So I have been doing a little research on the FXDX fork and the 1200s fork. The parts fiche shows different part numbers for the tubes, cartridges, and springs.
My question is, are they the same overall assembled length?? Could anyone measure the unloaded length from axle to top of the actual tube on an FXDX for me?
I assume that the different cartridges and springs are due to the difference in the weight of the bikes....
I have access to a set of cartridge forks but have no way of knowing if they are sporty or fxdx without disassembling.
thanks in advance for any info.
ive had both and from what i could figure is the DX fork tubes are longer than the sportster and the springs are heavier but im not sure the difference in length
like mike1407 said, although dual disc, 1999 FXDX forks are different than later DX forks. They are NOT adjustable and have the older style brakes. 2000-up are adjustable with the better brakes. The DX has longer tubes and stiffer springs as the bike weighs in at almost around 70lbs heavier.
Not that it is relevant but, 1996,1997 1200s did NOT have cartridge/adjustable forks or shocks.
Not 100% on this but i think the FXDX come with a 1" axle also.
I've got a 2000 FXDX.
I'll measure them this afternoon when I get home.
i believe there 2" longer than the 1200s and im guessing but a standard fxd as well if the come with standard length legs, 96 was the first year for adjustable suspension on the 1200s.
i actually heard they were the biggest let down harley ever had, dyno numbers were all hype and worse than the 883. And that they designed suspension to be robbed on the cheap for fxr's.
Plus, with the dual disc brakes up front, and once you get the suspension tuned in a bit, they handle very well.
22" on the ground-lower triple tree bottom to axle center
22.75" with the frontend off the ground