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Old 01-19-2012, 04:08 PM
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Hi there....I have a 2011 Softail Deluxe. I'm thinking about doing a springer front end conversion (similar to the Softail Springer Classic).

Does anybody know or have a parts list on what parts are necessary?? Or is there a thread or know somebody that has done it?

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Got to scour eBay and Craigslist to get a springer front end and fender. Should be less than $2k (plus paint) if you get the front end complete (get the front caliper, risers and headlight/passing lights too). The earlier Heritage Springer front ends (chrome) should work as well. Make sure to put in all new steering-head bearings/races when you do the swap.

I'm not sure, but the Crossbones unit may work too. Someone in here could tell you if that is so...
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+1 w/ Dave. Look for a stock H-D front end on Clist or eBay. I've read some complaints on here from some guys who have got one of the cheaper aftermarket ones from places like DNA. No matter what you decide, if you get one with the mono-shock (Progressive makes a good one too), it makes the ride less bouncy.
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The X-bones frontend is that same as Heritage Springer and Springer Classic, but you will need the HS or SC fender. I think a Deluxe with springer frontend would be a bad *** looking bike! Go for it!
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last month at the Long Beach bike swap meet I saw 3 diferent springer front ends and I think they were all under 800$ its a bit of a trip for ya but worth a try its on the 27th this month
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Thanks SprungDave. I do want the OEM H-D Springer fork that was used on the 2005-2007 Springer Classic. Thanks I'll definitely check out CL and eBay....If you see one for sale, let me know.

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Got to scour eBay and Craigslist to get a springer front end and fender. Should be less than $2k (plus paint) if you get the front end complete (get the front caliper, risers and headlight/passing lights too). The earlier Heritage Springer front ends (chrome) should work as well. Make sure to put in all new steering-head bearings/races when you do the swap.

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No, I don't want the DNA. I'd rather go with the H-D brand. The parts guy from my dealership said, H-D stopped making them. So I'd have to look for a used one. Thanks for the feedback Vikingur!

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+1 w/ Dave. Look for a stock H-D front end on Clist or eBay. I've read some complaints on here from some guys who have got one of the cheaper aftermarket ones from places like DNA. No matter what you decide, if you get one with the mono-shock (Progressive makes a good one too), it makes the ride less bouncy.
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Yes thanks 97 HeritageSpringer!

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HD still has all the parts the last time I checked,but that
's the way you have to buy. About 3200.for all the pieces. There is an FX one in the softy parts section on here that was listed a few days ago.
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Oh really? How long ago was it? My dealer said they stopped making them since 2010...like WTF? They're really stupid over there!



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