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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-16-2011, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Best Way to lower 2011 FLTRU

I have to lower my Road Glide an inch or two. Whats the best way to do it?
I'm a a short guy (29" inch inseam) and I prefer to flat foot the bike. I was thinking Lowering the rear shocks. I'm a cruiser type of rider not too much into the twisty's.

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Easiest for the rear is Progressive 940 shocks. You get an inch lower and a better shock without having to deal with air pressure.

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How do the 940's ride compared to the air?

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How do the 940's ride compared to the air?
Soooo much better it's not even funny. I love mine.

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Easiest for the rear is Progressive 940 shocks. You get an inch lower and a better shock without having to deal with air pressure.
the 940s will give you the 13'' ride, with a 12'' ride height. but if you have that short of an inseam, you still won't be able to flatfoot. i had a set of stock shocks cut down at bitchin baggers to 11-1/4'', and while a lot better, i can't really flatfoot, (5'4'', with a 29'' inseam). i am also using the danny grey speed cradle which sits me down quite a bit from stock.

however, if you're willing to chance it, (i've heard)you can get an awesome ride from the 940s.

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I'd be remiss if I didn't offer this input. Your mileage may vary.

I had a White Bros. 1" or 1 1/2" rear lowering kit on my Glide for a while, but ended up removing it because when me and the wife would ride together (and sometimes when I was by myself,) I would hear something scrubbing under the rear fender. I never figured out what it was. I removed the lowering kit and the scrubbing subsided.

Fast forward to the last couple weeks. I noticed my right turn signal/running light was out. I swapped bulbs between the left and right lights and both were good. I removed the Kuryakyn running light module and connected it stock, but the right light was still out. Since I thought I was going to need a new socket, I just went ahead to the dealership Saturday and let them look at it. What ended up being the problem was two of the clips that hold the rear light harness to the inside of the fender were damaged or missing. The harness sagged and the tire rubbed through the loom, cutting the wire to the right light. The tech had to drop the rear wheel to get to everything. He repaired the broken wire, taped up one wire where it was starting to cut through the casing, and repaired the loom, replacing both plastic clips while he was at it. I'm good to go now, but $127 lighter (and that was a hook up, as I have "people" at the dealership who know and look after me.)

Just remember if you hear a scrubbing sound, look into it right away. Don't screw around like I did.

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Swap for my Custom - I'm 6'4" - could use the extra space.

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Mustang makes a LowDown Touring Seat which is 1 1/2" lower than stock and the nose of the seat is 1 1/2" narrower.
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Lowering Road Glide

If I get a set of 12" 940's would that lower me 2" inches?

Thanks for the input!!

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