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Old 01-05-2019, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Valleyofthegun View Post
I am 6'1 but my inseem is only 31" so 15" probably would be too high for me. I just want to raise my bike because i find my pegs scarping often when i hit the switch backs.
I'm 5'8" with a 31" inseem. I've been thinking about raising the rear on my FXDLS, currently running stock shocks. I don't think i'd want to go higher than 13.5 or i'll be standing on my toes at the lights.
 
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I gained more cornering clearance by widening my tires 1" than I did by raising the bike 1". Food for thought. Of course, going from 150 to 180 is a lot more appealing than going from 180 to 210...
 

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Originally Posted by Chad1200 View Post
I didn't want anything too radical on my FXDB and I didn't plan on changing the fork tube springs, so, I went with 12.6" Progressive Suspension 412 rear shocks which are the same length as the OEM FXD shock and it was a huge improvement. Just find a length that works for your height and weight.
As far as I know, the stock length for your bike's shocks is 12". Same as mine. Turns out the shocks I replaced them with was 12.6" and did make a noticeable difference.
 
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Originally Posted by CryingJoker View Post
a 13" shock can suffice as long as you get a quality shock with good travel. I'm running rwd rear shocks and race tech internal fronts with preload adjusters. I do have a longer kick stand as well. If I wasn't building this bike as overkill on some aspect I probably would've done 13" shocks.
Overkill on what aspects? I am looking for something to have a little fun on the street, but not too crazy. But, I do intend on setting up the bike for track days. Not looking to "win" but just some good spirited rides. BTW, I am in process of converting to dual disks on the front, and will put in the Racetech gold emulators.
 
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Overkill on what aspects? I am looking for something to have a little fun on the street, but not too crazy. But, I do intend on setting up the bike for track days. Not looking to "win" but just some good spirited rides. BTW, I am in process of converting to dual disks on the front, and will put in the Racetech gold emulators.
living in Louisiana where it's mostly flat land and not the most curvy roads nor the best condition, having a suspension tall enough to rival a super moto is an odd sight. We built up the 110 to 120 hp and will be swapping to chain this spring. I dont ride hard enough most of the time to justify the time and money spent on the mods but I do enjoy having it available when I want to play. Really only thing I dont like about the suspension is I have to pay attention where I park since it's so tall, if I pick the wrong place it's a pain to stand back up. I do recommend the race techs. Dang good bang for the buck.
 
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I went with 13.5” rear and I may go to 14.25” soon, but I’m about 6’3”. As far as bars go, I’d suggest looking at risers and bars as opposed to t bars. This combo lets you fine tune the bar placement a bit better. Also when you switch brakes, look at getting some adapters to allow use of radial calipers. You can get a set of Tokicos really reasonable, or spend a bit more on something like Beringer or true Brembos.

I went with a pipe from Horsepower Inc, and I’m real happy with it.



 
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Originally Posted by cggorman View Post
I gained more cornering clearance by widening my tires 1" than I did by raising the bike 1". Food for thought. Of course, going from 150 to 180 is a lot more appealing than going from 180 to 210...
That's interesting. All other things being equal (profile, shape, etc.), a wider tire results in requiring more lean for the same speed/turn radius due to the contact patch being further offset from the tire centerline. Normally, from a performance perspective, sport bikes go to bigger tires because they need more tractive force, not because they want to reduce lean angle.
 
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Originally Posted by CryingJoker View Post
living in Louisiana where it's mostly flat land and not the most curvy roads nor the best condition, having a suspension tall enough to rival a super moto is an odd sight. We built up the 110 to 120 hp and will be swapping to chain this spring. I dont ride hard enough most of the time to justify the time and money spent on the mods but I do enjoy having it available when I want to play. Really only thing I dont like about the suspension is I have to pay attention where I park since it's so tall, if I pick the wrong place it's a pain to stand back up. I do recommend the race techs. Dang good bang for the buck.
Good to hear. I like to play too. Unfortunately,I just grenaded the engine on my KTM. Time to pay homage ($$$) to the Austrian Gods.
 

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