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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-11-2014, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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What frame parts will interchange?

I'd like to make a few changes to my 2005 XL1200C. I plan to take a long trip and these changes would make it a better and safer ride. I want to replace (1) the rear fender, (2) install a solo seat with a backrest and (3) replace the front spoke wheel with an alloy.

1. How involved would it be to put a Fatboy or Softail rear fender on my Sporty?

2. I'm 6.3" and need a solo seat and backrest with more distance between the the seat and the 4.5 gal tank. Most seats appear to be designed to move you forward.

3. I want an alloy front wheel so that I can plug a hole in the tire and not have to replace a tube out on the road.

I realize that I'm asking a lot of you guys, but this is my first Harley and after owning 45 machines, this is my all time favorite. I absolutely love this bike!!! Maybe a bigger one later on, but for now, I'm VERY please with my Sporty. Thanks!!!!
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front wheel is no problem. rear fender shouldn't require replacing, and would be a bitch to any other than a sportster, you can get a solo seat with enough room for you. look around you'll find seats fitting your needs.
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front wheel is no problem. rear fender shouldn't require replacing, and would be a bitch to any other than a sportster, you can get a solo seat with enough room for you. look around you'll find seats fitting your needs.
Thanks! I suppose the alloy wheels use the same size axle as spokes for the same year. But is the brake rotor in the right position for the caliper?
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You can change wheel bearings for whichever axle size you need. The rotors will match up as long as you have the correct spacers and mounting hardware.
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