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What did you do to the suspension?
The bike sits really high and the front end is noticeable, i expect you did more to the forks than just longer damper rods? What is the length of your rear shocks, just interested to know, thanks.
I doubt if you will be scraping any pegs ha ha.
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Now THAT'S how a Sportster should sit!

The bike looks great, I hope you enjoy it.
Thanks! It's been a labor of love as I am not particularly mechanically gifted lol. Really enjoying seeing where it's going though!


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What did you do to the suspension?
The bike sits really high and the front end is noticeable, i expect you did more to the forks than just longer damper rods? What is the length of your rear shocks, just interested to know, thanks.
I doubt if you will be scraping any pegs ha ha.
Never say never, but it hasn't happened yet! On suspension:
- shocks are RacingBros 14.5" Bazookas
- forks were modified with the trackerdie cartridge eliminator kit, longer damper rods (11.5), RaceTech springs (.95), and gold valve emulators. I have spacers at the top that stick out by... I want to say 1/2 an inch? I'd have to check. all in 12floz of 20w oil per fork per trackerdie's recommendation.
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If you need it to set up straighter when it's parked, Bung King makes a block for the jiffy stand.

https://www.bungking.com/kickstand-lift-block/

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Thanks for the info.
I have the .95 Race Tech springs and the Ricor Intiminators but with the standard' Low ' damper rod. Bitubo 13.5 inch shock at rear.
As the front end travel is very limited i will lengthen the damper Rod so to increase travel and increase advantage to fine tune fork performance.
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If you need it to set up straighter when it's parked, Bung King makes a block for the jiffy stand.
Thanks! I opted for the Drag Specialties extended kickstand, but this is cool too. Lean used to be far worse if you can tell from these pictures lol





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Thanks for the info.
I have the .95 Race Tech springs and the Ricor Intiminators but with the standard' Low ' damper rod. Bitubo 13.5 inch shock at rear.
As the front end travel is very limited i will lengthen the damper Rod so to increase travel and increase advantage to fine tune fork performance.
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Yeah, here are the stock shocks and damper rods compared to their replacements. Completely changes the feel and stance. I'm really happy about it!


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Wow, what a huge difference in suspension length in particular the length of damper rods. Rear shocks seem like they are good quality. Thanks for posting these pictures.
How do you find the front end with this extension (stability wise)? I notice no fork brace except the brace of the front fender although perhaps it makes no difference. Still feels solid enough?
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Yeah no fork brace, been thinking I might need to explore that down the line but honestly the front feels just as stable as it was prior, and actually the better suspension and increased trail has only improved on stability. The front fender doesn’t provide any support, it’s thin and relatively flexible, and would easily bend under any kind of force.
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I changed the damper rods in the 48 to gain about 1.5" from 1.5" to about 3".
How much did you gain or how much do you have now?
Looking good btw
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Thanks! They're Trackerdie damper rods set of 11.5" for 4" over. Makes a huge difference.
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