In the late 1920’s and early 1930’s, the Race Department experimented with a "trailing link" fork design on factory hillclimb race bikes. This distinctive design was the inspiration behind these reproduction Hillclimb Springer forks.
- The versions for Big Twins feature a fork stem that works with the included centering collar for 1936-up ball bearings. Moreover the stem also features two Ø1” bearing seats for the use of 1949-up tapered roller bearings without any modifications.
- The forks for 45”/750 cc models have a 7/8” fork stem and fit the stock neck bearings.
- The leg tops accept the 36-up Springer inline handlebars.
- Wheel trail equates that of standard Classic Springer forks.
The selection includes forks for stock or similar Springer drum brakes and forks for Custom disc brake systems. 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.
Bearing Adjuster Nuts for Classic Springer Forks
NSW Top Fork Clamps
Bates Riser Adapters
Steering Damper Assemblies Springer Fork
Faber Cycle Stelling & Hellings Top Fork Clamps
Bates Tires Baja 100
Here’s a family of scrambler tires right on the tracks of the legendary Goodyear Grasshopper, capable of doing it all: ample grip on the road with a tread pattern that will get you out of the deepest ruts off the road.
The Bates tires Baja are the product of Bates’ long experience on diverse gravel, dirt and mud pistas, highways and Autobahns on several continents. For continuous quality control we use them on our daily riders.
We’re having this classic square section tire produced to the highest technical standards. The design matches perfectly most vintage, bobber and chopper style bikes. The available wheel sizes can be freely combined. Your next vintage scrambler project should be awesome.
It’ll give that extra twist to that off-the-wall vintage rigid project of yours, or use it to give a whole new attitude to your custom bobber or 70th style swingarm.
The tires are certified for speeds up to 190 kph.