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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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3" fork extenders on a bike with ABS ?

I did a search, and it seems most folks who have done the 3" fork extenders don't have ABS.

My bike has the ABS feature, so will the brake lines (there are 2 thicker lines and 1 smaller line going to the front tire) be long enough if I do the 3" extenders, or should I play it safe and stick with the 2" extenders ?

I don't want to start mucking around with the brake lines, the connection underneath the backbone looks complicated enough.

If anyone with an ABS bike has done this mod, please let me know.


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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-25-2012, 07:58 PM
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I put on 3" extensions on my 2010 Fury with ABS..bout the extension cables....100 more bux....didnt need the 3 inch longer cables and now Im stuck with them...But, really....no problem putting the fork extensions on!
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I put on 3" extensions on my 2010 Fury with ABS..bout the extension cables....100 more bux....didnt need the 3 inch longer cables and now Im stuck with them...But, really....no problem putting the fork extensions on!
So Johnny, are you saying you didn't need new brake lines for your 3" inch fork extensions on your ABS fury & that the lines were long enough?

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Yeah you can put 3" extenders on an ABS bike without extending the brake lines, you just have to take the lines out of the factory clips. I rode with a guy in Canada who had the extenders on his ABS bike.

Personally I felt it impacted the handling for the worse after riding a bike with the extenders only (might be different with the trees & extenders). As I did not like the way the bike felt with the extenders only I would not put them on my bike.

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I agree with Mac on this. I wouldn't want to trade the ride qualities for the look. Not knocking it,
Just another aside to not extending the brake pipes is be careful not to stretch your brake line when you jack the bike off the floor. Maybe Its possible you may hang the weight of the lower forks etc' on the pipe,,,,or not.

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I put a 3" extended brake line on mine with 3" extensions & lower spring and personally feel the ride is much better then stock. It takes a little getting used to tight corners but its a chopper
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As I said my personal view is that using the extenders only whilst they look good they stuff up the handling of the bike. One of the reasons I bought a Fury was because it was a chopper that handled. I'll save the crazy long springer front end for my old school chop.
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I did the T-mod for looks but the extensions-spring-risers-forwards & seat were all for better comfort and ride.
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Yep...Just stuck 'em on!....I read that I would need more line but I didnt!...But, like it was mentioned, be cool jacking the bike up...The lines do stretch a bit...and, for me, I couldnt really tell the difference in anything...Then again, 300 lbs on a bike probably keeps a person from telling any difference
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Thanks for that. I was thinking of putting extensions on more for handling, as I scrape the pegs every time I ride. I figured that if it lifts the front a bit, the bike might scrape less. Reading other posts on extensions with no 8* triple mod, generally the consensus was that it handled better. Maybe the bike doesn't handle better, but the rider gets used to it. Bugger. Back to being undecided on it. I didn't want to put the tree on, as that lowers it & that is not what I am looking for. Handling/performance/function is first & foremost for me.
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