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logdon17 07-05-2009 09:31 PM

Front End Change- 04 Dyna Super Glide
 
I just picked up an 04 super glide this weekend and when parked next to my brothers softail standard, it looks more like a sportster than a big bike. The major issue is the front end and tire. I have a few questions. Will a HD wide glide front end bolt on without any mods? If not, can anyone recommend a good front replacement with cost being the main concern? Is $2,000 (parts and labor) a reasonable price for the swap?

ackman1968 07-05-2009 09:46 PM

A wide glide from the same era will bolt right on (from a Dyna). Get all the parts and it's an easy swap you can do yourself.

sharkey 07-05-2009 09:58 PM

I think in '04 the Wide Glide and Low Rider frames had a 32 degree rake and all other dynas were 28 degrees...the front of your bike may be a bit higher and will have a "quicker" steering front end than were it a Low Rider or Wide Glide frame.

Dizzzy 07-05-2009 10:01 PM

I like the narrow front ends....they are sleek and nimble. I'm looking for an old FXR and that is one of the cool points. Just my 2 cents.

ackman1968 07-05-2009 10:14 PM

http://hdforums.com/forum/dyna-glide...row-glide.html

fryejs 07-06-2009 11:13 PM

the only way you should have $2000 in a front end swap is if you spend $1500 on custom wheels and tires...i have an 01 fxdx and am doing a fat boy front end with 18" fat spoke wheels(wheels alone 980) but the front end is only costing me, minus wheels about 550. if you cant find it here...EBAY!!!

ackman1968 07-06-2009 11:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fryejs (Post 5236069)
the only way you should have $2000 in a front end swap is if you spend $1500 on custom wheels and tires...i have an 01 fxdx and am doing a fat boy front end with 18" fat spoke wheels(wheels alone 980) but the front end is only costing me, minus wheels about 550. if you cant find it here...EBAY!!!

Start a thread and post some pics!

HarleypsychRN 07-07-2009 01:13 AM

The 28 degree front end will perform better than the 32 degree front end but I think that's what you're seeing. A raked triple tree is an option but I wouldn't go too extreme. You have to watch changing the rake and trail of a bike...$2000 is in the ballpark though if you keep the same wheels. I'd go for a new front end and lose that eye lid over the head lamp...a new custom headlamp in a chrome raked triple tree will change the whole look of the bike. Maybe go with a nice new set of wire wheels...

Naz_Man 07-07-2009 06:10 AM

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Originally Posted by logdon17 (Post 5230983)
I just picked up an 04 super glide this weekend and when parked next to my brothers softail standard, it looks more like a sportster than a big bike. The major issue is the front end and tire. I have a few questions. Will a HD wide glide front end bolt on without any mods? If not, can anyone recommend a good front replacement with cost being the main concern? Is $2,000 (parts and labor) a reasonable price for the swap?

You could always do a wide glide conversion kit.... they go from 400 bucks and up.

I got a Gothic kit from Accutronix, you use your fender, front wheel, tubes, sliders and head light.... you can get a bottom mount headlight tree if you wanna change the hood that's on there now. The Accutronix kit cost a little more but worth the money good stuff!!

Here's a few pics, best I have right now... if you want I can take better pics later..

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/e...y-fxdci_03.jpg

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/e...y/headlite.jpg

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/e...y-fxdci_05.jpg

thomaskray 07-07-2009 06:24 AM

On my 02 superglide, I did a complete wide glide conversion. Front end, tank, rear end.

My front end has 2007 Wide Glide trees, 2008 Street bob forks (49mm), 2008 WG 21" wheel, and a 2007 WG fender. When all was said and done, my rake went from 28 to 32 degrees and I find it to actually be more stable than before and better looking. The front end cost me about $800 with deals off ebay and other forum members. I then sold my complete narrow front end on ebay for almost $500. Net cost was about $300 for a complete WG front end swap. And everything bolted right up with no mods.

So $2,000 is a lot unless you're doing some really fancy sh!t or getting brand new parts from the dealer. I have much less than that in my front end, tank, and rear end put together (once I sold all the take offs).


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