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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-05-2015, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Lowering a 2015 RGS

Ok, so my new bike is held up at the dealer since they havent been able to road test it after the setup, due to the 3 feet of snow we've gotten over the past week...and it looks like 4 more days of snow heading my way starting saturday. so no bike for me for awhile. I will definitley need to lower the bike some when i get it, I'm 5'6 and not flat footed on it. Has anyone lowered just the rear of the bike using lowering blocks? My last bike (a Switchback) I lowered by using shorter Progressive shocks. I am hesitant to change out the shocks on my brand new RGS since the easy hand adjustable function is what i find convenient...that and i hate to remove 550 dollar shocks just to replace them with 550 dollar Progressives. I am looking at lowering blocks made by Tamarack, anyone have experience with them? if not, any suggestions on a decent setup that will last till i muster up the dough to replace with shorter shocks?

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I too have a 15 RGS and I am also 5'6" tall. I have swapped out the seat with a Danny Gray Speedcradle solo mainly for looks but I hoped I might get a little closer to the ground in the process. I do love the look and I have spent up to 3hrs none stop and I am happy with the ride. I have no idea what you weigh but unless you plan on a lot of 2up or heavy loads you may not be all that pleased with those stock shocks. I tip the scales at 165 lbs and with the shocks adjusted all the way down to the lowest/lightest setting I don't think I have enough @$$ to make them work. The ride has been stiff and jarring since day one. I am currently thinking of replacing mine with a softer lower riding shock. Just offering my 2cts.
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Had the lowering blocks on my13 custom for 2 yrs ,not a problem. I also like the less harsher ride of the stockers, when loaded for trip just boost up the
pressure. Bought mine off flea bay from LA CHOPPERS run em in second hole no probs.

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I too have a 15 RGS and I am also 5'6" tall. I have swapped out the seat with a Danny Gray Speedcradle solo mainly for looks but I hoped I might get a little closer to the ground in the process. I do love the look and I have spent up to 3hrs none stop and I am happy with the ride. I have no idea what you weigh but unless you plan on a lot of 2up or heavy loads you may not be all that pleased with those stock shocks. I tip the scales at 165 lbs and with the shocks adjusted all the way down to the lowest/lightest setting I don't think I have enough @$$ to make them work. The ride has been stiff and jarring since day one. I am currently thinking of replacing mine with a softer lower riding shock. Just offering my 2cts.
I usually run about 200 lbs plus my gear for work has to weigh 30-35 lbs spread out in the saddlebags and a tour pack. So, my fat a$$ may be enough to compress those stock springs....lol.
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I had rear lowering blocks on my 05 RG for over 40k miles and currently have them on my 11 RGU for over 15k without issue. Shouldn't be any reason why they wont work on a 15.

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I had lowering blocks on my RK for 11 yrs. No problem. .


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I needed to lower my bike an inch to get my feet on the floor. I'm 5'8.
Decided not to mess with the suspension.
Easy solution is to have your seat lowered - go to the site and see the different ways they suggest, I get the seat back on the 25th of Feb. Will post results.

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I actually have an uphostery company that mods bike seats local to me, although his prices are bit higher than mean city. I will probably do both, the seat mod AND the lowering blocks. Did you guys have to change out the kickstand after you used the lowering blocks?
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Also did seat mod n love it , it feels more like ur riding in the bike instead of on top of it. No kickstand mod here.

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