Lowered riding 2 up

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by CFL1, May 14, 2010.

  1. CFL1

    CFL1 Member

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    I have the lowering bolts on my 07 fxstb. Getting ready to ride with my g/f and I was wondering how to tell if I will bottom out? We both sat on the bike and I bounced but it didnt tell me much. Any help thanks!!!
     
  2. trickydoc

    trickydoc Active Member

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    first big bump, you'll know
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    My money is on "yes you will" :D
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    You will know when you hit a pot hole Ouch:D
     
  5. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Lowered ride and two up...make sure you adjust the preload all the way stiff. And watch out for deep turns with bumps...hard parts could scrape and unsettle the bike...so learn to "counter-lean" standing up the bike but body on the inside, weight on the outer peg...if unsure of how decent your clearance is.

    Bottoming means suspension is at limit, and when the suspension springs back, the rebound damping better be right or you will pogo right off the road. In other words, do NOT do the long tour thing "shake down cruise" over many varied terrain, without doing short "rugged" ones to practice with first. No room for error when down a long rocky-pothole strewn road, two-up full of gear "untested".