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i was under the impression is had less travel front and rear,
It has the shortest (lowest) fork, and the same shocks as a Custom* (so: not the lowest).

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who knows.
Just check the parts manual, and compare to the other models.



*: this relates specifically to a 1200 Low. 883 Lows, from '07 on, have shorter shocks, the same as the Nightster.
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i was shopping for a low, it was kinda hard to find.
have you thought about selling or trading for a custom?

my 2010 1200 low has 16" rear and 19" front wheels.
im gonna swap to a 21" front, cause i prefer the look of a 21".

i was under the impression is had less travel front and rear, but who knows.
i would love to know for sure.
That's something that I might just look into, swapping bikes if I can find one.
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It has the shortest (lowest) fork, and the same shocks as a Custom* (so: not the lowest).



Just check the parts manual, and compare to the other models.



*: this relates specifically to a 1200 Low. 883 Lows, from '07 on, have shorter shocks, the same as the Nightster.
you cant speak logic to me yet, im still a newbie!
i guess i need a parts manual?
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13.5" shocks gave me a lot more cornering clearance. She was great on dirt roads when I went touring last month (fitted with A/T tyres) BUT I put some effort into protecting the pin/tang the jiffy stand spring attaches to on the frame - they're pretty vulnerable. I broke mine off a couple of years ago just riding off a low curb.

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you cant speak logic to me yet, im still a newbie!
i guess i need a parts manual?
Ronnies parts finder is a great resource, especially when researching differences between years, models, etc...

http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.....asp?make=hdmc
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