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Old 02-14-2012, 10:24 AM   #1036
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sorry if i missed it somewhere in this thread, but what would be involved in raising the 72, to increase cornering clearance? simple as longer shocks in the back? that 72 rings my bell but i would like to have a bit of fun in the twisties with it as well.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:50 PM   #1037
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sorry if i missed it somewhere in this thread, but what would be involved in raising the 72, to increase cornering clearance? simple as longer shocks in the back? that 72 rings my bell but i would like to have a bit of fun in the twisties with it as well.

What I would do.

First. Ride one. You may very well discover that it is fine the way it is.

The lean angles are 28.6 right / 29.6 Left stock. The front fork springs are soft progressives that I personally would change out to heavier straight rate springS. Cost? Less than $100. (Progressive Performance Springs)

For the rear there are a couple of options. You can spend a little more ($600+/-) and get the 440's for a REAL NICE RIDE or about half that price You can get 412's or 414's.

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Old 02-14-2012, 01:04 PM   #1038
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I just had the pleasure of meeting Masaharu...

Masaharu Nakasagi, A genious of the old is here in Portland today and stoppied in to say hi.

Nice guy... Check out his stuff on youtube under 'Barber Cycle'

Here's a peek at what he does.



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Old 02-14-2012, 03:30 PM   #1039
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sorry if i missed it somewhere in this thread, but what would be involved in raising the 72, to increase cornering clearance? simple as longer shocks in the back? that 72 rings my bell but i would like to have a bit of fun in the twisties with it as well.
Swap the shocks out for some longer ones from a Roadster. Also swap out the jiffy stand and front end. Maybe you could do something internally to raise the front, I dunno.

There are many more people that want to lower them rather than raise them, so you should be able to find a willing party on the xlforum.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:53 PM   #1040
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i'm thinking with a 21" front, i wouldnt need to do anything to the front? just raise the rear with the longest progressive shock they sell for the 72. it would even have the side effect of quickening up the steering a bit.

only needs one other thing...a bigger tank, but i'd hate to give up that paint job. hmmm, maybe a street bob with a paint job is what i'm really after...

Dakez how are you finding the lean angles of these bikes, is it listed somewhere joe public can find?
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:24 PM   #1041
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Dakez how are you finding the lean angles of these bikes, is it listed somewhere joe public can find?
Scroll down under 'performance' http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US....html#/c/specs

Also for older ones and information on just about any bike go here:

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/

p.s. I thinkk your thoughts on getting an FXDB is a good one.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:31 PM   #1042
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Scroll down under 'performance' http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US....html#/c/specs

Also for older ones and information on just about any bike go here:

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/

p.s. I thinkk your thoughts on getting an FXDB is a good one.
thanks! totally missed that they listed lean angles there.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:42 AM   #1043
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DAMN that is some purty paint.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:37 AM   #1045
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:26 AM   #1046
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Just wondering if you guys could point me the right direction, i want to get speakers for my forty-eight just want to know what you guys recommend.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:34 AM   #1047
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Not speakers, but they will sound better and block your ears from wind noise. I use 'em, I'm a happy customer.

And I saw pictures somewhere of your 48, that's a good looking bike!

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Old 02-18-2012, 01:10 PM   #1048
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Has anybody seen a 72 in the flesh? The more I look at the pics of this thing, the more I want to strap a pair of spurs on and head out on the highway, looking for adventure...I'm a big fan of Wyatt and Billy...
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:58 PM   #1049
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^^^^^^^ Wow......that flat black '72 is the HIT boy!
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:31 PM   #1050
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^^^^^^^ Wow......that flat black '72 is the HIT boy!
you've got to see the red metal flake in person with good light on it. that is top quality paint for mass produced.
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