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Question HD Profile Low Touring Front Lowering Kit??

Looking to lowering the front just a little bit, for better reach to the ground.

Profile Low Touring Front Lowering Kit

Place the rider's feet firmly on the ground. This kit utilizes components designed to provide a 1" decrease in ride height.

54564-09

Fits '09-later Touring models (except FLHR, FLHRC, FLHP, FLHPE, FLTRSE3, FLHXSE/2 and Trike models). Must only be installed on vehicles equipped with Profile Low Touring Shocks P/N 54635-09. Can be installed on FLHX and FLTRX models with Original Equipment rear shocks.

MSRP US $149.95




Couple of questions:

1. Worth it? or are there better options to lower the front in this price range?

2. Easy to install for a diy? Or best left to the shop?

3. Feedback from those that have it??


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Hey bro,
I did my Road King, lowered front and back 1" and its fine, i did the harley kit, installed was 1000 out the door, made the bike useable and safe for the old lady, and she loves it. I ride it, and I have no issues, I am 6 3 btw

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I did my Road King, lowered front and back 1" and its fine, i did the harley kit, installed was 1000 out the door, made the bike useable and safe for the old lady, and she loves it. I ride it, and I have no issues, I am 6 3 btw
1K!! for a 117.00 in parts... ouch! I really need to validate if I can do the install.

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I got Black Legs and lowered it at the same time. I had the shop do it. Helped a bit with getting me closer to the ground, but i still needed a narrower seat to really do the job. im only 5'6"
I dont remember it costing that much. Of course I had a $2500 gift card with the purchase of my Road Glide.
I think i would do the progressive drop in lower kit, as it really slams the fairing down close to the fender. i just think from the pictures I have seen, i like the progressive better. But im not unhappy with HDs.

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I'm getting the same thing done to my bike while the fork tubes are being replaced from my accident. The labor is free since the bike is apart
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Bret Said the Progressive Drop in was fairly easy.

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It is, BUT, if I had done it myself, the redoux woulda been several thousand, so I cut my losses early

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Go with the Progressive drop-ins. They give you range of 1"- 2.5" based on the spacers you use. Easy setup. Go with the Heavy Duty fork oil. Cheaper than what your paying for the Harley springs. My 2cents are officially in Best of luck!

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I also had good luck with progressive suspension. I think they put better springs out there than HD. Thats what they do.

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Go with the Progressive drop-ins. They give you range of 1"- 2.5" based on the spacers you use. Easy setup. Go with the Heavy Duty fork oil. Cheaper than what your paying for the Harley springs. My 2cents are officially in Best of luck!
Guys you are talking to a newbie

Can you spell it out?

Progressive drop ins? What company? Linky? Cost?

Heavy Duty fork oil?? Brand? Cost? Linky?

Any links to install steps? Video?

Thank you!!!

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