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...lolI 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.