Go Back   Harley Davidson Forums > Harley Davidson Motorcycles > Dyna Glide Models
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Dyna Glide Models Super Glide, Super Glide Sport, Super Glide Custom, FXR Super Glide, Dyna Glide Convertible, Super Glide T-Sport, Dyna Glide Police, Dyna Switchback, Low Rider, Street Bob, Fat Bob and Wide Glide.
Sponsored by: True-Track Inc.

Reply
 
 
 
P
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-06-2012, 01:51 PM
xracer110's Avatar
xracer110 xracer110 is offline
Road Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: illinois
Posts: 597
Default rear lowering blocks?

are lowering blocks any good or is it the half/*** way of dropin the rear? or just buy shorter shocks. Also if the back is dropped 1-11/2 inches does this affect the kick stand or any thing else? I have a 2010 wg.
__________________
Live in the past,,, the future sucks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-06-2012, 02:13 PM
Spyder_63703's Avatar
Spyder_63703 Spyder_63703 is offline
Hang Around
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 91
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xracer110 View Post
are lowering blocks any good or is it the half/*** way of dropin the rear? or just buy shorter shocks. Also if the back is dropped 1-11/2 inches does this affect the kick stand or any thing else? I have a 2010 wg.

It doesn't look bad but rides rougher. You will need a shorter kick stand.

I would get the shorter shocks. I used the lowering blocks before I swapped shocks.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-06-2012, 02:17 PM
stuartb01 stuartb01 is offline
Hang Around
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Carville, LA
Posts: 14
Default Rear lowering blocks

I used the blocks because of my short-a$$ legs! I did have to adjust the shocks to smooth out the ride a little. Easy to install and affordable.

Stu
'06 FXDI
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-06-2012, 02:17 PM
tcabello's Avatar
tcabello tcabello is offline
One Of The Regulars
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Del Rio TX
Posts: 279
Default

ok at best...changes the geometry of the shocks making them less effective and oem shocks aren't that good to begin with...I'm running 1" lowering blocks on my 'bob, but I have every intention of buying a burly slammer kit...some day...soon...I hope...
__________________

Live, Love, Laugh and Ride...Hard
2009 Street Bob, cycle shack pipes, Arlen Ness A/C, 21" front wheel, cobra fuel managment, rattle can satin black epoxy paint, 14' apes
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-06-2012, 02:18 PM
ynots's Avatar
ynots ynots is offline
Ultimate HDF Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Southern Oregon
Posts: 5,986
Default

I haven't lowered mine but it seems to me that with the lowering blocks you wouldn't be sacrificing any travel in your suspension.
__________________


I was sad because I had no sock drawer, until I met a man who had no socks.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-06-2012, 02:36 PM
WG2011's Avatar
WG2011 WG2011 is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Minnesooooootaaa
Posts: 2,393
Default

I was going to do the blocks and ended up buying shocks I dropped my 2011 WG 1" only in the rear and the kick stand is fine. The blocks a re cheap way to lower but seem to have some quirks for some people thats why I went with shocks and I am glad I did. You can get decent (not top of the line) shorter shocks for 200 bucks.
__________________

87HP 102TQ

2 Corinthians 12:9
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-06-2012, 03:36 PM
SteveO-ll's Avatar
SteveO-ll SteveO-ll is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Smack Dab in the Middle of Louisiana
Posts: 2,430
Default

Lowering blocks are subjective, they work in a pinch. Although, you are better off going with different sized shocks.

Shocks are affixed at two fastening points, giving you a solid foundation to the swing arm.
Lowering blocks are able to loosen up and pivot on there mounting point, which in turn can and will cause slop in rear suspension dynamics. Let alone cause some pounding on the swing arm itself, which can cause fractures in the material of the swing-arm.

Search the web, as there are pictures of the damage done by these blocks.

I tried them for about 2 months to make sure I really wanted my rear-end lowered, then I went with Burley<sp> brand shorter shocks for a permanent modification.

I ended up giving the blocks away to someone here on the forum, so he too could try them and see if he also liked the function of a lowered rear-ended suspension.

Too each their own, just remember, that band-aids are just that. They are temporary and not permanent modifications.
__________________




Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-06-2012, 05:28 PM
bikerlaw's Avatar
bikerlaw bikerlaw is online now
Ultimate HDF Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 6,284
Default

I ran them. They do just what they are advertised to do. Good shocks work better than stock socks with lowering blocks, but for the price they are hard to beat.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________

2013 110th Anniversary Road King.
Boozefighters Motorcycle Club, Chapter 48
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-06-2012, 06:07 PM
georgy51's Avatar
georgy51 georgy51 is offline
One Of The Regulars
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 171
Default

I run 1.75" lowering blocks ,I have no issue, does run a little rougher , but I like the angle it gives the shockers
Attached Thumbnails
rear lowering blocks?-imag0062.jpg   rear lowering blocks?-imag0077.jpg  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2012, 06:07 PM
 
 
 
P
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does anyone make a lowering block for 14 SGS? 02BlueDeuce New "Rushmore" Models 45 10-15-2014 08:17 AM
04-05 Rear Lowering Blocks Shrug Dyna Glide Models 0 12-06-2012 12:10 PM
low profile shocks and lowering block? lnadler Touring Models 2 07-18-2012 10:55 PM
Lowering Blocks Billie Sportster Models 6 03-04-2009 08:40 AM
LOWERING A SPORTY 750rebel Sportster Models 10 06-22-2008 02:27 PM



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join HDForums

Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Sponsors

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:33 AM.


Internet Brands, Inc.