New member, long time lurker.
Currently taking the newfound available free time and nervous energy to push ahead on the rebuild of both a VBB2 and a '61 Allstate (vnbish) that have been in the basement for around 20 years.
First up - I did do a bit of a search in the forum to see if this question had been answered; apologies if I missed a thread where it was discussed, please point me in that direction if it exists.
The question: As I no longer have the original fork and swing arm for the allstate (apparently they were problematic)--are there any recommendations on replacement 8" forks that are currently available? The intent of this is to be a grocery getter and putt around town in; though I am moving the 150 head/piston from the VBB to the VNB and putting a 177 on the VBB so there will be a bit more speed than the stock 125.
I don't mind replacing bearings and doing some rebuilding if I can figure out what's needed. What I see right now on Ebay is a lot of similar looking options with different prices, what I see from the shops are a lot of things out of stock; hoping someone has some recent experience (or tips on what to swap out if I go with a bajaj or similar).