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zamochit
01-02-2010, 01:49 AM
Not liking the 41mm wide glide front on my bike. I want to run with a -2 springer front. What changes do I need to make? CAn I use the same cups or does the new fork come with those? Also, any changes that I need to make to the front wheel? I have a 21" wheel with a 3/4" axle.

Gas Man
01-02-2010, 07:53 AM
You will use the same cups, you may need to run some different or resized wheel spacers. But Alhall is the virtual front end specialist. Hopefully he'll chime in.

Trainguy
01-02-2010, 08:00 AM
But Alhall is the virtual front end specialist.

True True

junkyardjon
01-02-2010, 09:42 AM
so this wide glide going to ebay? dought i could afford it but i can give it a shot LOL.

you going new or used springer? used just ask'em questions like stem size, length of stem, width between rockers, axle size. if it's a 5/8 axle, just drill the hole open.

alhall88
01-02-2010, 10:59 AM
It depends on the springer you buy,most of the newer style springer trees are set up for new style mounts so basically they use a 3/4 axle, standard bar mounts and you can use your same neck cups. Make sure to calculate the rake and trail correctly. Simply stating a 2 under springer is not enough because you have many variations of the rocker offset. I ran a 10 over front end wide glide on my bike but when switching to a springer it ended up only 8 over due to the 6 inch rocker offset. Tell us what front end your looking at.

zamochit
01-02-2010, 01:07 PM
so this wide glide going to ebay? dought i could afford it but i can give it a shot LOL.



you going new or used springer? used just ask'em questions like stem size, length of stem, width between rockers, axle size. if it's a 5/8 axle, just drill the hole open.

I want new. I don't know what to do with it really. Shoot me an offer, its brand new. Its been mounted, but thats all. Even has black pro one trees.



It depends on the springer you buy,most of the newer style springer trees are set up for new style mounts so basically they use a 3/4 axle, standard bar mounts and you can use your same neck cups. Make sure to calculate the rake and trail correctly. Simply stating a 2 under springer is not enough because you have many variations of the rocker offset. I ran a 10 over front end wide glide on my bike but when switching to a springer it ended up only 8 over due to the 6 inch rocker offset. Tell us what front end your looking at.


I have seen DNA springers for $499 at C&S Cycle. These have the 3/4 axle like my glide does. My bike is stock rake and stretch.

alhall88
01-02-2010, 01:44 PM
I'm not a big fan of the DNA springer front ends but if your doing a budget build the price is hard to beat. Be prepared for the noise though they are one of the noisiest springers out there. With a company like DNA you will have to sit your frame at level and do your own calculations and order the closest one to the length they have. If your ordering from a respectable bike shop they will help you make sure your getting the correct length. I see you on the other forums and you already know John at Scooters, he will help you in any way. For the bobber style builds I don't think you can beat the redneck springer, it's the best I've seen.

zamochit
01-02-2010, 02:32 PM
John is a great guy, I have ordered stuff from him. I was looking at the DNA for budget reasons, but now that you mention it, it may not be a wise decision to go and use a cheap front end when I have a nice one. I guess I will have to see what mine would be worth and go from there. I really hate to spend $1000 more on a front end that could go to other parts, but I sure would love a springer. I been searching craigslist, but mostly DNA springers on there for sale.

alhall88
01-02-2010, 02:42 PM
Another source I would recommend is a local guy in Michigan, he can get some pretty great deals on parts not to mention is a good wrench and could help with some build questions as well. He built my motor along with working on some other members bikes here as well.
Give him a shout John at Beezer's Custom Cycle. Tell him AL sent ya.
http://www.beezerscycle.com/