One consequence of lowering the bike in this manner is that it will reduce maximum lean angle - you will start scraping pegs and pipes much sooner than if you left the shocks in the stock configuration. Handling may be improved with a lower C/G; but you may need that lean angle to get you out of a corner that tightens up unexpectedly...PAS22 said:Recently I have installed all chrome Dyna low profile shocks which lowered the rear about 1.5 inches. Goal: Lowering the center of gravity should improove handling.
The 200mm tire is definitely my next mod but this lowering thing has me a bit puzzled. I'm certainly no rocket scientist but logic dictates that if you lower the rear of the bike, the pegs and pipes will be lowered too. Which will decrease the distance to the pavement thus also decrease your lean angles until touch-down.ChopperSteve said:We installed the 12" Progressive Suspension shocks and the lowering kit last week. With the 200 series tire I had no LEAN ANGLE issues.