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Old 08-09-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
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GRCustoms slim fender with what suspension?

Hey guys,

I've tried searching around but can't seem to find an answer for this. I'm planning on getting the slim fender with primo LEDs from GRcustoms from my 08 DX, and have been thinking about what suspension to get. I don't really care for the air suspension as it's more complicated and I will honestly never want to slam my bike down to show off.

I'm 160 lbs (73 kg) and occasionally ride with my sister or girlfriend who are both around 110 lbs (50 kg) so not a whole lot of weight is ever on my bike.

I don't really have any problems with the stock suspension right now, but I'm worried that once I install this fender that the back end is going to be pointing up and look like a dirt bike as many of you have suggested on here.

Most seem to prefer the progressive 440s, so what would be the ideal length to get for my situation then? Or would the stock height and suspension be fine?

Do any of you have any pics with the slim fender on with stock suspension? With progressives?

Your input is greatly appreciated, thanks a lot.

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Old 08-09-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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I don't have the slim fender, but I do have the Progressive 440s (an inch shorter then stock). They work well for the V-Rod, nice ride.

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Old 08-09-2012, 09:40 PM   #3
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This was the very same reason I didn't get a gr customs fender. Seems like everyone who gets that fender has air ride, and the only time they snap a picture is when it's slammed. I want it to look as good riding as it does when it's parked. I couldn't find a decent picture, so I went the Kreater route.


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Old 08-10-2012, 01:13 AM   #4
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I've never heard of kreater till you mentioned it. I did a little digging and can't find very much, do you have it already? Any pics? What suspension you using?
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:27 AM   #5
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I would also be interested in seeing pics of any of the gr customs fenders on bikes without air ride..

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Old 08-10-2012, 04:38 AM   #6
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I've never heard of kreater till you mentioned it. I did a little digging and can't find very much, do you have it already? Any pics? What suspension you using?
Very nice stuff... but very pricey too... I was considering one of their fenders but they will only fit up to a 260. http://www.1130cc.com/forums/showthr...hlight=kreater
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:52 AM   #7
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I have most of my order but it isn't installed yet. I'm still waiting on my seat. I'm running 11.5 inch progressive 440's. They are pricey, but there wasn't anything else out there that turned out the way I wanted.


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Seems like everyone who gets that fender has air ride, and the only time they snap a picture is when it's slammed. I want it to look as good riding as it does when it's parked.


I really want a gr customs fender but I have the STOCK height 12.5" progressives and I really worry how it will look. (the fender aint cheap!)
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:54 PM   #9
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Would it be possible for anyone with air suspension and a slim fender to raise it to stock height and maybe an inch shorter than stock height and take some pictures to get an idea of what it would look like? I would really appreciate it
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Would it be possible for anyone with air suspension and a slim fender to raise it to stock height and maybe an inch shorter than stock height and take some pictures to get an idea of what it would look like? I would really appreciate it
i would too
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:17 PM   #11
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I have asked guys for such pictures and they never follow through. That's why I went the Kreater route. Talk about expensive. If I ever get my seat, that kit will finally get installed.


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Old 08-15-2012, 09:14 PM   #12
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Hey guys, the Slim Fender Snuggs the fender closer than any other fender we offer.

The main reason guys buy the Air Ride is so they can control the level of where they want to fender to be.

I put my toggle switch in my horn cover so I can adjust it while riding, I raise it when I ride and lower it when I get off.

It does draw a crowd when I drop it down at the local watering hole!

You can leave it where you want it and ride, or adjust it anyway you want, that's the main reason guys get the air ride, but the big reason is the RIDE!

Air Ride is the best ride you can get on a motorcycle or a car for that matter, the shocks HD puts on the bikes is a cheap functional shock, made for standard riding.

But HD made the inner fenders sit so high on the bike that when you change your fender to one of ours that shows off that fat tire, you see 6" of space between the tire and the fender, looks like a sport bike!

So the ONLY way to get that fender low enough is ONLY air ride, as a shorter shock will only be stiff and give you the worst ride!

Just my 2 cents, I've been riding bikes for 30 years and the last 15 years ALL my bikes have air ride, especially the "Bleed Feed" system as it not only raises and lowers the bike but it also "dampens" the ride makes it firm or soft so you can change the comfort level when riding the Freeway's or firm it up for the canyons!

here's a couple of bikes with stock shocks
and one lowered with air ride

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i have a custom fender with standard shocks and lot of people have liked the look of it. i think if i go with progressive 440 it will look much better.

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i have a custom fender with standard shocks and lot of people have liked the look of it. i think if i go with progressive 440 it will look much better.

your bike does look awesome

i had air ride on my softail and hated the ride......i did have it lowered but i expected more out of a $1500 system....
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:23 AM   #15
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your bike does look awesome

i had air ride on my softail and hated the ride......i did have it lowered but i expected more out of a $1500 system....
Thank you. i am happy with the ride so far and lowering it an inch might make it look better.

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