Fitting glide risers to an early springer

A few days ago Denny from california called me to bounce ideas about his current pan project. He has these flanders risers that he wants to fit to an early springer. Normally the springer top clamp has two ears that you would put dog bone risers on. He told me V-Twin used to make sell this but has called around and no one has had this for years. After 20 questions and some pictures I decided to turn these up for him.

These are the risers, the bottom is threaded 1/2 x 13

Its hard to see in there but the rear legs are threaded internal 3/4 x 16. The ID of the hole in the top tree 1" and the risers sit on top of the tree not in it. Also notice the ears with the dog bones mounted currently.

I ordered up the hex stock in 7/8 so it will fit in nicely inside the top tree.

This is turning the side for the 3/4 thread to size, the half inch size has been done

RAW and almost finished.

Although Ive tried plenty of times I am never happy with the the threads when using the lathe in single point threading. Most of the time I start the threads with the lathe and get them almost to finished size, then run a die over them to finish. I did the same on these and it worked well.

Finished product, There are three because I wasn't real happy with the 3/4 threads on one

Here is the latest from Den

I bought plenty of extra stock so if any of you are looking for the same thing contact me dan@greasygringo.com And yes these are MAIDEN AMERICA

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