Thanks for clearing that up for me. I believe that it was in the "7 pages of suspension" that I read about the 13.5" shock limit. And it sounds as if that may be accurate, without modification. I guess the thing to do will be to lift the bike, remove the shocks, and move the swingarm to various positions to check for interference problems at the max extension allowed by the different shock lengths. I'll look at the rear brake master cylinder arrangement too, and see if I can visualize what you did to correct it. I do plan to raise the front at the same time on mine, as well as get a longer "jiffy" stand. That reminds me... Where did the term "jiffy stand" come from? I'd never encountered it until entering the H-D world a few months ago. Side stand, kick stand, and a couple other terms that I forget atm, yeah, but, never heard of a "jiffy stand" before.