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Old 06-18-2019, 12:00 PM
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Fixing my 07 dyna Super Glide for Sturgis in a few weeks. It should be lowered another 1/2 click to click (1/2" to 1") to make it perfect. 1. Suggest to lower both front and rear or just rear? Newbie so learning as I go. Will have a 9 hr ride so wanna be as comfy as possible. Love my ride aside from this issue. 2. Any parts suggestions (PN, etc) to do this on the cheap?
 
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:02 PM
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On the cheap? Get it on a lift with the front wheel barely touching the ground and loosen the fork bolts then lower the lift until the desired amount of fork tube for lowering is above the top tree. Lowering blocks for the rear. This would get you there for under $100. Also there is a posting for low rider shocks for $50 plus shipping https://www.hdforums.com/forum/dyna-...-06-parts.html I'd suggest that over the blocks if you still have the stock suspension.
 
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Thanks. I know Harleys aren't cheap but more than $100 for essentially bolts and spacers is a bit much in my opinion. Ill give this a whirl this weekend since im changing my fork oil anyway
 
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There is the right way...and then there is cheap. They are not the same. If comfort is what your after expect to pay big dollars for some great suspension upgrades. Stock stuff is adequate but not great. If your just looking to get the bike more comfortable for your size, I would look at changing the seat and a new pair of tall heeled boots.

Suspension is not something to take lightly, there is a science to it and it can save your life when done right, or kill you if you do it wrong.

Use the search button, lowering your bike has been discussed at length. If your going to do it, do it right and get new shocks, the blocks are garbage, they change the angle to much....and stay away from the low end progressives...Hagen, ledgons or burrito (sp) are well know and excellent
 
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:56 AM
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If you're looking for comfort on a long haul putting in shorter shocks is not the way to go about it. With suspension, you get what you pay for. When I installed Ohlin shocks on my bike they were about 1/2" taller than stock, and since they were set up properly I actually ended up slightly lower to the ground when sitting on it.
Not to mention how incredibly better the ride and handling was.
 
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:08 PM
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Lowering the bike front and rear , you might have issues with your jiffy stand length.
 
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Hsgirl~
You might check out some boots with integrated "lifts."
These do exactly that.
 
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