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  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2016
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    Default 16x3 wheel in a 39mm sporty front end

    Picking up a Hardtail frame for a big twin that has a 39 mm sportster front end on it, the question I have is can I put a heritage Softail 16 x 3 spoke wheel on the 39 mm front end?
    Any help would be appreciated as far as what I need for bearings/spacers/axel to make it fit if it’s even possible
    Last edited by ftw1885; 09-07-2020 at 6:30 PM.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
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    It won't work. Both the hub and any tire that would reasonably fit that rim are too wide to fit in those forks. Your solutions are a wide glide, a wide springer of some sort, or aftermarket wide glide trees suited to your 39 mm fork legs. Or, conversely, a narrower wheel.

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