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Recently purchased a 97 Electra Glide Classic. Was an Indian rider for 10 years prior to having to sell my bike do to possible house forecloser. Well I must say I'm loving the new ride. On my old bike I installed different shocks to lower my ride height. My question is with the EGC having rear air suspension would I lose a lot of comfort to my ride if I replace the shocks with different shocks to give me a lower ride? Also is there a recommended shock length to install so one doesn't bottom out? Is lowering the front end recommended for lowering the ride height? I'm 5'8 180 my wife is 5'4 140. Any help would be great

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Lower for looks or rider comfort?
 

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More for rider comfort but can't rule out look. Being only 5'8 I'd like to have more foot plant down at stops. So Comfort is #1 reason but like I say I do care what my bike looks like. I've also heard that putting on different shocks that will not longer allow you to use the air suspension will give you a crappy ride.
 

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Look into Progressive shocks. You can lower the rear and get a better ride than the stock air shocks and they aren't too expensive.
 

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Just be careful, any lowering will reduce your lean angle, thus reducing your clearance for cornering.
 

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Street Glide shocks are a dime a dozen these days. They are 1" shorter than your shock and bolt right on. 12"eye to eye, any year will work.
 
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