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Old 09-25-2011, 09:40 AM
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Default Wide Glide front end on a Sporty. Anybody done it?

Saw an American made triple tree kit with all necessary spacers to make a wide glide front end fairly cheap at JP Cycles. Anybody done one of these? Wondering if it would look crazy on such a narrow bike.
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:18 PM
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I've done it on an older model model sporty, it doesn't really look goofy, when you take into consideration how far your primary cover & pipes hang over the frame then the WG really suites it, just make sure you have the right width handlebars. just google Sportster Wide Glide Front End. Best Wishes-Joe
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:43 PM
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Thanks Joe. BTW, all the best on getting yours back together and running. That case looked nasty.
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A lot of people have done it. Little "out of place" with a skinny 21" front tire, better looks and handling with a 19" front tire, best look with a fat 16" front tire...fork brace considered a must!
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:06 PM
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The real reason I was thinking about it was I acquired a 21" smoothie rim off a night train and it's too wide for my front fork spacing. I'm going to try to trade it for a chrome spoke front 21" rim for my bike and keep the narrow front end.
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Joebotics just did it to his Iron not too long ago....
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I put a raked w/g front end on my 07 883l. I already had the bigger 1200c tank on it. Togerher they look great.
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I put a raked w/g front end on my 07 883l. I already had the bigger 1200c tank on it. Togerher they look great.
Papa - could you post some pics? Would love to see it.
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I am gonna do it... mid glide though.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:38 AM
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Isn't that like a 48?
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