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Default Need new steering stem

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I picked up a girder front end and the steering stem is gone. The ape who had it before me tried to fix everything with a hammer, he also did not know about using a press. The lower tree needs to be machined.

I really need the steering stem dimensions on a schematic of both 1 inch and 7/8 inch so I can machine another stem.
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It’s a girder. The pivot arm point distance on the forks denotes the distance you need to have between the pivots on the trees. That usually involves some spacers to get things nice and equal. Get that thought out and then machine your stem to work with your choice of cups and bearings.
I kinda prefer the balls with tube forks but on heavier forks like girders that may jangle around more I go with Timken type.
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Hmmm.

If you already have the round bar you are going to machine why don't you pop on a tapered roller bearing to it, place the cup in the bottom neck of the frame, put the other bearing in the top off the neck with the cup, put the bar through the neck, offer up the bottom & top yolks, measure the length required & machine to that size?
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Default Steering stem

I don't have an older Sportster to measure the neck. I live in a small community next to a reservation. I need the measurements/drawing of the the stem or the stock length. I know the stem fits other bikes.

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