Okay, say I’ve got a line on a ridiculously cheap Dyna Street Bob from someone looking to dump off his daily rider. Problem is, he’s put some low shocks on it and it don’t lean for shit. My Road King has a better rake(26 degrees vs 29 for the Bob), better ride height(5.3 in vs 4.7), and a better lean angle(32deg vs 30deg), but also weighs 200 pounds more. I’m thinking about pulling the trigger so can make something sporty without having to strip my RK(I happen to like my bags and screen, tyvm), but I do have some questions!
Say I put some taller shocks on the rear-say, 14 inches, 4.5 inches of travel. I know that’s gonna change my rake(as long as it’s above 22 degrees I’m good with it), but how do I calculate how much? Also, does it affect the trail? Can I brace the fork to keep it from happening? Should I change the front fork fluid to compensate for the weight being rebalanced, or get a new unit?
Also, who makes the best chassis stabilizer? I’ve heard good things about Sputhe, but also that they’re hard to order from(small companies, odd manufacturing cycles, etc), is there a good option that’s more readily available? And if I upgrade my engine to some crazy S&S unit, can I still use the same stabilizers?
In the meantime, here’s some Dyna bobbers, clubbers and racers.