Riding solo with leading link forks?

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Ural4570

Olympia, WA

#1 Mar 17, 2009
I have an 07 Patrol, and although I know it's a bad idea to ride a bike with leading link forks in solo mode, I was wondering if anyone out there was aware of any kind of modification that can be made to the forks short of replacing them, that would make the bike safe to ride as a solo rig?
Antoine

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Sep 21, 2009
Surprised that no one has answered. I don't know much about Urals yet, but I do know that a good leading link front fork should be adjustable for sidecar or solo. This adjustment changes the angle of the forks for the correct ride. If Urals don't have this adjustment, you might be able to get it modified for this.
towanda

Echuca, Australia

#3 Oct 8, 2010
leadingling think changes your caster angle takeing your front wheel further forward to over steer an out fit. if you run a straight edge or string line through you triple tree down to the ground you will find the front wheel axle forward of that line and some front ends are built to adjust the swing link back to put the caster angle back to the standard position for solo. being that standard forks are straight and the axle is mounted on the base of the forks or on the front of the fork leg. I hope this helps

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