stock or lowered...

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by usafhg7, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. usafhg7

    usafhg7 Member

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    Which do you prefer... stock height or lowered?
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Your ride you decide Lowering Shocks - Harley Davidson Community here is some good reading, you can use the self help section here for more on suspension. I have lowered 2 baggers IMO I would never do it again JMO:s
     
  3. usafhg7

    usafhg7 Member

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    the only reason i ask, is because when you think Harley Davidson, you think gliding down the highway not a roughish ride. mine is lowered already, but what if i brought it back up? would the ride improve?
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    You would be back @ stock ride height and the handling would be improved, especially when riding 2 up or loaded with gear
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Stock height for me. Only one that was lowered and I wouldn't do it again.
     
  6. usafhg7

    usafhg7 Member

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    Should I raise it back up for a better,smoother ride?
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  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    That's your choice but the sportys ride a bit rough either way.
     
  8. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Stock. If I were short I would consider lower but that would be the only reason.
     
  9. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    JMO, but I never was a fan of lowering bikes...just doesn't look right (Shriner Clown). If you elect to raise bike, might want to look at good set of shocks...like Progressive...
     
  10. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Stock all the way. Best ride and handling as bike was designed for.