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i can offer this suggestion,don't straddle it to kick it.kick from the right side with your right leg.

Thanks, I just have a better technique the other way, standing on the left peg to set compression.

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Please.



I suspect they moved the mount to lower it with the shocks they had.



Probably 14.5



13.5 's with stock mounts will give you that look. IMO

Appreciate the advice, I’ll look for a set and experiment.
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Unfortunately, the fork tops are tapered
My '68 BSA was like that. Didn't realize the older Sportsters were also.
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grab a friend and a floor jack.

Have the friend hold the bike vertical, put floor jack under it and remove shocks.

Let it down to where you want it and grab a tape measure.
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