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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-25-2010, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Need some thoughts on lowering

I found some hard struts for Harley's on ebay of course. I heard that Harley struts would fit our bikes. But I wasn't able to find the bolt sizes for our bikes. These struts are 10.5, which would lower the bike by 2 inches. The bolt holes are 1". Would these fit? Has anyone lowered the bike that low? If so any rubbing issues?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-25-2010, 09:25 AM
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The stock shock bolts are 14 mm if you want to run struts, make them, it should cost less than 20 buckrs to make... Going with struts, u can do up to 4 inches without fender mods, but i dont recommend any thing over 2 without moding the front forks to bring the trail back to almost stock

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I went with the Harley struts. Can't remember what size bolt holes but I do recall still having to drill them out a little bigger.
My fender is bobbed so I'm not sure if a full fender would rub. I'm running a bigger tire and the clearance is CLOSE. I wish I would had cut the side of the fenders down. (Still may do this)

Slim is right about making your own. If you have the ability...it looks pretty straight forward.
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Just seen your ebay item.
Is the design/style what you like or are you just trying to find something that works.
I think I payed around 30 for mine and the guy even had a couple of colors that he would powder coat it for free.
Just throwing another option at ya.
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Holy Crappers, for a $102.00 you can make 20 pair with a drill, a dremel and a can of paint.

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I know its expensive but will it fit our application?

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You will have to drill out the bolt holes. I can make you a set spesific to the vn for $60 painted and shipped
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where can you purchase these struts?
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where can i purchase lowering struts
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the easiest way to get these struts is to build your own. go down to your local hardware store and buy some tubing and start fabricating away.
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