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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-22-2008, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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I just finished lowering my 750 by 2". I used the brackets listed on this forum. I only had to make minor changes, The axle diameter was larger than the drawings and I had to make room for the shock by triming the bracket down on top about 3/8". The ride is stiffer because the shock is at an angle more horizontal than before. Other than that, everything fit very well. I can get on and off easier now. I can live with the stiffer ride for now but I think when I can afford them I will get the shorter shocks. Next the goats belly comes out.

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What did you use to cut out the brackets? Useing 1/4" cold steel I would think a hacksaw might prove to be a bit difficult. I was wanting to go about 3inches myself.

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I took the drawing to a machine shop. The owner was once a rider. He made them out of 5/16 aircraft grade aluminum. Took them in one afternoon and got them the next morrning. Also had the axle made 3/4" longer. That way I didn't have to grind the swing arm or grind the castle nut in half. I thought everything was there for strength and I didn't want to grind it away.

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I took the drawing to a machine shop. The owner was once a rider. He made them out of 5/16 aircraft grade aluminum. Took them in one afternoon and got them the next morrning. Also had the axle made 3/4" longer. That way I didn't have to grind the swing arm or grind the castle nut in half. I thought everything was there for strength and I didn't want to grind it away.
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If you want to go 3" I would take the shocks off and replace with a solid bar and go hard tail. Just make the bars the lenght you need. At 3"" your shocks are going to be so horizontal they would be useless and may cause you to bottom out.

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Unable to upload pictures of the lowering job. I don't know if they are too big or something else wrong.

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upload pics to photo bucket then "[ IMG ]http://www.photobucket.com[ /IMG ]" where [url]http://www.photobucket=[ /ur l] your pics

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I don't know if this will work but I will try.
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don't understand, worked for me.

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