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Performance Sportster – Revising components design
It turned out that there is no need for a custom front axle as OEM Kawasaki ZX-6R front axle is the same diameter as Harley-Davidson Sportster. I have not been happy with prototype wheel spacers. Neither appearance, nor manufacturing process. So they have been updated to make them visually more appealing. The same goes for…
Performance Sportster – Front Brakes
Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200N front hub had only one brake disc. However, the hub itself is symmetrical. So, I had to drill and tap mounting holes for second brake rotor. And now we have a twin brake disc setup.
Performance Sportster – Front wheel
Next step for the project – mounting front wheel. Custom front wheel axle has been made from 304 stainless steel. Very simple and lightweight wheel spacers have been turned from aluminium. Inside diameter of wheel bearings is 25mm, but inside diameter of fork bottoms is 32mm. So a bushing and a nut for axle have…