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    I've got a 2009 Harley FLHTCU that I converted to a trike about 2 years ago with a Champion kit. I noticed today that I have a fork seal leaking on the front right. When doing the conversion, I installed the champion triple tree rake kit which included the 1" fork extensions for the the existing forks that came on the motorcycle. I wasn't real happy about the extensions. They're a solid spacer, so to change to fork oil, the entire fork has to be removed and reinstalled.

    I was thinking that maybe replacing what I have with TriGlide front forks might be an option. This way I can eliminate the spacer so front fork servicing is much easier. I'm looking at Harley part numbers 83800-09 (left side) and 83801-09 (right side). As far as I can determine, the difference between the forks that I currently have and the TriGlide forks are the dampening valve, spring and fork tube.

    Maybe the TriGlide forks are longer and have a heavier spring? I assume they are the same diameter as the current forks that I have? Has anyone done this or have knowledge of the TriGlide front forks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bush Hog View Post
    I've got a 2009 Harley FLHTCU that I converted to a trike about 2 years ago with a Champion kit. I noticed today that I have a fork seal leaking on the front right. When doing the conversion, I installed the champion triple tree rake kit which included the 1" fork extensions for the the existing forks that came on the motorcycle. I wasn't real happy about the extensions. They're a solid spacer, so to change to fork oil, the entire fork has to be removed and reinstalled. I was thinking that maybe replacing what I have with TriGlide front forks might be an option. This way I can eliminate the spacer so front fork servicing is much easier. I'm looking at Harley part numbers 83800-09 (left side) and 83801-09 (right side). As far as I can determine, the difference between the forks that I currently have and the TriGlide forks are the dampening valve, spring and fork tube. Maybe the TriGlide forks are longer and have a heavier spring? I assume they are the same diameter as the current forks that I have? Has anyone done this or have knowledge of the TriGlide front forks?
    why not put a hole an plug in the spacer?

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    That's what I have decided to do. Rebuild the existing and drill a hole in the spacer. What's the best weight of fork oil to use for a trike?

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