Lowering A Road King?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by mcdraayom, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. mcdraayom

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    I was thinking of lowering the rear of my RK, anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?:newsmile070:
     
  2. JGroves

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    I wouldn't lower it more than 1".
     
  3. Andersson

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    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 ?

    Andersson
     
  4. Derekj

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    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.
     
  5. mcdraayom

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    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
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2008
  6. glider

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    Keep in mind that lowering a bike will effect the ride and also handling of the bike.
     
  7. twobanger

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    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.
     
  8. Buzzy

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    Can't really imagine lowering my glide, I'd scrape the boards right off the thing.
     
  9. Gunslinger

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    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......
     
  10. hd952003

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    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?