Re: Springer install issues...bottom crown race?
Carefully remove the race from your old fork. See if it will fit. They should fit tight that you have to actually tap it into place. If it just falls onto the new fork, you won't be able to adjust your headset properly. A piece of pipe a little larger than the diameter of your fork head tube can be slid over the fork and tap the race into place on the new fork. Good luck.