I have never owned a Softail, but I have a question concerning the rear suspension on a Rocker now on my dealership's showroom floor. First, most Softies, to me, actually do look like hardtails. Their dimensions look proper, and the suspension doesn't seem to break the lines. However, this Rocker has had the passenger seat removed, and then replaced with a solid, bolt on version. This seat is jacked way up in the air. I was informed that this solid update is actually Harley custom hardware. The problem is the incredible space between the seat and the top of the rear fender. You could easily place a watermellon into this space. How come a Rocker needs that much clearance? Did they change the suspension that much to design the original seat?