Upside-Down Forks

Technology / Motorcycle / Upside-Down Forks: Telescopic forks that are installed inverted compared to typical forks. In this case the slider tubes are at the bottom and the heavier bodies are at the top. This decreases the unsprung weight of the motorcycle and improves its handling. Also known as inverted telescopic forks.

Upside-Down Forks

Technology / Motorcycle / Upside-Down Forks: Telescopic forks that are installed inverted compared to typical forks. In this case the slider tubes are at the bottom and the heavier bodies are at the top. This decreases the unsprung weight of the MORE

Telescopic Forks

Technology / Motorcycle / Telescopic Forks: Front suspension system on a motorcycle comprised of two fork tubes which contain coil springs. The tubes "telescope" up and down to absorb road bumps. This is the most common form of motorcycle fork MORE

Girder Forks

Technology / Motorcycle / Girder Forks: Type of forks common on early machines, comprising rigid beams attached to the steering head by parallel links that allowed movement. MORE

Earles Forks

Technology / Motorcycle / Earles Forks: Long leading-link forks, ie front suspension by pivoting fork controlled by twin shock absorbers. Designed by Earnie Earles, they were used by many manufacturers in the 1950s. MORE

Druid Forks

Technology / Motorcycle / Druid Forks: Side-sprung girder forks. Druid were the original makers. MORE

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