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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-03-2019, 04:17 PM
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Just installed the 13" ifp-r standards. I'm 5-11 230. Road glide special with a tour pack. 80-90% of my riding is solo.

Just throwing it out there that it was a night and day difference compared to stock. Can't compare to the other brands as I have no first hand experience with them. Need to complete the set up and get some miles on them for a full report

Btw there's a place in Texas that's running a pretty good deal on them right now. Not sure of the rules about naming sites but Google will lead you to them. Between my prior experience with Fox and the price point I couldn't pass it up.

Has anyone tried to lower the bike about an inch with the longer stroke shock? I really think it looks awesome dropped and don't care about parts dragging...

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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-11-2019, 11:40 PM
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I just installed the 13" IFP-R HDís on my bike....love them...and so does my back.
Stock shocks were a joke...and a bad one at that!

I plan to do the Fox front end cartridge this winter.

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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-23-2019, 05:09 AM
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Good seeing this info on Fox Shox as I'm on the bubble about buying a pair of 12" for my 07 R/Glide, but really confused about the springs, STD ot HD. Most of my riding is 80% Solo & 20% 2-UP. The variation on spring rates come in because when riding solo there's no Tour Pak on the bike nor the wife, 2-UP has the Detachable Tour Pak,the wife and clothing assortment (LOL). So where does one make the right choice on the 2 springs available (STD & HD) due to the "BIG" weight change between the two riding modes. I'm @ 180 LBS and wife is 115 LBS, the Detachable Tour Pak, guessing about 35 LBS empty (+ 10 LB Loaded). So between solo & 2-up I'm having to address 160 LB weight change which is somewhat extreme.

Any input welcome on these FOX SHOX's.
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Good seeing this info on Fox Shox as I'm on the bubble about buying a pair of 12" for my 07 R/Glide, but really confused about the springs, STD ot HD. Most of my riding is 80% Solo & 20% 2-UP. The variation on spring rates come in because when riding solo there's no Tour Pak on the bike nor the wife, 2-UP has the Detachable Tour Pak,the wife and clothing assortment (LOL). So where does one make the right choice on the 2 springs available (STD & HD) due to the "BIG" weight change between the two riding modes. I'm @ 180 LBS and wife is 115 LBS, the Detachable Tour Pak, guessing about 35 LBS empty (+ 10 LB Loaded). So between solo & 2-up I'm having to address 160 LB weight change which is somewhat extreme.

Any input welcome on these FOX SHOX's.
I've got a set on order right now for my 04. Talked to Fox and am told to go with the standard for our weight. I'm 170 and my gal is about 130. I don't have a tourpack but overall we are right around the same. The HD spring kit starts off at a weight range of 240 lbs on the lowest setting. He said unless you are riding 2 up all the time go with the standard spring. I got pretty much the same answer from legend when I talked to them as well. Sounds like we ride about the same amount of time in the 2 up. I've got a set of 13" standard IFP-R's on order right now. Hope that helps.
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I've got a set on order right now for my 04. Talked to Fox and am told to go with the standard for our weight. I'm 170 and my gal is about 130. I don't have a tourpack but overall we are right around the same. The HD spring kit starts off at a weight range of 240 lbs on the lowest setting. He said unless you are riding 2 up all the time go with the standard spring. I got pretty much the same answer from legend when I talked to them as well. Sounds like we ride about the same amount of time in the 2 up. I've got a set of 13" standard IFP-R's on order right now. Hope that helps.
Yep, we're about the same. Noah at Fox said the same thing for me, "STD DUTY SPRINGS". Got a pair of 12 on order as well. Thanks for sharing your experience thus far on my posting.
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Awesome! I went with the 13's on mine. I was torn because I'm short and have 12's now but they don't really have any sag with those dam air shocks. 13's get an inch of sag and I'm needing to get some more ground clearance so I can stop scraping stuff. I figure worst case is I toss on a lowering link and still get the travel out of the 13's, but I don't see me needing to do that. Now on the hunt for what front I want to put in there...
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Awesome! I went with the 13's on mine. I was torn because I'm short and have 12's now but they don't really have any sag with those dam air shocks. 13's get an inch of sag and I'm needing to get some more ground clearance so I can stop scraping stuff. I figure worst case is I toss on a lowering link and still get the travel out of the 13's, but I don't see me needing to do that. Now on the hunt for what front I want to put in there...
You got me thinking about the sag issue and I'm glad you mentioned it. I totally forgot about the 1"sag when I ordered the 12"shocks, I quickly cancelled those and went with the 13" as well, they were both priced the same @ $509 a pair (not the -R Shocks). I appreciate you bring that up cause it saved me a ton of aggravation not to mention a lot of choice words had the 12" arrived and I'd end up too low.
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Update: OMG, its the best upgrade I've ever done. Totally love the new ride feel, no regrets on buying the Fox Shocks.
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, they were both priced the same @ $509 a pair (not the -R Shocks)
where did you buy yours from? i'm not finding anything near that price.

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where did you buy yours from? i'm not finding anything near that price.
Here ya go.................

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fox-Shox-Pr...rd!45011!US!-1
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