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I have a 1999 1200 sportster and have found a complete front end off a 2007 1200 sportster, are they interchangeable?
Hi Fastbrad7601, after careful deliberation 4 out 5 Harley Gods give this one a thumbs up, but just to be on the safe side you should give your local dealers parts/service department a call to confirm. Good luck and have a nice day.
Posted on Oct 05, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hi lilsilence, thank you for using fixya. below is a line from dirtrider.com, answered the same question for a 2003 which is the intro for speed sensitive suspension.
Several ways to go here. Remove half of the fluid in each fork and addback a 10wt. This will approximate a 7.5wt. Going to a 10wt. willreduce bottoming but will give you some harshness. Depending on yourweight and riding style it is difficult to give you proper advice, justgeneralities.
I use ATF fluid. I'm valved for wood and light MX, stock springs, and Iweigh 155 lbs. ATF is cheap and is something simular to 7.5wt. I'm noexpert and my explanation might not hold water but it works for me.
Mobil1 Synthetic ATF is a very popular fluid that will probably be the weight you want.
Seems to me that I can make much more difference in the action bychanging the fluid levels. If you mix up riding between track andtrail, you may want to consider sub-tanks.
Draw out half of the fluid with a piece of tubing attached to a saryngeand put back an equal amount of 10wt. Adjust the level from there tosuit your comfort.
Sub-tanks give a greater amount of adjustability and plushness. Pricey but do the trick when properly set up.
I have use close to the same method on my rm250 and have worked for me, i sure hope it will help you out in another way.
if you have other question, please let us know.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
jack up bike so front wheel is off the ground remove brake cal. wire it up out of way.then remove front fender.loosen axle nut and remove and remove wheel then loosen pinch bolt on the thriple trees hang on to fork tubes they may slide out
Posted on Sep 05, 2009
You need the complete front end including the wheel. The FXDWG is somewhat of an oddball in that a lot of parts fit only that bike. A lot of other parts will not fit a Wide Glide. This even applies to the exhaust system.
Measure the diameter of your upper fork tubes, they're 39 mm tubes. The Wide Glide uses 41 mm tubes. The Wide Glide also uses a 21" front wheel.
Posted on Nov 08, 2009
The headline of your post seems to have it correct, you have a fork seal leaking. To replace the seal, you must remove the fork slider, the lower part of the fork tube to replace the seal and then refill the fork with the proper amount of the proper oil. Here's how you do it on a conventional front fork. This is not for an "inverted fork" where the top part is larger than the bottom.
Remove the front wheel, the caliper if it's on this side or you decide to do both sides. Loosen the pinch bolt on the back side of the lower triple tree. Remove the large nut on the top side of the upper triple tree. Caution: there is a large spring under the nut. Usually, if the bike is completely off the ground, the sping is almost fully extended but it will still have some pressure on it. Remove the spring and work the fork tube out of the triple trees. Turn the thing upside down and pour the oil out of it. Notice in the very bottom of the lower slider where the axle goes through, there is an 8mm hex head bolt. Using a brand new hex key, remove this bolt. A hex key socket on an air wrench helps to remove this bolt. It takes a "piloted key" but you can get it out with a regular one as long as it new and not rounded. Once the bolt is out, pull the top tube out of the lower tube. You'll see the oil seal in the top of the lower slider. Pull the seal out and replace it with a new one. Reassemble the entire assembly and install back into the triple trees. Add the proper amount of the proper weight oil. This is what is commonly called a "dry" fill since you took everything off and wiped it down. Then insert the spring tapered end first and put the large nut back on the top.
Then do the other side if you wish. Only do one side at the time. The remaining tube that is put together helps hold the tube you're working on extended.
Posted on Jul 21, 2010
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