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post #1 of 6 Old 01-29-2013, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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how low can i go

was playing with idea of lowering 919 as low as i can go.... i would like to do it with a different rear shock....does anyone know of a shock that will do this or can direct me to someone who has knowledge about this.....

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-29-2013, 12:11 PM
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I think Mcromo and LDH would be the people to go to. Maybe even Rob.

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just playing with idea...took a quick peek....looks like radiator would contact fender and shorter shocks on rear would hit front of overflow coolant ....im sure it more to it then that also......id love to be all knees at a light

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Why don't you just get a cruiser?

Kinda defeating the purpose of riding the 919 the way it was intended, IMO.

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All of my fiddling has been in the other direction, as in longer and higher.
No doubt something could be done, but the total drop be limited by the points you have outlined.
A word of caution though, given the high torque of the 919, shortening the shock will build in an absolutely terrible swing arm angle, that will likely easily bottom out the rear end unless you spring it so hard its almost solid - especially if the shock has typical low speed damping in it. And given you are looking at lowering it, that suggests to me you might also be thinking about putting a big rear sprocket on, which will make things much worse, by the torque multiplication increase plus the altered chain angle.

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thanks for info....nothing comes cheep or easy except for dan motos

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