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It appears that the outer race is the rusted part in the steering head. That can be driven out and will be replaced when installing new bearings. They usually come as a st anyway.

Your "axle rods" appear to be inner hub spacers. You need to look inside the hubs to make sure there are/is a spacer(s) between the wheel bearings. If not, the bearings will need to be removed and the spacers installed. You can remove the bearing from one side of the wheel. Once remove the possibility of damage to the bearing is likely. The front and rear spacers may be different lengths. Check Sportsterpedia.com for specs.

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Here is the Sportsterpedia page on axles and bearings.
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...k:evo:wheels01

Here is how the spacer fits in the assembly.

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These are the axles that were in it before. The rust I got off when I soaked them in Metal Rescue has accumulated again. It also sort of etched them a little, don't know if you can see in the photo, and I'm not sure if it's okay to use them like that.

Those are the old piston wrist pins!
They don’t go anywhere near the wheels.
They hold the pistons to the connecting rods.
You will have new wrist pins with your new pistons.



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The bearings in the wheels were replaced by a shop after I had the rims powder coated. The axles I have don't seem to fit in the forks or the wheels now.



In the photo of the wheel bearings, I can see the spacers installed.
You must have the axles in your buckets of parts
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As your photos show, it’s a bad thing to keep parts outside, or in humid conditions.
At least use rust protection spray or some grease to prevent bare metal parts from rusting.
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Typical rear axle with nut, spacers and adjusters





Typical front axle with nut, washers, spacers
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The score marks in the center give it away where they exit the rod on each side.
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