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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 03:03 PM
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Does anyone know if this is an easier DYI than shaving the spring?
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 04:44 PM
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I had a very bad experience with the shock mod. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. My swingarm mounting hole split in half and the shock ripped into my rear tire. I needed a new swingarm and rear tire. It may have been because of the nice potholes of NYC or just a fluke but be careful!

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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-12-2012, 02:22 PM
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We cut the rear frame that held the fender. Shortened the fender about 3 inches and lowered the rear fender about 2 inches and forward 2.
I'm 125 she's 130. Alone I don't bottom. Together over bumps we do. Yesterday we really hit it hard on a set of tracks and cut the rear tire about an inch. Aftermarket stop lamp bolt. Even shaved it got the tire just enough. Got a flat. I'm gonna replace with a 240 40 18 and weld a steel rod 1 inch by two inches long inside the fender support to not bottom out again. I'll send some pics.


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I worked on the spring last week, got it done by a chopper shop and they did a good job.
Just grind 1/8 of an inch per side and it gives you roughly about 1.5 as a result.

The guy who did it said it is pretty safe because the spring is very robust and it if you keep it cool while grinding then is ok.


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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 12:09 PM
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CORRECTION TO MY LAST POST. We did bottom out a little, but we didn't blow the tire that way. When we removed the tire, we found a utility knife blade inside!
Apparently about ten mins into riding we must have hit the blade in a crack, or the front tire hit it and stood it up! Here's the new tire with the shock adjusted hard with a heavy preload. Click image for larger version

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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 03:36 PM
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Has anyone removed the spring and put some 1/4" plates in to drop to rigid? I did that to my V-Star. It cost me some comfort, but it looked mean as Hell.
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