Lowering 06 1200 custom

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Simpleman1025, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Simpleman1025

    Simpleman1025 Member

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    I need to lower my wife's bike about an inch. Does anyone have options for me?
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    New lower seat, shorter HD shocks, bigger soled boots, in that order:s
     
  3. dbmg

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    Maybe boots first. Would be the least expensive route. Are rear shocks adjustable? If so adjust for softer ride.
     
  4. Simpleman1025

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    We've tried adjusting the shocks and have a Badlander seat. Do you know anything about the lowering kit (brackets)? I am not sure what you mean about bigger soled boots.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

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    Lowering brackets put the shocks at a bad angle IMO from trying them , The shocks dont work good this way, Thicker soled boots will able her to touch the ground a bit easier:s
     
  6. dbmg

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    As Jack has said lowering brackets are a no-no. The bike is liable to ride like a pogo stick. Take her riding boots and ask shoe repair shop if they can add thicker soles and heels to offset the 1" needed.
     
  7. Simpleman1025

    Simpleman1025 Member

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    Ok I get it now, her riding boots. Never thought of that one. I was thinking of something on the bike. I'll try that and lower shocks. I appreciate the advice.