The Springer front end is well-suited for duty on a cruiser. On the positive side, its freely moving pivots don’t suffer from stiction, it can have a competitively low amount of unsprung weight, and in this version, it offers a distinctively high chrome quotient. On the downside, it’s a bit heavier overall than the comparable fork in Harley-Davidson’s line, and at 4.2 inches, offers almost an inch less travel. Neither negative is much of a factor in the low-energy riding most Springers are likely to be subjected to. Its combination of supple ride and retro look is an ideal fit for the FLSTS.