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PostSubject: 2" lowering bones   Tue May 20, 2014 4:23 pm

2" Lowering bones fitted. Looks that little bit meaner!! Ill put pics on soon.

Thanks MarcinG for supplying them.
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Tue May 20, 2014 4:46 pm

You're welcome mate.
Looking forward to seeing the bike lowered :]
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Tue May 20, 2014 6:21 pm

Nice one stone, I will look forward to the pictures and your findings.  
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Tue May 20, 2014 7:05 pm

Took it out for a quick spin. Bike feels lighter (lower center on gravity) and handles better.. Happy so far.
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Tue May 20, 2014 7:14 pm

Sounds good, never read anywhere that people dont like it when the bones have been added. I know it will always be possible to find the odd guy that will moan but just about everything I have ever read has been written positively. I would also like to your pics when you add them as well  
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Tue May 20, 2014 7:19 pm

Looking forward to the pics Stone  
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Tue May 27, 2014 9:22 pm

was thinking of doing this myself..would Love to see picks! hmm not sure if it'd work for me..kinda tall ..think it'd make that much difference being tall or not?
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Tue May 27, 2014 9:29 pm

How tall is tall Twisted?
I'm 6ft tall and after dropping mine 2" I find it more uncomfortable due to legs being more bent. (or rather you me leaning forward more)
I shall solve that though with forward controls and raising the seat a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Tue May 27, 2014 9:42 pm

I'm 6'4" give or take 6" and have the Profiler seat which is quite a bit lower than stock, No problems here! 32" inside leg.
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Tue May 27, 2014 9:49 pm

Yeah, on profiler your ass is firmly in place...I'm sliding backwards of that shitty stock one.
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Tue May 27, 2014 9:50 pm

simbo wrote:
 I'm 6'4" give or take 6" and have the Profiler seat which is quite a bit lower than stock, No problems here! 32" inside leg.

Yeah Sim, I'm 6' 4" give ( or more to the point take ) 10"  lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Tue May 27, 2014 9:52 pm

6'5 34 inseam..I have 14' apes which are decent cause there shoulder height ( shoulda gone 16 ..maybe later lol) and I have the offset highway pegs that seem to be great ( fairly new, put them on 2 weeks ago) and the profiler seat which I love but am working on modding and re foaming a stock seat to lean back a little more and down about an inch still :) was always thinkin I wanted to drop it a couple of inches but never sure if I'm too tall to enjoy it..
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Tue May 27, 2014 9:52 pm

Twisted 66 wrote:
was thinking of doing this myself..would Love to see picks! hmm not sure if it'd work for me..kinda tall ..think it'd make that much difference being tall or not?
 Have a look at Simbos installation thread with the before and after shot I think you were after LINK   

Sim Dont think I will be able to do it cause I am over 10' tall give or take 7' 


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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Tue May 27, 2014 9:54 pm

I think it would look great! but is it comfortable and functional..? :/
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Tue May 27, 2014 10:01 pm

Functional - hell yes...bike handles better in a way...lowered centre of gravity a bit.
Comfortable - with right seat - which you got - yes
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Tue May 27, 2014 10:04 pm

any down side that anyone has come across?
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Tue May 27, 2014 10:18 pm

Foot boards touch down a bit too soon for me, I have a pillion 90% of the time though and there's a couple of inches play in upwards movement of the boards, so once you've got used to the scraping noise it's not really a problem.
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Tue May 27, 2014 10:45 pm

True..I scraped on roundabout as well...not that it's not cool though :}
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:14 pm

Bike lowered. As you can see I have lost the number plate and trimmed plastic. Fitted a side mounted plate. Just need to get some indicators.


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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:26 pm

Your bike is looking cooooool lowered    Side plate & light is cooooool   I like the oblong mirrors as well  
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:23 pm

Very nice! Look at that back tyre all on show! Bikes looking good Stone  
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:15 pm

Looks very neat Stone,shows back end off well.
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:43 pm

Oo yeah, dont want to sound suspect but I have to agree with them you have a nice back end  
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:17 pm

Thanks for the compliments !!       :moon:
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:01 pm

Yeah baby !    ....... Nice job you've done on your bike there Stone  
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:00 am

That looks the dogs bollox, nice job done my friend.    Love the rear wheel on show like that.  
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:45 pm

I like this mod, thinking of doing it, but even jacking the suspension up a bit, isn't there a danger
of the tyre rubbing on the wires under the mudguard?
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:26 pm

Badger wrote:
I like this mod, thinking of doing it, but even jacking the suspension up a bit, isn't there a danger
of the tyre rubbing on the wires under the mudguard?

I've not had any problems with mine Badger, I ride with pillion all the time too.
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:00 pm

Nice one Sim ....
I've left my suspension on factory settings, as I'm only 11 and a half stone, in a wet German army greatcoat,
would you say turn it up one or two clicks?
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:32 pm

Mines on the next to last setting, I'm 12 stone and the mrs is about 10 stone so factory setting is probably ideal for you. 
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:33 pm

has anyone dropped there bike two inches that has a sissy bar fitted just thought I'd ask as I have one and will be dropping my bike two inches soon was wondering if I should watch out for the bolts rubbing on the tyre?
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:51 pm

Hi Morgan 
I had my indicators going through rear bolt hole on mine and the wire or bolt never snagged on the tyre, I suppose there is a limit to how far a bolt can stick through?, but that's something you can feel for by sticking your hand up the side of the fender to gauge if there's clearance, best option would be to drill the thread out of the welded nut on the inside of the fender support and reverse the bolts then use dome head nuts on the outside to pretty it up.
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:58 pm

Hi Sim

hahahaha good idea mate I'll give that a go if I need to
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:08 pm

simbo wrote:
.....drill the thread out of the welded nut on the inside of the fender support and reverse the bolts then use dome head nuts on the outside to pretty it up.
That's a good idea.   It's just the seat end nuts that are welded, mine are a bit corroded and I used new ones at the tail end.  Just out of curiosity, how do you get the rear fender off?  Is it the big chromed allen bolts?  They are on super tight, and I went so far, and stopped, for fear of rounding them off.
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:19 pm

Yeah, the three allen bbolts at the front of the chrome fender rail, they have loctite on them from the factory so they're pretty stiff first time, you only need to remove one side then the fender comes loose with the support underneath.
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:28 pm

Got Sims 2" lowering bones on loan, just to see how I get on before I order some myself.
I will try to fit them tomorrow or Sunday if possible, then I will have to actually ride the bike for a change to see how I get on with them. If they make the boards scrape how Sim says & I am sure they do, that will be great. I will order Titanium nuts for under the boards, then people behind can go affraid  as they start to scrape & sparks start to fly out.
Thanks for the loan Sim. wagg
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:09 pm

Happy lowering Dave    don't forget the pics!
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:46 pm

Come on Davey, have you done it yet, if so wheres the pics?
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:18 pm

Cheers Sim & no not yet Crash, haven't been that well for a while but will do it when I am properly up to it without Feckin it up.  Can't go far wrong with Sims exellent write up to take a gander at.
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:32 pm

Mr Intruder wrote:
Cheers Sim & no not yet Crash, haven't been that well for a while but will do it when I am properly up to it without Feckin it up.  Can't go far wrong with Sims exellent write up to take a gander at.

Dave, hope your feeling better soon pal  , did I mention I had to take the engine out to remove them?   seriously though, I did have to remove the stock exhaust to get the rear engine casing off, it was fine with the pro pipe because there was clearance to remove it, I'm not sure how close the cruzers fit to the casings? just try removing the casing to expose the lowering bones nuts just incase the cruzers have to come off?
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:38 pm

Cheers Sim & thanks for the extra advice.   So pleased you said what you have, I thought I had overcome the engine out scenario by just whipping the heads off.
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PostSubject: Re: 2" lowering bones   Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:51 pm

Hey SIM maybe you and CC could pop round and give the old guy a hand! (sorry dave couldn't help myself )
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