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Default Flat tracker: 18" rear wheel and rear shock length?

I've got an 08 nightster, and am toying with the idea of turning it into a flat track look-alike. I am inspired by this thread. I know he was going for a cafe look, but all that would be different is a pair of dirt track handlebars, really.



How long must one go on the rear shocks for an 18" rear wheel? I'm thinking of Ohlins, which come in 11.6", 13.2", and 14.1" in their cheapest configuration. I think I've read 14.25" is the longest one can go before something bad happens. I can't remember what, tho'.
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