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Author Topic: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end  (Read 1747 times)

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Ernest

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Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
« 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


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Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
« Reply #1 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!
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Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
« Reply #3 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
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Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2018, 12:32:29 PM »

Vulcan 800 with Harley Fenders
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Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2018, 09:10:38 AM »

That looks good.....
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Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
« Reply #6 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:
Maybe, that's a Indian front fender... but who cares? That's absolutely cool!!!  8)


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Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
« Reply #7 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
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Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
« Reply #10 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...
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Re: Vulcan 800 with Springer Front end
« Reply #11 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.
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