Is it still a Softail?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by chunky59, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. chunky59

    chunky59 Member

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    I bought a 1999 Fatboy that has been lowered about 11/2" and it feels like its not as smooth as it once was. My question is when you lower a Softail is it still a Softail? Thanks....................chunky
     
  2. hntwrobin

    hntwrobin Active Member

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    Still a softail with a harsher ride!:s
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Lowering a softail 1 1/2" will kill the ride. You'll think it's a hard tail.:)

    Had a Deuce lowered 1" and it rode like a brick.
     
  4. Bluesugar

    Bluesugar Member

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    Yep,....If the swing still does it's thing,...It's a softy,....
     
  5. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    "Harder" soft tail...or Low rider soft tail...call it what you will! But ride it...hopefully with aftermarket seat than stock one or put coil spring seat on it save your tail, *owch* especially if you ride it on the open road...otherwise you may want to use it only for "profiling on the street." :newsmile053:
     
  6. krikket

    krikket Active Member

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    Just call it a tail.
     
  7. chunky59

    chunky59 Member

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    thanks everyone for the info.