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Forum: The Board 11-02-2010, 08:07 PM
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Posted By wathomas
Re: cutting wide glide tubes(whats inside w pics)

Simple. , I might want to take you up on peeking what a "stock" pair of wide glides look like...I just got mine no real confidence they were "correct" this bike was not running when I go it and...
Forum: The Board 11-01-2010, 09:25 PM
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Posted By wathomas
Re: cutting wide glide tubes(whats inside w pics)

Thanks...I snapped the pictures and cut the tubes about 2 months ago...now I can't recall seeing those light gage springs...its possible I suppose they were compressed ..I didn't separate the dampers...
Forum: The Board 11-01-2010, 07:40 PM
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Posted By wathomas
Re: cutting wide glide tubes(whats inside w pics)

Then as they say on the books "assemble in opposite order of dissassembly". Actually you might want to cut a new paper gasket for the end of the shock (thats what I am calling these parts which fit...
Forum: The Board 11-01-2010, 07:27 PM
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Posted By wathomas
Re: cutting wide glide tubes(whats inside w pics)

Next step was cut the tubes. To make certain mine were really +4" over and to get back to "stock" I used a chart I found online (one of the JJ links has standard wideglide Harley lengths explained)....
Forum: The Board 11-01-2010, 06:58 PM
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Posted By wathomas
cutting wide glide tubes(whats inside w pics)

I bought a Harley and the previous owner had fork tubes that were +4" in length. The Tech archives and the search function have a number of helpful postings and after reading several they convinced...
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