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    Default 1340 springer front end on a 1975 ironhead: opinions?

    whats up guys ive got a 75 ironhead xlh that ive been restoring/ building into a bobber. i really want to throw a springer front end on it and i think it would be really awesome to throw a factory harley davidson front end off of an evo springer softail custom on my iron head. they are fairly cheap used and a lot more common than i thought. i know ill have to extend the neck on my bike to accomadate the springer and do some other changes but i what im really looking for is some opinions, or maybe someone thats done this mod before to give me some advice?

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    Just need a kit like this:

    Ironhead Sportster Neck Cup Conversion 7/8 inch to 1 inch

    New neck cup set to convert 1952 - 1981 Harley-Davidson Sportsters to fit a wide variety of big twin and aftermarket front ends. No welding or machining work required. This kit converts old ball bearing XL cups for 7/8" stem front ends to 1" stem front ends with Timken bearings. Also compensates for neck height increase. Comes in raw steel with bearings and races. Made in the U.S.A.

    https://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/old-s...-7-8-to-1.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draconus678 View Post
    they are fairly cheap used and a lot more common than i thought.
    How much does a nice one go for in your neck of the woods? I've only ever seen a handful for sale across Canada and they go for a fair bit. But, it is Canada.

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    They ask for a lot more than they add actually sell for. The ones that are sold at swapmeets go for a little more than $1000. That is a good, complete FX. The FL FL go for a lot more. I prefer the 1992 and up. The earlier softail Springer have that elevated dirtbike fender.

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    Yeah, that makes them a viable option for you guys then. They are a very nice front end. Up here, they are rare as hen's teeth, and for whatever reason, everyone you talk to is looking for one. I was too, for quite a few years. Finally picked one up at a swap meet for a good price. Normally, you could go to any of the cheaper American companies making one, and buy a brand new custom unit for less than an old Harley one.

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