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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-26-2020, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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Suspension lengths with the 18" wheel?

Hey all,

Brand new to the forum, but I have some burning questions mostly regarding suspension options. I love the upgrades Harley did with the roadster, but I'm a bit shorter and want to drop the rear a bit.

What is the stock rear suspension length? I've googled it and I can't find anything definitive.

With the larger 18" rear tire of the roadster, am I in any danger of contacting the wheel by lowering the rear an inch or so?

TIA
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-27-2020, 10:23 PM
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They are 3.25", I put 12.5" on my wife's 17 roadster, no issues.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-28-2020, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Do you mind if I ask how tall she is? Did the one inch drop make a noticeable difference for her?
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I have a 29 inch inseam, so am vertically challenged as well. I came from a BMW GS (factory lowered, but still taller than the Roadster). My solution was boots. I wear the Frey Daytona M-Star boots which give me an inch over and above what regular boots do. That inch makes all the difference for me. The Daytona boots are not cheap, but extremely well made. Mine are close to ten years old and still going strong. I bought mine from a company in Germany and saved about $100 over the US prices. Here's a link to the boots on the Revzilla website. https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...star-gtx-boots
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Frey makes them for women as well. https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...star-gtx-boots
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Thanks! Do you mind if I ask how tall she is? Did the one inch drop make a noticeable difference for her?
5'6" and it made the difference, of course she usually wears boots, not tall heels though, like 1"
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