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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-05-2018, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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Lowering the bike

Thinking of lowering my RGS17 should I use a lowering kit or put new shocks on?
Want to lower it about 1" in the back.
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Can you actually find 11" shocks for our bikes that have any travel in them? The 12" shocks barely have any travel. I have experienced the roads in MA and definitely would not want to loose any shock travel.

Maybe try and find tires with a smaller diameter to fit on the rear rim?

Keep in mind that lowering just the rear changes the geometry of the bike and will adversely affect cornering clearance and turn in.


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Look into air ride for the back.

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I had LA Choppers 1" lowering blocks on mine .. Did fine but wasn't for me ..
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Can’t speak for a special but I just put Covington Customs lowering blocks on my Ultra and the work fine.


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How do you lower the front of the bike. I like the look of the faring close to the fender. Does that make a horrible ride?
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I know legend axeo cartridges have a 1" lower version. I bought standard height and they still lowered the bike1/2 to 3/4.
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How do you lower the front of the bike. I like the look of the faring close to the fender. Does that make a horrible ride?
Sport bike riders slide the forks up in the triple trees and put a larger diameter tire on the rear to make the bike more nimble in the twisties while sacrificing stability on the interstate.

If you lower both the front and the back the same amount you keep the geometry the same, but affect cornering clearance. I recall someone putting shorter fairing brackets on which lowered the fairing closer to the fender and changed the line and look down the side of the bike.


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How do you lower the front of the bike. I like the look of the faring close to the fender. Does that make a horrible ride?
There are different ways to accomplish it.
I chose:
Progressive monotube -2”
Ohlins 774 12” with 1” lowering blocks.
I don’t consider it a horrible ride. I enjoy the planted feeling of a stiffer suspension. The Front was harsh with pot holes and sharp bumps with the stock height suspension so......


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There are different ways to accomplish it.
I chose:
Progressive monotube -2”
Ohlins 774 12” with 1” lowering blocks.
I don’t consider it a horrible ride. I enjoy the planted feeling of a stiffer suspension. The Front was harsh with pot holes and sharp bumps with the stock height suspension so......
I like that front wheel. What size is that? I'm new the the Bagger world and I'm looking to get a big front rim. What size can I go up to with out modifications?

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