Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: The Redneck Riviera
'Have put them both on the '09 SERG;
The DMs are a leap in technology, nothing like 'em, That being said, I purchased the HID (headlight/LED(passing lamp) kit for the '05 SEEG from SoCal through the group buy here $150. to me the HIDs are a very cost effective alternative to the DMs.
For me, the lowers were the final piece of the Aero puzzle for the Shark. Flaps, GADDS LTTD, Vented Lowers (w/'10 & later Brackets) and 12" WindSplitter = Clean air at any speed! W/ or W/O helmet. And I don't have to run no Ugly Windshield! 'Running J&M 500 'System (speakers in the fairing & lowers) Clean music at 90+. 6'4"
The '05 SEEG came with the Vented Lowers and I have never even thought about removing them (even in the heat ~ which makes no difference to me), the all season comfort that they give me is great ~ 'will never have a Bagger without them.
My short answer is; if you're just barhoppin' around town, go with the DMs,
if you do much high speed riding / Touring then go with the Lowers.
or go with the $150. HIDs and the Lowers if you can fit into your budget.
"I've read dozens of books about heros and crooks, and learned much from both of their styles"
'09 SERG 117/DD7 "THE SHORT BUS"