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Old 12-13-2012, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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LOWRING 2012 Street GLide- Bitch Baggers?

Hello all I need some help. I purchased a 2013 street glide, lowered the front end 1". I still need to go down 1.5" to get flat footed. I dont want to use the lowering brackets as they dont seem safe. The reach seat is ugly and not sure it will do the trick. I might be able to steel a 1/2 inch from a new set of boots. I have seen many aged threads about Bitchin Baggers in AZ. Has anyone had a recent experience they can share? Thanks
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I`m curious too, I`m wanting to lower my bike and I`m thinking about sending them my air shocks and letting them rebuild them.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My brother just lowered a '13 SG for his wife. Dropped it 1" front and rear and got her an aftermarket custom stitched 'reach' seat but she's still not flat-footed at a stop.
They found that 'reach' seats don't let you 'reach' the ground - only the bars. Too bad too 'cause they've got a gob of cash in that thing and she still can't reach the ground.
Try this: Lower your bike and find a seat that let's you sit flat-footed. Then find some bars with enough 'pull-back' for you to ride comfortably.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have plenty of reach, so no need to get closer to the bars. Short legs, a narrow seat will certainly help. Did your brothers wife use bitchin baggers? Does she experience bottoming out? Thanks.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Lowered approx 2''

I have a 2006 electraglide that i lowered with progressive shocks in the rear and lowered progressive tubes in the front. It made all the difference in the world, when I park next to another glide it looks about 2'' lower. Have ridden 2 up through the dragons tail with no problem. Not cheap to do, approx, $1300.00 Louie
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks Louie. keep in mind the street glide is already lowered as opposed to other touring bikes. It has a 12" shock.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have plenty of reach, so no need to get closer to the bars. Short legs, a narrow seat will certainly help. Did your brothers wife use bitchin baggers? Does she experience bottoming out? Thanks.

Let me clarify,
A 'reach' seat not only moves you forward but up as well. Take your seat off and you will discover why moving forward AND down are mutually exclusive on an H-D. That's why you'll want to find the seat first because it will likely move you down and back which may affect your reaching the bars.
They used all H-D hardware for the lowering and she's not mentioned bottoming to me yet.

Update: Just got off the phone with my brother and he said they indeed did have B-B shorten the shocks. She has zero complaints and likes the ride.

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Old 12-13-2012, 07:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hello all I need some help. I purchased a 2013 street glide, lowered the front end 1". I still need to go down 1.5" to get flat footed. I dont want to use the lowering brackets as they dont seem safe. The reach seat is ugly and not sure it will do the trick. I might be able to steel a 1/2 inch from a new set of boots. I have seen many aged threads about Bitchin Baggers in AZ. Has anyone had a recent experience they can share? Thanks
Check out Mean City Cycles. They can rework your seat to get you lower as well.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have a 2011 street glide and had both the front and rear lowered 1". I also had the OEM seat cut down.... 5.7" and no problem placing both feet on the ground.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I lowered my 2006 flhx with the burly progressive springs . 2" in the front and used SE heavy fork oil . Also lowered the rear 1.5" with the lowering brackets. Used red loctite and it looks bad ass ! Also run 15 lbs in the rear shocks. No problems , havent bottomed out yet. I only experience scraping the bottom of frame when pulling in the bump at the end ov the driveway.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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2006 Flhx 2" lowered

You also will have to bend the kick stand when its this low or it will fall over! Almost lost mine in the garage! Also oil changes are a bit challenging!
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:31 PM   #13 (permalink)
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JUst wanted to share. I found an alternative to jacking up my suspension with lowering kits and shock mods. Instead I had my seat modified by mean city cycles as a few members recommended. Let me say,, BEST money i have spent on my bike. $135, dropped me 2" and I requested a 1/2inch forward. They used memory foam and the seat now fits around me butt. I am told the seat will break in more after about 700 miles, but i cant imagine it getting any better. And the customer service...WOW! I scheduled my job, so i had the seat delivered friday afternoon and monday at 9AM i got a call stating it was done and being shipped. I was on my bike Wed night. No, I am not affilated with the shop, but i spent hours looking for solutions to get lower. If it worked for me, I wanted others to have the opportunity to consider this option as well. After all, sharing is what this forum is all about.
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JUst wanted to share. I found an alternative to jacking up my suspension with lowering kits and shock mods. Instead I had my seat modified by mean city cycles as a few members recommended. Let me say,, BEST money i have spent on my bike. $135, dropped me 2" and I requested a 1/2inch forward. They used memory foam and the seat now fits around me butt. I am told the seat will break in more after about 700 miles, but i cant imagine it getting any better. And the customer service...WOW! I scheduled my job, so i had the seat delivered friday afternoon and monday at 9AM i got a call stating it was done and being shipped. I was on my bike Wed night. No, I am not affilated with the shop, but i spent hours looking for solutions to get lower. If it worked for me, I wanted others to have the opportunity to consider this option as well. After all, sharing is what this forum is all about.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:08 PM   #15 (permalink)
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It only takes 3 steps to get your feet on the ground...
1. Progressive HD 440 at 11.5"
2. Progressive 2" lowering springs in the front...
3. MCCycles..
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