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    Default Forks 1981 Harley sportster

    Does anyone know the installed height spec for a 1981 Harley xlh front end ? Would it be .50 ? Also does anyone know the factory specs to torque pinch bolts ? Putting fork boots on just want to make sure they’re out back on right. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Campfire View Post
    Does anyone know the installed height spec for a 1981 Harley xlh front end ? Would it be .50 ? Also does anyone know the factory specs to torque pinch bolts ? Putting fork boots on just want to make sure they’re out back on right. Thanks
    Yet another great question?????????

    And a Manual would be very helpful......

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    '81 front forks have tapered tubes which socket into the top tree, and there is no height spec.

    Methinks you are dealing with a later fork, with pinch bolts on the top tree? If so, on a standard XL, those tubes extend about 1/8" above the top tree, and you can adjust upward from there if you want to change the ride height.

    Jim

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