Later sportster front end to KH frame

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Later sportster front end to KH frame

Postby schleykm » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:47 pm

I recently purchased a '55 KH basketcase. There was no K-model front end but there was a later Sportster front end. It has a 1" stem so it must be after '72 and the stem is about 2" to long. Because I am spending all my meager funds into the engine, I would like to use another (less expensive) front end for the time being. Does anyone know what might fit?
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Re: Later sportster front end to KH frame

Postby EKHKHK56 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:17 am

So 1" solid stem and longer sounds like timken bearings etc. The K and XL forks 52 till about '67 are close. Use hollow stem, and 5/16" Ball Bearings.
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Re: Later sportster front end to KH frame

Postby curiousgeorge » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:53 am

What brake or wheel do you have access to? The Sportster drum brake front end thru 72 should be a direct fit and not require a master cylinder like the 73 and later.
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