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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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2010 Road Glide shocks

does anyone know the height of 2010 road glide stock shocks and would be the best way to lower the rear?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 11:37 PM
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I'm sure the height is 12". I have a 2010, I first lowered my rear by having the shocks cut by a company "Bitchin Baggers " I didn't really like the ride. I then purchased a set of shocks from Howard of Motorcycle Metal, (fastbagger on this forum) and have been happy since.
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Get a lowering kit on ebaymotors. About $30 shipped. You can safely drop 1 inch. Not sure about going any lower than that. I have a few riding buds using this kit. They like it.

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Stock height of the 2010 shocks are 12". You can lower by using the blocks which are the cheapest way to do it at about $50 or less. Some people don't like them because they change the angle of the shocks which they say changes the ride quality for the negative. I have had the lowering block on for several years and several thousands of miles without any issues. Yes they do change the angle of the shocks but it's not enough to make a noticeable difference in my opinion. Now pending your budget you can go with a very nice set of aftermarket shocks but be prepared to spend $400+ on them and there's several quality brands to choose from

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Just picked up my 2010 RG a couple weeks ago. Just finished a trip to FL and back. Much nicer ride than my old Concours.

But I too want to drop the rear end a bit. I've also thought about those ebay lowering blocks. I had a set on my Sportster but took them off because the fender hit the belt guard and it tore out the wiring under the fender.

I've read that the stock 2010 RG already has a 1" drop over other RGs. I guess this is part of the "custom" thing. Since the stock shocks are 12" is it safe to assume other year RGs have 13" shocks?

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I THINK 09 and earlier had 13" shocks. And the 11-current RG Ultras have 13" shocks. Customs, specials and standards 10-current having 12" shocks.

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About 4 years ago several of us with '09 Harley CVO's changed our suspensions to Progressive Monos in the front and Progressive 444 in the rear. Sure make one heck of a better ride. With the '17 FLTRU they have upgraded the suspension so it is on par with my '09 FLTRSE3.
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I'm guessing if I switch to 11" Progressive shocks I will loose the air suspension feature...is the air suspension even worth a crap or is that just a fancy way of adjusting the spring tension? Basically instead of using a spanner wrench to adjust the spring tension HD uses air pressure to achieve the same thing? Does increasing the spring tension also result in a slight lift or does that not affect the static shock length?

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About 4 years ago several of us with '09 Harley CVO's changed our suspensions to Progressive Monos in the front and Progressive 444 in the rear. Sure make one heck of a better ride. With the '17 FLTRU they have upgraded the suspension so it is on par with my '09 FLTRSE3.
when you dropped both front and rear did you change out or adjust the kickstand like HD "requires" or is the OEM one still fine? HD seems to "require" additional mods with a lot of their other mods...I guess to sell you more crap...

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I changed to a shorter stand. You can get away with the stock kick stand but I would suggest getting a shorter one. Bike stands pretty straight up with the stock. I always had to be a little more careful picking where to park if it wasn't level.

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