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We're not looking bigger, we're looking wider, i.e. different tree with same stem.
Because..........you cant put say a 17" wheel with a wide tire onto a VN. There's no room. Therefore the search for a wider front to accomodate. VN1500 seems to be the closest.



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dont get it?my forks are 15mm bigger kept triple tree they were one and just pressed in the middle spline so it fits my neck
That is what I an gonna do for the springer on my '86

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We're not looking bigger, we're looking wider, i.e. different tree with same stem.
Because..........you cant put say a 17" wheel with a wide tire onto a VN. There's no room. Therefore the search for a wider front to accomodate. VN1500 seems to be the closest.
And if it is able to be a bolt on then it is even better.

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I bought some 1500 classic forks,and looking at them they're shorter than my stock vn 750 forks. In consideration of the fact that I have a larger front wheel, diameter wise, than the classic. I can only think the frame and or trees are considerably different on the classic, Rake wise or head hieght.

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I bought some 1500 classic forks,and looking at them they're shorter than my stock vn 750 forks. In consideration of the fact that I have a larger front wheel, diameter wise, than the classic. I can only think the frame and or trees are considerably different on the classic, Rake wise or head hieght.
the classic forks wont work as a direct bolt on, you needed to get a set of 1987-97 vn1500a forks. the stem is roughly 3/4" of an inch longer than ours, so you have to cut it down slightly and machine a spacer.. other than that its a a direct bolt on.
yes this changes the rake to almost 40 degrees if memory serves me right...
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...always the option of longer upper tubes then though from Frank's....right ?...with spacers ?....uppers are what, 40 or 42mm ?...I dont remember....goin senile....we got what, 38's ?....ENs had 36's I think....
Id really like to put another wideglide front end on mine....my '53 one was sweet.....



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Wolfie that's why you need my frontend guide. The only measurements I am missing is fork tube lengths

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I downloaded the one ya had up back when....I gotta wait for mid winter before I can do sumpin like this though....Pinwall in Ohio usually has a ton of 1500 front ends....
What Id really like, lol....is a wide, short springer....that wont happen though...buddy of mine has one for $350....Im just gonna go vn1500 so I can put on a fat front tire with smaller wheel....



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What Id really like, lol....is a wide, short springer....that wont happen though...buddy of mine has one for $350....
That is pretty much what i want too... but i got an idea to build my own, using the vn1500 triple tree as my base.
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Talk to me brother.....we're lookin the same thing pretty much methinks....tubes and lowers is nuthin....the tree is where it all starts....
....and not fer nuthin....but if you have a tree for say 39mm uppers (Honda I think), you can go one up to 40 real easy.....thats only 1/2mm all the way around....you can go up, but not so good to go down, then ya need shims, and thats halfazz....
Get a close enough Jap tree, and you can put StreetGlide uppers and lowers in....or whatever....but yeah, the tree is the main thing to get....after that, its easy.....toughest part really, is to find a "bolt on" neck....once thats done, rest can be fixed....I wouldnt think twice about millin out a 1/2 mm out of a tree....hell, all ya need is a round bastard if the trees aluminum...



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