Slammed!!

Post mods to non specific brands or models of bikes here.
User avatar
Blaine
Passed the Circle Test
Posts: 349
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:03 pm
My Bike: 05 S83 07 M50
Status: Offline

Slammed!!

Postby Blaine » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:16 am

Lowered with 11" shocks. :)
Image


Image
If at first you succeed,don't be surprised.

Image

User avatar
98VS1400
Joined a 1200cc Club
Posts: 7203
Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:02 pm
My Bike: Triumph Tiger EXP 1200
Moniker: Taming a Tiger
Location: 38.897885, -77.036482
Status: Offline

Re: Slammed!!

Postby 98VS1400 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:25 am

Looks good! Just watch for rubbing under the fender.

User avatar
Blaine
Passed the Circle Test
Posts: 349
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:03 pm
My Bike: 05 S83 07 M50
Status: Offline

Re: Slammed!!

Postby Blaine » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:38 am

98VS1400 wrote:Looks good! Just watch for rubbing under the fender.

I ride "One up" so should be fine.......Thanks. :)
If at first you succeed,don't be surprised.

Image

User avatar
wj_hurd
Got My M1 License!
Posts: 425
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:28 pm
Location: Rochester, NY
Status: Offline

Re: Slammed!!

Postby wj_hurd » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:31 am

I like it too!
Question... Can we take about an 1" out of our stock height with an adjustment to the stock shocks? I would love to drop mine just a smidgen.
1996 VS1400GL, Jardine Drag pipes, K&N Filters.

User avatar
enforcer
Joined a 650cc Club
Posts: 1138
Joined: Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:29 pm
My Bike: 03 HD FLHT 01 Yamaha XVS650
Status: Offline

Re: Slammed!!

Postby enforcer » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:03 am

wj_hurd wrote:I like it too!
Question... Can we take about an 1" out of our stock height with an adjustment to the stock shocks? I would love to drop mine just a smidgen.

No, unless you disassemble and cut out a coil or 2. I wouldn't recommend it. Look for some Marauder or Shadow shocks on eBay. Others will work but may require the eyes reamed or new bushings.

Lowering links are an option as well, but also not recommended.
Current rides: 03 HD FLHT & 01 Yamaha XVS650(BIP)
Former: 87 Suzuki VS700, 94 BMW K1100LT & 91 Honda CB250

I don't want to own them all, just ride them all.
Image

User avatar
98VS1400
Joined a 1200cc Club
Posts: 7203
Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:02 pm
My Bike: Triumph Tiger EXP 1200
Moniker: Taming a Tiger
Location: 38.897885, -77.036482
Status: Offline

Re: Slammed!!

Postby 98VS1400 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:44 am

wj_hurd wrote:I like it too!
Question... Can we take about an 1" out of our stock height with an adjustment to the stock shocks? I would love to drop mine just a smidgen.

Have someone snap a pic of you sitting on the bike. I bet its already lowered to the height you seek. [emoji2]

User avatar
Blaine
Passed the Circle Test
Posts: 349
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:03 pm
My Bike: 05 S83 07 M50
Status: Offline

Re: Slammed!!

Postby Blaine » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:52 pm

enforcer wrote:
wj_hurd wrote:I like it too!
Question... Can we take about an 1" out of our stock height with an adjustment to the stock shocks? I would love to drop mine just a smidgen.

No, unless you disassemble and cut out a coil or 2. I wouldn't recommend it. Look for some Marauder or Shadow shocks on eBay. Others will work but may require the eyes reamed or new bushings.

Lowering links are an option as well, but also not recommended.

Suzuki Savage (S40) shocks are a direct bolt on. :)
If at first you succeed,don't be surprised.

Image

User avatar
wj_hurd
Got My M1 License!
Posts: 425
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:28 pm
Location: Rochester, NY
Status: Offline

Re: Slammed!!

Postby wj_hurd » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:39 am

98VS1400 wrote:
wj_hurd wrote:I like it too!
Question... Can we take about an 1" out of our stock height with an adjustment to the stock shocks? I would love to drop mine just a smidgen.

Have someone snap a pic of you sitting on the bike. I bet its already lowered to the height you seek. [emoji2]


:fu: :hahafinger:
1996 VS1400GL, Jardine Drag pipes, K&N Filters.

User avatar
wj_hurd
Got My M1 License!
Posts: 425
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:28 pm
Location: Rochester, NY
Status: Offline

Re: Slammed!!

Postby wj_hurd » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:43 am

Blaine wrote:
enforcer wrote:
wj_hurd wrote:I like it too!
Question... Can we take about an 1" out of our stock height with an adjustment to the stock shocks? I would love to drop mine just a smidgen.

No, unless you disassemble and cut out a coil or 2. I wouldn't recommend it. Look for some Marauder or Shadow shocks on eBay. Others will work but may require the eyes reamed or new bushings.

Lowering links are an option as well, but also not recommended.

Suzuki Savage (S40) shocks are a direct bolt on. :)


How much drop will I achieve?

I just found a set for $55.00
1996 VS1400GL, Jardine Drag pipes, K&N Filters.

User avatar
Blaine
Passed the Circle Test
Posts: 349
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:03 pm
My Bike: 05 S83 07 M50
Status: Offline

Re: Slammed!!

Postby Blaine » Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:35 pm

About 2" They are 11" i Believe. :)
If at first you succeed,don't be surprised.

Image

User avatar
enforcer
Joined a 650cc Club
Posts: 1138
Joined: Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:29 pm
My Bike: 03 HD FLHT 01 Yamaha XVS650
Status: Offline

Re: Slammed!!

Postby enforcer » Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:21 pm

Blaine wrote:About 2" They are 11" i Believe. :)

Considering they're mounted at an angle, geometry doesn't work that way. If they're 11", it's going to drop his ride height slightly more than 2".
Current rides: 03 HD FLHT & 01 Yamaha XVS650(BIP)
Former: 87 Suzuki VS700, 94 BMW K1100LT & 91 Honda CB250

I don't want to own them all, just ride them all.
Image

User avatar
Blaine
Passed the Circle Test
Posts: 349
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:03 pm
My Bike: 05 S83 07 M50
Status: Offline

Re: Slammed!!

Postby Blaine » Sun May 01, 2016 7:01 pm

enforcer wrote:
Blaine wrote:About 2" They are 11" i Believe. :)

Considering they're mounted at an angle, geometry doesn't work that way. If they're 11", it's going to drop his ride height slightly more than 2".

That's why I said ("About 2") :fu: ;)
If at first you succeed,don't be surprised.

Image

User avatar
DevilsFan
Joined a 450cc Club
Posts: 974
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:56 pm
My Bike: 2015 Honda CTX 700
Location: Zephyrhills, FL
Status: Offline

Re: Slammed!!

Postby DevilsFan » Sun May 08, 2016 12:42 pm

Blaine...you better pull out your license plate! Those things have been known to get curled up by the back tire. One day I looked back at mine and wondered who the hell would curl up my plate! Then I read a few stories.

;)
Signature lines are for the weak-minded! I would never put a signature line below my site moniker!

User avatar
Blaine
Passed the Circle Test
Posts: 349
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:03 pm
My Bike: 05 S83 07 M50
Status: Offline

Re: Slammed!!

Postby Blaine » Sun May 08, 2016 5:45 pm

DevilsFan wrote:Blaine...you better pull out your license plate! Those things have been known to get curled up by the back tire. One day I looked back at mine and wondered who the hell would curl up my plate! Then I read a few stories.

;)

Thanks...I removed plate light & raised plate up under brake light.....Put white LED for plate light. :)
If at first you succeed,don't be surprised.

Image

moto357
Practicing Bicycling
Posts: 25
Joined: Wed May 11, 2016 1:19 pm
My Bike: Suzuki vs 1400
Status: Offline

Re: Slammed!!

Postby moto357 » Sun May 15, 2016 2:46 am

I know it's only been a few weeks, but how are you liking the 11" shocks? I'm leaning that way I think too

Mrparks88
Practicing Bicycling
Posts: 32
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:48 pm
My Bike: 02 Intruder s83
Status: Offline

Re: Slammed!!

Postby Mrparks88 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:16 pm

Marauder or Shadow shocks. These will fit with some work? I'm also interested in lowering my rear. I hate how high it sits =( but I have to be careful because I have a custom bag mount on mine. Hmm.. Has anyone done any further research on easy fit springs?

User avatar
Blaine
Passed the Circle Test
Posts: 349
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:03 pm
My Bike: 05 S83 07 M50
Status: Offline

Re: Slammed!!

Postby Blaine » Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:50 pm

Mrparks88 wrote:Marauder or Shadow shocks. These will fit with some work? I'm also interested in lowering my rear. I hate how high it sits =( but I have to be careful because I have a custom bag mount on mine. Hmm.. Has anyone done any further research on easy fit springs?

The shocks from a s40 (Savage) are 11" & a direct fit.
If at first you succeed,don't be surprised.

Image

User avatar
SoakedKarma
Tricycles are Cool
Posts: 14
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:06 pm
My Bike: 1996 VS800GL
Location: 39.379111, -119.828723
Status: Offline

Re: Slammed!!

Postby SoakedKarma » Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:24 pm

PO had dropped the rear of my 96 to 11" shock
Stock 80/90-21 front tire, 140/90-15 rear makes for a lean slightly raked look..

Do wonder how much handling geometry is affected..

Image
96 VS800GL Suzuki Intruder
87 CMX250C Rebel
79 CB400 Hawk (sold 93)
75 CB350 (sold 83)
71 CB350 (stolen 74)

User avatar
enforcer
Joined a 650cc Club
Posts: 1138
Joined: Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:29 pm
My Bike: 03 HD FLHT 01 Yamaha XVS650
Status: Offline

Re: Slammed!!

Postby enforcer » Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:50 pm

SoakedKarma wrote:PO had dropped the rear of my 96 to 11" shock
Stock 80/90-21 front tire, 140/90-15 rear makes for a lean slightly raked look..

Do wonder how much handling geometry is affected..

Image

Not significantly, but enough you'd notice with the stock shocks on.

I had 11.5" on mine when I bought it, I thought it handled ok. No real issues. Till I corrected the geometry in front by lowering it. Night and day. Handled like it was on rails after that. I know it's not a sport bike, but I haven't had a cruiser handle like that since.

Progressive front and rear, of course.
Current rides: 03 HD FLHT & 01 Yamaha XVS650(BIP)
Former: 87 Suzuki VS700, 94 BMW K1100LT & 91 Honda CB250

I don't want to own them all, just ride them all.
Image

User avatar
Blaine
Passed the Circle Test
Posts: 349
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:03 pm
My Bike: 05 S83 07 M50
Status: Offline

Re: Slammed!!

Postby Blaine » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:43 pm

What all years had 21" on front......Mine is 19"......Would love to get a 21". :)
If at first you succeed,don't be surprised.

Image


Return to “General Modifications”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest