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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-30-2010, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
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Lowerd The Rear of "The Creep Show" (92 Vulcan)

well i finally did it I made lowering brackets for the VN750. I have them mounted on the bike, I just need to buy two shock bolts and make a spacer for the lower stock shock bolts and make a brace...

There has been a lot of talk in the past as to the stock axle being to short for the addition of the lowering brackets. I have come up with a solution for this problem... I first made the brackets out of 1/8" steel then I added a Brace between the Original Shock bolt and the new extended shock bolt, also made out of 1/8" steel.

Also I found that the original PDF file plans are no good... The bolt and axle holes are the wrong size and in the wrong spot. The axle is roughly a 9/16" hole, and the shock stud holes are 5/8". another problem is the axle and the original shock stud holes are too far apart in the picture, so before drilling all of the holes, drill the shock mount first then mark for the axle using the swing arm to help locate the exact spot for the axle hole.

now on to my third area of findings... I need to make a spacer for the outer shock brace. Once I make this later in the day, I will post pics along with final dimensions and hopefully a ride report as well.
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What is the advantage to making the mounts as opposed to getting shorter shocks?
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$5 bucks in parts, maybe more or less depending... I had the metal laying around, used all the oem parts, only had to buy the spacers and new shock "pins". The draw back is a lot more time involved in making them compared to mounting new shocks. one other reason for wanting to go this route was I can make it adjustable for the exact ride height I am looking for, where as a shock you are limited to the single length of shock.

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Hey Slim, my only concern with your solution to the axle issue is using 1/8" thick steel compaired to 1/4" I'd keep my best eye on those brakets for any sort of stressing, I hope they dont fail on you Bro.

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someone else on here used 1/8 and had problems with bending


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hence I am using a second piece of 1/8" plate to make an outer bracket. the middle will be reenforced with spacers and a brace like shown in the picture.

ohh one other thing I forgot to mention, the holes are shimmed with automotive shock bushings to keep the holes from becomeing stressed or getting wobbled out.

Once a long time ago, I used to build home brewed suspensions for off road 4x4's for applications where lift kits and super flex articulation packages weren't available. I lifted a '60 Willies wagon 12" just with shackles... I know I know.. not a good idea, but the main thing is I used 1/16 steel plate, just re-enforced with lots of spacers and braces... the shackles outlasted the Wagon... lol... so I don't think these will bend.
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Here are the pics of the semi finished brackets





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Those tires look mean!

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the tires aren't as mean as the pic makes it look... the lighting made the tread look more aggressive than it really is.
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