Springer fork on Starlet III?

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  1. #1 Posted Oct 11, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I have a 1968 Starlet III that I am going to clean up for my wife. A while back I bought a chrome springer fork for my 1962 Deluxe American and learned the expensive way that the newer forks have a smaller diameter! Is it ok to put this fork on the Starlet or am I asking for trouble? Thanks!!
     
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    You can,have to use the top nut off the 1962,and a pre 1966 Schwinn goose neck

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    Oh,shoot. Is it a repop? You can probably use the stock neck off the starlet WII with No problem.

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  4. #4 Posted Oct 12, 2017

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    It is a repop, I think. It has S bolts and is welded at the bottom. It fits just fine. In fact I have that springer fork and the handlebars from the Starlet on my American right now. (I have a 1963 springer fork for the American now.) I wanted to make sure that structurally it wasn't a bad idea before I had my wife ride it!!

    Thanks for your reply!
     
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    In 66 the steer tubes were a different gauge so the i.d. for the stem was smaller. The forks can be swapped but so does the stem and nut.
     
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