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Default What size stem on 1972 XLCH

I have a 1972 XLCH frame that has been raked for an 8 over fork. I found a guy selling an FXE Superglide front end that I would love to buy, but I don't know if it will fit.

In my understanding the Superglide was basically a big twin motor with a Sportster front end.

I believe the XLCH is made to fit a 7/8" stem, but I'm not certain. Is that the correct size?

Does an FXE have a 7/8" stem or is it a 1" stem?
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Don't know the valve stem size.
But looking at the wheel interchange page, 73-up FX models did use the same wheel assemblies as Sportsters.
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Don't know the valve stem size.
But looking at the wheel interchange page, 73-up FX models did use the same wheel assemblies as Sportsters.
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...wheels01#front
I guess I should clarify that I'm asking about the steering stem size.
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That's on me. I should have paid more attention.
I can't tell if FX will fit as the part numbers are different.
I don't know the size of either.
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The Sportster has the 7/8. The FX should have a longer 1" stem. You could either get adapter bearing cups, or find a Sportster lower tree. The FX front end may be 2 inches longer in the tubes as well.
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