Thank you frenchowl for your timely response. Fortunately I have the stock parts that will be required to put this sexy machine back to stock, I guess my question is if I set the rake at 30 degrees will the top or bottom tripple clamp hit? I have gotten a mixed responses from some of the vintage harley shops. One told me 28 degree rake the other said 32 degree rake? The manual however for a 59 sportster says 30 degree rake but puts me 2 inches long when I take the measurement from the rear to the front? Stupid Springer front ends!