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does anyone know if a set of XR1200 rear shocks will fit onto a street rod, and will they be able to cope with extra weight?
[they are 350mm eye to eye so just the length im looking for to lower my street rod 2"}
 

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Be careful when changing the ride height not to let the cross brace in the swingarm come into contact with the fuel cell. Measure everything carefully.
 

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Ummm how did this turn out I have been flirting with the Idea as well? There are three diff sized shocks for the xr1200x with piggy back and I want to do the same thing did you ever figure it out?
 

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You can go as long as 16 1/4 inches eye to eye before you risk the crossmember in the swingarm touching the fuel cell. I do not know the length of the XR-1200 shocks, but for the amount of money you are going to spend, why not call Pierre Vailencourt at Works Performance and have them make a pair of shocks for your weight and riding style? They made my shocks in the length I specified and I am very happy with them.
 

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You can go as long as 16 1/4 inches eye to eye before you risk the crossmember in the swingarm touching the fuel cell. I do not know the length of the XR-1200 shocks, but for the amount of money you are going to spend, why not call Pierre Vailencourt at Works Performance and have them make a pair of shocks for your weight and riding style? They made my shocks in the length I specified and I am very happy with them.
Hmmm I have a local shop that will hook me up with a military discount and a setup on Ohlins for about a grand or so...I could probly get them set up from factory for the weight but I was wondering if anyone had done it, especially since the xr1200 is not selling so hot and are discontinued as of yet Im thinking I can get some pretty cheap and pretty well adjustable. Im just thinking outside the box because mods are adding up, and the wallet is getting thin, but im addicted....:broke:
 

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What is the length, center of eye to center of eye, of XR-1200 shocks? Answer that question and I can tell you if they will work on a Street Rod.
 

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Model Year Part # Type MSRP Length Stroke

XR1200 2009-2012 HD 907 S36PL $ 909 13 1/4+1/4 3 7/8
XR1200* 2009-2012 HD 908 S36PL $ 909 14 1/8+1/8 3 7/8
XR1200 2009-2012 HD 852 S36PR1C1L $ 1,274 16 3/8+-1/8 3 7/8
VRSCA V-Rod* 2002-2006 HD 928 S36DR1L $ 909 12 1/2+1/4 2 5/8
VRSCDX Night Rod Special* 2007-2012 HD 928 S36DR1L $ 909 121/2+1/4 2 5/8
 

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Nope. The stock shocks are 15.75 inches long eye to eye. The XRs are two inches too short.
 

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a 2" lowering will get you some touching of the top of the tire on the bottom side of the rear fender. I would be concerned with how r u gonna stiffen that shock spring up some to relieve this.
answer is maybe some harley air shocks


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I would be less concerned about tire rub than I would worry a lot about the swingarm crossmember touching the fuel tank if you lower the bike. There has to be clearance between that swingarm crossmember and the tank with the shocks fully compressed or you will have problems. XR-1200 shocks I believe have more travel than stock Street Rod shocks so be careful.
 

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The Ohlins HD852 for the XR1200 are 410mm long, just over 16 inches as above, and are piggyback. They were designed to raise the rear end of the XR1200 for racing. They might be an option for the R. I was thinking about it as well.
 
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