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I'm looking at a set of shocks from a 2019 Roadster, same 13.5 inch length as my 2002 model, but a significant improvement. I know the frames changed with the rubber-mount era, so lots of parts will not fit. Before I take a gamble on shipping (no returns), has anyone fit modern Harley shocks on a solid-mount frame? Any issues with bolt size, bushings, obstructions with other parts. etc?

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I'm looking at a set of shocks from a 2019 Roadster, same 13.5 inch length as my 2002 model, but a significant improvement. I know the frames changed with the rubber-mount era, so lots of parts will not fit. Before I take a gamble on shipping (no returns), has anyone fit modern Harley shocks on a solid-mount frame? Any issues with bolt size, bushings, obstructions with other parts. etc?

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I upped to Race Tech shocks on the rear and Race Tech Gold Valves n springs on the 39mm forks on my 85 IH. About $1100, pricey but handles very well, worth it.
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I'm looking at a set of shocks from a 2019 Roadster, same 13.5 inch length as my 2002 model, but a significant improvement. I know the frames changed with the rubber-mount era, so lots of parts will not fit. Before I take a gamble on shipping (no returns), has anyone fit modern Harley shocks on a solid-mount frame? Any issues with bolt size, bushings, obstructions with other parts. etc?

Thanks in advance.
I’ve never tried those specific shocks, but everything else, Rubber mount Sportster , Road King, Dyna glide... all fit my EVO Sportster.

(I stayed with the Road King shocks).
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Shocks are one thing H-D hasn't changed much, over the model years. They are almost all mounted on 1/2" bolts. Only real difference is the length & corresponding spring rates.
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Shocks are just math. Find a pair that you like, you can bush the mounts to fit the bolts.
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2019 Roadster shocks fit perfectly. Note to self: don't believe those claims you can swap out shocks without a jack/lift is they're the same length, just do one side at a time. Lucky for me Princess Auto had motorcycle jacks on sale. Just getting them dialed in now, but they do ride better.
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