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Old 18th August 2012
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Will10" biltwell struts bolt straight onto my 1970 iron? They say they'll bolt onto most sportys, but in my experience nothing bolts straight onto my bike
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not familar with that brand of struts, but can see no reason why they would not bolt right on- whether that length is correct or you bike, you would have to measure the current shocks on the bike, and then plus or minus that from 10" to see if clearance etc would be correct
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10" may be too short for an older Sportster. The best way to tell is to put your bike on a bike jack, remove your shocks, and lower the jack until the tire touches the underside of the fender. Then measure the distance between the shock mounts and add whatever clearance you're comfortable with. That's the shortest you can go without other mods.
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Not worried about clearance heights, she already has short struts on her, 10" will raise her by an inch or so, just wanted to know if biltwell struts will fit without any mods? Thanks guys
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I don't see why they would not, just by the nature of what a strut is.
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