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Offline cc rider

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76 neck cup fitment question...
« on: March 19, 2011, 10:29:02 PM »
hello all, new to the forum and ironheads. my first of a million questions.... i want to put on a springer front end on my 76 ironhead. will it fit with the stock neck cups and bearings? i also have neck cups and bearings off of a 82 sportster, will they work if the stock ones won't? thanks

Offline xlfan

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Re: 76 neck cup fitment question...
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2011, 03:14:36 AM »
If memory serves me right, you have at least 2 problems. Steering stem on a -76 was thinner and shorter than around -82 and up, most springers have 1'' dia. and longer stems. If using the -82 cups, I do believe that you have to turn down the outside of the cups from 1 5/16'' to 1 3/16'', it has been done. Then you would have to shorten the stem, that might be tricky on a springer, I don't know if that is possible at all.