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Post  dsspunkler on Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:51 pm

Hey all,

I'm runnign the 205 55 potenza g019 and want to lower my bike. I want to go with 6* of rake and am thinking 11" progressives. Anyone with any thoughts on this set-up as far as clearance issues handling or other means to lower the ride etc. feel free to chime on in! Also want to do the progressive in the front @ the same time.Thanks in advance. p.s. got my dynabeads installed ,removed the weights...smmoooooooooth. Very Happy
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Post  nodakbassmaster on Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:21 pm

11's shouldn't be a problem, while you have the shocks off, doublecheck the tire clearance on the inner fenderwell should be all that's required.

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Post  dsspunkler on Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:40 pm

Thanks for the speedy reply. I'll be sure and check it out. Thanks again.
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Post  nodakbassmaster on Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:48 pm

no problem... some have even gone to 10.5... but that's pushing it. Remeber that the lower the shock, the less room it has to travel and absorb impact... Wink

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Post  Morgan Buchanan on Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:51 am

i have 11" progressives on a 205/55... no problem for me.
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Post  twin1300 on Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:44 am

dspunkler,

I have heard of quite a few guys going with the 11" Progressives with no issues! I was going to do that but I cut 2" out of my seat and the height felt so good, I abandoned the shock idea!.... Very Happy



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Post  dsspunkler on Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:32 pm

Bobby,
This is something I'm considering. Going w a sumo-x retro rear fender which will lower my seat(w/ the sumo seat ) a little,and the 11" progs.I'm about 6' tall .If I run 11" progressives and the lower seat position will I be eating my knees for lunch every time I hit a bump or what.I'm looking for that low, fat look while staying on the darkerside of things.Thanks

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