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I do not have my manual near me and i am thinking of ordering the 412's from progressive and also the fork springs.

What is the Stock Shock height? Ia m wanting to raise the bike a tad, and am leaning toward the 13 or 13.5's. I just would like to know what the standar ids so I can bullseye the amount I may like.

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Standard height on a 2007 Custom should be 11.5 inches.

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Excellent. So, for a guy 6'2", the 13 or 13.5's sound perfect...

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R's have 13.25" standard you might want to go to a dealer and sit on one.

I'm 6' and can flat foot it with the stock and Mustang Wide vintage seats.
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I do not have my manual near me and i am thinking of ordering the 412's from progressive and also the fork springs.

What is the Stock Shock height? Ia m wanting to raise the bike a tad, and am leaning toward the 13 or 13.5's. I just would like to know what the standar ids so I can bullseye the amount I may like.

Thanks.

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You may wanna research (XLF) to see how it will affect your handling by raising the rear 2 inches and not the front.
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I will do that. But I do intend to put the Progressive springs in also.
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Go to www.progressivesuspension.com and input your bike model and year.

Look closely and it will list your present stock height.
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I'm 5'10" I can sit at a stop light rocking on my heels on my stock '02 883 Custom........and I have short legs
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I run in the 13.5 to 14" range. One thing to keep in mind when you raise the rear, is chain/belt adjustment is no longer done by the book. You will need to run the belt/chain a little loose, because as you cycle the suspension up, the belt/chain will tighten as the sprockets move away from each other. I actually adjust my chain with the bike on a lift, with the shocks disconnected, and I move the swingarm up till I find the tightest position, then adjust it there, then reconnect the shocks. If you adjust it according to the manual, when you cycle the swingarm up, the chain/belt will be too tight, putting a bit of stress on bearings and such. Just something to think about.

One good thing about jacking the back up, in addition to added cornering clearance, which there is never enuf of, is you quicken the steering a little. I run a smaller diameter front tire, so I essentially dropped my front a little. Steering is extremely quick.

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