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Vintage and Classic Motorcycle Suspension


Used by Rickman and Bultaco, among others.

Italian brand

Brampton Forks

Dowty Forks
Dowty forks were used by AJW, Velocette, Panther and Scott during the interwar period. The Panther Club may provide some Dowty spare parts.

Druid Forks



Used by many marques including Aermacchi, Caproni, Ducati and Gilera

Wed Jul 02 2014
hugh08 at talktalk.net
light weight ceriani
when did ceriani start making light weight front forks

Used on MX bikes

French air shocks

Fitted to many British machines of the 60s and 70s.

Enormously successful conventional suspension units fitted aftermarket to many machines, both on- and off-road.



Early adopters included Mondial, CM, Maserati and Ducati.


Metal Profiles
British manufacturer whose forks were used on Greeves and probably DMW

Another famous Italian brand.

Fri Jun 14 2013
Need fork seals Paoli RSU46HD
I have a custom Harly with paoli front end. The seals need to be replaced and i dont know what size they are.
Nevada, USA

Best bet is pull a seal out - there will most likely be dimensions on it - email a bearing supply shop with the seal size. Ed.

Saxon appears at least twice in the records related to motorcycle suspension. The first is the Saxon Spring Fork of early 20th century which was fitted to some Blackburne models, the Monopole, Ixon, Dayton, Rolf, Dreng and many others. The second is the Saxon-Motodd system adopted by BMW and marketed as the Telelever system fitted to many of their R259 and later machines - R1100S, R1150GS, R1200GS etc.

Webb Forks
Fitted to New Hudson 1929 OHV models

Fitted to some Montesa, Ossa and Spanish-made Ducati models.

Thu Dec 10 2009
Race frames
ESW Rotax
I have a 256 Rotax 250cc inline twin engined ESW roadracer from 1984. Frames was made by Eksj Special Welding and are manufactured in aluminium. It is said that well over hundred was made for mainly Rotax and TZ engines, and that it was one of the first company to produce aluminium frames.

Mon Dec 21 2009
stephane.nemeth<at>hotmail dot com
fork marzocchi grand prix
:lusuardi 50 cc grand prix 1979
I am occupied to restore a framework Lusuardi 1979 50cc, I am in search of a fork for Marzocchi, disc brake or other.
could you say to me so possibly you know or I can find this fork
Namur Belgium

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