Reproductions of the handlebars for Classic Springer forks. Standard bars were the typical equipment for bikes with sidecar, Servi-cars and Police models. Compared to the Speedster it is wider, higher and sweeps back farther for a more upright seating position which makes it also a good choice for two-up riding with buddy seat, because it doesn’t hit the rider’s leg in turns. Available with inline center pieces for Big Twins 1936-45 and 45” models or with offset center pieces for Big Twins 1946-49.
- for Offset Springer fork
- fits Big Twin 1946-1948
- measures in cm (rounded) according to drawing: B total width: 98 cm, height @ bar end: 13 cm, T depth: 16 cm
- thread: 57/64”-24
Inline vs. Offset
Classic Springer Forks are produced for different frame rakes.
- In the beginning, both the main tubes and the steering stem were in the same plane. This is called "inline". The rake is 0°. Of this type were all 45” Springer forks 1936-1957 and all Big Twin forks 1936-1945.
- From 1946 onwards the Big Twins had the neck angle increased to 30°. To maintain fork inclination and ground clearance, the steering stem was tilted to the rear by 3°. We call these forks Offset -3°, they were stock on 1946-1948 Big Twins.
- When building a bike with ≥+8” extra long forks you don’t want the steering neck so high and inclined that the bike is difficult to steer. Therefore such forks are manufactured with a positive rake, i.e. the steering stem is inclined to the front by 3°. We call these forks Offset +3°.