COuple quick questions, guys, please.

traveler

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Okay,

Fisrst off, I really like what you guys have going on here.

But I have a couple questions I'm hoping someone can help me with.

I understand the 7 in the frame and 7 in the trees is the way to go with a 23 wheel, and 9 and 9 is the way to go with a 26...but what about a 30?

When do you need to get longer tubes?

When do you need to get a raked inner and outer fairing, skirt, etc.?

Since you don't rake a roadglide fairing, how are you dealing witht he up stre3tch and rake?

Please let me know so I can understand this all more.

I could see me building a chopped out Roadglide maybe someday in the future...

~Joe
 
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thecort

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Okay,

Fisrst off, I really like what you guys have going on here.

But I have a couple questions I'm hoping someone can help me with.

I understand the 7 in the frame and 7 in the trees is the way to go with a 23 wheel, and 9 and 9 is the way to go with a 26...but what about a 30?

When do you need to get longer tubes?

When do you need to get a raked inner and outer fairing, skirt, etc.?

Since you don't rake a roadglide fairing, how are you dealing witht he up stre3tch and rake?

Please let me know so I can understand this all more.

I could see me building a chopped out Roadglide maybe someday in the future...

~Joe
From what I learned here & speaking to people in the industry (got them from here), you'll need longer lower legs when you go 26" & up. Someone correct me if i'm wrong. I'm subscribing so I can find out too.


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30in uses 12 degree trees with the same 9 degree neck kit as hhi uses for a 26", which also puts the neck out 2" and up 2".
23" stock tubes, 26" hhi says +2 but this looks like a case by case basis, not set in stone. 30" is +4, pretty positive, don't quote me though.
Just a raked outer fairing on street glide only is needed when changing the neck and trees so you have the proper headlight angle. A different fairing skirt is only needed if you are using trike trees.
The road glide headlight angle is compensated for by chopping up and changing the angles on the bracket the fairing gets mounted to.
 

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Thanks alot!

I'm jsut trying to catch up with you all!

I'm kinda diggin' the 26 look.....but like a full conventional suspension. I am a "rider". Not a showbike only kinda guy.

~Joe
 

Bill

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One of our Vendors "AF Kustoms" makes a sweet fairing bracket for the Road Glide to correct the angle.

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traveler

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Frikkin 30's are just insane!

how are you dealing with zero clearance between the fender and the fairing??

too cool!

Damn, I thought my FL was nice....:(

~Joe
 

traveler

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Damn...I guess I just love all motorcycles....and having build chops before....I can really dig this shit.

~Joe
 

traveler

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I'm real happy with my Streetglide.

But, I'm mentally starting to prep some ideas together for a chopped out roadglide, and am trying to figure out what would be needed to get it there.

I know I like gloss black and chrome, and like the down and out bags and rear fender...and I like the 26 front wheel, especially with the Native FL front fender.

Did I mention I like gloss black...and chrome??

Thanks for all the positive vibes.

~Joe
 
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You definetly should keep your SG the way it is and chopped that next one. Just informing you, for my bike. I don't have air front. I bought the +2 fork tubes from HHI and lowered 1". But I think slothy said There's a +1 tube in the market. Which lowering the front is not required. Also you need to do something about your kick stand, cause now your bike is gonna stand straight up. Some replaced with a wedge plate, some hacked their stand. But as far as wanting gap on your front, I have no problem bottoming out and it rides nice. I'm running a heavier oil on my shock though..
 
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traveler

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Thanks for the encouragement. I'm also really diggin the Arless Ness tank extension....looks like you can use a stock fitting seat.

I'm trying to understand this air front suspension deal.....with no gap at all between the fender and fairing....that means there is zero travel in the suspension....so how does it still ride ok?

~Joe
 

slothy

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Thanks for the encouragement. I'm also really diggin the Arless Ness tank extension....looks like you can use a stock fitting seat.

I'm trying to understand this air front suspension deal.....with no gap at all between the fender and fairing....that means there is zero travel in the suspension....so how does it still ride ok?

~Joe
The front is for parking pimping only really. Up or down


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Bill

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Thanks for the encouragement. I'm also really diggin the Arless Ness tank extension....looks like you can use a stock fitting seat.

I'm trying to understand this air front suspension deal.....with no gap at all between the fender and fairing....that means there is zero travel in the suspension....so how does it still ride ok?

~Joe
If would only be like that when parked, like Slothy said just for pimpin...

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