Building Springer Forks

Written by mike evans
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A springer fork, or motorcycle fork, is a device that connects the front wheel and axle of a motorcycle to its frame. There are a number of websites available that offer information on how springer forks are built.


While a complete list of materials and their details would be very long, a summary of the materials required includes three steel plates, six lengths of mild steel tubing, four springs, four engine block freeze plugs, four nuts, six bolts, four lock washers, 10 flat washers, six acorn nuts, one head tube, one threaded steel tube, one head set and five chrome hole plugs.


This project requires a number of skills and processes. These include steel cutting, grinding springs, various kinds of welding, measuring and cutting fork tubes.


Obtaining custom springer forks is popular among motorcycle enthusiasts. While ordering a custom springer fork may cost upwards of £455, building your own (while following all laws and regulations of course) can be done for under £65. (Prices as of 2011.)

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