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REAR AXLE - need longer one for lowering kits

Howdy!!

I need some help here, plzzz

A few month ago i bought the "lowering kits" from a guy on Ebay. He used the blueprint from VN750.com to built them.
Since then i have been looking around for a longer rear axle (at least 1/2 inch longer) so i can finally install them.
NOWHERE to find them, or maybe i am not really sure what to look for

Anyway, I would offer you some cash (through Paypal) if you can find the right axle for me.
Maybe one of you knows exactly where to find one.

thanks in advance

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-24-2010, 07:30 PM
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I don't know anyone that makes a longer axle for the Vulcan. Odds seem to say it is possible some bike somewhere has an axle you could use instead that would fit and give you the needed clearence, but no one to my knowledge has posted this info.

But all it not lost, as any well equipped machine shop should be able to make you up one if you have the green to toss at them. Out of all the complex items one can have machined...a simple threaded rod is perhaps the easiest.

Call around town. You likely will have to bring in the stock one for comparison measurements, but I can't see this running you more than 60-70 bucks.

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Have you done a search here?? Some one here got one instead of grinding the swing arm, I can't remember whom. Try florida man. Floman.

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I have been research the VN1500 as a posible source of a rear axle, some years and models use the same bearings as our VN750, the thing is I can't find the specs for length... now there is another way of dropping the back while still using those brackets. You need to have the Axle Hole reamed out to 1 1/4" to 1 3/16" dia x 1/8" deep. Then find a 5/8" shock bushing for a car and remove the metal bushing cut the bushing to a few thousandths of an inch less than 1/8" and drill out the Axle Hole center to make a pressed bushing. Then you need to cut your castle nut in Half and weld a washer onto the back side. Like I said its complicated, but it is safer than trying to grind down swing arms, and is a lot cheaper than a new axle... the Shock busing is only $2.50 for 2 from Napa. I am not sure how much the Machine work would cost, because I had mine built with the recesses in already.
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here is a long long discusson on the axle dilema.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...=lowering+axle

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how thick are your Lowering brackets niterider?
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I want to say 1/4 in. Yea 1/4 in.

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Howdy!!

I need some help here, plzzz

A few month ago i bought the "lowering kits" from a guy on Ebay. He used the blueprint from VN750.com to built them.
Since then i have been looking around for a longer rear axle (at least 1/2 inch longer) so i can finally install them.
NOWHERE to find them, or maybe i am not really sure what to look for

Anyway, I would offer you some cash (through Paypal) if you can find the right axle for me.
Maybe one of you knows exactly where to find one.

thanks in advance
Wkrizan had one for sale a 1/2" longer, did you contact him?


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I was just wondering because it doesn't look like 1/4 in the pictures you posted.
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I will have to take measurement to be sure.

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