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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-06-2014, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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LOWER Faring

have an fltrx.. bike is lowered some (-1 monotubes & -.5 shocks) also have 28" inseam.. I like the lowers look w/o the tourpack but do I want lowers and if they present no problems to the vertically challenged, should I go for the mocos version ($500+) or after market (whats good?). no need for custom paint, bike is denim.


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I have been thinking about lowers too. I am more worried about the heat. Will I notice a big difference in a negative way if I add lowers, or will it just be an improvement?


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I added lowers to my 01 last fall and have not removed them and as of yet have not noticed any more heat .
As for them being a problem for anyone vertically challenged, I am also only about 5'8" and do not have any trouble with them.
Piggs , since you have a 13 you can use the same lowers that all touring use, keep an eye on Ebay and you may find a set for much less than dealer cost if your patient.
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Get the vented Lowers and u can run them all year. That's what my dealer said anyway. And yes lowers make a huge difference!

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I just bought some on EBay and they don't come with screws and bolts to put them together. I did buy the mounting hardware to mount them but they did not come with the hardware to put them together. I need to find out what size screws and bolts I need.

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JAYDOG, I just posted on your thread with the hardware I used to assemble them. Piece a cake and saved a ton of money over HD version.

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Love my vented Lowers. They extend my riding season. I purchased mine from Mutazu with locking glove boxes. When I upgraded my stereo with speakers in my lowers I had to purchase speaker pods from fairing factory (Mutazu dosent make speaker pods) and grills from Harley. Things line up pretty well, but if I were going to do it all over again I would buy from factory fairing...JMO

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I've got a 13 ultra, it has the vented lowers from the factory. I love them. Heat isn't a huge issue and I live in Vegas where it's crazy hot. I just leave them open.
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I added lowers to my 01 last fall and have not removed them and as of yet have not noticed any more heat .
As for them being a problem for anyone vertically challenged, I am also only about 5'8" and do not have any trouble with them.
Piggs , since you have a 13 you can use the same lowers that all touring use, keep an eye on Ebay and you may find a set for much less than dealer cost if your patient.
would these on ebay be HD lowers or aftermarket.. definatly vented Eagle.
I'd like it complete not like jaydogs running around.. Otis, Mutazu.. why would you go factory OEM? have any of you fxdguy ever taken them off for comparison of heat retention? vegas 'is' hot but not too humid as I recall.


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I did take them off for a couple weeks. Not a noticeable difference. Only time I felt a little more heat is if I closed the vents. We don't have Florida humidity but 115 degrees and 20-25% humidity feels like a blow torch coming out of a pizza oven.
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