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Building extended forks

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I want to put together a set of 8+ front forks for a chopper build. I have been looking around but have not seen anything I like. What I really want is a wideglide front end with the 8+ tubes. I have started to think that i would like to put them together myself as there seems to be a lot of 41mm sliders for sale on ebay etc. and they are cheap. Does anybody have any advice as to parts to use? Who to get the extended tubes from (nothing made in china please) and what springs to use?

I would like to stay as close to harley as possible, but put together a good front end for a relatively cheap price.

I will be turning down the sliders as I never run a front fender...

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If you just buy the 8+ tubes, they shouldhave all the internals in them..springs, dampeners, bushings etc... so, just find some tubes you like and some lowers you like and put'em together. I just got some pro one tubes from Scooters and the quality of them looks great. I went with meanstreet lowers...

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Hi,

I want to put together a set of 8+ front forks for a chopper build. I have been looking around but have not seen anything I like. What I really want is a wideglide front end with the 8+ tubes. I have started to think that i would like to put them together myself as there seems to be a lot of 41mm sliders for sale on ebay etc. and they are cheap. Does anybody have any advice as to parts to use? Who to get the extended tubes from (nothing made in china please) and what springs to use?

I would like to stay as close to harley as possible, but put together a good front end for a relatively cheap price.

I will be turning down the sliders as I never run a front fender...

Advice help?

Thanks, Ron
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Forking by Frank will get you the length you need, harley internals are a no brainer, just remember you will need a spring spacer to accomodate the extra length of the tubes, usually I use 3/4" pvc tubing at about 7/8" for about every inch of extension.
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The most economical way to do it is to buy the Pro one fork tube assys and then add your stock HD lower legs. I can get you a price on the pro 1 tube assys if you do not have a local source. On the lowers look for FX wide glide lowers. The FL ones are oval at the top and will not take fork boots. The FL's are more abundant so be careful. You can use either 2000 up or 87-99 with the fork tube assys.

The other route would be to buy the tubes and each individual internal component from HD. The cost will be nearly double that of the P1's
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