What I've heard is that there's a difference in cases between 4 and 5 speed and there's a change to the rear engine mount on the Evo somewhere between the start of Evo production and 2000.Ok let me specify.
82 frame which is same from 82-84, after that the factory made cheaper front mount tabs,as far as I knew the rest of the frame stayed the same other than a few brackets or gussets. (82-84 front mounts bolt through down tubes)
A friend is looking at buying a project w/ a 82 frame that has a weld on hardtail.
The engine is a 2000 EVO.
He was told the engine was installed in the 82 frame previously for mock up.
You guys seem to say no way as have others on other forums!
So let me rephrase the question; EVO sportster into a 1982 frame?
What Cliff shows is correct, it will just slip in, the only thing to be aware of is the engine offset is different between Ironheads and Evos. The EVO engine actually sits about 1/2" further to the right in a 82 ironhead frame than it would in an EVO specific frame.
Motor is from a 96' lightning. It's what came with the project, I wouldn't have killed one to get that particular motor since it's not really that much better than a regular 1200 of the same year (lightning heads and SE cams).This is great info here. I just have one question I have an 84 ironhead rigid frame and I'm looking for a spare drivetrain. Which year buell models will "slide right in"?