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I had the oppportunity to ride a 2011 DXA today. A nice bike but after approximately 100 miles in the saddle I would still keep my R model over it. At every stop I felt like I was on a pitbike. The low speed flop is very evident and I can drag pegs in the parking lot. It is a great bike just does not fit my needs.
 

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I had the oppportunity to ride a 2011. DXA today. A nice bike but after approximately. 100 miles in the saddle I would still keep my R model over it. At every stop I felt like,, I was on a pitbike. The low speed flop is very evindent.and I can drag pegs in the parking lot. It is a great bike just does not fit my needs
Nuff said and very well put. I do wish the other V-Rods had more lean.
 

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Nuff said and very well put. I do wish the other V-Rods had more lean.
Blimey! Every time I say that you accuse me of waging a one man war against Harley!
 

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hahaha

i wish they did too - but i love the look. it's all a tradeoff
 

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I find that if you can keep the suspension from collapsing in the corners there's a reasonable amount of lean available. With Progressive springs in the front and the SmoothRides well aired up I don't even drag my pipes any more. Much. But I do feel every piece of gravel and paint stripe on the road.
 

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I find that if you can keep the suspension from collapsing in the corners there's a reasonable amount of lean available. With Progressive springs in the front and the SmoothRides well aired up I don't even drag my pipes any more. Much. But I do feel every piece of gravel and paint stripe on the road.
i have found that as well, i can now lean much further (as evidence by my smaller chicken strips) after i put on 440 HD rear progressive shocks and stock heights front progressive springs.....still drag occasionally though, too used to sport bikes
 

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Those Heavy Duty Progressives 440's Really Do change the Bikes Handling, Feel etc....
 

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I find that if you can keep the suspension from collapsing in the corners there's a reasonable amount of lean available. With Progressive springs in the front and the SmoothRides well aired up I don't even drag my pipes any more. Much. But I do feel every piece of gravel and paint stripe on the road.
32 degrees is the max without scraping- if that. Great shocks or no. You can go to 13"ers and gain a bit.
 

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Why call it a DXA? Is there a differance between a DX and a DXA?
 

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32 degrees is the max without scraping- if that. Great shocks or no. You can go to 13"ers and gain a bit.
32 degrees is the lean angle with the suspension fully compressed...Manufacturers have to give lean angle as a worst case with bottomed out suspension...that's the point he's making. With stiffer shocks, the suspension doesn't fully compress going around fast corners, which means you have a few more degrees before you touch something down.
 

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32 degrees is the lean angle with the suspension fully compressed...Manufacturers have to give lean angle as a worst case with bottomed out suspension...that's the point he's making. With stiffer shocks, the suspension doesn't fully compress going around fast corners, which means you have a few more degrees before you touch something down.
Yes, I ran the heavy dutys on my other V but they were to damn stiff.
 

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You might get away with it with better damping. These Ricor Intimmmm whatists sound very interesting.
 
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