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I considered the Jiffy stand from current Roadster model, it is about $50 cheaper on Ronnie's parts list.
I was not sure of the exact length of the 49722-08BHP. It looks to be the same as Roadster CX stand.

2016 Roadster CX 50124-09BHP JIFFY STAND 1 104.49

More Jiffy Stand lengths-
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The one I bought, 49722-08BHP - Jiffy Stand for 2008 XL SPORTSTER® 1200R ROADSTER (CV)
It is about 3 1/2" longer than the original XL1200C stand and changed the angle of lean on the side stand about 10 degrees.
(I measured it with the long shocks before the fork install)


The one from a 2016 Roadster

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Recently there was a thread where members had bolted/welded extensions to the bottom legs, in effect adding a thicker base, just saying.
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Exactly sportsterpaul. A $300 jiffy stand presumably comes with Arabesque platinum and semi precious stone inlays.
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ChrisOfTheOT, yes European prices are no joke. Hagon used to have a decent reputation in helping customers set-up their shocks.
If your present shocks are serviceable, it might be worth speaking with Hagon before you run to the cost of a new set of shocks.

Perhaps I'm cheap, but I would be inclined to adjust the existing stand rather than shell out $300!
Afternoon Four Speed - yes, Harley spares prices are astonishing in Europe (including the UK). I shouldn't complain, I suppose, as it's not like I was unaware of this before I took the plunge. But still...

The best prices for new (kosher) H-D spares here are from Jersery H-D as they don't charge the VAT as they are an off-shore company. So:

Long side/jiffy stand for Customs (49722-08BHP): £192.41

Standard side/jiffy stand for 1200R & XR (50124-09BHP): £118.25

(Many thanks to Shanneba for his pics here, & his information in this thread.)

You mention Hagon, Four Speed. In the UK, if someone mentions bike suspension, somebody will always ask, "Have you spoken to Dave at Hagon?" He's a suspension/spring guru and a really nice guy. My shocks are in ace condition, only a year old with 10,000 miles on them, but unless Dave can stretch them...?

Lots to think about regarding my Sporty - as usual!

Thanks again Four Speed,

Cheers,

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I considered the Jiffy stand from current Roadster model, it is about $50 cheaper on Ronnie's parts list.
I was not sure of the exact length of the 49722-08BHP. It looks to be the same as Roadster CX stand...

More Jiffy Stand lengths-
http://xlforum.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2068741
Thanks again Shanneba - I'll try for the Roadster one, and maybe find a second-hand one. Even if I have to get a new Roadster stand, it'll be £74 cheaper ($93+).

I'm going to have to do some heavy suspension research now as many Sporsters seem to have 13" suspension as standard - I guess they'd fit...?

Cheers,

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"Have you spoken to Dave at Hagon?" He's a suspension/spring guru and a really nice guy. My shocks are in ace condition, only a year old with 10,000 miles on them
It's your cash, but for all those reasons, I would be tempted to speak with Dave first and see what he could do.
He may be able to re-valve your shock and recommend spring rate to better suit your needs for less outlay.
1/2" of extra travel probably won't make as much difference to bottoming out as the damping and spring rates.
Just a suggestion.

More travel does allows you to run more sag, which improves the feel of the suspension as it reduces bucking
on bumps and will feel more compliant. You still need the spring rates and damping right for your needs.
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... 1/2" of extra travel probably won't make as much difference to bottoming out as the damping and spring rates...
Really? Whoa. I hadn't appreciated that. (I'm so good at exposing my own ignorance...) I will give Dave a shout, as you suggest - after all, Dave is a legend and his advice is free. What's not to love?

Thanks Four Speed,

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Don't do yourself down. Just explain what you need to Dave and I am sure he could tune your shocks so that you are happy.
Probably save yourself a load of cash into the bargain. Hope it goes well.
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I have close to 500 miles on the forks now.
Still very happy with them.

I've made a couple of one click adjustments to both the compression and rebound settings. Compression 2 clicks softer, rebound increased 2 clicks. (I originally set them both to the centered position) I did notice a change with one click.

I've managed to find a road that has a few bumps that use all my rear shock travel!

Maybe next week I'll get it on the lift and install the fork brace again.
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...I've had the Ohlins on for about a month. No more rear bottoming.

It appears that I still have about 3/8 - 1/2" of unused travel to the bump stops, I may reduce the pre-load slightly later. I installed as shipped from Ohlins...
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... I've managed to find a road that has a few bumps that use all my rear shock travel!
Wow, that's a shocker! Did this bottoming out result from the pre-load reduction? Because of the '3/8 - 1/2" of unused travel', I had been condidering 330mm/13" Hagons - I suppose I'll go with 340mm after all. (I'm about 14st 7lb (203lb), so maybe if I lost some weight...?)

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