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    Lowering F6B

    I just installed the lowering kit (by lower wing product: 1" drop in the rear)
    on my bike yesterday. (I left the front as is, although they recommend
    Sliding the fork tubes up by 1/2-5/8")
    I'm at 5'7" with 28-9" inseam.
    I had my stock seat trimmed down but due to the
    Shape of the stock seat pan, there wasn't much
    You could shave.
    I've lowered ALL of the bikes I've ever owned and the last
    One being a street glide (only 2" travel in stock form) I've
    Gotten so used to the harsh ride.
    My F6 has been so comfortable with stock setting AND
    I just love how nicely it handles. So I swore to myself
    Not to mess with the suspension. But I just
    Couldn't resist lowering my bike....
    Sure it looses the ground clearance when you lower
    It, but I do not attach twisties on my bike anyway.
    I must be one of the SOFTER riders but it works for me.
    I'm glad I did it.
    It rides as nice as it did before lowering it.
    The part is a top quality product and for those who want to reach the ground more comfortably, I'd recommend it.
    I kept my stock center stand and I can still put
    it on it w/o any problem. Maybe just a little bit more effort but not
    That much more than stock at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBB View Post
    I just installed the lowering kit (by lower wing product: 1" drop in the rear)
    on my bike yesterday. (I left the front as is, although they recommend
    Sliding the fork tubes up by 1/2-5/8")
    I'm at 5'7" with 28-9" inseam.
    I had my stock seat trimmed down but due to the
    Shape of the stock seat pan, there wasn't much
    You could shave.
    I've lowered ALL of the bikes I've ever owned and the last
    One being a street glide (only 2" travel in stock form) I've
    Gotten so used to the harsh ride.
    My F6 has been so comfortable with stock setting AND
    I just love how nicely it handles. So I swore to myself
    Not to mess with the suspension. But I just
    Couldn't resist lowering my bike....
    Sure it looses the ground clearance when you lower
    It, but I do not attach twisties on my bike anyway.
    I must be one of the SOFTER riders but it works for me.
    I'm glad I did it.
    It rides as nice as it did before lowering it.
    The part is a top quality product and for those who want to reach the ground more comfortably, I'd recommend it.
    I kept my stock center stand and I can still put
    it on it w/o any problem. Maybe just a little bit more effort but not
    That much more than stock at all.
    I think I'm interested in this. I love ultimate seat but was settling for mustang for its 1" lower seating. What lowering kit did u use ?

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    me too

    we'd love to know what you used as well. we have a mustang seat on order, really don't want to add 1" heels to my boots (disco IS dead after all). sounds like bad porn but we'd love another inch.

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    I used the shock bracket (is that what's called?!)
    By Lower Wing Produsts)
    They offer 3 different one
    3/4" drop, 1" drop and 1 1/4" drop.

    Mine is the 1" drop.

    It replaces the stock parts and it pushes up the swingarm slightly
    (Which lowers the rear of the bike).
    Because, I think, it gives more leverage than stock,
    The shock feels a bit softer but you can compensate it
    By increasing the preload. I personally like a bit softer
    Ride. (Since I really don't ride my F6 that hard anyway...)

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    Why not get the Progressive Mono Tubes and lower the front end by 1 1/4 inch


    On sale at Wing Stuff
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    I went the same route about 3 months ago, 1" drop and Mustang seat, love it and get compliments all the time, scrapes the belly pan now and again but know big deal.

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    This is the very first mod I did to my F6 ( had the bike for 2 days). I lowered my rear 1 1/4 and 1" in the front and I love the ride...

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    Well I have not touched the suspension yet, but I was in Corbin Seats the other day and the guy there told me that they will scalt the foam to fit me when I decide to buy a new seat. I am kinda waiting a bit to see if this stock seat is going to do or not. Next week I am riding to Robinsville, NC and spending eight days in the mountains so I am guessing I will know how I feel about the stock seat by thetime I get back.
    THe Progressive SHocks and Forks are the way that I will go when the time comes for that. A friend of mine has them on his Ultra Classic(GyserGlide).

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