Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Rear Suspension

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Rear Suspension

    How far does the rear Axle swing Up and Down ? What is the limit On a Stock Suspension ?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Horsehammerr View Post
    How far does the rear Axle swing Up and Down ? What is the limit On a Stock Suspension ?
    Attached Files

    Comment


    • Horsehammerr
      Horsehammerr commented
      Editing a comment
      Does this mean , the Rear Wheel can move UP 4 and 5/16 inches ?

    • Horsehammerr
      Horsehammerr commented
      Editing a comment
      I'm trying to decide how much I can safely Lower my Rear Fender .

    • roadiemort
      roadiemort commented
      Editing a comment
      Why do you care, when you sit on it it lowers the look for anybody looking at you going down the road. Lol, your concerned what it looks like parked?

  • #3
    Nice and concise
    It's not that life is so short, it's just that you're dead for so long.---unknown.

    Comment


    • #4
       

      Comment


      • #5
        https://books.google.ca/books?id=oT2...%20sag&f=false

        Comment


        • #6
          Old thread but hey its good, My 09 has been lowered looks like 2 inches, but I bought it like that and the guy didnt know what method was used.. I think its about 1 inch too low and I'm short myself, I'm just wondering its fairly easy to Id the method and changes made with observation & camera do know what I'm working with

          Comment


          • Shores
            Shores commented
            Editing a comment
            Either jack it up or get a mirror and look underneath. There are about three methods of lowering a road star. One is to just flip the rocker arm or whatever it is called the shock mounts to, the other is to buy adjustable dog bones and the third method is to buy longer dog bones.

          • Roadhorsen
            Roadhorsen commented
            Editing a comment
            Shores

            Yea, just what I needed to know.. I'm going to do this..I'll Likely use my cell camera to light it up and photograph it I might be able to their process.. be better yet if I had adjustable dog bones..Maybe! But it has to go up cause hitting the frame is a "Drag".. also, though the frame looks higher in the front, I also thinking they might have lowered the front too, I'm thinking many they just reduced the spacers size in the forks (if anything)

          • Horsehammerr
            Horsehammerr commented
            Editing a comment
            Can you post your Pictures on here ? If so , Take a shot of your top triple tree also . Chance the legs have been slid up in the tree , to lower the front end .

        • #7
          Horsehammer,

          I looked at the front forks but didnt take any photos.. I dont think they been slid, all looks normal and flush.. I did get the rear shock assembly removed, and its has a nice Progressive 465-1139 with 900# spring.. and it has extended bones.. they measure about 11.63 inches center to center.. I guess its about a 1.75 - 2" drop in height from stock I'd like to have a 1/2 - 3/4 inch drop from stock.. but it too low for me a the moment. I'm on the lighter side at 140lbs, and I did notice a nice amount of sag when I sit on the bike.. so I think the 900# spring will be suffice. I'll try to attach a photo..

          Can anyone verify if the Rocker Arm (Relay is as OEM set)? I'm wondering if they bought longer bones and flipped the Relay..

          I need to see if anyone has and adjustable set for sale and if anyone is interested in my 11.63" (Center - Center) bones

          Comment


          • #8
            Horsehammerr

            Here is a photo that you might be able to see the fork tube positions, but they look normal to meClick image for larger version

Name:	On blocks.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	2.46 MB
ID:	139838

            Comment


            • #9
              Ok, guess all the Docs are sleeping or working this morning.. I think the best thing for me (cost, and convenience) is I'm taking the dog bones off and having donuts/plugs welded in the current mounting holes, and going to have new slightly (closer) holes re-drilled I believe my current holes are 29.55cm (11.63) and I believe for a 3/4" drop (from the current 1 3/4 inch height) I need my new holes about 29.1 cm.. I'll just have to touch up the paint.. and install. I like the idea of the adjustable links, but a solid link is better, as think the adjustable knuckles will wear with (all the moving parts involved) them.

              Comment


              • #10
                Originally posted by Roadhorsen View Post
                Ok, guess all the Docs are sleeping or working this morning.. I think the best thing for me (cost, and convenience) is I'm taking the dog bones off and having donuts/plugs welded in the current mounting holes, and going to have new slightly (closer) holes re-drilled I believe my current holes are 29.55cm (11.63) and I believe for a 3/4" drop (from the current 1 3/4 inch height) I need my new holes about 29.1 cm.. I'll just have to touch up the paint.. and install. I like the idea of the adjustable links, but a solid link is better, as think the adjustable knuckles will wear with (all the moving parts involved) them.
                Longer bones lower the bike and shorter bones raise the bike.

                Comment


                • #11
                  Originally posted by Shores View Post

                  Longer bones lower the bike and shorter bones raise the bike.
                  Correct.. thanks for the verification though. As you see I want to raise my bike, and therefore I'm shortening the distance of bone holes (not going to buy new ones as these are already in my hands.. and paid for..lol)
                  Attached Files

                  Comment


                  • #12
                    Looks like somebody has a Bridgeport.
                    2012 Road Star Silverado S

                    Comment


                    • #13
                      Welder? grinder lathe? Millermatic, and Drillpress lathe cutting bit.. I'm exchanging the work out for working on his Mig welder electronic control board which has failed.. not a bad deal.. but I suspect normally about a 1 hour charge from a welder to fill in and re drill new hole locations

                      Comment


                      • #14
                        Late to the game here, but, i got some adjustable dog bones and because I was raising the bike i cut the all thread down about a half an inch. It seams like i remember a different bike that I was lowering and I had to get longer all thread. If I remember right it is something like 1/8 inch on the dog bones makes a 1 inch difference at the rear fender. Maybe somebody here can correct me. Oh, and the adjustable dog bones i had were just 4 hyme joints and a couple of pieces of all thread and 4 lock nuts. Had to cut down a sleeve on the forward eye of the shock too I think. Hope thats not too convoluted.
                        It's not that life is so short, it's just that you're dead for so long.---unknown.

                        Comment


                        • #15
                          Yea, I almost when with the adjustable, but decided I like the solid bar design, being without the hyme joints (extra moving parts, and adjusting nut that might work loose). I've seen some used Adjustable's on Ebay, and boy they look rough.. so I favor the solid bar bones for On my aftermarket bones, I had my original holes plugged and welded, and two new holes drilled just in between the OEM distance (29cm) and the lowered aftermarket distance of 29.6... This should get me up another 1 - 1.25 inches, thus getting an overall drop about 3/4 -7/8 inch drop from OEM height.. that should get my frame up as high as my Stratoliner frame was, and maybe I wont drag that Cobra Dragster (yea I know they named them as such) Being that we are working with only a difference of about a 1/4 (and alot of impact, I think those adjustables should have fine threads for better adjustablity and thicker rods for long term strength. Click image for larger version

Name:	Corrected Bones at 11.465 inches.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	1.87 MB
ID:	139899 Click image for larger version

Name:	Filling in the bones.jpg
Views:	47
Size:	2.20 MB
ID:	139900

                          Comment

                          Latest Posts

                          Collapse

                          Topics Statistics Last Post
                          Started by Bruce Hoyer, 11 minutes ago
                          0 responses
                          10 views
                          0 likes
                          Last Post Bruce Hoyer  
                          Started by Bnag0, 1 day ago
                          5 responses
                          54 views
                          0 likes
                          Last Post Mr. Miyagi  
                          Started by Bnag0, 04-13-2022, 11:05 PM
                          54 responses
                          685 views
                          1 like
                          Last Post Bnag0
                          by Bnag0
                           
                          Started by ABCarr, 1 day ago
                          6 responses
                          88 views
                          0 likes
                          Last Post davej
                          by davej
                           
                          Started by Sabotage, 11 hours ago
                          3 responses
                          41 views
                          0 likes
                          Last Post Shores
                          by Shores
                           
                          Started by scotcher65, 1 day ago
                          7 responses
                          103 views
                          0 likes
                          Last Post Father Pobasturd  
                          Started by Lug Nut, 1 week ago
                          32 responses
                          343 views
                          4 likes
                          Last Post Lug Nut
                          by Lug Nut
                           
                          Started by Slugger, 6 days ago
                          22 responses
                          136 views
                          0 likes
                          Last Post mlharper  
                          Started by Turbo Mike, 1 day ago
                          7 responses
                          95 views
                          1 like
                          Last Post Brad_G
                          by Brad_G
                           
                          Started by Lug Nut, 1 day ago
                          7 responses
                          73 views
                          2 likes
                          Last Post YZ18
                          by YZ18
                           
                          Started by Shores, 1 day ago
                          4 responses
                          56 views
                          0 likes
                          Last Post Duke
                          by Duke
                           
                          Started by YZ18, 2 days ago
                          13 responses
                          78 views
                          0 likes
                          Last Post YZ18
                          by YZ18
                           
                          Started by EasyTargetRN, 4 days ago
                          17 responses
                          159 views
                          0 likes
                          Last Post EasyTargetRN  
                          Started by EasyTargetRN, 6 days ago
                          19 responses
                          136 views
                          0 likes
                          Last Post EasyTargetRN  
                          Started by grubsie, 3 days ago
                          10 responses
                          157 views
                          0 likes
                          Last Post WasHD
                          by WasHD
                           
                          Started by brianmac, 5 days ago
                          23 responses
                          193 views
                          0 likes
                          Last Post Lug Nut
                          by Lug Nut
                           
                          Started by Tykes_Place, 11-17-2021, 12:09 AM
                          117 responses
                          1,382 views
                          2 likes
                          Last Post Shores
                          by Shores
                           
                          Started by EasyTargetRN, 6 days ago
                          9 responses
                          124 views
                          0 likes
                          Last Post Sharpman66  
                          Started by bert111bel, 3 days ago
                          9 responses
                          94 views
                          0 likes
                          Last Post Sharpman66  
                          Started by Kook, 6 days ago
                          12 responses
                          160 views
                          0 likes
                          Last Post Sharpman66  
                          Working...
                          X