I am rebuilding a ES2 - Roadholder forks.
I have found that the bike came with long Roadholder forks.
The Featherbed takes the short forks.
Is it possible to convert the long to the short?
Besides new stanchions, what else must be replaced?
The long Roadholders have external springs whilst the short ones have internal springs, so the fork leg seals are different. Also the oil dampers in the bottom of the fork legs are different.
In the photo "A", "B" and "D" are long Roadholder legs and have the top machined for the lower fork shroud to fit onto and fixed in place with two small screws. You can also see there are different positions for the mudguard fixing bracket.
"E" may be misleading as it seems to have an external spring place, I cannot remember why this there as I took the photo a couple of years ago.