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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-11-2007, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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lowering information.

I am serious about lowering my 03 vulcan. I read that someone used different shocks and some have used lowering brackets. I would appreciate serious advice and if anyone has necessary parts, let me know.
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I think it depends on how far you want to lower it. The standard shocks are 12.5" from eye to eye. Getting shorter shocks will run you about $200-$500 and will shorten the shock up to 1.5" using the normal mounting points. Some people have created thier own lowering brackets and have lowered the bike about 2". Not sure what the cost is, but it is cheaper than replacing the shocks. Do a search on the forums. I know there is a recent thread about the brackets.

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Thanks Lancer19
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Hi Bob
As you are asking for some advice, I strongly suggest you fit shorter shocks rather than solid brackets which will only succeed in destroying the comfort of the ride.
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He's not looking at replacing the shocks with hard bars. He's looking at lowering the bike. The brackets I'm talking about are like Bman23777's in this thread https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5479. For some reason my work has photobucket blocked so I can't see niterider's pics.

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My brackets work great and the ride comfort is still there but I found these shocks and I'm thinking about geting them and trying them out $90 bucks sounds pretty good.Here is the link look about 3/4's the way down the page.
http://www.crc2onlinecatalog.com/chopper3.htm

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There are some 11 inch Harleys with 5/8 studs on ebay. Woill they work?
What are Vulcan stud mount size?
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The stud on the vulcan is slightly larger you could remove the sleaves from the shocks and switch them.

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Thanks BMan-- I did not get those, but I will continue to look. Did you make your lowering blocks?
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ptcbob, this is what I came up with after following BMan's bracket design. I only show one side cause both bracket are alike.
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...r/000_0038.jpg

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