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I am transplanting a 2002 5 speed into my 1988 frame. Question is will the front and top engine mounts need to be replaced ?? I believe the rear is the same.
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Steve,
I've done that both ways.
As I remember, the motor mounts are the same.
It's the side stand mount that hits the case...

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Steve,
I've done that both ways.
As I remember, the motor mounts are the same.
It's the side stand mount that hits the case...

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Yep, gotta move the kickstand. Oil pump may hit, but not positive.
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Pics of the sidestand mod to fit the later engine:

http://www.baggersmag.com/sportster-...presume#page-4
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Does depend on the frame, late 1988 might have the newer kickstand which does not interfere with the 5 speed engine case. My 89 has the later frame luckily!
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