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Re: Slammed!!

Postby enforcer » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:17 pm

Blaine wrote:What all years had 21" on front......Mine is 19"......Would love to get a 21". :)

1400s all had 19. 21s came from 800s and I believe 750s. Late 80s to mid to late 90's. Don't remember exact years. Bolt right up without any mods.
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Re: Slammed!!

Postby Blaine » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:49 pm

enforcer wrote:
Blaine wrote:What all years had 21" on front......Mine is 19"......Would love to get a 21". :)

1400s all had 19. 21s came from 800s and I believe 750s. Late 80s to mid to late 90's. Don't remember exact years. Bolt right up without any mods.

Great......Thanks for info!!! :)
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Re: Slammed!!

Postby AntiqueIntruder » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:20 am

There was a guy on the old board...went by Ricker I think. Modded the stock shocks. I followed his instructions. Can't remember exactly what I did but it worked a treat, and is still working. I think I cut out a couple of coils....not sure. I painted the coils to match the bike while I had em apart. Only issue is letting it down off the lift, I need to make sure the springs seat back into the top cups. That, and left hand hard cornering...scrapes the kickstand mount.
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Re: Slammed!!

Postby AntiqueIntruder » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:21 am

Wow! Old thread....
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Re: Slammed!!

Postby Blaine » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:58 am

I have done that in the past.....Cut a couple of coils outta OEM shocks.....Worked fine when I did it.
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Re: Slammed!!

Postby Lechy » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:12 am

If you cut the coils, you should also cut and thread the stems to match.

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Re: Slammed!!

Postby Blaine » Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:38 pm

Lechy wrote:If you cut the coils, you should also cut and thread the stems to match.

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Never did that & had no problem even with two -up riding.......I can see that being a problem if you cut more out as the shock would bottom out before the spring compressed.
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Re: Slammed!!

Postby Dsober1 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:47 am

Intetersting post. Must comment that 11" rear shock (aftermarket: dimecity cycle) a NO GO on my '04 VS1400 w/170/80-15 tire. Bottoms out with 160# solo rider. I did the R & R thing twice, grommets incl. Tire SLAMS fender. Best not 2 advise 11", waste of time and $. Wanna buy my 11" cheap?

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Re: Slammed!!

Postby stillrolling » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:59 pm

I rode mine with 10.5" shocks for years. It only bottomed out when I rode two up. Now that I have a g/f, I put 11.5" shocks on. The best part was leaning in the curves. I used to have a spark shower. Was neat at night........ I wore a set of Nasty twins out that way....lol.


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