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A 2019 Sportster 48 Triple Tree is a direct swap for a 2009 Nightster?

If yes:
  1. The 48 Triple is a Mid Glide correct?
  2. The only extra pieces that I need is a longest wheel axle and a disk brake separator?

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It is a direct swap, but :

1. It is NOT a mid glide, very close, but slightly narrower.
2. Longer axle and both spacers, left and right, to keep the wheel centered.

If your front wheel is bigger that 17 inch, you may have issues with tire(depending on size) contacting the fork brace using 48's lower legs. Swapping only triple trees and using Nightster legs gives you an option of keeping the wheel, fender will require spacers.
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It is a direct swap, but :

1. It is NOT a mid glide, very close, but slightly narrower.
2. Longer axle and both spacers, left and right, to keep the wheel centered.

If your front wheel is bigger that 17 inch, you may have issues with tire(depending on size) contacting the fork brace using 48's lower legs. Swapping only triple trees and using Nightster legs gives you an option of keeping the wheel, fender will require spacers.
Thank you so much Motofish, I don't know that is a slightly narrower. So only to be sure:

My idea is use only the triples and reuse all the remaining parts from my Nightster as front forks, bolts, light mounts etc etc. What I'm thinking to do that? I like to gain a little more space between my 12" mammoth 52 spoke wheels and the front caliper.

Any idea where I can find a good mid glide conversion kit? Most that i find the prices looks ridiculous

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You are welcome.
The difference between 48 triples and Mid Glide is minimal, still,those few mm's are enough to make it incompatible with mid glide axle without fabrication.
In my opinion, you can use 48 tt's with Nighster legs without problem, getting 48 axle would be a good idea. Light on 48 is bottom mounted, no tsure where Nightster has the mounts.
I am working on Nightster now, will check for you what I can, and measure the hub on my 48. There could be differences in hub width comparing to your custom wheels, making custom spacers necessary.
I will update in couple of hours.
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Wow Motorfish, really appreciate that.

The wheel axle I think is the minmal problem as I can fabricate or search for a 48 one for the length. But now my concern is the headlight, as you say lights I go and search for some pictures and can see some diffrerences
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You are welcome.
The difference between 48 triples and Mid Glide is minimal, still,those few mm's are enough to make it incompatible with mid glide axle without fabrication.
In my opinion, you can use 48 tt's with Nighster legs without problem, getting 48 axle would be a good idea. Light on 48 is bottom mounted, no tsure where Nightster has the mounts.
I am working on Nightster now, will check for you what I can, and measure the hub on my 48. There could be differences in hub width comparing to your custom wheels, making custom spacers necessary.
I will update in couple of hours.
Searching for pictures I see some differences between the 48 and Nightster TT
Maybe the more significant is how the handlebar is fixed (can you correct me please?). In the Nightster, and most Sportster are 2 holes that be to fix the handlebars, but in the 48 the inferior clamp is part of the TT superior part. That can be a problem if I like to use all the other parts, right?
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Well, today was not really going as expected, didn't have much time to check everything as promised(measuring the hub,namely).
The headlight on Nightster is mounted from top, under a visor, hanging on one bolt.
48 has the headlight mounted from the bottom on a bracket.I guess it would be possible to use your headlight, just flipping the bucket upside down. The handlebars would be non issue, as long as yours are tall enough to clear the top of fuel tank, and you will have risers for sale.
Here is the diagram of the two different light mounts :
https://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche...TER%20ASSEMBLY

I will take detailed pictures of the differing parts tomorrow, including the measurements of both Nightster and 48 front wheel hubs. Going to have to spend time around my 48, seems there is a problem,so I left the bike at work...but that is for another thread.
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Well, today was not really going as expected, didn't have much time to check everything as promised(measuring the hub,namely).
The headlight on Nightster is mounted from top, under a visor, hanging on one bolt.
48 has the headlight mounted from the bottom on a bracket.I guess it would be possible to use your headlight, just flipping the bucket upside down. The handlebars would be non issue, as long as yours are tall enough to clear the top of fuel tank, and you will have risers for sale.
Here is the diagram of the two different light mounts :
https://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche...TER%20ASSEMBLY

I will take detailed pictures of the differing parts tomorrow, including the measurements of both Nightster and 48 front wheel hubs. Going to have to spend time around my 48, seems there is a problem,so I left the bike at work...but that is for another thread.
Thank you so much, I really appreciate the effort.
About the headlight, yes maybe upside down can works, need to check the drain hole but is a minor problem.
The handlebar can be a little more details, as I need to do a extended risers to clear the top of the tank, as my handlebars are not the original ones, but sure is more easy to salve that the space between caliper and wheel ha ha ha
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Wheel spacers on 48 are 30 mm each side.
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