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My shocks are awful and forks need an overhaul...so while it's apart, I want to raise the bike. Rear is easy, already have a pair of Road Glide shocks. Forks...there is just so much out there that I'm now totally confused. Bike is a 2011 Super Low...I just want standard height. Someone suggested Roadster damper tubes...but they're hard to find.

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I believe the 1200L damper tubes are 7.5" and the 1200R are 9.0".
HD part number for 1200R - 45925-04

This lists the damper tube part number from the various models/years:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/techtalk:evo:susp01

Here is another source for longer damper tubes:

https://trackerdie.com/collections/s...-tube-assembly

Using the supplied spacer you can choose to run either 9.5" or 11.5" utilizing the same kit!
Depending on your model, you could gain anywhere from 2"-4" of lift and travel utilizing this kit!
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I'd GUESS the fork tubes are shorter???

There are different length Jiffy Stands from Harley.

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No, fork tubes are same length. The only difference is the damper tubes.

Not sure if the 2011 went with the cartridge design but I think that came later.

I have put roadster dampers in a set of cartridge forks recently for a friend who got a new sporty from a wrecking yard at auction, both tubes were bent so we salvaged parts from a set of earlier forks and they were a direct bolt in. He now has a tall front end, and like myself he left the rear lowered. That combo works great on freeways and even works just fine in hard corners. Both of my 05 sporties are low in back and tall in front.
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