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    Looks like a good long reach to the ground.

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    its not too bad. i can reach the floor as is, then when you sit down it goes lower a bit

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    got the tank mount in and support brace for the seat frame. then got my "seat" or seat pan done for now with little brackets underneath where the seat will mount too. now i can take everything apart and start repainting the frame
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    Hey I'm mounting my shock they same way and it squats quite a bit.........................our shock is not meant to be mounted this way and I'm assuming yours isn't either.......... Did you get yours resprung yet or is your shock stiff enough already?
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    I did read and saw what you posted. Your shock must be stiffer than mine I'm guessing. Glad to see you still have some travel left.
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    ya mine is fairly soft but still has travel with me on it. and the driveshaft is pretty much level with my weight on it. hope it continues to work. good luck with yours

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    Okay, good to hear that you can reach the ground! Thought your shaft angle was a bit steep as well, but if there's some drop with you on the bike, I guess that it should work.

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    yes it goes almost level when I'm on. and still has travel. it is a little soft but i can still stiffen the spring a bit. i can sit and bounce on the seat with some travel but it doesn't go down to much, the driveshaft stays level for the most part

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    What is the rear shock from? I have an EX650 Kawasaki I plan to use
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    this one is off a 2001 yamaha r1 i believe. i got in a deal for another bike with lots of parts

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