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mk2wilson
29th December 2006, 21:31
just wondering if anyone has seen a springer front in on a stock sporty frame? i was thinking of putting one on my 06 1200R and wasn't sure if they even make one that will work. i think that it will look good, but i haven't seen one that the frame hasn't been modified. any thoughts?

decman
30th December 2006, 00:18
This has been covered in a few other threads.
Try a search. Also try www.sportster.org

Yes for newer sporties (1" neck) just about any springer will fit.
No modifcation to the neck are needed but you have to check
a couple of things.

1. You will have to install/make a fork stop. This varies with different
springers and you can buy them. A company like Paughco will drill
the springer for you to install them.

2. You will need a new front brake caliper and mount. A springer
brake mount swivels on the axle and is held stationary by a rod.
Take a look at a HD Softail Springer at your local HD shop to see what
it looks like.

3. If you get a wide springer your wheel should work, but you will need
to get some spacers to make everything line up.

hope this helps
dec


just wondering if anyone has seen a springer front in on a stock sporty frame? i was thinking of putting one on my 06 1200R and wasn't sure if they even make one that will work. i think that it will look good, but i haven't seen one that the frame hasn't been modified. any thoughts?

Desertfox
30th December 2006, 00:32
BTW if you like the way your light nimble sporty handles, you're NOT going to like a springer front end

xllent01
30th December 2006, 00:38
03 below springer on a sporty with a 2.2 gallon tank to help clearance issues on the triple trees.




http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84/xllent01/DSC00230.jpg

mk2wilson
30th December 2006, 00:41
i like that look. if i do it mine will be pretty much all black though

steelhorse
20th February 2014, 16:00
how many inches are you over stock , looks about a 6" . Im looking to buy one around 6 to 8" over stock. but I would like to find a pic of a sporty with these