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Question Lowering drop kit for rear????

Does anybody sell a lower kit or can make me one? or have templates for me to copy? Was the axle changed ? If so what kind or where can I get one.Any help appreciated
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Lowering kit . . .

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Some time ago, a forum member posted this bracket diagrams, which lowers the bike aprox. 2 inches, with detailed instructions (check below).
I have a set made for me in S/S (still not installed), but verify the diameter of the axle holes; as I can remember
I think it needs to be bigger than whats indicated in the diagram.
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i just got 11.5 progressive rear shocks to lower mine. the rear fender is about 1 inch off rear tire. if you watch my youtube video, you can see how low it is.





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I just put on 11" progressive shocks on my bike and they are great. The part number is 412-4232C, Be sure to get the ones with the "C" behind the part# they are the heavy duty ones but they ride great and are adjustable. I have no problems even with a passenger. phatperformanceparts.com has them for 198.95 with free shipping and they got to my house two days after I ordered them. There are no clearance issues with the fender and they ride great! The progressive front replacment springs also made a drastic improvement in the ride and I lowered the front 1".They were also listed at the website as part# 10-1553 and were 76.95. Best money that I have spent on the bike so far.
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These are the same drawings I have. I have not found anyone to make them for me yet.
As for the rear axle, I think it has to be replaced with a longer one. When installing the lowering brackets you pick up 1/2" and there is not 1/2" extra with the exsting axle.
If you find some one to make the brackets and axle, let me know. As far as the shorter shocks, I am cheap, don't want to spend that much.
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made my brackets myself...as for the longer axle...I just used thinner nuts
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If the bracket is like mine, you can grind on the swing arm a bit and take a small round file and enlongate the hole in the castle nut.

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what's the handling difference for lowering front and rear, if any?

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I just lowered my bike with the brackets on this forum. I tried to upload pictures but
unable to. I had a machine shop make my brackets out of aircraft grade aluminum 5/16'
Also had my axle lengthened 3/4' to make up for the brackets. I didn't want to grind on swing arm or cut the castle nut down. I want all the strength that is suposed to be
built in to the bike. I had to cut the top of the brackets down about 3/8" to clear the shocks. Other wise every thing fit fine. As far as handeling, not that much differance.
And yes, the hole for the axle is larger than the drawings.
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I just lowered my bike with the brackets on this forum. I tried to upload pictures but
unable to. I had a machine shop make my brackets out of aircraft grade aluminum 5/16'
Also had my axle lengthened 3/4' to make up for the brackets. I didn't want to grind on swing arm or cut the castle nut down. I want all the strength that is supposed to be
built in to the bike. I had to cut the top of the brackets down about 3/8" to clear the shocks. Other wise every thing fit fine. As far as handling, not that much difference.
And yes, the hole for the axle is larger than the drawings.
3/4' isn't that 9" wow that is a long axle...you got spear heads on the ends of it??? is it legal to have that much material sticking out...and I wanna see pics of this...lol

Just giving you heck Curtis, I realize you meant to say 3/4"
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