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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 08-02-2007, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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I Lowered The Back Of Bike With Lowering Shocks, It Lowered The Back 2 Inches. The Kick Stand Still Works. My Question Is Should I Slide The Front Of The Bike Down 2 Inches Too So The Suspension And Steering And Carb Float Levels Stay Level?
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I don't know if you need to because of the float levels. they will not be that much off.

Progressive makes a lowering kit for the front which would be the way to go if you want to lower it more.

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I made a bracket to lower my rear end 2". I did not lower the front and have had no problems with it.
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I have lowered the back of mine 2.5" with brackets and left the front alone,and the same as Piromedicx no problems!!

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What, exactly, are the benefits of lowering the bike? Is this just for our shorter friends who have trouble touching the ground with both feet?
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you hit it right on the head, us short little guys can't touch the ground
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Ohh, okay. I guess I shouldn't bat another eyelash at these threads then, since I'm 6'3" and don't have that problem, whatsoever. Sorry, shorter guys
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Ohh, okay. I guess I shouldn't bat another eyelash at these threads then, since I'm 6'3" and don't have that problem, whatsoever. Sorry, shorter guys
Ya know, if it wasn't for us shorter guys (I'm about 5'7"), you tall guys wouldn't be so tall !!

And in keeping on topic, I also don't see the slight angle that lowering the back of the bike will give ya as being a problem either. Now, if it were a racing bike, it could make a big difference with the bike geometry, and could be an issue, seeing as they try to get everything 'just right', in order to shave 10th of a second off of lap times.
But we're a cruiser, so cruise low now, and don't worry about it.

Also, I don't have troubles putting both feet on the ground when on my Vulcan. The only thing I have trouble with, is keeping the speedo from saying I'm going faster than I'm supposed to be. I think my bike thinks it's a racer !!
Besides, aren't those speedlimit signs just 'suggested' speeds? LOL


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5'9''- I have no trouble putting both feet on the ground. Though clearing the seat for mounting and dismounting the saddle is a little awkward.
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5'9''- I have no trouble putting both feet on the ground. Though clearing the seat for mounting and dismounting the saddle is a little awkward.
Now that's something that I can agree with. I have to kind of hop over and it kind of takes all the "cool" out of mounting/dismounting as opposed to doing it in one fluid motion.
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