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Big_Baazzoo
28th April 2005, 18:40
I have become fascinated by the notion of putting a springer on my front end...these seem to be the only ones I've found so far.

Paughco (http://www.paughco.com/2003_catalog/page14.htm)

They have several styles. I'd like to see them somewhere...I'll look for a dealer, I guess. Questions...Anybody have first hand knowledge of these?

anybody know of other manufacturers to compare these to?

bud095
28th April 2005, 18:42
I have become fascinated by the notion of putting a springer on my front end...these seem to be the only ones I've found so far.

Paughco (http://www.paughco.com/2003_catalog/page14.htm)

They have several styles. I'd like to see them somewhere...I'll look for a dealer, I guess. Questions...Anybody have first hand knowledge of these?

anybody know of other manufacturers to compare these to?i would like to do the same but have the same question,

dmraco
28th April 2005, 19:23
http://www.customchrome.com/catalogs/ccp/1111.html

Custom Chrome. These should fit sportys too

Moved On
28th April 2005, 19:38
Here's a few from a quick :google

Springers:
http://www.bitterendchoppers.com/SpringerBuilds.html
http://www.steelthundercc.com/frontend_springer.html
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=4544337613&category=90984
http://www.jeris-springer.com/
http://www.american-suspension.com/html/dragon_springer_fork.html
http://www.bitterendchoppers.com/SpringerParts2.html
http://www.seegercycle.com/cgi-bin/gallery/photoview.cgi?http://www.seegercycle.com/gallery-images/main/vs800.jpg+VS800SpringerFork+vs800.jpg

Girders:
http://www.gamblermotorcycles.com/gambler_innovation_girder_forks.htm
http://www.roadrat.biz/id18.html

Gazza

Ole
28th April 2005, 20:35
http://www.roadrat.biz/id18.html
Ya know, for music that's forced on you (there's no stop button that I can find), they've got some of the BEST that I've heard! :clap

HrdlyDangrs
28th April 2005, 20:57
All Paughco parts are 'Made In America' They have been in business for many years and sell to many of the distributors like V-Twin, Custom Chrome etc, who then only sell to the local independent dealers.

I think YOU can order directly from Paughco. Not sure. You may or may not save money ordering direct depending on the discount your local Indy dealer gets from Paughco and if your dealer is willing to pass on any of the discount to you.

Paughco generally makes the Frames and Spingers to order. So you can order any custom length, neck you need. I believe the Springers come chromed and painted black. (I'm going to get a Black Springer for my Big twin project)
Go to their on-line catalog and click onto 'tech'. It'll give you info on the springers and frames.

Contact them and tell them what your looking to do. They'll get back to you and fix you up. A lot of info for ordering is on their on line catalog www.paughco.com :smoke

Moved On
28th April 2005, 21:02
Oops... sorry, I have my speakers shut off most of the time and didn't realise they had sound.

Gazza

SkippyRay
28th April 2005, 21:35
Yep great music for surfin

Big_Baazzoo
28th April 2005, 21:49
@ Gary...Thanks, I found a couple myself,with google, but you've doubled my list! Thanks. Do you have any opinions about what looks good?

leo_frantic
28th April 2005, 22:14
I'm a Paughco dealer. PM me to discuss the springer. (I've already e-mailed Bert to get the supporting vendor info.)

decman
28th April 2005, 22:39
I have a 9+ Paughco Narrow Springer on my
1988 chopper project. I posted a pic in this forum, go here.

http://www.xlforum.net/forums/showthread.php?t=4710

As HrdlyDangrs says, made in America and top quality
I would not go with anyone else.

Jirehcycles.com has a good price on them but they do
not carry all the whole Paucgho springer line, they don't
cary the narrow ones for instance.

I got mine on ebay, from a guy who changed his mind
on his project. it was never used, perfect condition and
a great deal for me.

"If it ain't long it's wrong!" (Sugar Bear)

voneville
2nd May 2005, 05:01
Just be weary of used springers. A lot can get damaged on a springer and it's all hard to fix if possible at all. I've known a couple of guys that bought springers online that were "ready to bolt on and go." One was twisted and the gas welds/braze joints where somebody extended it with ford wishbone radius rods were cracked. The other one had a bent rocker (which is an easy fix). The import springers are OK, but they're not the same quality as a paughco or a denver's unit. I've seen a few bobber sporty's with springers and they look bad-ass. I've always wanted a OEM style british girder. I might have to make one some day...

HrdlyDangrs
2nd May 2005, 21:44
Decman...how'd I miss that thread...Bike looks great!!

As per the rear fender...it actually looks good. The problem I found with the earlier Evo Sporty was they all came with those ugly (IMO) curved rear fender mounts!!

I never liked them. What I did with my old 89 EVO was to make straight fender mounts from a pair of early ironhead rear fender mounts. If you go to my pics you'll see a photo of my 89. I cut and filed them down to fit...and then drilled a couple holes and painted them gloss black. They're still on the bike today.

Anyway...the straight rear fender mounts fool the eye and help to elongate the rear fender area. I think a couple years after the introduction of the Evo Sporty, they went to a straight rear fender mount from the Factory...might fit the earlier frame like yours. :smoke

engine
2nd May 2005, 22:04
not to hijack the thread, but I seem to like my curved fender mounts and fender. With the ass dropped, it hugs the tire so well, I think it looks great. But to each his own...
http://www.clubchopper.com/photopost/data/500/235121_2127-med.JPG

Gone
2nd May 2005, 22:28
This is the WyattGatling Springer Fork assembly -

includes 1" stem for XL 1982 up with
Springers, GMA caliper, stainless rotor, Fender, 21" wheel, axle, riser studs and springer fork headlamp bracket

Springers available in choice of 28" to 42" in 2" increments.

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/XLSPRINGER.JPG

Supplied by us - $1,495.00

Dug
chopperkit.com

HrdlyDangrs
2nd May 2005, 22:38
not to hijack the thread, but I seem to like my curved fender mounts and fender. With the ass dropped, it hugs the tire so well, I think it looks great. But to each his own...
http://www.clubchopper.com/photopost/data/500/235121_2127-med.JPG


On your bike, with curve of the stock fender, lowered shocks and sissy bar and everything painted black they work well.

But on Decman's bike I think they break the flow of the line of the rear fender too much. The 'Bobbed' rear fender is a Classic design and can stand on its own...which is why they look so good on a hardtail. :smoke

evade49
3rd May 2005, 04:55
i love my paughco springer wouldn't go with anything else thanks dave

55 Jr
3rd May 2005, 15:33
This is the WyattGatling Springer Fork assembly -

includes 1" stem for XL 1982 up with
Springers, GMA caliper, stainless rotor, Fender, 21" wheel, axle, riser studs and springer fork headlamp bracket

Springers available in choice of 28" to 42" in 2" increments.

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/XLSPRINGER.JPG

Supplied by us - $1,495.00

Dug
chopperkit.com



Yo Dug!
All those parts for 1495?
That the same from end in your bobber on another thread?

I may be forced to buy it !

Thanks!

Best regards,

Brian

bud095
3rd May 2005, 23:53
This is the WyattGatling Springer Fork assembly -

includes 1" stem for XL 1982 up with
Springers, GMA caliper, stainless rotor, Fender, 21" wheel, axle, riser studs and springer fork headlamp bracket

Springers available in choice of 28" to 42" in 2" increments.

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/XLSPRINGER.JPG

Supplied by us - $1,495.00

Dug
chopperkit.com will that bolt right up to a stock frame? if any mods necessary what are they?

lucky13
4th May 2005, 06:29
I bought a 10 over springer from DNA Specialties out west. to my door for under 700, alot less than a paughco. Unless you desire name specific DNA Spec would be the way to go. As far as Paughco goes, yeah you can buy straight from them and shipping is free for anything over 500 last time I was on thier site.

XLFREAK
4th May 2005, 19:23
I'm a Paughco dealer. PM me to discuss the springer. (I've already e-mailed Bert to get the supporting vendor info.)

I have an 05 black 1200 custom. A chrome springer would look killer on it. I would basically want a stock chrome set. 21 front tire. I'm in the OC in Califas.

Thanks for the info.

Loco
SoCal

Gone
5th May 2005, 10:03
55JR - no thats a different spinger front we used on the Bobber ( 1936 replica made in Europe ) The kit above is US sourced.

Bud095 - " Bolt on " is what is says in the catalog but, as usual with custom work , brace yourself to make some alterations

engine
7th May 2005, 01:49
I bought a 10 over springer from DNA Specialties out west. to my door for under 700, alot less than a paughco. Unless you desire name specific DNA Spec would be the way to go. As far as Paughco goes, yeah you can buy straight from them and shipping is free for anything over 500 last time I was on thier site.
Does DNA have a website? can you buy from them or only through a vendor?

NYSPORTY
7th May 2005, 17:49
I just put a 150 on a 2001 xl c it fits fine