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    Default FXR frontend swap question

    I have a 58mm inverted frontend on my fxr now, but not for long. I want to switch back to a stock narrow glide frontend - will a sportster frontend swap or no? Would appreciate any info, not familiar with this bike at all yet.



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    I believe the stock FXR legs are a couple inches longer but I could be mistaken.

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    Let me know if you want to sell that front end. Very interested in it.

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    i know the older sportster stems are shorter than the big twin, mine was roughly around 6 or so and the big twin front end i put on was 7 so i had to buy cups to adapt it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyR View Post
    Let me know if you want to sell that front end. Very interested in it.


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    Thanks for the help guys. As soon as I round up a narrow glide that will work it'll be for sale. I'd trade as well if anyone has what i need.

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    I don't suppose someone could measure or knows off hand what their fork length and stem height are? If you could I'd really appreciate it.

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    Which front end are you wanting to run? I have a dual disc 35mm and a dual disc 39mm both off of FXR's I could measure.

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    I believe FXR Convertibles(?) had +2 over tubes so be aware that some are different lengths

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    What year fxr? I've got a 35mm single disk I can measure if you want. If the guys above dont buy your old one id be willing to trade.

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    why

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    If I traded it, i'd want a 39mm for sure.

    Going with narrower bars and a retunneled king sporty tank. Once that's all done that wide glide front would look super out of place. I saw that the convertible had longer forks, mine is an S. A for a wheel I will run a regular old 19" 9 spoke had mag. So any measurements or input I can get is great.

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    Have you looked into getting different trees? I've been tossing the idea of a bull front end on mine.

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    That could be pretty sick. Do those trees swap easy?

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    From what I've read the trees swap right in but I can't say for sure. There's a couple dudes on here who have done the swap.

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    So I went and measured the 39mm dual-disc front end I have. It's definitely from an FXR, not sure which specific configuration although I know it's not from an FXLR (they were all single disc). Fork tubes are right at 31" from axle centerline to top of the tube, not counting the caps. The stem is 1" (measures a bit under, as is typical) and runs 8" from the bottom of the lower bearing dust cover to the top of the stem. The fork tubes are exactly the same length as the 35mm dual disc narrowglide that came on my 82 FXR stock, incidentally. Hope this is helpful.

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    ]39 mm sportster forks will bolt straight onto an fxr and a dyna. All the parts are exactly the same except the springs were stiffer and some models had longer tubes. I've swapped many in and out, no problem.

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    Maybe different axle diameter though

    At least, a late-model sporty compared to a stock fxr, they will (I believe) have different diameters

    Just a consideration

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    I got a narrow glide and mag lined up. Spent a little time on the front end with a nylon wheel and scotchbrite while the wheel was at powder coat. Got some fork boots too. Should have it all together in the next day or so. The wide glide is in the classifieds if anyone is still interested.


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