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I have a 2013 Road Glide Ultra that I'd like to lower the rear of. I installed a detachable tour pack bracket. Hidden antenna and a sleek low profile seat. I'd like to lower the rear end to give it a sleeker look for around town but am worried about how it will ride when I put the tour pack back on and ride 2 up. Any ideas?
 

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The Angry One
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The short answer, is that you can't have your cake and eat it too. If you lower the rear, the only way to really do it is to install shorter shocks.....but this WILL affect the ride quality, especially while 2 up riding, and touring.
 

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Just Ride
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Put a set of stretched bags or bag extensions on it to give it the look.
 

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The Angry One
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Put a set of stretched bags or bag extensions on it to give it the look.
That helps for sure.

I don't think most people notice ride height while the bike is in motion, but worry about it more when the bike is parked.

You could invest in a air ride set up, such as Legends, and then have the best of both worlds.
 

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The short answer, is that you can't have your cake and eat it too. If you lower the rear, the only way to really do it is to install shorter shocks.....but this WILL affect the ride quality, especially while 2 up riding, and touring.
Thanks that's what I was afraid of.
 

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Thanks that's what I was afraid of.
Yup. You could lower the whole bike, but it will still affect your ride quality. I run a Legends Air ride, and the extra inch of travel it provides over my stock Glide ride height is appreciated while touring. Lol
 

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Yup...air ride is the way to go. Have the best of both worlds and when you park it you can slam it as stated above. But more importantly is the ride quality over the stock set up.
 
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