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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-08-2013, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Burley Sportster Rear Shocks??

Hello i plan on lowering my rear 2" and i found these 10" burley shocks for the Sportster..i know ill have to modify the ears a bit to get them on the vulcans shock studs but i wanted everyone opinion and suggestions on these:

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i got 11 inch harley shocks on mine just push the bushing out and push the ones off the vulcan shocks in

its easier if you heat them up and get the glue un stuck

they will be a bit stiff but not unbearable

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Mine are similar to newrider's. I run em on the lowest setting and other than some of the worse bumps, the ride isn't bad. I drilled the eyelets out on mine so I could sell the stock ones later. Used a 9/16 bit and my drill press.

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@newrider- do you have any pics of how i looks with the 11" drop..
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@newrider- do you have any pics of how i looks with the 11" drop..
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Your bike looks soooo good!!! Is that a red LED under the engine??
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Here's a video of mine with Progressives. They dropped the rear by 2.25 inches. This was the video I used to sell my bike.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nf6S6ZA8Fg

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Here's a video of mine with Progressives. They dropped the rear by 2.25 inches. This was the video I used to sell my bike.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nf6S6ZA8Fg
Hey Blaz, Progressive's drop by 2.25".....Are there different Progressive Shocks for our 750's.... I thought it was a 1.5" drop...confused

any help/info would be appreciated.

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Hey Blaz, Progressive's drop by 2.25".....Are there different Progressive Shocks for our 750's.... I thought it was a 1.5" drop...confused

any help/info would be appreciated.

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Yeah, if you order the kit from scootworks, they are made with a ~2.25 inch drop.

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Hey Blaz, Progressive's drop by 2.25".....Are there different Progressive Shocks for our 750's.... I thought it was a 1.5" drop...confused

any help/info would be appreciated.

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our stock shocks measure 12" from eye to eye, you can get a set of shocks for a harley (any brand of aftermarket) that are 9.5 to 10" eye to eye. I personally am running a set of shocks for a honda GL1100 that I modded a little bit.. stock length was 13" I cut them down to 8" so the spring height alone dropped me 4" then made a 2" drop bracket for a total of 6" drop... now youi can't drop the bike 6" with out doing some other mods, like relocating the fender, dropping the front forks (or re-raking them, which is next on my list), and removing the center stand and GB.
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