I bought my 03 ultra last year and the factory lowers were removed sometime in it's life. I looked as well for the factory lowers but costs were just to much for me. I did buy the soft lowers as was suggested here and I really like them. Easy off and on. Yes they are not as nice as the factory lowers but the price and function can't be beat. Does a really good job in blocking the cold air from you lower legs. My wife even admitted she noticed a difference in temps. from the passenger seat so all is good. Also the soft lowers have pouches to put small items in.