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Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by CRAZYDAVE, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. CRAZYDAVE

    CRAZYDAVE Member

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    I'am 5' HIGH HAVE A 2007 SPORSTER LOW WHAT IS THE SHORTEST SHOCK I CAN USE SO I CAN RIDE FLAT FOOTED,OR ANY THING ELSE I CAN DO TO IT TO LOWER IT MIND YOU IT IS A LOW!

    THANKYOU
    ELIZABETH:)
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    How about a lower seat and thicker soled boots?
     
  3. Lucy

    Lucy Active Member

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    A Reach seat or a low seat. I had a LaPerra (spelling?) low profile seate on my Sportster and it made a lot of difference. I also found a good pair of motorcycle boots with a thick sole helps a lot. I'm not a lot taller at 5' 3" and I was easily able to flat foot my sporty with the low profile seat and good boots.

    Best of luck to you!
     
  4. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    Before altering the suspension I would try boots with taller soles and/or changing the seat for the best bang for your buck without possibly making a harsher ride which sometimes happens when lowering the stock suspension.

    Different boots alone can make a world of difference.

    LOL you guys beat me to it!
     
  5. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Elizabeth, the previous posters related to footwear change, which is the lowest cost immediate results method, with fewer drawbacks and no mods to the bike are necessary. :)

    Lowering the bike by changing shocks can be an expensive way to go, generally $350 or so to get a pair of shorter rear shocks, but I would contact Progressive Shocks customer service...they can size them to meet your height and total weight (rider + gear) for your year and model bike. :s

    Please note: shortest shock is not the best, as it will affect handling and ground clearance, which can also be more hazardous then the "cure".:hii