Hey everyone! I am the proud owner of a '99 Harley and it has been a great ride for us so far! When my wife or Daughter ride along and we hit any bumps, we notice a "tire rub" sound. I have inspected the rear tire and noticed that there is unusual wear on the outside of the tire. Mainly on the belt side, but some on the other as well. I inspected the belt and it seems to be VERY close to the tire when parked. I replaced the smaller custom fender that was on it (we had the problem then as well) and put the factory fender back on. The problem became more noticeable. When I installed the windshield, I REALLY heard it due to lack of wind noise. I inspected the shocks and they are adjusted out 100%. It has a lowering kit already installed. I don't want to throw $350.00 to it if it is not the shocks. I also have leather pro soft bags on it with a sissy bar and luggage rack. I have longer bolts to accommodate the extras. I don't think that it is rubbing there as we would bottom out before that happens. I believe that it could be two separate issues, but would like to address one at a time. How much distance should be between the belt and tire? I looked at the alignment and it seems the belt is shifted towards the tire off of the engine drive sprocket more than I would assume would dbe normal. Any suggestion on where to proceed? Of course the Dealership wants me to buy new shocks without even looking at it. :nosad My faith is already suspect in them, so I would trust you all more than them. I marked the tire with chalk to see if the chalk transferred to the rubbing point on the back, but so far I have seen nothing. When I ride solo, I have no issues what so ever! I am 100% open for any suggestions! Thanks in advance for all of your input!!