Sport Touring Inverted Front End Kit

ST-INV-06-A-B

 

  • Using advanced engineering and high quality manufacturing in the USA, the Kraus ST Inverted Front End offers the Harley-Davidson™ enthusiast the option to convert their Harley FLH/FLT into a finely tuned, great handling Sport Touring motorcycle.

    Kraus ST Inverted Front End Kits are designed to bolt up to stock FLH/FLT models , allowing the ability to run factory/ stock wheels, and bodywork if desired. Any qualified technician can easily install Kraus suspension products.

    Kraus Motor Company kits come complete for stock fitment. Appearance options include either Gold Ohlins forks or Black Race Tech forks. Check out the color options tab for more information.

  • Complete with:

    We recommend using a composite fender to reduce unsprung weight.

  • Direct bolt on fitment for all 2000 - 2017 Harley Davidson Touring Models:

    • FLHR Road King
    • FLHT Electra Glide
    • FLTR Road Glide
    • FLHX Street Glide

    May fit other models. Contact us for more information or select "custom" in the "select your bike" options below.

  • Depending on some configurations other components may be needed. Radial fitments for Road Glide and Street Glide wheels only. For a Radial brake upgrade you will need to source Rotor Hardware, Calipers, Caliper Hardware and Caliper Spacers.              
  • Ohlins Gold / Aluminum:
     - Gold Forks
     - Raw Aluminum Tree's
     - Raw Aluminum Fender Mounts

    Ohlins Gold / Black:
     - Gold Forks
     - Black Tree's
     - Black Fender Mounts

    Race Tech Black / Black:
     - Black Forks
     - Black Anodized Tree's
     - Black Anodized Fender Mounts

    Race Tech Black / Aluminum:
     - Black Forks
     - Raw Aluminum Tree's
     - Raw Aluminum Fender Mounts

    Race Tech Forks come with black anodized upper tubes and chrome sliders. Options of Ti Gold/Black/Bronze sliders are available at an added cost. Choose “custom” from the options below and email us for these options.

  • Why an Inverted front fork suspension is superior to a conventional (tube & slider) front suspension

    Front forks on a motorcycle need to be as rigid as possible, to function as effective suspension parts. They also need to be as light as possible.

    An inherent advantage of inverted forks is their weight, they're lighter than conventional front ends. A steel fork tube is the heaviest part of a traditional fork assembly. By design, inverted forks have shorter and thinner walled fork tubes. This results in less steering inertia and more responsive handling feel.

    One more benefit, inverted front ends deliver better compression and rebound dampening than conventional designs. Oh and one more big benefit when you compare invented front ends against conventional front (tube & slider) ends is their strength.

    Inverted forks, by design are stronger than conventional front end assemblies

    Most of the stress applied to forks occurs just below the bottom triple tree. When you pull the brake lever you are “braking the wheel” and the bike slows because the front wheel is attached to the front suspension. The momentum of the bike transmits through the forks, trying to push the front wheel.

    Think of the force being exerted upon a steel fork tube, just below the lower triple tree, now think of that same force on an inverted front end - clearly the inverted front end is stronger, by far, the tube absorbing those forces is of a much greater diameter.

    Inverted forks are exponentially more rigid because they mount the larger diameter “slider” to the triple tree. Conventional forks mount to the triple tree via the smaller and heavier steel fork tube.

    The much more rigid (compared to a steel fork tube) slider makes up a higher percentage of the overall length in an inverted front end. This design benefit reduces flex and improves handling and feel, what we call “connectedness” when compared to a conventional design..

    Additionally, inverted forks are stronger because they have more overlap – the distance the fork tube protrudes into the slider – than conventional forks. The more overlap, the more rigid the front fork assembly.

    Clearly, you can see why we are such fans and proponents of the inverted front fork design!! There is no reason we all can’t enjoy the benefits of a well built and designed front suspension. KRAUS is working hard to bring these big benefits to the riders that need and will appreciate them most, the Long Riding touring set and the Dyna Tough riders!

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Sport Touring Technology for your Harley-Davidson






 

Suspension is the most important performance upgrade that can be made to a Harley-Davidson™. The improvements in stability, traction control and brake dive directly affect how a motorcycle handles; and this translates to rider enjoyment and safety.

This new era of Harley-Davidson™ performance baggers is creating an exciting time for the motorcycle industry, and for Kraus as well. The Kraus Motor Company is proud to help advance the Harley-Davidson™ aftermarket industry with top quality functional products, designed and made right here in the USA, our home.

Kraus Touring Inverted Front End Kit


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