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i know some of you have lowered your custom... some with not so good results...

for those of you who have.. did you have trouble with the pipes dragging? and if so or if not what pipes do you have?

do you have to approach cornering any differently?


i would like to lessen that gap some, but before i buy a kit, i dont want to it affect my ride...

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i know some of you have lowered your custom... some with not so good results...

for those of you who have.. did you have trouble with the pipes dragging? and if so or if not what pipes do you have?

do you have to approach cornering any differently?


i would like to lessen that gap some, but before i buy a kit, i dont want to it affect my ride...

Thanks
There's no cheap way to do it. If you lower your bike, you're gonna need wider tires to compensate for the lower frame to be banked without hitting the pipes etc.. I've had great results with my combination, you can see it on my url. It's been dropped 4" and it handles like a high performance pillow. Corners are as good on my bike as any stocker is, maybe even better.
 

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i know absolutely nothing about v2k's so im going to assume then that you have a wider rear tire with your 4" drop? :D
 

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I'm very happy wih my new stance.. I can't stand the fender gap, and I like the way it rides now. my pipes ae very small and don't drag, but that's the complaints we are seeing from other 900 riders, is that the pipes scrape. good luck
 

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I lowered my bike Removing the link and extending it 20mm cost a couple of bucks and looks exactly the same as any other lowered Custom...and it rides Great but does touch down on the twisties but thats alright lets me know how far to push it :-D that reminds me to say thanks Jay for the heads up on that Mod advice;)

and your bike is:cool: to:cool: for words:biggrin:
 

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I lowered my bike Removing the link and extending it 20mm cost a couple of bucks and looks exactly the same as any other lowered Custom...and it rides Great but does touch down on the twisties but thats alright lets me know how far to push it :-D that reminds me to say thanks Jay for the heads up on that Mod advice;)

and your bike is:cool: to:cool: for words:biggrin:

could you explain how you did that?
 

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could you explain how you did that?

It Involves removeing the tierod...cutting it then welding 20mm extension bits.No more than 20mm,that will give you about a 3 Inch drop.the shorter the extension bits will determine the Height of the rear.

this way of lowering your bike isnt for everyone.as its non ajustable

I was,nt prepared to spend the $ just to lower my bike and doing this mod was easy for me...I suppose if you removed the tierod you could get a proffessional to weld it up..remember if you are going to do this your self you NEED to Know How to WELD ;)
 

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