I'm proceeding well, although slowly, with my speedster project, but I need some of your learned advice please.
The frame has already been dropped the desired distance, but the only rear spring I have is an 8 leaf from a mid 20's tourer. Given that the Rootlieb speedster kit I intend to use is quite a lot lighter than a tourer what should I do.
a) remove leaves from the spring. If so, how many & which ones. (what then regarding the spring to frame clamps?)
b) look around for a roadster spring (knowing that there were several different spring leaf combinations)
c) your "other" recommendations here please.
I ended up removing the top and 3rd leaf on my Racer (see profile photo) - it's a bit soft with a full cockpit !
Rob, I took two leaves out of my speedster and it handled like a bucket of wet slops. They both went back in again.
Allan from down under.
I left them all in and think it rides just fine.
.....I think I'll take your advice and leave good enough alone.....this time.
Rob - Just in case you reconsider, I thought I'd relate this for you. On my '19 speedster, I only had five leaves of the original eight. This caused the U bolts to not tighten-up sufficiently against the bottom leaf, allowing the rear-end to tilt and slip off the head of the center spring bolt. I added one leaf (the shortest top leaf) to the bottom of the spring back, and now all is well.