Looking at raising a Low Rider a couple inches front and rear. Anybody ever do this? It's an '05.
Yeah, I figured the back would be easy. Got any info. (length) on the FXDX forks? Do you know how much this raised your bike?I'll take a crack.. The rear can be easily raised by changing out the shocks. I'm not sure on the length of stock low rider shocks but I'm sure standard FXD shocks are around 12.5 inches. As for the front, maybe installing standard dyna FXD springs would raise it a little? I think the Low Rider has more rake than a standard dyna also?
I recently raised my Dyna FXD by installed forks and shocks from a FXDX sport model. This raised the bike a considerable amount. It no longer drags the pegs when rounding a corner..
The fxdx forks measure about 33.5" from axle center to the top of the tube. The fxd forks are about 31.5". These measurements were taken with no weight on the forks. Looks like I gained about 2".Yeah, I figured the back would be easy. Got any info. (length) on the FXDX forks? Do you know how much this raised your bike?
I'm surprised it took this long. Yeah, I know, seems strange. When I bought my Low Rider it because it had the big motor, looked better than the Super Glide (chrome rockers, etc.), and was priced right. It being low slung had nothing to do with it.a raised low rider, now there's an oxymoron, kind of like jumbo shrimp. sorry no help just a smart arse response.
When you raise your bike up , you will find it LEANS OVER quite a bit more on the jiffy stand. If the lean angle is too much, then use a jiffy stand from an FXDX as it is quite a bit longer and will make the bike sit up more when on the stand.Looking at raising a Low Rider a couple inches front and rear. Anybody ever do this? It's an '05.
Anyone know more about this?A Buell front end sounds pretty promising. It would be nice to talk to someone who has done that. If I was changing out the forks, it would be nice to change the look as well. I think the Buell forks would be too short. I wonder how one would lengthen the Buell forks.
Hey Red, how much did those mods raise your bike?I raised my 08 low rider. I have 13 inch shocks on the rear and Progressive Suspension springs in the front forks. Just preload the front springs until you get the ride height you are looking for. If you need it any higher then that I would look for another bike. I also ditched the stock seat for one that is little higher and I have dragbars on 6 inch risers since Iam kinda tall and the bike has never handled better.
Thanks Mailman.04 fxdl stock rear shocks are 12" from bolt to bolt.