Paughco Low-Cost Springer Front End Alternative. Only $695.00.

1springerfrontendLooking for a cheaper Springer front end with a no frills handcrafted appearance? These Special Springers feature sandblasted steel components and welded-only finish. No polishing and solid half round rear. Result is a lower cost that matters to many. Lengths offered include standard 27” and plus 3” for 30” overall. You also have your choice of narrow and wide widths. (All those featured here are wide versions)

They are available in gloss black, textured satin black and red powder coat with tumble finish, chrome springs and rocker studs. Additionally each unit comes with a standard top clamp and a single or dual disc setup. Optional items such as axles, fender mounts and shocks are offered at additional cost. Each retails for $695.00. At Paughco 775-246-573

17 Responses to “Paughco Low-Cost Springer Front End Alternative. Only $695.00.”

  1. 1 Sharkey Feb 11th, 2015 at 9:44 am

    They’ve been building these for a looong time…sounds like a deal for people who want this style of front end. Personally, I think they look OK on a softail but the disc setup looks messy

  2. 2 smithncustom Feb 11th, 2015 at 9:51 am

    That’s why just do a spool hub!!!

  3. 3 LenNY Sinnet Feb 11th, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Not even worth looking at the imported copy’s.
    Paucho’s are the best and the safest….


  4. 4 805dude Feb 11th, 2015 at 11:01 am

    DNA springers are junk

  5. 5 SIGFREED Feb 11th, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Mmmm, I get the need of some for low cost, but if you cannot pay at least $1200 for a decent springer front, rather opt for a “low cost” front fork.

    Eg you can hunt something down on e-bay, or some other pre-owned source (eg a host of people swop out fork for springers – so they are out there), salvage yards, swop meetings, etc, etc.

    I am somewhat adamant that a cheap springer will spoil any custom job – even if you splashed cash on the rest and (eg had to) skimp on the springer – it spoils the whole thing. However you can drum up a really nice custom with a basic (low cost – note NOT cheap) front fork. Eg look at the “Nickel & Dime” custom the recent Verona Bike Expo.

    If you want a springer make it absolute top dollar or go without it.


    Ye, a spool alone is great looking (even on a not so top looking springer), but it ain’t exactly legal. And in some quarters they will impound your machine if it is not street legal – the outcome often less than desirable.

    Eg – I had a Ducati 999 impounded about ten years ago (because the licence plate was not there – it had custom pipes and the thing kept falling off over 150mph – then it is gone forever). When I finally got it back, I tried to start it (at home), it was stone dead. When I removed the fairing half the stuff were GONE! So I went ballistic – they simply said that I should have reported it before I took the bike from the yard; needless to say my lawyer sided with them. In the end I just sold the bike…

  6. 6 LeChatNoir Feb 11th, 2015 at 11:42 am

    About time! this is just what my old sporty needs.
    never want to put a DNA pile on it.

  7. 7 rebel Feb 11th, 2015 at 11:46 am

    i’m sure it’s been tough competing with the $250 chrome forks out there, could it be that our import taxes are way too low, or our need for profit too high? don’t get me wrong I know the quality is there but at what squeal point.

  8. 8 JackS Feb 12th, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Love Paughco, but if I’m raking a front end and needed a springer, I’d spend the bucks and get a custom one. Personally, I like those made by Jeri’s Springer–he’s been doing it for 30 years.

  9. 9 Doc Robinson Feb 12th, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Paughco do top shelf products and even their lower cost items beat most other products out there. I’m currently using one of their FXR replica frames for a custom build and it is very well fabricated.

  10. 10 Jay Horton's Private Shop Feb 12th, 2015 at 9:29 am

    I’ve always like Paughco products but, hmmmm, wonder where IT’S made? Later Jay

  11. 11 Scott Feb 12th, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Great! I’ve never been a customer of paughco but it’s fantastic to see them shoehorn out DNA, when they all ready sell a lot of replacement components to DNA owners. I’d rather see a wishbone setup on the front legs, something to distinguish it from the counterpart so that it doesn’t look like chineseum junk rolling down the road. To each his own though, me personally I don’t think I’d consider running any paughco frames, maybe for a sportster but am a big fan of their high end springers.

  12. 12 John Feb 12th, 2015 at 11:46 am

    that look exactly like a DNA to me coincidence??? Maybe…. Maybe not

  13. 13 Dave Blevins Feb 12th, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Jay Horton,
    Paughco’s catalog shows this front end with a “made in USA” logo at the top of the page… I admit it looks DNA-ish with the half round leg but if Paughco says made in USA, I believe them.

  14. 14 Jay Horton's Private Shop Feb 13th, 2015 at 4:32 pm


    If Paugh says it’s US made, I also believe it. Just couldn’t find that in the .pfd associated with the link Cyril provided above. Guess the price is reflect no chrome and my assumption that it could potentially be an import. We’re clear here.

    I painted and airbrushed a chopper a few years back that had one of their, at the time, new tapered oval rear legged springers. God, that thing was a beauty. I had one of the half round springer on my last Shovel. Solid as a rock. I have liked Paughco stuff since I was a kid.

    Later Jay

  15. 15 Bean're Feb 16th, 2015 at 11:35 am

    I am always on a budget and appreciate the cheaper options. My all time favorite will always be a Sugar Bear Springer though.

  16. 16 Jordache_outlaw Mar 16th, 2015 at 1:44 am

    It’s legit. Same Paughco quality. Don’t forget DNA copied Paughco not the other way around….

  17. 17 Jordache_outlaw Mar 16th, 2015 at 1:46 am

    No import. Period.

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