Anyone got ideas?

#1
So in my last thread I asked for help with the suspension and I’ve realized that it’s kind of far gone and even if I did get the mounts to fit it’s still scratchy and not what I’m going for. I may get some comments on what I plan to do here but I was wondering if anyone would know where I could get some lower fork arms around 20” long with a diameter of 1” with spring suspension and 5/8” axle holes. I’m aware that this is very specific but I can’t find anything anywhere, good chance they don’t exist. But might as well give it a shot, I’ve included some pictures of the bike and the old suspension.
 

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#2
I posted a photo in your other thread on how Cat did it. I also built a set of forks recently on a build a documented here that mimicked that set up. You already have the tree. You can find the compression spring retainers on OMB Warehouse for a decent price, and set those up on your lower legs to get the height and suspension you want.

Or, you can go with a pit bike, or a Yamaha PW set by removing and replacing your neck, and I think the guys were talking about some Doodlebug or Baja front ends they sell after market that work. @chipper I think just did a set on a bike.
 
#3
I posted a photo in your other thread on how Cat did it. I also built a set of forks recently on a build a documented here that mimicked that set up. You already have the tree. You can find the compression spring retainers on OMB Warehouse for a decent price, and set those up on your lower legs to get the height and suspension you want.

Or, you can go with a pit bike, or a Yamaha PW set by removing and replacing your neck, and I think the guys were talking about some Doodlebug or Baja front ends they sell after market that work. @chipper I think just did a set on a bike.
You think pw lowers would work? I’d have to bore out the axle holes but if the tubes are 1” they should slide right in
 
#4
I’m wondering if there’s enough material on the pw forks to be drilled out to 5/8, it’d probably be cutting it close and might be a little sketch
 
#5
There have been a lot of front ends built over the years, including using various pit bike, and as I said, the PW front end. I have made my own, but never used those. If I were to take on that project, I'd work towards building a new neck on my frame, so I could use the Timken type of tapered bearings, and the OEM PW or pit bike trees.

I recommend making a new thread asking for "front end" help that will garner some interest and help/ideas, as this thread doesn't specify what you asking for help on. There are folks here who have done this.
 
#6
There have been a lot of front ends built over the years, including using various pit bike, and as I said, the PW front end. I have made my own, but never used those. If I were to take on that project, I'd work towards building a new neck on my frame, so I could use the Timken type of tapered bearings, and the OEM PW or pit bike trees.

I recommend making a new thread asking for "front end" help that will garner some interest and help/ideas, as this thread doesn't specify what you asking for help on. There are folks here who have done this.
Yeah just an expensive path to go down, I really wish there was a way to salvage the current setup but I don’t see any way
 
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I posted a photo in your other thread on how Cat did it. I also built a set of forks recently on a build a documented here that mimicked that set up. You already have the tree. You can find the compression spring retainers on OMB Warehouse for a decent price, and set those up on your lower legs to get the height and suspension you want.

Or, you can go with a pit bike, or a Yamaha PW set by removing and replacing your neck, and I think the guys were talking about some Doodlebug or Baja front ends they sell after market that work. @chipper I think just did a set on a bike.
I have used PW 80 forks with 1/2" axle and wheel bearings as I didn't want to remove too much meat but truthfully I think you could drill them out to 5/8" but why ? 1/2" bearings are readily accessible if you are using some sort of vintage wheel . I have made my own trees from steel plate and have a very nice set of aluminum trees from Lscustoms but in both cases have used standard mini bike bushing style neck tube with no issue !
 
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I have used PW 80 forks with 1/2" axle and wheel bearings as I didn't want to remove too much meat but truthfully I think you could drill them out to 5/8" but why ? 1/2" bearings are readily accessible if you are using some sort of vintage wheel . I have made my own trees from steel plate and have a very nice set of aluminum trees from Lscustoms but in both cases have used standard mini bike bushing style neck tube with no issue !
I just happen to have some nice wheels on hand that I’d really like to use for my project but the bearings are 5/8 so I decided I’m gonna go with them, just a little frame modification and drilling out to 5/8 on the forks
 

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