With the Mean City Cycle seat conversion (which is HUGE), at 5’7” I am able to flat foot the bike. I can walk it fairly easily, after converting the rear passenger boards to those like on the Specials. I can’t help but think another inch would have a great effect on my confidence level, especially when parking on uneven surfaces or backing up the bike on slight inclines. I’m tempted to spend a few bucks just to lower the back with Tamarack or similar brand, and if it is huge, may then proceed with lowering the front. If it’s not huge, or if the ride is more negatively affected than I want, I’m not out that much money. Does anyone have a strong opinion on the downside of only lowering the rear?
I have a 17 RGS, just under 9,000 miles. If you decide you don't want to go the lowering block route I would be more than happy to swap out my 12" hand adjustable shocks for your 13" shocks. My only reason for wanting 13" is I'm much more used to the slight addition in lean angle. I find I am constantly catching side stand tab etc... when I get out and start riding hard. I'm just used to the taller shocks. I also have a little hump at the end of the driveway and I have already ripped side stand spring off once when I pulled out and started leaning like I usually do and caught spring on hump. Again, just used to the additional inch.
That is the response I feared. I do not want to start scraping floorboards like I did on my lowered RK. Sounds like it is either adjustable air shocks or make due with where I’m at. I appreciate the responses.
Thank you for that very kind offer, Roadsofa. I did not think anyone would be looking to move from 12 to 13. Sounds like from your response and offer, I should stay where I am at. I would prefer dealing with this issue than giving up lean angle. I am not a racer, but when we do curves in Arkansas I am aggressive enough that I scraped on my lowered RK Classic, and it was also a much rougher ride than this RGU. Thank you again, very much appreciated.
The touring Harleys don't have much suspension travel or ground clearance as is. I wouldn't do anything to lessen what you have; you'll be scraping and draggin' and there will be an inch less travel before your butt hits bottom.
Any suggestions on the best way to lower my 2020? I need a least 1” lower to get my feet solid on the ground. I’ve looked at LA Choppers lowering kit and also putting Progressive ultra low shocks on. Anybody else done either of these?
I have been riding on my Alloy Arts Stabilizer for a few weeks now, and I am happy with the addition...I am sure I am unhappy with the removal of my right side deflector. I gave it a go since DK Customs added that removing 1 deflector makes the engine run cooler. In TX heat, my right leg bakes...
For starters, I pay for my own stuff, I'm not an employee of a shock company, nor am I sponsored by anyone,
I've run Progressive, Ricor, JRI, Ohlins, and now Pro Action shocks on my Harleys. I've tried Progressive Monotubes, Ricor Intiminators, and Ricors with Racetech springs in my forks. My...
Just brought home bike after 1K service. Also had Legend Suspension, SE Stage II, and some other stuff done.
By far the most impressive upgrade was the Legend Suspension. I didn't want to lower it, just improve it. Specifically:
LEGEND STANDARD AXEO FLH FRONT END SUSPENSION (0414-0516)
I have a 2015 Road Glide Special that I want to change suspension on, and wanted to work with someone who specialized in personal setups. This shop must also do the install.
Specifically, I'm in Elizabethton, TN so anywhere within an hour ride in any direction would be acceptable...
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