Making a Road Glide Tall - Road Glide Forums
Road Glide Builds-Document your builds HERE --NEW Road Glide Builds. Please post photos of your builds to help the rest of us out. All information is welcome but please limit it to Roadglide builds!

 14Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-29-2018, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Tri-J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Posts: 477
Garage
Making a Road Glide Tall

This will be the opposite of the factory Limited Low.
For reference, I'm 6'2" with 36" inseam.

Day 1-The adventure begins-
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 005.JPG (2.50 MB, 158 views)


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'18 Road Glide Denim Black
Tri-J is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-29-2018, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Tri-J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Posts: 477
Garage
First mods were the mid frame deflectors, just because I think they're cool..but nothing to do with the tall build.

I ordered the extended brackets from Tall Boys Cycles. They're expensive, but worth every penny. They shipped Priority Mail and made it to me fast.

I did a lot of research on seats. I had a Mustang Summit on my Ultra Classic, but wanted something similar to the factory seat. Decided on the LePera Outcast Daddy Long Legs. I ordered it from 2wheel.com on Friday night and it arrived Tuesday afternoon. Great service, super fast shipping! Just a short ride so far, but I think it's a keeper.

Waiting on a few goodies from Boardtracker...stay tuned!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 008.JPG (3.08 MB, 172 views)
File Type: jpg 009.JPG (2.73 MB, 153 views)
File Type: jpg 010.JPG (2.51 MB, 154 views)
Swomack likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'18 Road Glide Denim Black
Tri-J is online now  
post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-29-2018, 02:48 PM
Life Member
 
geo8866's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Eastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,954
Good luck with the build. I'm 5'8" and I fit perfectly on touring models. I don't know how you tall guys squeeze your legs onto the floorboards on a stock bike.

2017 RGS Hard Candy Hot Rod Red Flake
geo8866 is online now  
 
post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-29-2018, 03:16 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 42
Im 6-6 with 36 inseam, the daddy long legs seat is great for long hauls. I ride a saddleman slammed solo local, moves you back about 2".
Also went with 6" forward controls to move my legs out.
Lets Ride NC is offline  
post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-12-2018, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Tri-J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Posts: 477
Garage
New goodies arrived-
SoftBrake +2
Chrome saddlebag guards
Freedom Shields 12" dark smoke
Footpeg kit 50964-98 w/Slipstream pegs
Wind Deflector kit 57000510
and
gonna try the Mustang Wide Tripper seat.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 016.JPG (1.37 MB, 82 views)


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'18 Road Glide Denim Black

Last edited by Tri-J; 09-12-2018 at 03:16 PM. Reason: Larger
Tri-J is online now  
post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-12-2018, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Tri-J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Posts: 477
Garage
Close up of the TallBoys and SoftBrake-
Swomack likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'18 Road Glide Denim Black

Last edited by Tri-J; 09-12-2018 at 03:15 PM. Reason: Larger
Tri-J is online now  
post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-12-2018, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Tri-J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Posts: 477
Garage
Wide Tripper. Just rode about 15 miles on this one. Time will tell.


I really like the seat and position of the Outcast DLL, but the rise in the back is too much for me.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'18 Road Glide Denim Black

Last edited by Tri-J; 09-12-2018 at 03:29 PM.
Tri-J is online now  
post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-01-2018, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Tri-J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Posts: 477
Garage
I put some seat time on the Wide Tripper.
I really like everything about this seat, but it's just too short for my long legs.
Headed to the For Sale forum...


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'18 Road Glide Denim Black
Tri-J is online now  
post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-02-2018, 01:52 AM
Member
 
BigBlockBobby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 450
I'm 6'4" 290 lbs with a 36" inseam. I went with the tall boy floorboard relocation kit, the soft brake +3 on the brake lever, +2.5 on the front shift lever, and +1.5 on the rear shift lever. Stock seat mainly so I could add a backrest, and flipped the short highway peg mounts backwards so I could really stretch my legs out on the open road.
Swomack and Tri-J like this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions.
BigBlockBobby is offline  
post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-06-2018, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Tri-J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Posts: 477
Garage
First ride on the new C&C Fastback. Double stitch diamond in shark, +3" to the rear. Feels like a different bike! Look's like the third time is the charm.


Homer93 likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'18 Road Glide Denim Black

Last edited by Tri-J; 10-06-2018 at 04:48 PM.
Tri-J is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Road Glide Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pro Charger Road Glide making 183 hp 151 tq BigDaveOnBass Videos 38 10-15-2018 01:18 PM
2006 Road Glide Making Progress.... turbochrisb *General Road Glide Discussions/Pictures 5 12-25-2015 12:02 PM
How tall is too tall? exammo General Off-Topic Discussions 10 04-28-2012 09:21 AM
The 2010 FLTRX shocks ain't making it............ Jeff Quinn Aftermarket Accessories 8 09-21-2010 05:28 PM
Fins on a TP - making it custom Sincecrazy Aftermarket Accessories 45 05-29-2010 07:44 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome