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I was at cruise night sponsored by the local dealer last night and pulled in and parked my bike night to my buddy's Fury. He recently installed the L&M spring kit and I mine instead has the new Tony tail end mod. It was interesting to view and compare the two side by side. Although both looked great I was a little surprised by the two different looks each one had after the lowering modifications to each. The L&M spring slightly drops the ass end straight down and Tony's mod takes the duck tail that used to point into centerfield showing that nasty gap and brings the the tail end back in play. Both mods. look great with a slightly different look to each but I began to wonder what the bike would look like with both the L&M spring and Tony's mod done to it. Has anyone done both mods and if so what is the feedback on it?
 

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Isn't this something I saw LnM post a warning about? same as with the air shock they are working on. Something about if you had a flat or low tire pressure it could cause the tire to strike the frame?
 

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Isn't this something I saw LnM post a warning about? same as with the air shock they are working on. Something about if you had a flat or low tire pressure it could cause the tire to strike the frame?
nahh its incase of a blowout on the airbag, the shock bottoms out same w/ l&m's spring, its just less travel
 

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There is a posting in regards to air ride and Tony's mod but I'm talking about the spring kit and Tony's mod. I think the only concern with both would be is there enough room to do both and not bottoming out.
I think there would be enough travel space between the fender and the top of the tire but I think there isn't enough room in the area of where the rear fender ends due to the way Tony's mod because of the cut just tips the fender back into the rear tire for a tighter look and fit.. I noticed from viewing both mods that the L&m mod has more clearance on the tip of the rear fender where the license plate light would be to the fender than Tony's mod. but Tony's mod has more clearance from the top of the tire to the fender rails than the L&M mod. Just wondering if someone had done both and what the results where.
 

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There is a posting in regards to air ride and Tony's mod but I'm talking about the spring kit and Tony's mod. I think the only concern with both would be is there enough room to do both and not bottoming out.
I think there would be enough travel space between the fender and the top of the tire but I think there isn't enough room in the area of where the rear fender ends due to the way Tony's mod because of the cut just tips the fender back into the rear tire for a tighter look and fit.. I noticed from viewing both mods that the L&m mod has more clearance on the tip of the rear fender where the license plate light would be to the fender than Tony's mod. but Tony's mod has more clearance from the top of the tire to the fender rails than the L&M mod. Just wondering if someone had done both and what the results where.

After the Tony Mod is done, take off the rear shock and see how low the rear fender gets and how close it gets to the tire with nothing in the way... That *should* tell you if its possible to do both, if there is no signs that its going to rub the tire (I would give it at least an inch worth of play between the fender and tire) then it would probably be fine to do both mods. I too have been thinking about this as well.
 

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There is a posting in regards to air ride and Tony's mod but I'm talking about the spring kit and Tony's mod. I think the only concern with both would be is there enough room to do both and not bottoming out.
I think there would be enough travel space between the fender and the top of the tire but I think there isn't enough room in the area of where the rear fender ends due to the way Tony's mod because of the cut just tips the fender back into the rear tire for a tighter look and fit.. I noticed from viewing both mods that the L&m mod has more clearance on the tip of the rear fender where the license plate light would be to the fender than Tony's mod. but Tony's mod has more clearance from the top of the tire to the fender rails than the L&M mod. Just wondering if someone had done both and what the results where.
L&M i believe just uses a different spring (possibly revalved shock too) travel should be the same for bottomed out distance. I would call L&M and ask if it bottoms out at same height as stock and if it does then bottom the bike out when you bend the tail down and allow some extra clearance as a Just in case then you will be fine.
 

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i have the [email protected] spring and if i ride on soft spring and soft shock it will bottom out.i also weigh in at 250.i also have to hit a pretty good bump to do it.if i ride like someone with some sense it does fine.
 

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i have the [email protected] spring and if i ride on soft spring and soft shock it will bottom out.i also weigh in at 250.i also have to hit a pretty good bump to do it.if i ride like someone with some sense it does fine.
I think its more the shock bottoming out and not necessarily the tire bottoming out on the bottom part of the fender "cage" or fender itself... what do you think?
 

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L&M i believe just uses a different spring (possibly revalved shock too) travel should be the same for bottomed out distance. I would call L&M and ask if it bottoms out at same height as stock and if it does then bottom the bike out when you bend the tail down and allow some extra clearance as a Just in case then you will be fine.
Ya I'm not sure about the clearance issue of it it. I'm only wondering about it and I don't have any intention of doing both because I am very satisfied with the look of Tony's mod and I actually like it a little better because of the way it tips the tail end and fender back into the tire giving it a little better look in my opinion. I also like the idea that Tony's mod doesn't change the original suspension design and is more of a cosmetic enhancement. I was just curios after viewing both mods. side by side as to what it would look like if both mods were done and I figured someone else must have done both by now.
 

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I was at cruise night sponsored by the local dealer last night and pulled in and parked my bike night to my buddy's Fury. He recently installed the L&M spring kit and I mine instead has the new Tony tail end mod. It was interesting to view and compare the two side by side. Although both looked great I was a little surprised by the two different looks each one had after the lowering modifications to each. The L&M spring slightly drops the ass end straight down and Tony's mod takes the duck tail that used to point into centerfield showing that nasty gap and brings the the tail end back in play. Both mods. look great with a slightly different look to each but I began to wonder what the bike would look like with both the L&M spring and Tony's mod done to it. Has anyone done both mods and if so what is the feedback on it?
I have done the DIY shock mod, which gives you the same result as the L&M spring. And I have done the T-mod. Pics are in my profile. I have not had an issue yet(except the crater I hit the other night which i think is where my low frame mod came from) and i was alone then. I have had a 120lb lady on the back and my 150lb, riding with shock set low/med
 

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Ya I'm not sure about the clearance issue of it it. I'm only wondering about it and I don't have any intention of doing both because I am very satisfied with the look of Tony's mod and I actually like it a little better because of the way it tips the tail end and fender back into the tire giving it a little better look in my opinion. I also like the idea that Tony's mod doesn't change the original suspension design and is more of a cosmetic enhancement. I was just curios after viewing both mods. side by side as to what it would look like if both mods were done and I figured someone else must have done both by now.
I will get Stonewheel (L&M spring) and DaRe (T-mod) together soon and get some pics
 

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I will get Stonewheel (L&M spring) and DaRe (T-mod) together soon and get some pics
I'm gonna be getting the spring also.
I'm going to shave off the front bolt and the surrounding of the RAW bracket to get more clearance when lowered another 1.5 inches. I shaved off the point of the bracket already and have no more rubbing issues.
 

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I'm gonna be getting the spring also.
I'm going to shave off the front bolt and the surrounding of the RAW bracket to get more clearance when lowered another 1.5 inches. I shaved off the point of the bracket already and have no more rubbing issues.
daRe, thanks for the input and I would love to see photos of your ride when your done with this. I think it would work fine only for those who have like you removed the stock brake light and clear rthe rest back there to the end of the fender. There appears to be enough room in this area and enough travel between the tire and fender to accomadate both mods. I only bring it up because for those who have not seen both side by side what a surprise to the two different mods. for lowering have. Both have their own different look to them and after viewing both I though how cool this look might be if you were to combine both of these methods.
 

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daRe, thanks for the input and I would love to see photos of your ride when your done with this. I think it would work fine only for those who have like you removed the stock brake light and clear rthe rest back there to the end of the fender. There appears to be enough room in this area and enough travel between the tire and fender to accomadate both mods. I only bring it up because for those who have not seen both side by side what a surprise to the two different mods. for lowering have. Both have their own different look to them and after viewing both I though how cool this look might be if you were to combine both of these methods.
Yes, definitely thought the same... L&M's safe method, then a user method to the extreme without killing ourselves over it should suffice. So long as we use our brains on this, such as MyFuryRide did... we should be fine. BTW, MyFuryRide, can tell you have worked on hardware before like this or something similar where you had to use measurements for "hardware", would be interesting to know what you know... what do you do orrrr, what do you know... ;)

Saw the pics... good job btw... just watch the big bumps... ;)
 

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Yes, definitely thought the same... L&M's safe method, then a user method to the extreme without killing ourselves over it should suffice. So long as we use our brains on this, such as MyFuryRide did... we should be fine. BTW, MyFuryRide, can tell you have worked on hardware before like this or something similar where you had to use measurements for "hardware", would be interesting to know what you know... what do you do orrrr, what do you know... ;)

Saw the pics... good job btw... just watch the big bumps... ;)
Well aaahh, I dn't know if that was a (slam) so I dn't know how to take this but if you must know.........

8yrs Mig/stick welding, Certified Tested out of college welding course in the first week

30+yrs Working on, moding, cars and race cars and 4x4's

several yrs in buddy's machine shop making parts for the above mentioned

12yrs Journeyman carpenter, not counting custom homes, so that should answer the measurements question.

btw It's not going to the moon, so the calipers and slide rule stayed in the toolbox

a couple pics of what i do
 

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Well aaahh, I dn't know if that was a (slam) so I dn't know how to take this but if you must know.........

8yrs Mig/stick welding, Certified Tested out of college welding course in the first week

30+yrs Working on, moding, cars and race cars and 4x4's

several yrs in buddy's machine shop making parts for the above mentioned

12yrs Union carpenter, not counting custom homes, so that should answer the measurement question.

btw It's not going to the moon, so the calipers and slide rule stayed in the toolbox

a couple pics of what i do
Definitely not a slam bro.. a compliment actually... good work and you confirmed my thoughts that you have some work in this area... ;)
 

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Definitely not a slam bro.. a compliment actually... good work and you confirmed my thoughts that you have some work in this area... ;)
Its all goood, RSS
 

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that is me in the boom lift:( forgot my hardhat that day and thats all i could find lol:rolleyes:
and dn't tell the casino i took these pics
 

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MyFuryRide, your bike looks great and I guessed you answered my question since it appears you have done both mods. Did you have to adjust to a stiffer shock setting after the mods were complete. I intentionaly got a little agressive with my cut and with the stock light still intact for now I did have some rubbing issues and have adjusted the shock a little stiffer to get away from it. I was surprised to find that I liked the the new stiffer shock setting better than my previous the factory setting and it now feels like a rock skimming across the water when I take a bump and I just go over it like its not even there..
 

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MyFuryRide, your bike looks great and I guessed you answered my question since it appears you have done both mods. Did you have to adjust to a stiffer shock setting after the mods were complete. I intentionaly got a little agressive with my cut and with the stock light still intact for now I did have some rubbing issues and have adjusted the shock a little stiffer to get away from it. I was surprised to find that I liked the the new stiffer shock setting better than my previous the factory setting and it now feels like a rock skimming across the water when I take a bump and I just go over it like its not even there..
I adjust the shock stiffer only when riding 2 up, gotta go to Daughters graduation talk later
 
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