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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-15-2011, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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looking for more travel on FLTRX

I thought i wanted more rear suspension travel on my RG, so i found a set of 13" take offs from a EG, as i was getting ready to install them i happened to measure the ones on the bike, it seams i already have 13" shocks. I thought the 2010 RG custom had the shorter shocks. anybody out there know what shocks should come on a new FLTRX?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-15-2011, 07:37 PM
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I think the 10 customs did have shorter shock, then the moco went back to a somewhat longer shock for the 11 models. I will look in my SM later and see if the specs are listed.
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I just checked my '10 FLRTX, and while up on the center stand, the shocks measure 12" bolt to bolt.


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I am wondering if the dealer pulled a fast one before i picked it up, i bought it new in may of 2010 and the shocks measure 12.75" center to center
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I'm not sure about 2010 but 2011 FLTRX has 12".
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Yep should be 12" on there.

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You need to measure the shocks while resting the tires on the floor, not on the lift. Doc
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-16-2011, 06:27 AM
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I measured my 2010 FLTRX shocks and from center bolt hole to center bolt hole its 12". It is lower and don't ride quite as good and the 09's but lookin cool ain't always as comfortable. Lol.... We are in a world of form over functionality.

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I replaced the shocks on my Street Glide with 12.5" Progressive 430's. It made the ride a lot better, but it still sat low.

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consider yourself lucky if you got the 13" shocks because the 12" shocks suck.
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