Originally Posted by joeldavid_m
Anybody flip their swingarm on their FX? It looks like the geometry should stay the same and it will lower the bike by an inch. I'm trying too do some cosmetic stuff while the engine is apart.
It won't work on an FXS. The shocks already are too close to the swingarm where they are bolted in on the bottom. You could get shorter shocks I guess.
As mentioned above, there is also the chain guard mount to deal with, not to mention the all-important anchor tab for the brake caliper retaining strap.
Frankly, the rake and trail on the FXS is perfect for handling as is. Any change would only damage the handling. If given a choice between handling and looks, I'll take handling. Yes, I've ridden an FXS that was lowered only in the rear and it's not the same. It didn't feel right to me.