having problems adding my springer forks

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  1. buttafinguz

    buttafinguz New Member

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    Ive seen people with spingers on this bike (macargi huntington)and bike berry told me the one they sent should have worked. When I tried to slide the fork through thte neck of the bike it would fit through. Seemed too wide. Arent these standard? Just wondering if I could have done something wrong before I sent it back and lose my $15 on shipping. It's a greenline-heavy duty.
    Seems like its long enough if it would just go through the neck....(AAHHHHH!)
     
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    Measure the outside diameter of your original fork, steer tube. The standard measurements are 1" and 1 and 1/8". I suspect your old fork was a 1" and the new one is 1 and 1/8". They aren't compatible.

    Tom
     
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    Bicycle designer.com has springer fork accessories, depending on size you need for steerer tube, cost around 12.99-15.99. I post a link ,,, but i don't know how? Any help here guys would be appreciated. Over & out Dirtydnut
     
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    Didnt see any that cheap
    on the site.
     
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    Buttafinguz, Check on the left side of website, Click on Forks, then click on springer fork accessories. You should find it there. Hope this helps, Dirty dnut
     
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    ohhhhh, now i see. thanks dirty.
     
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    ight, this what I just measuresed. forks steering tube is 7 1/2"" long from the top to the bottom bearing race, with a 4" of threading at the top.
     
  8. dirtyoldcrusier

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    Sounds like you would need to order part # 511500 / steering tube & swap out the 1 1/8" one. This would be simple to do, or you could send the one back if they don't charge a re-stocking fee, & shipping. See either way you'll spend something to fix the situation. Hope this helps, Also if sometime later on another build you could swap it back if needed a 1 1/8" . dnut
     
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    buttafinguz New Member

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    springer
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    original
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    looks a lil longer too.
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  10. rustycase

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    Thanks for posting the link to bicyclesesigners !

    Lots of interesting parts, all in one place, and an EZ site to navigate! bonus!!!
    rc
     

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