How Low Can You Go? Let Burly “Slam” Your Ride

//How Low Can You Go? Let Burly “Slam” Your Ride

How Low Can You Go? Let Burly “Slam” Your Ride

Let’s face it; a lowered bike looks badass, no matter your reason for doing it. Maybe you did it for aesthetic reasons or — if you’re vertically challenged like myself — maybe you just want the option of having both feet planted on the ground simultaneously. Hell, lowering almost anything with wheels automatically raises the cool factor. There’s not much else better to make you feel like the king of the local cruising grounds than rolling up on your freshly polished, slammed-to-the ground ride.

The question, of course, is how to obtain this “get down” experience. You should be comforted in the knowledge that there are actually several ways to skin this cat. From air suspension to shorter shocks, lowering kits — the list goes on and on. But now Burly has come up with a complete package to drop the front and rear of the bike so the handling characteristics remain true. The Burly Slammer Kit is a combination of dropped fork springs and stubby shocks wrapped up in one easy-to-install and price-friendly package.

There’s no need to disassemble the forks with this kit, and in most cases, the installation can be done in 20 minutes with the front end still on the bike! The entire Slammer kit is set up to go from box to bike in under an hour with just basic tools on most Sportsters and Dynas! (FLH requires the fork legs to be moved down to the access cap, but the leg does not have to be disassembled.) The good people of Burly have even put together an install video to show you just how slick the job can be. You can watch as Miss Jennifer bangs out a complete install in just over 30 minutes!

By |2014-03-31T16:07:46+00:00September 1st, 2010|Categories: Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

About the Author:

Patrick Garvin began his stint with J&P Cycles at the start of 2008 after doing some installs for us at Daytona and Sturgis for two years. Currently, Patrick splits his time between the eCommerce team and purchasing, finding new and exciting products for our website and catalog. When he’s not at his desk, he’s zigzagging across the country with J&P’s event crew. Patrick has an obsession with going fast on just about anything, a trait he shares with his 6-year-old son Race. You can usually find both of them wrenching in the garage or ripping through the fields on dirt bikes. Emma, his beautiful wife of 7-plus years, puts up with his antics and keeps his head screwed on because he certainly wouldn’t be able to find it without her.


  1. Lady Hog September 28, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Hey Stan, Hmmmm, let’s see, this year markes how many years Harley Davidison been around??? Can you count that high? Put your big girl panties on and DEAL WITH IT!

  2. John September 13, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Do you have such a kit for a ’90 FLHTCU? How comfortable of a ride does ones end up with?

  3. deacon September 10, 2010 at 10:00 am

    would have liked to hear what she was saying but the music was to loud

  4. Howard Orlea September 10, 2010 at 7:41 am

    I have a 2005 Heritage Softail Classic can you show me a video on how to and what kit will i need to us to complete the job i watched the lowering of the sporster but my bike will be a little different please help thanks for reading H Orlea. Looking to lower my bike about 1.5 to 2 inches.

  5. stan September 8, 2010 at 9:00 am

    HArley,HArley,HArley,HArley,HArley, I will be so glad when that over priced crap is a bad memory

  6. Howard aka JUNKYARD DAWG September 7, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    don`t ride a harley.what ya got for a 05 rodastar?

  7. Debbie September 1, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I slammed my 09 Fat Bob with Burly’s. Love the look and the ride! Simple and Fast to install. Now I’m getting the slammer blocks and slamming my 10 Street Glide. May just head out to Crete HD and order those today 🙂

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