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    if i cut an inch or two off my springs around my shocks would that lower it until i get shorter shocks?
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    yes but its probally not the best way to go.



    Are we talking front or rear?





    On the front you can raise the fork tubes in the triple trees effectively lowering the front end. And on the rear you can set the preload to the lowest setting so you get more sag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbrumby View Post
    yes but its probally not the best way to go.



    Are we talking front or rear?





    On the front you can raise the fork tubes in the triple trees effectively lowering the front end. And on the rear you can set the preload to the lowest setting so you get more sag.
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    the rear i want bout 2 to 3 inch drop and u got a link or instructions on how to do the front?I dont know alot bout bikes i use to be a car guy but my brother got me hooked on bikes thnx for any help
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    Are you lowering it for looks or function? I am 5'3" and the bike fits me fine. I don't think cutting springs will help all that much and you can't reverse that.

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    to drop the front you need to take the plastic honda tag off the front and loosen the 14mm bolts there. then loose the bolts at the top of the fork. i used a flat blade screw driver to pry the forks apart. then i took a 6 inch 2x4 and a hammer and beat the bridge. i lowered mine 1 inch.

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    I just loosened the 14mm bolts at the bottom of the tree and the 10mm nut and bolt at the top then took my rubber mallet and tapped on the side of the tree til it slid down to where i wanted it. the first time i did it it took me like a half an hour because i was so nervous about it. i just raised the forks then lowered them again in the time it took to smoke a cigarette (7 min) I'm sure someone is going to say this but be warned about lowering it too much. it does have an effect on your steering and other handleing elements. i didn't want to lower mine but i didn't have much choice since the motor was sitting at a high angle after dropping the rear with a hardbar. good luck
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    you might want to consider switching to Harley Davidson air shocks as i have done. you could lower the pressure and drop the rear, plus be able to change the settings in the future. Got my set on e-bay, 80$ with air lines and shraider valve. you'll only need to switch out the rubber bushings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by risingphoenix View Post
    you might want to consider switching to Harley Davidson air shocks as i have done. you could lower the pressure and drop the rear, plus be able to change the settings in the future. Got my set on e-bay, 80$ with air lines and shraider valve. you'll only need to switch out the rubber bushings.


    Are you using the big black Electa-Glide shocks? I've seen those on ebay and wondered if they'd fit -- they look really thick.

    what's the eye-to-eye measurement? Do you have pics of your set-up?



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