Customize Through H-D
The Custom Inverted Front Fork Kit from Harley-Davidson is manufactured to specifications, featuring 52mm tubes and the latest cartridge damping technology for a comfortable ride. Custom details include hidden axle mounts, a forged aluminum axle holder with integrated mounting points that accept original-equipment fenders and brake calipers without the need for additional brackets. The outer tubes are billet aluminum and the forged aluminum triple-tree is secured with chrome pinch bolts. The smooth contour upper triple triple-tree accepts FXST and FXSTB original-equipment or accessory handlebars.
Harley-Davidson (800) 443-2153 www.harley-davidson.com
Air Systems Engineering's AirFX FXA-1002 system is a rear air suspension system for use on '85-current Softail models. The system uses air pressure from an onboard compressor to create lift from a twin-piston air cylinder package. Air is also supplied on the opposite side of the triple-sealed pistons complete with stainless steel piston rods providing complete control. The result-a smooth predicable ride quality at any ride height. The FXA-1002 is a lightweight, one-piece, re-buildable, billet aluminum cylinder, given a NiTuff hard coat anodize finish for long lasting durability. Other features include, self-lubricating, composite rod and mounting point bushings and remote micro control buttons supplied with seven feet of cable. The Air Systems Engineering FXA-1002 is pre-wired, factory tested, and comes in black anodize or polished finish.
Air Systems Engineering (800) 210-1454 www.airsystemsengineering.com
If you're looking for a front end that will set your machine apart from the crowd, then you should know that the popular Durfee Girder of the '70s is back and better than ever. Designers of the original have managed to retain the girder's unique styling while enhancing its quality, performance, and reliability through the use of modern technology, materials, and manufacturing techniques. Standard configuration incorporates a brake tab on the left side for use with Durfee's optional, 4-piston caliper, 11-1/2-inch disc, PM brake kit. This tab can be eliminated or a second can be added to the right side on special order. Mounting hardware compatible with stock H-D calipers is also being made available. Each girder is machined to accept a standard 3/4-inch axle and traditional-style lighting. It is available in lengths from stock to 18 inches over and finished in chrome or your choice of powdercoat.
Durfee Enterprises (503) 472-9196
The latest Springer front end from Cyril Huze is offered in any length from 2 inches under to 20 inches over in narrow, mid, and wide glide styles. It features corner rounded trees as well as rounded corners for a super smooth appearance. Available in raw or chrome finish, the springer utilizes Delrin isolated springs and needle bearing rockers with or without brake tab.
(561) 392-5557 www.cyrilhuze.com
Wide Variety and Custom Adjustments to Suit You
The Hi-Lo Rider from Bike Buddy Pro is a complete air suspension kit available for a wide variety of bikes, allowing custom adjustments and designs to be made to suit your riding conditions as well as the design of your bike. This is truly an all-in-one system with a "dropped in the weeds" look. Bike Buddy Pro is also well known for the optional remote control kit, which allows operation from up to 200 feet from the bike.
Bike Buddy Pro (818) 203-2853
Front End Package
Hawg Halters (HHI) offers complete 41mm front end packages in a black anodize finish. Kits include wide or mid glide smooth triple-trees with 0,3,5,6 and 7-degree rakes and fork rakes up to 20 inches over stock length.
Hawg Halters (877) 442-5837
Bolt-On And Spread Out
Doherty Machine has updated its line of popular bolt-on Fat 200 conversions. Both the Stinger and Hugger are being offered as 100 percent complete, bolt-on kits that allow Softail owners to run 200mm tires using the stock swingarm. The kit comes with a rear-wheel assembly made up of a 5.5x18-inch 40-spoke, stainless steel rim, chrome-plated billet aluminum hub, 200mm tire and a strutless 9-inch rear fender. Also included are extreme duty front and rear sprockets as well as an O-ring roller chain, chrome chain guard, gaskets, seals, spacers, and mounting hardware.
Doherty Machine (928) 541-7744
It's Platinum Baby
Designed for simple plug & play installation, the Bleed/Feed Platinum Air Suspension Kits distributed exclusively through MC Advantages have fully adjustable ride damping that allows you to make adjustments while riding the bike-even with a passenger. The system is available for '84-'05 Softails, FLH, Dressers, V-Rods and customs.
MC Advantages (800) 726-9620
Baker Goes Ultra Wide
The Baker 300 Wide Tire kit with Baker drivetrain enables Twin Cam and '91 to present Evo H-Ds to sport 280-300mm ultra-wide rear tires. Installing easily, the Baker 300 includes the new right-side drive Direct Drive six-speed transmission.
Baker Drivetrain (877) 640-2004
Spyke's 63mm inverted front ends feature speed-sensitive damping and progressive rate springs for an uncompromised ride handling over a variety of surfaces. The fork has chrome-plated triple clamps machined from T6 billet aluminum, a chrome 63.5mm diameter upper tube and a hard chrome 45mm diameter slider tube. The fork's legs billet-machined and chrome-plated and set up to handle single-disc or dual-disc brakes. The front ends are available from 2-inch increments starting at 2 inches under to 30 inches over.
Spyke (562) 869-9333
A Vast Improvement
The 41mm chrome wide glide tweek bar is available through Drag Specialties. A vast improvement over this tweek bar used back in the '60s and '70s, the tweek bars feature lightening holes with a compound arc for added strength and great looks.
Use The Force
The G Force Trees from Goldammer Cycle Works has an innovative design that captures the styling of Goldammer's original G force billet front ends in a sleeker, lighter more affordable design. The redesigned trees can be purchased separately or as a complete assembly with Perse Performance lower legs, H-D and Progressive Suspension tubes and internals. Trees will accept any manufacturers 41mm fork tubes and lower legs allowing you the flexibility to use your existing set up by just replacing the trees and fork caps. Trees are available in 5- and 7-degree rakes, making them ideal for most applications. They also feature an internal fork stop, 3.5-inch center-to-center, and 1-1/4-inch diameter handlebar mounts.
Goldammer Cycle Works (250) 764-8002
Avoid Speed Wobble
Eurocomponents' billet wide glide raked triple-trees fit all softail models with 41mm fork tubes and all Sportster models as well as Dyna models with 39mm fork tubes. The 41mm version comes with 6 degrees of built-in rake while the 39mm version comes with 4 degrees of built-in rake. For the 39mm version, a full conversion kit with wheel axle, disc spacer, fender spacers and all necessary hardware are sold separately. Eurocomponents supplies all the necessary information on how to find the perfect trail of your bike in order to avoid speed wobble. Adjustable rake trees are also available.
Eurocomponents (386) 274-5729
Add Style To Your Forks
Add style to your forks with the Bay City Choppers' front fork brace. Made of billet .250 steel for strength and CNC-machined for proper fit, these fork braces are designed to improve front end handling and strength. They designed over a 21-inch rim with a 90/90mm tire, and come in either raw steel or finished with Bay City Choppers' 5-Step Chroming Process. Two chrome 1-1/4-inch spacers and all mounting hardware is included with each brace.
Bay City Choppers (727) 534-6594
Low Means Comfortable
Licks Cycles has developed Short Shocks specifically to maintain ride comfort while lowering the rear stance. The 10-inch Short Shock is designed for use on '88 and later Sportster, FXR, FLT, V-Rod and Baggers. Licks' Short Shocks offer direct bolt-on installation for specified machines and feature a durable chrome finish and retail for $199.00 per pair.
Licks Cycles (888) 522-8191
Easy Installation In The Stock Location
Independent Cycle, manufacturer of Legend Air Suspension has the L3 and L9 Air Suspension Systems for Softails. These patented suspensions feature the exclusive Gates Rubber Co., patented Kevlar/Rubber airbag technology. Other improvements include deflective disc damping and less friction. L3 and L9 Suspensions come complete with air compressor and solenoid valve, rocker box, psi gauge mount and all necessary hardware for an easy installation in the stock location.
Independent Cycle (605) 737-4200
More Than Just Good Looking
The chrome-plated spikes for 41mm wide glide front ends from Covingtons Cycle City are not just an aggressive looking cover, they also replace stock fork tube filler plugs. The covers are part of a whole new line of billet products to deck out your ride including triple-trees.
Covingtons Cycle City (580) 256-2939
AR Harley Goes Retro
AR Harley and Sons has Retro Glide SJP Forks available in lengths from stock up to 28 inches over and rakes of 0, 3, and 6 degrees. The SJP forks are also available in finish options of either polished or black anodize.
AR Harley & Sons LTD
The Caddy Of Shocks
The Race Tech Caddies Softail Shock with innovative internal cartridge, which eliminates cavitations with Race Tech Gold Valves at the heart of the damping system. The shocks come with high-performance chrome silicon springs, are rebuildable and serviceable. The Caddies Softail Shock fits the stock swingarm assembly and has a compact shock body of only 2.5 inches in diameter so there aren't any clearance issues to worry about. The Race Tech Caddies Softail retails for $649.99 for either Evo or Twin Cam applications.
Race Tech (951) 279-665
Get One Of Your Own On The Road
Roadmax Springers are designed for use on all H-D models from '90 to present. Sizes currently available include 2 inches under stock, stock and 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 inches over. The complete assembly as delivered includes a Roadmax custom axle and applicable spacers. The front end's design provides accommodations for the use of internal fork stops and fitting of right- or left-side brake. Optional fender mounting hardware is available.
Roadmax (714) 446-0787