What do you mean, "drop that bike"? Well, the saying "slammed to the weeds" is just another way of saying "lowered." On most bikes the rear fender is mounted high on the frame, so that the rear wheel has enough room to travel up and down when the bike hits a bump without the tire rubbing the inside of the fender. It also allows the bike to carry a passenger with enough travel and comfortable feel. However, having the fender so high may not have the look you are after-lowering the bike gives it a much more custom look.
There are several ways to get that lowered look on your bike. Some solutions are as easy as a low-profile seat, while others involve a little more work and a lot more money, such as an adjustable air-ride system complete with an onboard compressor. Some of these systems can cost more than $2,000. Or you can get a set of adjustable shocks; there's a handful of different companies that you can pick from, but still this could cost up to $800. Another option would be a component designed to change the length of the stock shocks, such as the TC Softail Lowering Kit from Burnout Cycles in Victorville, CA.
Jeff Wells, the owner of Burnout Cycles, was looking for a way to lower a bike's profile without spending a ton of money. He's come up with a lowering kit that will lower the bike's ride height as much as 2.25 inches under stock. The kit is made from CNC-machined steel with "Pro-Thane" bushing material and high-grade Nylock hardware. This kit goes for just under $100 and can be installed in little time without disassembling the shock.
This kit is designed and intended to fit original Harley-Davidson Softail shocks for the Twin-Cam models. We stopped by Anaheim-Fullerton H-D, where service manger Colby Craddock let us borrow a lift and Chad Lipman (one of the service techs) to give us a hand with the install. Note: Handling will be affected by the reduction in ride height. Always consult your factory shop manual prior to performing these types of modifications.
After a few adjustments Chad had the height that he felt was right for the look of this bike, which ended up being 2-1/4 inches lower than stock. After the test ride he checked everything and made sure nothing was rubbing or bottoming out. The bike looks good lowered and has a custom look to it, but with the reduced wheel travel the bike will feel a bit stiffer and will have less ground clearance and reduced cornering.