Harley Necks

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Aussiehard
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Harley Necks

Post by Aussiehard » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:10 pm

Can someone tell me what the different harley necks are about.
I know there are ones with cup and cone bearings and some with pressed in neck cups.

I have a basic drawing from the chopper handbook for the press in cup type but it doesn't show the cups.
Also have a drawing for one that takes timken bearings.

I'm thinking to turn up a HD neck to go on my bike which will allow me more options and an easier fir of my 21" rim.

So any info, photos, recommendations etc appreciated.

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Re: Harley Necks

Post by KBG » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:44 pm

I have neck we are just about to weld to a frame if want me to measure it.
It takes the cups that are pressed in an uses tapered bearings, they are the only set up I have seen
on harleys with glide front ends.
But I'm only into 50s thru to early 80s stuff, but have used same cups and bearings on OEM springer
on later frame, and used the cups (machined down to fit harley forks on Triumph frame)
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Re: Harley Necks

Post by Aussiehard » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:32 am

Yeah that be great, can you measure the cups too please.

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Re: Harley Necks

Post by KBG » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:58 pm

I have measured the neck but I can't work out how to post the measurements!
I can email you a pdf file.
I havent got any cups that are not in use to measure but they are 2'' x 1'' tapered rollers that fit in them
here is a pic of some I turned down to fit a hd on to triumph
Maybe you could do something similar and keep the existing neck?
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Re: Harley Necks

Post by Triker_chewie » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:53 pm

this write up mods an xs650 neck to take a 2" under springer
http://www.thechopperunderground.com/fo ... opic=50017

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Re: Harley Necks

Post by Triker_chewie » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:40 pm

and here http://www.mechwerks.com/Steering_neck_drawings.htm is drawings of the cup style and a one piece to show the bearing sizes distances etc

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Re: Harley Necks

Post by Aussiehard » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:07 pm

Thanks guys, I think the way to go is the bearing type neck.

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