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Hey everyone,

I am starting to watch ebay for used fenders. I want to switch the orange front and rear fenders on my 2005 883r for black fenders.

What years can I buy that will be compatible? My bike is carb if that makes any difference.

Are all narrow glide front ends compatible, including dynas, and the nightster?

Are rears 2004 to present compatible for my 2005?

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PS I always wondered do all sportsters 2004 and later have the same frame and just different suspension and seats etc to make their ride different?
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do all sportsters 2004 and later have the same frame and just different suspension and seats etc to make their ride different?
Pretty much. But the rear fender can be tricky. 07-09 had a large cut out for the ECM to mount. Where as 10+ eliminated this as the ECM was mounted behind the rear cylinder. Keep this in mind when choosing a fender as the hole really dampens the look of some spring solo seats. The frames are the same, so I would imagine the mounts would be.
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Oh, and remember you kinda have to stay with nightsters and irons with the front fender. The 48's and superlows (midglides) run a different front fender as yours as well as any model with a 21" front tire. Basically just make sure the front is a narrow glide and a 19" tire for fender compatibility.
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thanks motorend. . that was the only info I found when searching. . . is the ECM the computer?

I'll never be mounting a spring solo so that won't be an issue.

Where is the ECM on my 2005?
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Yeah the ECM is the computer for fuel injected models, 07+. I believe you have an ICM located under your rider seat. Can't give details on it as I don't have a carb model. But I would imagine you would be OK on switching the rear. Personally I would avoid 07-09 so you don't have that hole.
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also meant to ask are all narrow glide front fenders from all bikes and years the same? They appear to be.
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