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Okay, Im only 5'9" on a good day, and have a 32" inseam. My Ultra has the low seat on it already, and I am still not flat footed. I need to go down about an inch still. I have been to the dealer a number of times to get updates on HD's options, and I am getting no good news. I have seen progressives 12" rear shocks, and 1" front drop-in kit. Does anyone have an oppinon on these? and are the progressive rear shocks as easily adjustable as my stock shocks?
 

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My advice would be to lower the seat, not the scooter. When you lower the scooter you loose lean angle.
The seat is already as low as it can go. And narrow to boot. I can rear the controls no problem, its the ground that Im having issues with. But yes, your ABSOLUTLY right about lean angle. I will see what I can do, thank you for your input. its VERY valid, and something I am considering.
 

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The seat is already as low as it can go. And narrow to boot. I can rear the controls no problem, its the ground that Im having issues with. But yes, your ABSOLUTLY right about lean angle. I will see what I can do, thank you for your input. its VERY valid, and something I am considering.
What seat are you running?

I have short legs, 28" inseam, but I can reach the ground fine with the oem TRX seat. Even with taller 13 inch rear shocks. I have a Ultra Hammock seat and it's a couple of inches higher. A little harder to put my heals on the ground with that.
 

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Another option is to take the seat to an upolsterer who does motorcycle seats and they can remove foam and bolster the rear of the seat which should help. BTW I'm 5'7 with a 30" inseam and I have no problem reaching the ground with my 15 FLTRXS.

(Yes I had work done on my seat to achieve this, as another aside you dont really want to go more than an inch down front or rear due to the reduced lean angle as another poster noted.)

Hope this helps,


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Another option is to take the seat to an upolsterer who does motorcycle seats and they can remove foam and bolster the rear of the seat which should help. BTW I'm 5'7 with a 30" inseam and I have no problem reaching the ground with my 15 FLTRXS.

(Yes I had work done on my seat to achieve this, as another aside you dont really want to go more than an inch down front or rear due to the reduced lean angle as another poster noted.)

Hope this helps,


Mike
The ultra is an inch taller in the shocks then the specials are. so i can afford an inch.
 

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Okay, Im only 5'9" on a good day, and have a 32" inseam. My Ultra has the low seat on it already, and I am still not flat footed. I need to go down about an inch still. I have been to the dealer a number of times to get updates on HD's options, and I am getting no good news. I have seen progressives 12" rear shocks, and 1" front drop-in kit. Does anyone have an oppinon on these? and are the progressive rear shocks as easily adjustable as my stock shocks?
I'm 5'4" and inseam challenged :)
I installed Progressive 994's (12.5 Std) and front drop ins as well as having the stock seat cut down and I try and wear boots with a decent sole/heal. With sag, it probably lowered my bike 1.5" maybe at bit more. All this solved that inseam challenge. Fully flat footed and bent knee, no burning your calf on the primary (you could also change the primary case for the low profile one). I was reluctant to reduce the height because I hit at stock height but I was surprised that didn't happened as expected (like on the ride home from having them installed). No doubt due to increased tire on the ground travel etc BUT the 944's bounce me out of my seat occasionally & I'm not impressed.... gonna try and soften them up because I weigh about 150 lbs and although my bags are always loaded (tools, gear etc) it's not the same as riding fully loaded and/or 2up. Think I have to look at alternative suspension. But it did solve the inseam issue. FYI... if you change your suspension to something lower, you may have to change your kickstand too.
 

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Wow I can't believe I forgot about Smarty he is very active here and deals with Ohlins seems like a nice guy also he can hook you up.
He is an active rider and knows all the good stuff.
 

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Im 5-7" and I was able to ride a stock RGS with boots on, no problem. You dont need to be flat footed on both feet. I put my left foot down flat and leave my right foot on the board/brake. I also wanted to be flat footed like you though, so I sent my seat to Mean City Cycles for there lowering and narrowing mod which helped a lot. If you like to lean the bike over, youre gonna have to get used to not being able to flat foot solidly. If you dont lean hard in corners then drop the bike.
 

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I make many shocks for this application

Here is actual photos.


This person has a stock bike, stock Sundowner seat, no lowering blocks, and is flat footed. Verified RG.ORG members get a discount about equal to that of a budget insurance company named shock. This is of course the features apples to apples. With your discount you too can have a custom built Ohlins set of cartridges for much less expensive than you think. Remember, to qualify you must be a Verified RG.ORG member.
 
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