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The main differences I know of are 2" shorter forks, 2" shorter shocks and a shorter jiffy stand. Bars, seat, etc are cosmetic.
The big difference is HALF the suspension travel. Try that in Ohio. My 2002 rode like a brick. Expansion bumps loosened my fillings.
A guy at work had a 2002 custom and he wanted to go lower and I wanted to go up.
We put the bikes up and swapped forks, shocks and stands.
He got to low ride and I got a much more enjoyable ride.
Still not great but much improved.
It rides so much better with my wife on the back.
Maybe I just need to put on 100 pounds . . .
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Like already stated... suspensions and jiffy shorter...
I had a beautiful one bought brand new since july 2001 till december 2016
85k kms
Sometimes i miss her... but suspensions were crap...
i am 175 cm tall... and a standard one was the way to go
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From the label that´s a Hugger, but with 13 rear suspension and a few things changed by the last 28 Years it´s only an old Sporty
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From the label that´s a Hugger, but with 13 rear suspension and a few things changed by the last 28 Years it´s only an old Sporty
What brand shocks do you have? And the fork gaiters, are they Harley or aftermarket?

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What brand shocks do you have? And the fork gaiters, are they Harley or aftermarket?

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That are cheap YSS shocks (much better than stock or cheap chinese junk) and the fork gaiters are aftermarket.
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I've been wondering this also.For my 95, Over on Sportsterpedia it seems that they share all the same parts, except the damper rod, 45925-94 at 9.5" on the standard, 45938-92 at 7.5" on the Hugger.
Springs are same length at 21.5" (different part numbers) coils, 53 on std 47 0n hugger.
So in theory all I need to do is replace the damper rod, whichh would restore the length, albeit with a stiff spring, which could be sorted with progressive springs.
What do you all think?
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Actually found this thread which goes into good detail

http://xlforum.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2004931
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