Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by mcdraayom, Jul 23, 2008.
I was thinking of lowering the rear of my RK, anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?:newsmile070:
I wouldn't lower it more than 1".
Hello Big Daddy
If you want to lowering becouse of your height then read...
I'm 168cm (5.511 foot) an i was also thinking of lowering the RKC.
But the longer i did drive, the lower the bikes get and also i did get familiar with the bike so now now i dont want to lowering it anymore.
In case of you want to change the look of your RK then its much problem and money for you.
Front: 54599-02 Price: $194.95
Rear: 54631-02B Price: $275.95
Worth it ?
I would strongly recommend a low profile seat,as it will drop you a lot. Now if you want to lower it for looks and money is no worries, then go for the Airtail kit.....$1020 for the shocks and $713 for the compressor kit. These shocks have 2 air chambers, one for load and the other for ride height. There is also progressive and or Works shocks....$300-$500. Then you have Arlen Ness and Burly lowering kits that are brackets that will lower you 1-2 inches....$100-$170. Hope this helps.
Thanks for the replies. It is definitely a cosmetic change, I'm 6'1" and don't have a problem reaching the ground. I've been looking at some bikes that are lowered, and I really like that stance.:naughty
Keep in mind that lowering a bike will effect the ride and also handling of the bike.
I lowered my 1980 FLT and it was incredible. That said I now ride a 97 Road King and I scrape the boards ALL the time. I would love to lower it but given the fact that I scrape the boards I am not willing to spend hundreds of dollars to make the clearance problem worst. My 2 cents
Good luck if you do, let us know how it works out.
Can't really imagine lowering my glide, I'd scrape the boards right off the thing.
My Ultra, my Road King, and my Wide Glide are all lowered. I like the look/stance and have no problems handling wise. I know what the lean limit is and stay away, still ocassionally scrape, but it's worth it to me. I'm altitudinally challenged at 5'-06" and the lowered bikes are more comfortable for me, but even if I were tall I still would have lowered them......
I've been condsidering lowering my Road King also. I understand I will lose tire to fender clearance,what about riding 2 up is it adviseable to lower an inch?
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