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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-01-2011, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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I'm short are you short?

So I'm about 5'6 I was just wondering if any of you guys are as or shorter than I. If you are what kind of shield are you running and such seat feat on ground issues thanks guys!


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Russ ,What year bike you got ? I'm 5'10" but only have a 30" inseam. I switched over to the 2011 FLTRX seat . This droped me an inch from the stock 2010 seat and put both of my feet flat on the floor.

Harley also has a lowering custom seat for the RGs. I think it's narrower and a little less padded than stock.

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Took the stock RGU and had it reworked. Lowered 1 inch... tapered in with gel pack. Very happy with the outcome plus I have solid footing. All other HD replacement seats were not the same size as the Road Glide Ultra
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Just bit the bullet I'm currently in Afghanistan but I have a pre order on a 2012 modle with the 103''. What type of shield do you use?
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Just bit the bullet I'm currently in Afghanistan but I have a pre order on a 2012 modle with the 103''. What type of shield do you use?
Congratulations and thanks for serving!

You can probably get by with a 12 inch shield. I'm 5'10''and have the klock works 12inch dark shield.

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I'm 5' 7" with a 30" inseam...I have the 2010 CVO Street Glide seat with a 12" klockwerks windshield.
I'm on the balls of my feet to almost flat foot with the CVO seat.

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Stay safe over there and thanks for serving.

Did you order the Ultra or Custom ? The Custom is all ready factory lowered. Shorter shocks and a lower seat.

I use a 12" Windvest. I sit tall on the bike and the top of the shield comes to about my chin. I would probably recomend a 10" Windvest for someone your height .

You really need to dial in on the seat first then pick your wind screen. An inch up or down makes a big difference with the screens protection on you

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So I'm about 5'6 I was just wondering if any of you guys are as or shorter than I. If you are what kind of shield are you running and such seat feat on ground issues thanks guys!


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i'm shorter than you, 5'4'' on a good day. i'm using the hd windsplitter shield, a danny grey speed cradle seat, and a set of bitchin baggers reworked hd shocks at 11-1/4''.

i'm still not totally flat footed, but that's not the goal i'm looking for. i have good purchase on the ground, and still have a decent ride (though not as good as our 13'' shocked brethren)

and thanks for serving. come home safe. 21 years army here (retired in 07).....
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5'7" FLTRX Stock seat and shocks. My feet are flat with logger boots.
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I'm 5"7" with the 30 inch inseam, and like Deuce I run the 2010 CVO SG seat, looks good and its comfy, and it drops you down, but I only run the 8" KlockWerks.


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