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I put a lowering kit (new bones) on my 2006 Stratoliner AND adjusted the coil spring tension for the maximum allowable load. Now I am experiencing scraping the exhaust (Yamaha aftermarket dual straight pipes) when I take a sharp right turn or hit a significant bump. Also, every once in a while, I bottom out the suspension. This cannot be good! With my short legs I really don't want to return the suspension to factory spec. Any suggestion on how to maintain the lower suspension without the bottoming out? thank you, Scott

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You aren't the first person to have the short legs problem.
Sometimes this problem can be solved by a compromise on both ends,
First raise the suspension back up an inch or so to where it no longer bottoms out, then buy new riding boots with extra tall heels or have your present boots fitted with new extra thick soles or heels for riding.

Posted on Sep 11, 2010

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    wycowboyhat Mar 04, 2013

    Also, without putting a lowering kit on your vehicle take your seat off take the rubber bumper supports off. It lowers your seat down about aninch.

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