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Have a chance to pick up Progressive Monotube shocks for my Street Glide. Putting a 21" wheel on the front. If I lower it 2 inches, will I be giving up any of the ride qualities? Thanks.
 

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Man just lowering the Front End only might give you some serious Head Shake problems. The Rake being longer makes High Speed better but the Rake being shorter makes High Speed more susceptible to Head shake. The old Choppers with their long Front Ends rode good at High Speed but going the opposite way could create some serious problems.
 

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I have the monoshock and 19 wheel. Rides fine. Now I need to find rear shocks. On the fence with 944s , harley premium or Howard doing a custom set
 

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I put a set of 944's on my street glide. Still can't get them dialed in with passenger. I'm 230 lb & 2 full turns for just me seems about right. I'm really not impressed with them, for the price.
 

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I found the air ride was to jarring when hitting bumps, no matter what pressure I had. Wifeys back was about to give out. Put progressives on, better for me, maybe 10% better for passenger. Still can't get it right. She only weighs 140 lb. I'll put the Monotubes in & see if that helps.
 

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I put 1" lower monotubes in front and 12" street glide shocks in the rear and had nothing but a bad ride. Got a set of 2 2s for the rear from Howard at Motorcycle Metal and have experienced the best ride I ever had. Something about the Ohlins in the back straightened out the front.A litttle pricey but with the forum discount and the superb ride , well worth every penny!
 

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Man just lowering the Front End only might give you some serious Head Shake problems. The Rake being longer makes High Speed better but the Rake being shorter makes High Speed more susceptible to Head shake. The old Choppers with their long Front Ends rode good at High Speed but going the opposite way could create some serious problems.
By lowering the front 2" and going with a 21" wheel up front the bike will sit very close to stock height not a problem.
 
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