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Anything much lower than an inch and a half, the ride quality suffers bad! Put a lowering kit in the front forks and use shorter shocks in the rear. DO NOT install any type of aftermarket kit that moves the rear shock mount rearward. If the bike still isn't low enough, check into purchasing a thinner seat. Good luck!
If it has a mono shock in back there are lowering links you can purchase and install to lower the rear and the front can be lowered by dropping the tubes in the trees or softening up the springs.
I would like to make a suggestion though...
If you lower the bike the suspension will not work as it was designed to.
This is an issue I am trying to overcome with my boy since we have moved to a bigger bike- he can not touch the ground without leaning the bike WAY over. To quote a famous short moto cross racer from the 70's- "they dont pay me to put my feet down". Even I at 6' 2" find it difficult to rest both feet on the ground on some of the newer dirt bikes. But if I do find one that I can rest both feet on the ground comfortably I soon find that I am bottoming out the suspension and riding over the limits of the bike.
This is just my personal opinion... I would rather ride a tall off road bike and have the suspension at hand than ride one thats comfortable at rest and not have that suspension when I need it. Unless you are going to be stopping at a bunch of stop signs then ride it the way it is or get a smaller bike ( maybe a 125).
I lowered my 06 Street Glide 1 1/4" in the rear, using a bolt on, adjustable lowering kit that I purchased on Ebay.
$100.00, including shipping. Took less than 30 minutes to install, and can be returned to stock, in about the same amount of time.
It lowers Touring bikes either 1 1/4", or 2 1/2".
If you ride 2-up, you'll have to keep some more air pressure in the rear shocks, to prevent bottoming.
The SG shocks are 12" stock. The FLHTC/U has 13" shocks stock.
The brand of lowering kit is R.U.B.
Excellent quality, quick delivery.
Hope this helps.
I have the same bike. The shocks on the rear have adjustable preload which can lower the bike for you. Or you may even be able to find shorter shocks. Check this site for great info on these bikes. www.xjbikes.com
i've just lowered the front part and that helps, also it seems my beast is easier to handle in corners. i've not lowered the 'backside'. it makes using the 'vertical jiffy' (sorry just can remember the english verb - i'm dutch) that much harder.
so to summerize: great idea works for me
I've seen both the 620 and the 700.
My son-in-law had a chance to ride the 620 2 years ago at Jawbone. He rides a CR500 and was VERY impressed with the 620.
I went on an ATK ride a year ago and Frank brought a 700 along. A couple guys rode it on the beach before I got there but no one rode it after we got into riding. It looks very nice.
Frank White says the 500 is the play bike the 620 is the race bike and the 700 is for fat guys to climb hills with!,,