it takes... and the fact that it forces to remove the cool front fender off of our Drifters (unless you're a wizard of composite materials).
But I do agree with you: the springer front end is way cool!
Title: Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
Post by: Ernest on July 02, 2018, 06:36:25 AM
I've been mumblin' about a springer front end mod, but then I gave up because of the money it takes... and the fact that it forces to remove the cool front fender off of our Drifters (unless you're a wizard of composite materials).
But I do agree with you: the springer front end is way cool!

Actually, I was considering purchasing a Vulcan 800 Classic for the Springer front end, leaving My Drifter as is.  Can purchase the 800 Classic relatively in-expensive, anywhere from 1k to 2k.   so I would have an Indian Clone and a Harley 45 ci clone.  What's nice about having two bikes, is you have one to ride, while the other is being modified.
Title: Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
Post by: mittico68 on July 02, 2018, 12:49:09 PM
Yeah, but you must also consider that you can't ride no bike if you're doing any mod by yourself…  ;D
Title: Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
Post by: Ernest on July 05, 2018, 12:32:29 PM
Vulcan 800 with Harley Fenders
Title: Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
Post by: greenbarn on July 08, 2018, 09:10:38 AM
That looks good.....
Title: Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
Post by: mittico68 on July 16, 2018, 10:10:19 AM
I've been mumblin' about a springer front end mod, but then I gave up because of the money it takes... and the fact that it forces to remove the cool front fender off of our Drifters (unless you're a wizard of composite materials).
But I do agree with you: the springer front end is way cool!
I must admit that I was mistakin'.
The springer front end is compatible with the Drifter's fender!
Take a look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOUUkOJCHGY
Maybe, that's a Indian front fender... but who cares? That's absolutely cool!!!  8)


Title: Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
Post by: Pete on July 19, 2018, 05:20:09 AM
Springers fitted with a Drifter-like front fender can be done!

Oldy's produce a fibre-glass replacement front fender for the Drifter. They also produce a fender with the same shape as the Drifter fender, but without the recesses for the fork-sliders.

Oldy's is run by a bunch of very knowledgeable and helpful people, a great company to do business with.

http://www.badassglass.us/fenders.html (http://www.badassglass.us/fenders.html)
Title: Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
Post by: mittico68 on September 19, 2018, 09:30:19 AM
I've found another Drifter with a springer front end.
Take a look at pic, taken via pinterest.
Title: Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
Post by: KEN. on December 27, 2018, 00:26:50 AM
Merry Christmas All....some how a springer front end that fits a HD,..... just doesn't seem right on a drifter however if a Girderstyle  front end was fitted it might look more "Indianish" to me....KEN.
Title: Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
Post by: Troll on December 27, 2018, 20:12:42 PM
H-Ds had a "springer", Indians had a girder or a leaf spring....and they went hydraulic in 1950...
Title: Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
Post by: Ernest on February 08, 2019, 20:45:38 PM
H-Ds had a "springer", Indians had a girder or a leaf spring....and they went hydraulic in 1950...

that's a true statement, the Harley springer is nicer looking, than the indian leaf spring, in my opinion.   The Drifter 800 frame/softail more resembles the vintage Harley rigid frames, which is more aesthetically pleasing.   I guess, this is about pulling the best features of both vintage bikes and combining making a more beautiful bike.