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    My 1200 Sporty

    Here’s a photo of my 1991 1200 Sporty. I’ll be doing a few jobs on it over the coming months. Not sure if I’ve attached the photo correctly but if not, I’ll try again later.
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    Nice bike. Looks good with the Whitewalls. I'll be putting them on my Iron when I need to replace the current tyres
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    Whitewalls take a lot of looking after to keep looking good, so whitewalls aren't my cup of Earl Grey.

    My next tyres will be a pair of all black Avon Cobra's.

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    I know they do, but they would look so damn good on my Iron. Whitehalls and lowered shocks are in its future I think.
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    Yes, this one has bespoke Hagon shocks. Lowered by 1”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianc View Post
    Yes, this one has bespoke Hagon shocks. Lowered by 1”.
    I want to drop the Iron down to 11" shocks. It'll improve the lines of the bike
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    Ok Whistler,

    If you fit 11" rear shocks, that'll be 2" lower than stock.

    That's fine if you have smooth roads, here in the Pennine hills we must have the worst roads in the country, I've bought a pair of 12-5/8" shocks, that's just 3/8" lower than stock.

    If I were to fit 11" shocks, my spine would take a hammering on our roads, it's not worth injuring my spine just to get smoother lines on the Iron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluenose-1956 View Post
    Ok Whistler,

    If you fit 11" rear shocks, that'll be 2" lower than stock.

    That's fine if you have smooth roads, here in the Pennine hills we must have the worst roads in the country, I've bought a pair of 12-5/8" shocks, that's just 3/8" lower than stock.

    If I were to fit 11" shocks, my spine would take a hammering on our roads, it's not worth injuring my spine just to get smoother lines on the Iron.
    Having done the research into the shocks, the math and discussed it with both my dealer and some riders, who have already done it, it's definitely in my plans for my bike in the future. It's a harley, it's all about the look and the lines. I'm pretty sure my spine will handle it.
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    I fitted Progressive 430 on my Iron... 11" may have been 11,5".... there in the garage somewhere as I havent got around to selling them... didnt really affect the ride, looked much better than those long stock Iron shocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by wide View Post
    I fitted Progressive 430 on my Iron... 11" may have been 11,5".... there in the garage somewhere as I havent got around to selling them... didnt really affect the ride, looked much better than those long stock Iron shocks
    I spoke with both my dealer and Orlando HD when I was on hols. 11" shocks is common over there, and the roads are just as much a state as they are here. If I'd have wanted advanced suspension I'd have bought a new softail , or a BMW adventure bike. The iron looks do damn smart with the rear fender closer to the wheel.
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