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Lowering shocks

Looking to lower the rear end. Found some Burly style shockers on eBay. 135 from Germany. Also found some from M and P here in the UK for 50. Any reason why the cheaper universal option won't work? Both links below

https://www.mandp.co.uk/type10-280mm...hox-black.html

https://ebay.co.uk/itm/11-Lowering-S...-/282684077915

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Just lowering the rear end will slow down the steering on the bike.

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Slow down the steering?

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When you lower just the rear you effectively are increasing the trail, thus slowing the steering.

https://www.cycleworld.com/2015/05/2...rake-and-trail

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When you lower just the rear you effectively are increasing the trail, thus slowing the steering.

https://www.cycleworld.com/2015/05/2...rake-and-trail
Ah yeah I'm aware of that. Just looking for opinions on whether the universal ones will do the job. I've got a feeling the ones listed for the street at 135 are also universals

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I'd opt for the eBay units. They are stating they are the same rebadged Burly shocks without the name. These are all made by Progressive if so.

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Yeah I saw that. Wasn't sure if they meant they ARE Burley shocks without been badged as such, or if they are replicas. The same seller has them listed in other auctions saying they fit Sportsters

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When it comes to items like this I would go with something made specifically for your bike. Suspension is too important, at least to me.

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FWIW, the sporty shocks I got had "wide" eyelets,

and the Street had "thin" eyelets, so you may need longer shock bolts if they are not 100% correct.
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Ordered the "burley" pair. Seller accepted an offer of 120 so even better

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