Rear tire clearance

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by j.lawson, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. j.lawson

    j.lawson Member

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    Can anyone tell me about how much I can lower the rear of a 2008 ultra classic without the possibility of the tire rubbing? Tire is stock size.
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    By lowering suspension usually 1+ or minus. Are you using lowering shocks or the lowering brackets?
    What are you trying to achieve by lowering rear and are you considering front?
     
  3. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Street Glides have the same frame and fenders. They come 1" lower F&R than Electra's, with no clearance issues. Much more than 1" may cause problems.
     
  4. j.lawson

    j.lawson Member

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    Just a little easier for a short legged guy like me and yes will do the front also but not until winter. I thought just brackets.
     
  5. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Most would ill advise on using brackets. The brackets change the position of shocks which may effect operation. Have you tried a logger type boot with a taller heel and sole or have cobbler look at your boots and resole and heel.
     
  6. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    You may also check into after market seats, some on the market that get you a little closer to the ground.
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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  8. Dan.1977P

    Dan.1977P Active Member

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    I went through the same thoughts for the first year of owning a bigger bike. Never got around to it and now I'm completely comfortable. You may just need some miles, but, if you want to upgrade the seat anyway, look for a comfortable drop seat.