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Rear air ride question


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I just put the Arnott system on my Road King and was wondering if anyone has used a lowering kit with an air ride setup to get lower? I like how it looks, but would look even better if it was a little lower.


One of THE 150!
I was thinking I am going to do this. Just have to make sure wiring doesn't get pinched or caught when you are setting the fender on top of the tire!


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I have it also. There is room when you are aired all the way down. The wire harness hangs on the right side of the fender with double back tape.when I lower mine on the stops I have 1" of clearence between the fender and tire.

Just can't ride with it all the way down. But looks cool as hell when lowered.


Up in da one fiddy...
I have Sinister lowering blocks and things bind up metal-to-metal with the Arnott Alden shock, even with 3/8" of spacers installed. Might be okay when parked but I wouldn't want to ride it that way. The thought of something going wrong at 80mph because I didn't think a particular mod all the way through has been keeping me up at nights lately. The curse of being an engineer...


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Well, I have the bilsteins. Maybe I'll try it while the bike is still all apart.

So what is the best lowering block set to try out?

Nautical Customs

all the lowering block are the same idea. just know u will have to ride with your bike up. Or there go's all your wiring and maybe your paint too. We set up a guy with blocks and air ride and decide he wanted to show off while riding so it cost him a new harness and paint.


One of THE 150!
I had the Arnott Bilstiens and Pingel's lowering kit. All the way down it would hit the fender. Couldnt even think about moving the bike with it down. I took them off because potential shock failure would leave me stranded.


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You still have the lowering kit and want to sell it? I want to try it, but don't want to buy an expensive kit just in case.

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