Lowering the Stratoliner - members please advise
just bought an 11' Stratoliner!!! Love the bike. She has a PC3, Hard Krome Straights and a nice upgrade in audio with Blue Tooth added. Need some advice on lowering the beast a little and hear lots about either A: Adding a 200/50/17 tire, B: Lowering links which are 1.75" or using the new Progressive 465 shock to lower her an inch as well. The Tire option sounds great if the RPM's arent too high but would love to hear from you fine peeps! She only has 15K miles on her. I have the Yamaha Comfort seats on the way too.
I know plenty of members have lowered the bike and have opinions on which mod they like best and or have tried all?? The 200/50/17 tire mod is kool but does it keep the bike at too high of an RPM at 80MPH (live in AZ and 80MPH on highway).. On the lower link mod can I crank the spring down enough to hold wife and I well and not bottom out? (only 350 pounds combined weight of wife and I). Or is it best to use the 465 Progressive shock 1" lower. Who has done what and LOVES what??