A literally indispensable component for Old School choppers is an extended Springer fork which until today was a major obstacle because you either had to cut and extend your stock fork (ouch!) or purchase one of those somewhat flimsy aftermarket springer forks. Nowadays, there are professional solutions and the Big Twin forks offered here feature one-piece, forged tubes for strength and safety, made just like the shorter versions.
- Feature a fork stem with two Ø1” bearing seats for the use of 1949-up tapered roller bearings without any modifications.
- With a positive rake, i.e. the steering stem is inclined to the front by 3°. This is done to avoid a steering neck so high and inclined that the bike is impossible to steer. We call these forks Offset +3°, according to their rake.
- Standard rockers limit fork travel on overlength forks so the 16” and 20” versions sport special longer rockers to maintain proper travel. They accept 19 mm axles for custom brake and wheel installation.
Length is measured from axle center line to seat of lower steering head bearing.Although these Custom forks are intended for 1936-1957 rigid frame Big Twins they can be mounted with later frames, too, provided you have/install matching frame head beariings. The builder has to consider rake, trail, overall chassis geometry, brake function, etc.