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On the new StreetBob and the superglides?

Are the rear shocks in the same exact location as each other?

I ask because my wife always complained of the rear shocks rubbing on her legs when we rode a buddies superglide, and i'm wondering if the StreetBob would do the same..
 

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I'm not real sure. The Street Bob's frame and suspension more closely resembles that of a Low Rider.

That's not to say that she won't still notice the shocks.
 

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Maybe, but the specs for the Bob are closer to the Lowrider then that of the Glide.
From Harley's website said:
Super Glide - Lowrider - Street Bob
Length 92.9 in. - 93.1 in. - 92.8 in.
Seat Height
Laden 26.8 in. - 25.8 in. - 25.8 in.

Unladen 27.8 in. - 26.8 in. - 26.8 in.

Ground Clearance 6.0 in. - 5.6 in. -5.6 in.

Rake Steering Head/Trail 29.0º / 4.7 in. - 29.0º / 4.5 in. - 29.0º / 4.7 in.

Wheelbase 64.2 in. - 64.6 in. - 64.2 in.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but street bobs don't come stock with rear pegs. So if you convert it to a 2 up, you could always get longer peg brackets than stock.
 

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Low riders haver the same rake as a wide glide. FXD's are different rake.
 

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AzFAL said:
Low riders haver the same rake as a wide glide. FXD's are different rake.
True for the models through 2005, but for 2006 Low Riders, SG's, and Street Bobs have a 29 degree rake, the Wide Glides have a 34 degree rake. :chopper:

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yep i believe bishop's right...that's why i find it funny when guys say the superglide is too cramped so they bought a wideglide.
 

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There are two different frames in the 06 Dyna line as someone has suggested. The rake in the trees isn't to add rake per-say, but to restore trail to H-Ds predetermined specs as it relates to handling, or more specific how they think most people would want a bike to handle, track, corner (no flop) anti-dive characteristics, etc :cheers:
 

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fr8dog said:
True for the models through 2005, but for 2006 Low Riders, SG's, and Street Bobs have a 29 degree rake, the Wide Glides have a 34 degree rake. :chopper:

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So all the 2006 Glides have the same frame, Hmmm. My 03 FXDL and the FXDWG have a different frame than the rest of the Dyna family. Well, not that much different, Low Riders and Wide Glides used to have 32 deg rake while the rest of the Dynas had 28 deg. So is the MOCO using the triple trees to change rake?

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So is the MOCO using the triple trees to change rake?

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No...They are not!...The extra rake in the Wide Glide frame neck requires that trees with more rake also be used to restore trail back to the 4" range. In theory you can add as much rake as you want just to the frame, but that makes for front end flop and very heavy steering. Raked trees along with more neck rake go hand in hand, sort of like having your cake and eating it too. You will notice that anyone selling long forked bikes with a lot of rake also use the raked trees with their front ends to restore trail, always...That 4 degree difference in the frames doesn't sound like much until you look at where the imaginary lines projected through the two steering heads contact the ground in relationship to the vertical line projected through the axle to the ground on both bikes, (trail) huge difference. So that my friend is why raked trees are used on the frame with more rake to (restore) give you the same trail as the un-raked frame. :boobies:
 

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'06 Dyna Rake Angles

The forks on all Wide Glides is 4" over 'stock', this alone is enough to change the effective rake angle. Add to that the 21" wheel . Shorter shocks on the Low Rider are the reason for its raked trees.
 
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