Sportster 1200C Lowering

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Billy, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Billy

    Billy New Member

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    I am lowering wife/s sporty 1200c by cutting the springs evenly. Spring is already at it's lowest point, stock. How do you get the spring out of the housing?
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Why do you want to remove the spring? Lowering bikes makes them handle out of the range of the designed geometry IMO I have lowered baggers and did not like the way they handled, I would opt for a lower profile seat and thicker soled boots, JMO
     
  3. Billy

    Billy New Member

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    was lowering to make it easier to handle for my wife.

    My 2000 harley custom was lowered, I lowered countless bikes in my younger days, I know it can be done, just don't know how to remove the keeper to get to the spring
     
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  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I think if you compress it and remove the snap ring at the top the spring will slide off, but be careful that spring is under a bit of pressure
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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