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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-09-2017, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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lowering 2017 RGS questions

the 1st mod that i think that i want to do after picking my bike up from the dealer is lower it. its a purely aesthetic decision, and i want to know the pros and cons. the only reason that i want to lower it at this point is to close the gap between the fairing and the front fender.
I figured 1-2" with these springs progressivesuspension.com/product/1462/fork-lowering-kit .
and the same amount on the rear with a relocation bracket for now (manufacturer unknown yet).

i mentioned it to my salesman at the dealership and he seemed against it, what do you guys think?
how will it affect handling?
will it change turning ability THAT much?
should it be an even amount front/rear?
should i get the idea out of my head, or order parts now?
ive read a few people mentioning these springs on here but nothing really sold me on whether it was good or bad.

for those of you that have lowered a 2017 with these springs what did you think (ride comfort, turning, anything you'd do different)?
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Congrats on your new bike..

I went with a full Front and Rear fast up kit and couldn't be happier. Within reason I can choose my ride height.IMG_1870.JPG
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If it's just springs in the front, don't do it. It will ride terribly harsh. At minimum I would go for the progressive monotubes. Call Robert at Hogpro for a price before buying from anywhere, tell him you are a Roadglide.org member.
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2nd wind, that bike looks awesome! i was trying to get away with a cheap way out without losing ride quality, how much does something like that cost?
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James, ive read good reviews about the progressive replacement springs and was hoping that i could get some corroboration here. but if its going to ruin the ride then that idea is out the window.
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2nd wind, that bike looks awesome! i was trying to get away with a cheap way out without losing ride quality, how much does something like that cost?
Thanks on the bike comment..

$1,300.00 for the front an rear fast up air ride, if you go with a MRI center stand you can add another $700.00.

You can do a DIY kit on the air ride as you will hear later in this post, it was worth it to me to buy a plug an play kit.
As far as the center stand you will have to bend the stock kick stand or buy a new kick stand made for a lowered bike. Again, worth it to me to get the center stand.

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I decided to do the Native Custom Pit bull kit on my 17, so I lowered my front end. I went with the same progressive springs front, and tamarack lowering kit for the rear on my 17 as I did on my 16. The only difference is I went -1" on the 16 and -2" on the 17. I feel the bike actually handles better than stock and don't think it's harsh at all. I weigh right at 200 and ride solo 99% of the time.
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I forgot to add that if you just want to lower the fairing DA Performance has a bracket that drops the fairing 2".

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I decided to do the Native Custom Pit bull kit on my 17, so I lowered my front end. I went with the same progressive springs front, and tamarack lowering kit for the rear on my 17 as I did on my 16. The only difference is I went -1" on the 16 and -2" on the 17. I feel the bike actually handles better than stock and don't think it's harsh at all. I weigh right at 200 and ride solo 99% of the time.
This is exactly what i want to do, that wide front tire looks killer. Do you have any preference between the 1" & 2" drop regarding the ride? I'm also right at 200lb so your experience is exactly what i want.
Did you swap the springs or have it done? It doesn't look terrible to do.
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I decided to do the Native Custom Pit bull kit on my 17, so I lowered my front end. I went with the same progressive springs front, and tamarack lowering kit for the rear on my 17 as I did on my 16. The only difference is I went -1" on the 16 and -2" on the 17. I feel the bike actually handles better than stock and don't think it's harsh at all. I weigh right at 200 and ride solo 99% of the time.
This is exactly what i want to do, that wide front tire looks killer. Do you have any preference between the 1" & 2" drop regarding the ride? I'm also right at 200lb so your experience is exactly what i want.
Did you swap the springs or have it done? It doesn't look terrible to do.
I went 2" because that's what was recommended, and I actually like it. There is a red RG on DA Performance sight that has the look I'm trying to get, I'm almost there. The bike handles great, and I like the ride. I think the only thing I would've changed is going with 12" bars instead of 10. I did the front end myself, it wasn't hard at all. There's a write up here on the forum that I followed. I would suggest wearing gloves because the factory spacer is metal and sharp, when it comes out under pressure you want to be protected.
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