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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-15-2019, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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I've been staring hard at a set of painted lowers.... all in will cost me about $300 vs. a few hundred extra for HD ones. For those of you that have AB lowers, what are your thoughts? Paint match doesn't seem to be a concern, but I see a lot of "hey, for the price they are good"...... not sure how to take that?! I'm certainly not looking for something that will need to be replaced within a year or two, so I'm looking to find out if the quality is there for the money or if I should be looking at the MotorCo ones?


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I had a set of knock off ones on my old Street Glide. Like you said the were Ok for the money. All the knock off ones are the same....they come from China, just different vendors selling them. I have OE ones on my Road Glide. They are much better. People will say you can't tell the difference...you can. They body of the lower is made of a much thinner ABS and the glove box doors are a cheap plastic.

When it all comes down to it there is a reason they are cheaper....because they are.
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the only issue i had with mine was there was a spot inside that didn't have enough clear coat on it.
it's not even visible unless you look up inside the foot well.

fit was good, hardware good, they look and function fine for what they are...
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this is what i've noticed on the pre-rushmore version:

the main body of the lower is thinner. not sure that is an actual issue though.

as said, the doors are cheap plastic and the snaps are a pita. to replace them with the actual hd doors is a pricey chunk of change. cheaper to go with the magnetic doors, which are nice.

the glove box on the harley lowers are 'rubberized' while the ab ones are a textured plastic.

the doors do not function as well. not to mention, the 'spring' wasn't even included on mine, had to go to hd and buy 2 of them.

if this is something that you plan on keeping on your bike for the long haul, it may be worth it to spend the couple extra hundred for the hd version. if you're going to be trading your bike in in a couple of years, the cheap ones may work just fine.

my wife and i are not planning on getting rid of our bikes any time soon. so for her, she would rather spend the extra and get the color matched from hd for $569 shipped, vs the $300 or so for the cheap aftermarket ones.

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I've been staring hard at a set of painted lowers.... all in will cost me about $300 vs. a few hundred extra for HD ones. For those of you that have AB lowers, what are your thoughts? Paint match doesn't seem to be a concern, but I see a lot of "hey, for the price they are good"...... not sure how to take that?! I'm certainly not looking for something that will need to be replaced within a year or two, so I'm looking to find out if the quality is there for the money or if I should be looking at the MotorCo ones?
Check pricing at Horny Toad and Boardtracker before committing to going aftermarket. I didn't pay all this money to cheap out on parts.

If you are considering aftermarket because of styling differences like the fully stretched bags that is another matter or consideration.
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Boardtracker is currently showing $582 for Wicked Red lowers..... about $282 more than the Advan lowers I'm looking at. I understand the idea of getting what you pay for, but is there THAT much of a distinguishable difference for $300?

The way I look at it, that's basically the difference between JUST getting lowers or getting lowers and something else for the bike as a New Year present.

I'll have to look at HT- they have never been on my radar before, so thanks for that!!!

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Check pricing at Horny Toad and Boardtracker before committing to going aftermarket. I didn't pay all this money to cheap out on parts.

If you are considering aftermarket because of styling differences like the fully stretched bags that is another matter or consideration.


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Boardtracker is currently showing $582 for Wicked Red lowers..... about $282 more than the Advan lowers I'm looking at. I understand the idea of getting what you pay for, but is there THAT much of a distinguishable difference for $300?



Having held both in my hands at the same time. YES. The knock off set I had were only like $150 so I could deal with it.



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I like my advan black lowers. They look the same as the H.D. ones and serve the same purpose. Most of the paint match I have seen looks really good. Mine was a tad off on the black quartz though. Still a good by for the money.

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I paid $559.96 for a set of OE Rushmore style lowers from Horney Toad. That's just the basic discount. People will tell you that if you mention you are a member her you get a better discount.....not sure if it's any better or just the same. But if you get hold of them let us know so the next time I make an order I can get the better discount.

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I paid $559.96 for a set of OE Rushmore style lowers from Horney Toad. That's just the basic discount. People will tell you that if you mention you are a member her you get a better discount.....not sure if it's any better or just the same. But if you get hold of them let us know so the next time I make an order I can get the better discount.
Im going to have to get the HD ones as Advan does not have my custom color

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