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Need to know what options are available for me to flat foot my new to me 88 1500. Thanks Roger

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if you have boards , go back to pegs. so you wont have to reach over them. next you could have the seat foam reworked. wear thick soled shoes or boots. thats about it.

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I don't have to reach over my boards. It's a straight shot to the ground with the Marklands on the 1500.

Being a stumpy forker myself, I recommend, thick soled boots, trimming or custom seat and finally the thing that helped me the most was going to a 175/60-16 car tire which lowered the whole frame 5/8" in the rear end.




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I don't have to reach over my boards. It's a straight shot to the ground with the Marklands on the 1500.

Being a stumpy forker myself, I recommend, thick soled boots, trimming or custom seat and finally the thing that helped me the most was going to a 175/60-16 car tire which lowered the whole frame 5/8" in the rear end.
yeah but--- when you SIT --- things kind of compress

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I don't have to reach over my boards. It's a straight shot to the ground with the Marklands on the 1500.

Being a stumpy forker myself, I recommend, thick soled boots, trimming or custom seat and finally the thing that helped me the most was going to a 175/60-16 car tire which lowered the whole frame 5/8" in the rear end.
yeah but--- when you SIT --- things kind of compress
Yeah. Like everything between my ass and the road.






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TRY Here...

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have you lowered the ride hight with the rear suspension you do know its air driven

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Haven't tried anything yet. I don't have an OM and am trying to figure what does what. Yes I knew it has air ride but was hoping I could come up with something besides that as it rides so nice. Wouldn't lowering air pressure be a trade off for ride?
Wingsam41 - I had some black shoes very similar back in the early 70's. They'd probably work.

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air pressure want lower the bike much if any just the stiffness of it because of the coil over on the one side. or at least it didn't on mine.
seat mod is the easiest. you can take 2" out of it easy if that will help you.
you can lower the shocks where they mount but it's easier said than done. you have to lean the shocks and most times that makes it ride stiffer.
nice set of Harley boots most of them have really thick soles.

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There is 4ins of adjustment on the suspension it may be set at its highest and lowering it wont compromise the ride unless you have 2up and all the saddlebags /trunk loaded then you can adjust up and you still get the leg height you need as the bike will automatically lower when loaded put the bike on the center stand and with the ignition on press up and adjust buttons on the right hand side together until it reaches its max then off the center stand and sit on the bike hold it straight up and with the ignition on again press adjust and lower the bike will go down so see if your feet hit the ground ok look at the led on the dash and you will see how much air you have left in the system as you can see i have gone through the trouble of typing this so for the love of God try it and dont dismiss it wont work for you without trying first itmay save you a load of dollers thank you

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