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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Lowering for wife

Ok tonight the wife has said she wanted start riding the RGC, she used to ride the soft-tail and once in a while I even rode well you know, she is tippy toeing and I am not ok with that, I don’t want to sink alot in lowering it, saving up for stage one and SWII.
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Saw a kit on ebay not sure about it.

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Here's what I did

We have a 2012 RG Ultra we bought last September. We had a softail heritage classic which was a good height for me. I lowered the Ultra in the back using the RG Custom rear shocks, changed the seat for a reduced reach seat, and lowered front end using the Progressive drop in kit without spacers. So dropped front end about 2". The height is very close to the heritage and maybe a bit lower. Ride is great both with just me or 2 up. I had a shop put in the Progressive shocks and it cost me about $380. I will have to change out the kick stand to a 1" shorter stand.

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The height is very close to the heritage and maybe a bit lower.
Wow, that is pretty low.


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I just sold my Heritage and no way is my RGC as low as it was. And I have a "low" stock 2011 Street Glide sear on it. Maybe taller by an inch or more.


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Ok tonight the wife has said she wanted start riding the RGC, she used to ride the soft-tail and once in a while I even rode well you know, she is tippy toeing and I am not ok with that, I don’t want to sink alot in lowering it, saving up for stage one and SWII.
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We have a 2012 RG Ultra we bought last September. We had a softail heritage classic which was a good height for me. I lowered the Ultra in the back using the RG Custom rear shocks, changed the seat for a reduced reach seat, and lowered front end using the Progressive drop in kit without spacers. So dropped front end about 2". The height is very close to the heritage and maybe a bit lower. Ride is great both with just me or 2 up. I had a shop put in the Progressive shocks and it cost me about $380. I will have to change out the kick stand to a 1" shorter stand.
I did the same except I used Bitchen Baggers shocks, installed the drop-in kit myself and had my seat reworked with gel pads installed. As for the jiffy stand, I filed the hole that the stand sits in with a rat tail file. It took a while to get low enough, but it worked. There is plenty of meat in the bracket to file out without weakening the unit. I got the idea from another on this site who had the same problem. Ride is fine with two up. We rode 1300 miles to San Antonio, TX and back and the wife didn't complain even after a 10 hour riding day.


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Ron she said no to the boots but thanks for looking out for a brother,
with a lowering kit will 2 inchs be to much if we ride 2 up, will tire rub fender anyone have this problem?


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why did i not know about this?!
i will be asking my husband about this link you posted. $30.00 for a few inches that will make it safer for me to stand/park my bike? Heck yes i'm going to try it!

I'm 5'5" and with the heels that i have on my boots it's still a bit of a stretch
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I've got that same kit on my 08. I set it at 2”, I've st my air shocks at 35lbs and I sill get tire rub on my fender riding solo. I'm 6'2” weight 200lbs, so I'm thinking riding two up would rub the piss out of the fender. But since its adjustable I can move it up to 1” if she every rides too.

Btw I think the quality on that set and the way it mounts up is quite good

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Oh and I just used a 5* spacer out of the jp catalog for the jiffy stand worked perfect cheaper than a new lowered stand

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