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Old 12-15-2012, 10:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know how far a set of 10.5 burly slammer shocks will lower the back of a 03 ace 750.. Im guessn about 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 but thats just my guess
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Does anyone know how far a set of 10.5 burly slammer shocks will lower the back of a 03 ace 750.. Im guessn about 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 but thats just my guess
Do you 'need' to replace your shocks themselves, or do you just want to lower the scoot? I have the Scootworks 2.5" Lowering Kit >>> Scootworks - Honda Lowering Kits and Suspension Accessories, and chopped the covers off my stock shocks (just for looks).
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I would guess about 1-1 1/4"
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Thanks guys.. Yeah aced i have alot of ur projects bookmarked i seen were u did that and it looks great.. But my concern with the lowering kit comes down to riding 2up im concerned with the lower stance i might need a little more stiffness
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Whats the stock length of the shocks subtract the length of the new shock and divide by 2, that equals the approximate amount of drop. so if you start with 12" shock and go to 10 inch shock you get 1" of drop, or so.
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Thanks guys.. Yeah aced i have alot of ur projects bookmarked i seen were u did that and it looks great.. But my concern with the lowering kit comes down to riding 2up im concerned with the lower stance i might need a little more stiffness
Ah, well, can't help ya there.
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Well my research has show that going to a progressive 11" from my stock 12.5" drops it between 1.75" and 2. And havent found info on the burleys because u have to order the one for a HD Sportster
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Well my research has show that going to a progressive 11" from my stock 12.5" drops it between 1.75" and 2. And havent found info on the burleys because u have to order the one for a HD Sportster
Your research is wrong. I have 11" Progressives on my Sabre and it only lowered it about 3/4". It doesn't matter what shock you put on because shocks are measured eye to eye and because of the angle of the shock at almost 45 degrees you will only drop about 1/2 the amount the shock is lower then stock.
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Ok well thanks.. I guess to figure out what i need im going to get a couple of pieces of my flat bar drill holes in it at length center to center. And take a lil off the overall height for weight sag.. And come up with the answer for how long of shocks i want to order.. Thanks everyone
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Ok well thanks.. I guess to figure out what i need im going to get a couple of pieces of my flat bar drill holes in it at length center to center. And take a lil off the overall height for weight sag.. And come up with the answer for how long of shocks i want to order.. Thanks everyone
If it the loaded sag your adjusting for shock length doesn't really matter. What is important here is TRAVEL and spring wieght. See if the shock valving and springs are setup too light don't matter if you ADD inches to the length, if the LOAD is too high you will bottom. Heavier spring rate, makes pu for some of the lost travel.

Decide the stance you want, order shocks to achieve THAT. Roughly figure drop or lift at 50% the added/subtracted length of the shoch. When you order those shock, order them with a Spring weight to support the laden weight of the bike. Relocation brackets change the angle of the shock to lower or lift, But even here they yeild about 50% drop/lift for the given amount of eye relocation.
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