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Old 11-21-2012, 12:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey was looking into lowering the rear of my bike! I was wondering is there a good aftermarket shock that will lower it about a inch? Thanks
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Year and model would help a bit. I used a lowering bracket to lower mine. It worked good and cheaper probably than custom shocks.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Do you think what you used to lower your bike would work on a 87 VT 1100...if you have a link where you purchase your kit would help. Thanks


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I know they have them for dirt bikes but never look on the street bikes, But there is a lowering kit that bolts onto the swing arm where the shock is supposed to attack and the shock attaches to another hole farther back on it to angle the shock more and lower the bike, Not sure how much it effect the street bike but on the dirt bikes they say when you lower the rear to lower the front also so it keeps the same handling, On the dirt we slide the forks on on the tree a little but not sure it can be done on our bikes, Never messed with the suspension on my shadow yet.

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Here is the kit I used for my Areo,
Scootworks - Honda Lowering Kits and Suspension Accessories
I did front and rear lowering 1.5 on both.

There are kits on J&P and Dennis Kirk as well.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Here is the kit I used for my Areo,
Scootworks - Honda Lowering Kits and Suspension Accessories
I did front and rear lowering 1.5 on both.

There are kits on J&P and Dennis Kirk as well.
Hey thanks again bro, thats what im looking for . Im sorry about not posting my specs on my bike I thought I had made a sig, but I guess i didnt. Anyway I hope i get the sig right before next post and thanks agian for the quick responce

BTW how low did u go on ur bike? Im looking at 1" to 1.5", did u have to do anything to your kick stand? I was wondering if that drop would affect it. Thanks

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Old 11-21-2012, 11:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I went 1 1/2" front and rear. Didn't have to do a thing to the kickstand and my bike handles so much better. Looking into progressive suspension springs for the front around the first of the year. Maybe there lowering rear shocks too. But for now what I have is good.

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Hey was looking into lowering the rear of my bike! I was wondering is there a good aftermarket shock that will lower it about a inch? Thanks
Eat a few more hamburgers lol. All kidding aside, deflate the tire about 10psi eh
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Eat a few more hamburgers lol. All kidding aside, deflate the tire about 10psi eh
LOL well im already hitting the 250+ range, but letting 10psi out would be a cheaper way out,lol, I dont know about safty though!
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Heh I run 10-12 psi on my bike. Been running it like that about two years now. That's my only suspension, since it's a rigid frame.
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