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04-12-2012 09:03 AM
Old Dog The OEM shocks on my 09 custom sportster were 11-3/4" eye to eye... Don't know much about the other years or mod. lengths, but I do think they are different for different ones... I do know that the 09s had what was supposed to be improved suspension... The forks on my 09 are Showa, not sure about the shocks though... I will look and see later though and let you know...
PS-Checked and couldn't find a brand name on the shocks...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
04-10-2012 04:16 PM
OleDirtyDoc here is a few pics of my bike with savage shocks
04-10-2012 12:36 AM
Originally Posted by VN750Rider/Jerry View Post
All Savage/LS650/S40 shocks are the same all years. Watch out for corners and speed bumps.
corners are fine but i don't ride my bike like a gixxer.i have only rubbed my pegs once,but i was getting real agressive.speed bumps are rough on everything,but yes it is not as smooth as stock,but any lowered shock will be rougher than stock,because of the limited travel.no they didn't need any mods.they just bolted up.like Jerry said any year will work
04-09-2012 06:34 PM
slimvulcanrider jeryy, dropping 2-3" on the rear doesn't effect cornering or bumps that great.. there is almost 8" of room between the tire and fender. and dropping the rear 2-3" only drops the pegs 1 inch if that much. now, dropping the front and rear 2" will drop the pegs down enough to start worrying about twisties...
04-09-2012 04:51 PM
VN750Rider/Jerry All Savage/LS650/S40 shocks are the same all years. Watch out for corners and speed bumps.
04-09-2012 12:36 PM
Villa Did those savage shocks bolt right up or did you have to fab the to fit, and what year should I pull them of of if I do try the savage shocks..
04-09-2012 01:35 AM
OleDirtyDoc i used suzuki savage shocks which are about 10.5" if i remember corectly.i also raised the forks about 1.5" and she handles fine
04-08-2012 12:15 AM
Villa Thanks guys I'll keep you posted with my results but it looks like I'm Getin those shocks
04-07-2012 10:12 AM
The DEUCE I installed a set of Progessive 412 lowering shocks that come off of a Sportster. The mounting eyes were slightly larger than the mounting bolts on the VN750 and I have had no issues of the shock mounts moving. I also raised the forks to level out the bike and she handles like a dream.
04-07-2012 02:54 AM
slimvulcanrider sportser shocks are direct bolt up.. i dropped my rear a total of 4" with out the need to drop the front... but i suggest having the progressive springs on hand in case you don't like the way it handles.
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