The most important part of having a lowrider motorcycle is having it sit low. While there are several methods to lower the rear of motorcycle, the most common is the use of shortened shocks. Our project 1989 Electra Glide Sport FLHS has been running Burly Slammer rear shocks for more than two years without a single problem. The only downside to them is they are designed to be an inexpensive way to lower the bike, while still retaining some bit of suspension.
We found the limits of the Slammer Shocks after a few two-up rides and our asses seeing some daylight on some rough-and-tumble roads during the Hot Bike Tour.
To help regain some control, we decided to install Progressive Suspension’s 944 Series Ultra Touring shocks. They are available in two different lengths, including a 12.5-inch Ultra Low, which we chose.
Installation is extremely straightforward and could be accomplished by anyone using hand tools in a garage. The difference in ride quality is overwhelming and possibly one of the best investments you can make to your motorcycle. Gone are the bumps and jars, replaced with a much more controllable squat with substantially greater control.
944 Series Ultra Low Shocks