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How do I lower my softail 2 inches or so?

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Old 07-03-2009, 07:56 AM
Kicks Kicks is offline
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Default How do I lower my softail 2 inches or so?

04 FXSTS and it sits up to high.
Is there a less expensive way to do it dog boning it some way or what do I do?
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:34 AM
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do a search on lowering bolts
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:46 AM
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Front, back, both??? Dog boneing??
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:48 AM
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Let all the air out of the tires ;-). Seriously though I had mine done before I ever picked it up, so I'm not much help. I have heard though that some of the "cheaper" ways are not all that good.
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:01 AM
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You can get shorter springs for the front which is alot cheaper than buying the dog bones. I still need to do mine!
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:12 AM
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Put a 300lbs+ fat Chick on the back.
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:27 AM
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Bolt kit for rear:http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SHOCK...Q5fAccessories

Progressive kit for front:http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/41mm-...A1%7C72%3A1171

From off road ready to straight up pipe draggin' Gangsta' for less than a $100 and about 3 hours of yer time.

Git er' done.

Dogboning? Why do I not know WTF that means?
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:55 PM
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I lowered mine for a grand total of ~$230, which is the Progressive drop-in kit up front, and Ultima adjustable shocks in the rear.
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:29 PM
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Forgive my confusion, but how do the rear lowering bolts work? Do you have to do both front and rear or can you just do the rear?
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:36 PM
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I dropped mine about 1 1/2 in the rear for 30 bucks off eBay. The lowering bolt was a bitch, but well worth it.
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