Had the same issue with my 08 Vegas. I bought the bike used and it was already lowered. My wire harness was damaged and it even dug a few scrape marks in the tire. The repair is simple. You do not have to remove the wheel. Take off the rear fender and repair the wires by soldering and shrink wrap. Be sure to secure the wires to the side of the sub frame with zip ties. Oh - and by the way I raised my bike back to stock height, and relieved some of the spring tension on the shock. The bike rides and handles so much better. Two up riding is a real problem with a lowered bike as well. I know it looks bad ass lowered, but it's not very functional !
2008 Vegas 8-Ball Vic stage 1 pipes, laydown lic plate, Ness fly bars, led brake lights, front turn sig removed, Memphis Shades Demon windshield, Rivco signal mirrors,
timing wheel at +4