Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Greater Vancouver
Wow. My bike is a Custom, lowered 2" and running the 230.
If I put my full 200 lbs on the pylon seat (remember it is further back, so applies more torque to the suspension system), my bike only drops around an inch, and the swing arm is so far away from the fender I cannot imagine it ever hitting. There are no witness marks on my swing arm, fenders, or upper belt guard.
I am running at the 6th preload position.
Like I have said in other threads, I never ride 2-up, but have never bottomed riding solo with my set-up.
Just for giggles, take a measurement like this:
1) put the bike on the side stand
2) make sure the bike is nicely settled on a flat surface
3) measure from the lowest point of the rear fender (say somewhere around where the red reflector is mounted), but measure from the lower lip of the rear fender down to the upper exposed edge of the rear rim, but try and keep the tape measure/ruler vertical.
4) you should get something between 2.5" and 3.0"
If you get less than 2.5" from the above measure, then you have more drop than I do using the Barons drop kit, set on 2" drop for me.
If you start with more drop, then you may experience a rubbing/hitting that I do not.