02 shadow sabre... how to lower 1"? - Honda Shadow Forums : Shadow Motorcycle Forum

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Old 06-05-2009, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 02 shadow sabre... how to lower 1"?

I have a 02 shadow sabre and I would like to bring it no more than 1" closer to the ground. no more! Maybe actually more like 3/4" drop.

I want it for the comfort of feet on the ground and appearance. Also better handling would be a nice benefit if it is one.

Have you guys done it? I want to use quality parts and not just a hack job.

Where do I start?
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Progressive shocks and a progressive lowering kit for the front forks. If you only want 3/4 to 1" get 11.5" shocks and lower the front forks the same amount with their lowering kit.
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I am thinking of dropping my Sabre, too--probably 2" (go big or go home) strictly for appearance.

My concern is what the consequences are for the shaft drive, if any.

Thoughts?
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1 1/2 is bad enough but 2",,,,,,well you Might try thinking where the heck the tire is going to go when you hit a bump and where your going to put the wires that are inside the top of the fender.
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The front fenders on the Sabres are attached to the lowers on the forks so the fender travels the same amount as the wheel. They will not touch each other.
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The front fenders on the Sabres are attached to the lowers on the forks so the fender travels the same amount as the wheel. They will not touch each other.
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Wasn't talking about the front fender, you can get by with a lot on the front , it's the back one has to worry about, eliminate 50% of the room for the tire to travel and you will have a problem sooner or later.
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