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Old 04-04-2009, 04:42 PM
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thinking of replacing my stock RK shocks with some street glide shocks and was just wanting to see some pics of how it looks. I don't think the ride would suffer and I don't want to mess with the front, just squat the rear a bit. I'm sure quite a few have done this.
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if you want to keep your sig the same "06 road king police....built for comfort " I would leave it alone, you will lose a lil comfort in ride quality, the road king custom had the 1 inch shorter shocks, just look at them bikes for a idea
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Oh that's right, I'll check out the custom.

I'm not too worried about the ride. I could stand to put a little more air in them since that sundowner seat is so plush. Just want to give it a bit more aggressive stance (I can't seem to leave nothing alone )
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i replaced mine for 1/2 in shorter progressives (11-1/2) cause of my short legs. that extra 1/2 inch made a big difference in my feet reaching the ground. much better for backing up, etc. i haven't noticed a major difference in comfort between the 2. however, i've never ridden with the 13 inch shocks so i couldn't give you an overall comparison. but i like mine the way it is.

and btw, mine is a road king custom....

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yeah, I can flat foot my bike easy enough but a little more bend in the knees for maneuvering would be nice. That's what's nice about the softail frame.
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thinking of replacing my stock RK shocks with some street glide shocks and was just wanting to see some pics of how it looks. I don't think the ride would suffer and I don't want to mess with the front, just squat the rear a bit. I'm sure quite a few have done this.
I installed the low profile shocks HD has listed in the parts catalog. Will lower the bike by 3/4". It helped lower the riding hight enough so I could sit flat footed (5'7"). The comfort did not change at all if I adjusted the pressure in the shocks accordingly. It also gives the bike a cleaner profile to the ground, not much but noticeable. I have them installed in my sig pic.
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pidnaul, did you know that the HD low profile shocks are the same as the stock street glides?

You can get them cheaper if you just buy some used SG shocks. Not that it really matters now but look around some and you can save some cash.
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