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Lowered and scraping

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  1. Zen3

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    I found 1.75 inch lowering bones on my Vegas. It does have hard bags. Installed them took it for a test ride and scraped pretty bad. Thank god I purchased a fender skirt. Tightened up the shock. Fixed the issue. Until I put my leather jacket And a soda or two and other small items in the bags. And it scraped once in awhile. Tightened up the shock and fixed the issue. Thought about it and took my daughter for a ride she is about 115 lbs and again scraping. Now the shock is tightened up pretty much to the max and with my daughter scraped a couple times but not as bad as before I cranked the shock way stiff. Still bothers me. Hate the sound. So I now am waiting for the inch and a half bones, hopefully that will fix the whole issue. Do you guys think there will be any difference with the issue and moving to 1.5 to 1.75 lowering bones. If not going back to stock.
     
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    You bought the bike and it had the lowering link already on it?
    Do you need it to be lowered?
     
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    Steel frames scrape with original shock set-up, without lowering, if you keep on stiffening your shock then the ride is uncomfortable, here is a rear shock SAG setting that I did for my Jack-Hammer, I would never lower it, I did change the original shock for a better quality one

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    Go back to the stock ride height and adjust your shock for you and your daughter. You’ll then be at Square One. Which is likely where you’ll stay. Lowered bikes are much more for show than for go.
     
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    If you don't need it lowered I would go back to stock.
     
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  6. Zen3

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    No I added the lowering bones. 1.75”
     
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    Yea I’m thinking that. Lowering was purely for looks. I like the look. But is it worth the BS? Thinking no. Just was wondering if the 1.5 bones I ordered already would solve the problem.
     
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    Ye
    yea. I’m starting to understand that. My bike is a driver not a show bike. Think I’m starting to see the whole picture now.
     
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    I was going for this look. But it’s low. I can’t see doing anything with a passenger on back. But it’s a mean looking ride.
     
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    Put air ride on it. Drop it down when parked, stock ride height when riding. Best of both worlds.
     
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    Or U could just ride really slow & only on well paved level roads......NOT!!!! Where’s the fun n that. ( wow been like 10-15yrs since I’ve used “not” that way. Damn I’m gettin old
     
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    Be careful, I too have lowering links on my Jackpot, and I rubbed the taillight wires right off last year.
     
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    I got a aluminum plate 12 cm wide and bolted that all lengthway inside that fender, works as a charm
     
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    Thanks man.
     
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