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Softail Rear Lowering Kits and Guide

Oct 17, '20

There’s no denying that lowering the rear on your Softail motorcycle makes it look cool. If you’re interested in taking your custom work to the next level or just want to explore your kit options, Demon’s Cycle is here to help. We make it easy to get the parts you need and the advice that will keep your Harleys on the road for years to come. Here’s some more info to help you decide if you want to lower the rear on your Softail, and on the Softail rear lowering kit available here at Demon’s Cycle.

What to Know About Lowering the Rear on Your Softail

Some enthusiasts might recommend that you stay away from lowering the rear on your Harley Softail motorcycle and it’s a good idea to take the time and decide if lowering your Softail motorcycle rear is the best option to fit your lifestyle and riding habits. Here are a few things to keep in mind before checking out the lowering kit options that are available to you.

What Kind of Riding Do You Do?

The truth is, lowering the rear on your Harley-Davidson motorcycle is going to impact how it handles, at least to some extent. You’ll probably feel like the bike is quicker off the line, though with that comes some reduction in high-speed stability. It’s worth noting that you’ll also have to accustom yourself to turning again, since your normal ride experience will be altered.

Consider the type of riding you do most often and see if these factors will impact that. You may find that lowering your Softail rear has very little impact on your riding experience and you just get to enjoy the perks of a bike that’s cool as hell.

Where Are You Driving?

When you lower your bike it’s, well, lower to the ground. It may seem obvious, but if you don’t take into account the roads and surfaces upon which you ride most often in advance, you may find yourself on a very uncomfortable journey after you lower your Softail rear. If your road surfaces are smooth and easy riding, then you don’t have to worry, but if you’re used to dirt roads and tougher terrain, lowering might not be the right option for your riding style.

Remember that a lower ground clearance also means slower and more precise turns, which can set you behind if you often ride with friends.

If you decide that lowering your Harley-Davidson Softail is right for you, then Demon’s cycle is here to help. Check out info on our lowering kit below!

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Demon’s Cycle 2" Chrome Shocks Lowering Kit Bolts for Harley Davidson Softail

Reviews call this 2” chrome shocks lowering kit ‘easy to install’ and ‘good looking’. These bolts allow you to lower your Harley-Davidson FXST by up to 2" and will fit Harley-Davidson Softail FXST 2000-Up (except FXSTD and FLSTN).

No matter what kind of custom work you want to do on your bike next, Demon’s Cycle has the parts, tools, and expert advice to make the process as smooth and easy as possible. Explore our parts catalog and begin planning your next project today.