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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-26-2013, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Can you go Lower than 12" in the rear???

stock FLTRX comes with 12" rear shocks, right?

Can you go any lower? or will it rub? Like, lowering blocks wouldn't work, right? everyone that does them seems to have ultras.

I only ride 1 up.


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You have wiring inside the rear fender and wires are not real tire friendly when contact is made.


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You could go maybe 1-1 1/2 lower and get away with it. If you do lower, adjust your belt tension accordingly.

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Yes you can I am running 11 inch shocks on my FLTRX w/o any problems. I had Bitchin Bagger ( Phoenix custom ) modify my factory shock with internal bump stops so no bottoming out on the fender or damage to your wiring. They will set them up to your weight. I 2 up often w/o problems. 6000 miles so far on this setup. Hope this helps.

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I'm using 11.5 inch progressive 412s. No issues


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I'm using 11.5 inch progressive 412s. No issues


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What he said.
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Your bike or the suspension? If the suspension, why, may I ask? I really like mine, much more so than stock. 444s


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Your bike or the suspension? If the suspension, why, may I ask? I really like mine, much more so than stock. 444s
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09 and earlier the wire ran down the back side of the fender 2010 and newer wires exit outside on the lefthand side. you can run a 1" lowering kit with a 180/70 r16 with 12" or 11" shocks and not rub.

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