Lowering kits

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by GrtDane, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. GrtDane

    GrtDane Member

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    I am new to the H-D world and i was wondering what the difference is between the 15-25 dollar lowering bolts that are sold on ebay and the 60 dollar arlen ness lowering bolts. Both seem to lower bike 2" but price difference is almost double.


    GrtDane
    01' Softail Deuce
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    One's a knock off of the higher priced pieces. Do the job right and get the shorter shocks.
     
  3. streetg

    streetg Member

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    Agree with "glider" do it right and get the shorter shocks or better yet get the air ride shocks you can adjust on the fly.
     
  4. ekw13Fatboy

    ekw13Fatboy Active Member

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    Guys, shorters shocks on a softail doesn't lower the bike. A longer bolt with the lowering kit is what does it. On the FL, Sporty and Dyna models does the shorter shock theory work. The softail shock and spring works basically backwards from the standard shock.
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You got me on that one, didn't realize we were talking about a softail.:s You are right there.
     
  6. GrtDane

    GrtDane Member

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    What lowering kits would you guys suggest then?