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Do you have any issues with the passanger seat? My wife loves to ride so if the passanger seat doesn't quite fit back properly I'm SOL.
 

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Do you have any issues with the passanger seat? My wife loves to ride so if the passanger seat doesn't quite fit back properly I'm SOL.
Hey it fits fine but it's definetly angled back more. I'm in the process of getting a custom tall sissy Bar and pad made for my wife. Check out Ginz Choppers, they do 1 off work.
 

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Hey it fits fine but it's definetly angled back more. I'm in the process of getting a custom tall sissy Bar and pad made for my wife. Check out Ginz Choppers, they do 1 off work.
How bad is the angle? Does the wife/GF really notice a lot of difference? This is my only hang up of doing the mod. All I need is to give my wife another reason to bitch at me....LOL :D
 

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Hey it fits fine but it's definetly angled back more. I'm in the process of getting a custom tall sissy Bar and pad made for my wife. Check out Ginz Choppers, they do 1 off work.
Please post pics of your sissy bar when you get it. I am having a hard time figuring out a way to not drill holes in my fender. I also don't know how tall I want to go.
 

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i did the tony mod and now the rear tire rubs with my wife on but together its arournd 400lbs on the bike. so she was not to happy with me that day so tomarrow i pic up a 2008 street glide. as are cruzer so now i have my solo bike i wanted.
 

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I did the tony mod and now the rear tire rubs with my wife on but together its around 400lbs on the bike. So, she was not to happy with me that day at all, so tomorrow I pick up a 2008 street glide cruiser, this will allow me to have my solo bike I wanted.
Have you made sure that your shock is fully adjusted to the "HI" position. Also, your pre-dampening probably needs to be adjusted to stiffer rather than the softer that we are used to, to support the weight better and to stop the "rubbing".

P.S. something is wrong with your story I can't place my finger on.... :D
 

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i did the tony mod and now the rear tire rubs with my wife on but together its arournd 400lbs on the bike. so she was not to happy with me that day so tomarrow i pic up a 2008 street glide. as are cruzer so now i have my solo bike i wanted.
How much did you end up cutting out of the frame?
How much did it get lowered?
 

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i did the tony mod and now the rear tire rubs with my wife on but together its arournd 400lbs on the bike. so she was not to happy with me that day so tomarrow i pic up a 2008 street glide. as are cruzer so now i have my solo bike i wanted.
Something doesn't seem right. How much of a cut did you make in it when you did the mod and how much clearance do you have now from the inner rear tail where your license plate light is when the the bike is sitting with no load on it? This would be the only area you would be rubbing and not on the top. I made a cut thats about as aggresive as one could get leaving less than an inch clearance in this area and had initial rubbing but a quick shock adjustment took care of it nicely. You would be surprised how nice the bike rides once you crank in and stiffen up the shock adjustment. I would even suggest this shock adjustment to all with or without the mod. I was surprised and like the new shock adjustment much better than the old stock position.
 

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Something doesn't seem right. How much of a cut did you make in it when you did the mod and how much clearance do you have now from the inner rear tail where your license plate light is when the the bike is sitting with no load on it? This would be the only area you would be rubbing and not on the top. I made a cut thats about as aggresive as one could get leaving less than an inch clearance in this area and had initial rubbing but a quick shock adjustment took care of it nicely. You would be surprised how nice the bike rides once you crank in and stiffen up the shock adjustment. I would even suggest this shock adjustment to all with or without the mod. I was surprised and like the new shock adjustment much better than the old stock position.
Are you saying to crank it up to Hi or Low?
 

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crank it up to HI so there is more resistance.
 

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Yes crank the knob in to stiffen the shock up for a harder and stiffer ride. I had never previously played much with this adjustment setting before but I had no choice once the mod. was done to get away from the rubbing issue. The bike now actually takes a bump better and appears to just skip over the bump now instead of absorbing it while moving me around. I feel like a flat stone skipping across a pond and I don't even notice the small bumps anymore . I know every ones adjustment may be a little different according to you weight and personal comfort but It only takes a few seconds to play with the adjustment yourself and you may also find a much better adjustment setting for yourself than the stock setting.
 

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Yes crank the knob in to stiffen the shock up for a harder and stiffer ride. I had never previously played much with this adjustment setting before but I had no choice once the mod. was done to get away from the rubbing issue. The bike now actually takes a bump better and appears to just skip over the bump now instead of absorbing it while moving me around. I feel like a flat stone skipping across a pond and I don't even notice the small bumps anymore . I know every ones adjustment may be a little different according to you weight and personal comfort but It only takes a few seconds to play with the adjustment yourself and you may also find a much better adjustment setting for yourself than the stock setting.
Dave, are you talking about adjusting the "rebound damping", or the "spring preload", or both? May be a stupid question, but I've never messed with my shock and I would like to improve the ride. The bumps have always killed me.
 

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Yes crank the knob in to stiffen the shock up for a harder and stiffer ride. I had never previously played much with this adjustment setting before but I had no choice once the mod. was done to get away from the rubbing issue. The bike now actually takes a bump better and appears to just skip over the bump now instead of absorbing it while moving me around. I feel like a flat stone skipping across a pond and I don't even notice the small bumps anymore . I know every ones adjustment may be a little different according to you weight and personal comfort but It only takes a few seconds to play with the adjustment yourself and you may also find a much better adjustment setting for yourself than the stock setting.
Yea, agreed... figured this out when I got the L&M spring... it feels much smoother in the higher positions... just have to imagine the type of bumps you may take and account for that, and it tends to turn out pretty good as far as dampening goes... I raise it up when my girl rides and lower it to almost the bottom when I ride alone. Makes a world of difference. Thank goodness for that hand crank, no puns intended of course ;) Those that are lazy and want a perfect world... would suggest you raise it slightly above middle ground to accommodate for yourself and another, plus the riding factor.

** Side note** Unless your MrAttitude... then I would lower it to the ground so you can feel the pain of what is going to come to you :p ... ;)
 

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I finally did the Tony Mod today. By the looks, im impressed. Functionality .. i had to mod the hell out of the rear in order to stop the rubbing. Im still running the stock rear tail and LED turn signals. Im now thinking that in order to get rid of the rubbing entirely i will have to order and install the Raw Rear LED Tail. Here are my thoughts.

If you are still running the rear tail assembly, and have the stock plate .. i wouldnt go more then a 1/8th. I took a 1/4 " out, and had mad rubbing issues on the tire.

Another thing to consider .. the riders weight. Im @ 228 .. and even with the shock dialed all the way in i was still rubbbing!

I also used some heater hose to extend the 2 holding tabs under the seat to get it closer to the tank and extended the tabs into the bike. I did see where some one used 3/4" square tubing, but there wasnt any on hand.

If you have the Cobra luggage rack ... your gonna have to faness this one bolt and the 2 that hold the seat down back into place. I did not use a heat gun to bend the stock seat into submission.

Pics soon.
 

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When you drop the rear by more then 2 inches, your gonna get the plastic fender pushing out in places, it cant be helped. This was bugging me more then you know. Just below the apex of the seat, the front part of the fender was pushed out like butterfly wings. I fixed that by using the same adhiesive backed squares that RSS did for his tail light mod and zip tied them to the frame. But enough about that ... here is the :D







here is where i used the sticky backed squares and zip tie. The pointer finger marks where i put the square on the inside of the fender then up and over the frame ( almost where the cut and weld are ) to snug it up just a touch. My pinky is where Big Blue was trying to sprout wings and fly. By adding the square and zip tie and just snugging it up just a touch, it brough the fender back in to an acceptable distance from the frame.

 

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im aslo gonna add that since the fender sits lower, so does the seat. Im sitting low enough now inside the bike that i can see in my mirrors without ducking down like i used to. Lower center of gravity is a good thing.
 

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im aslo gonna add that since the fender sits lower, so does the seat. Im sitting low enough now inside the bike that i can see in my mirrors without ducking down like i used to. Lower center of gravity is a good thing.
CBISMONSEZ, your ride has come a long way and is really looking sweet. I'm really feeling the taste of it. Nice job!
 

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CBSIMONSEZ, that is a really great idea and the bike is looking great. It’s this kind of stuff that makes this forum what it is. Thanks again!:)
 
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