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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 06-03-2014, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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My bike is too high!

I have a 2005 VN750
Love it, but way too high for me.
Anyone got any ideas as cheap as possible?
I saw the bracket diagram and Im intrigued but theres no information. How do I know which I need? Also the opposing side doesnt have 2 bolts to work with...
Help?
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Your stock rear shocks are 12.5" long, get some lower shocks for the rear but not much lower than 11" to keep the rear tire from rubbing.

Carefully loosen the triple tree clamps that hold the front shock tubes and ease the front down until about 2" of tube stick up of the triple tree. Be careful not to lower it too far, I hear they can be hard to get back up.

Some seats from other bike models are a little lower but take a bit of modding to fit.

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I have a 2005 VN750
Love it, but way too high for me.
Anyone got any ideas as cheap as possible?
I saw the bracket diagram and Im intrigued but theres no information. How do I know which I need? Also the opposing side doesnt have 2 bolts to work with...
Help?
I made mine out of flat plate.. and of course you don't have three holes.. you are using your stock shock mount and the axle for the first two holes, and the third hole is your new shock bolt.



another note... those cad drawings aren't quite right.. I had to tweek them a little bit to get the holes to line up and the brackets to clear the shocks.
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Slim, Im with you on that side, but the other side...
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Fool, I cant afford those shocks.
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Slim, Im with you on that side, but the other side...
I did the exact same thing to the other side... I posted the hard side to configure.. which was the brake side... the final drive side was cake.


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i have a set of progressives for sale in the sell or swap section. i think they are 11 inches.

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i put a set of 11 inch harley shocks on mine you have to take out the rubber sleeves and install your original ones but they look better

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doc you been drinking or is your spell check acting up again lol

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