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With freedom performance side dumps exhaust scrapes for me. May see if I can Adjust the end cap at a better angle tomorrow because it seemed like I should have had a lot more lean before scraping.
 

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If you hang your feet off the back of the floorboards like I do, then your boot heel will be the first thing to drag. Learned that the hard way haha. But yes, the back edge of the floorboards tends to drag first for me.
This is exactly what I do when I ride my bobber. It gives you a split second of notice before the peg folds upward. HAHA
 

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This is the thread that I've been looking for. Does anyone else have any input if you are good with the lean angle of the Challenger, or if you wish you had more? I don't have one yet, but I'm a little worried that I would be disappointed with the lean angle. I tend to ride on the harder/aggressive side.

Any more helpful input would be greatly appreciated.
 
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This is the thread that I've been looking for. Does anyone else have any input if you are good with the lean angle of the Challenger, or if you wish you had more? I don't have one yet, but I'm a little worried that I would be disappointed with the lean angle. I tend to ride on the harder/aggressive side.

Any more helpful input would be greatly appreciated.
The challenger’s lean angle is better than the chieftains and better than the Harley baggers but if you really need more angle or do track days, Bareknuckle Performance makes a 1” & 2” lift kit. It’s very good quality and made in the USA. I’ve been running the 2” on mine for almost a year and have had no issues. Hope this helps.
 

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The challenger’s lean angle is better than the chieftains and better than the Harley baggers but if you really need more angle or do track days, Bareknuckle Performance makes a 1” & 2” lift kit. It’s very good quality and made in the USA. I’ve been running the 2” on mine for almost a year and have had no issues. Hope this helps.
That helps a bunch, thank you for that! Would you happen to have a photo showing the stance of yours with the lift kit? Man that sounds weird, putting a lift kit on a bike. My Duramax has one, but my bike? hahaha. I've got fork extensions on my Raider that lifts the front up higher, so I suppose it's the same concept. We still tend to scrap when pushing it harder in the twisties.
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Somehow I've also managed to nick the rear highway bar😂
The challenger’s lean angle is better than the chieftains and better than the Harley baggers but if you really need more angle or do track days, Bareknuckle Performance makes a 1” & 2” lift kit. It’s very good quality and made in the USA. I’ve been running the 2” on mine for almost a year and have had no issues. Hope this helps
I wish I was tall enough to do this lol.
 

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One other quick question: if I get one with a center stand, will that drag quickly as well?
 

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That helps a bunch, thank you for that! Would you happen to have a photo showing the stance of yours with the lift kit? Man that sounds weird, putting a lift kit on a bike. My Duramax has one, but my bike? hahaha. I've got fork extensions on my Raider that lifts the front up higher, so I suppose it's the same concept. We still tend to scrap when pushing it harder in the twisties.
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it’s hard to tell from the pictures, but when it’s sitting next to another challenger the difference is obvious. The kit is a fork extension for the front and a taller linkage for the rear. They also offer a kick stand drop bracket so that you don’t have a chopper style lean.😂 The stance is nice and level like stock, just higher.

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Nice bike!!! Do you think the Smart Lean Tech could be an issue for me? As I understand it the Base model is the only one without it? Or can it be disabled on the Limited and Dark Horse? I really appreciate your time and response because this is all unchartered waters for me.

I've been on my Raider for 13 years, so if anyone has any questions on them, fire away 😂
 

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Nice bike!!! Do you think the Smart Lean Tech could be an issue for me? As I understand it the Base model is the only one without it? Or can it be disabled on the Limited and Dark Horse? I really appreciate your time and response because this is all unchartered waters for me.

I've been on my Raider for 13 years, so if anyone has any questions on them, fire away 😂
You can turn the traction control off through the touch screen which really dials the safety back a lot but it’s never totally off. I’ve heard that removing the abs sensor will do it but then you’ll have a chassis code light on. But usually turning off the TC is enough for a fun track day.
 

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Im barely tall enough. Im rocking a 30” inseam and on the balls of my feet at stop lights. It can be challenging to back it up sometimes but the cornering clearance is totally worth it.
Man we've got the same inseam, there is no way I could raise 2 inches. I barely flat foot in some chucks. In my Tim's it's easy. I would not feel comfortable with such a heavy bike being on the balls of my feet. A sport bike sure. Not this monster😂
 

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My breakfast plate! Haven’t scraped a floorboard in years, plenty of lean angle for me. IMO the best suspension and handling of any Harley, Victory , Gold Wing, Road Master I’ve owned so why would I mess with it. 29” inseam and have no issues keeping both feet planted on the ground. When I’m 1500 -2000 miles from home I’m more interested in getting back home unscathed than looking good on a Kilroy photo lol.
 

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Floorboards scrape first. The pipe only hits if I encounter a significant dip or bump in the road in a corner. If your pipes are always the first to scrape you might need a rear shock adjustment. The pipe hitting is much more dangerous. The boards flex up and away but the pipe being a rigid attachment is more likely to unweight the wheel and result in a loss of rear wheel traction.
 
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