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post #2 of 19 Old 11-24-2010, 08:57 AM
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its bling! therefore bling=money to be made... or so thats the thought process lol.

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I could make that, but would need group buy commitments from 20 people to get the price down. $210 to lower your bike an inch=not bad. Making and installing yourself=priceless.

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Really? Can we start a group buy proposal?

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I have a 599. Really fun bike, reasonably fast by street standards.

In the mean time, turn your rear preload all the way down. I've never dropped the forks in the clamps before, but I'd try that before spending $125

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Where does that piece go? I could make "me" one, but, like IDEA said it would be priceless. I've spent hours drawing on paper, measuring, eyeballing, and cutting the wrong spot and redoing, just to make something I could have bought.
That's the fun of having a lathe and mill in your play room.
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I love the 919 as is! But I recently found a deal on a used F4i that I can’t pass up. Now I can’t afford to keep two bikes, so I’m trying to sell the 9’er to my dad so I don’t miss it too much hehe. He likes the handling and engine of the 919 but he said it feels too high and top heavy for him at stops (he’s 5’5”). He has owned in the past an early 80’s cb750f, a radian, maxim, and has recently sold his v-star 1300…

Anyways, I’m just curious how come the price for the lowering thingie is like that and if a similar product can be produced and marketed at a cheaper price while still making a profit for the seller

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Where does that piece go? I could make "me" one, but, like IDEA said it would be priceless. I've spent hours drawing on paper, measuring, eyeballing, and cutting the wrong spot and redoing, just to make something I could have bought.
That's the fun of having a lathe and mill in your play room.
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I think it's supposed to replace something at the attachment of the rear shock and swingarm

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post #9 of 19 Old 11-24-2010, 12:53 PM
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Well it has roller bearings and dust seals. That requires pretty tight tolerances usually, which costs...

Remember, your rear shock is going to be attached to this thing. Don't you want the fit to be spot-on?

Wild hair has one for a little bit less. No description though.


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It costs that much because buyers will pay that much for it. Period.

In order to lower the rear 25mm, it would be necessary to shorten the lower shock eye by roughly 9mm, barely within acceptable thread depth. It may be possible to do this to the original eye with a mill and a sufficiently accurate setup. As to the accuracy necessary to make a new part, it would be well within the capability of practically any machine shop.

As to the cost to manufacture it, the basic eye body would cost about $18 to have it CNC machined in good quantities, plus $5.00 for the needle bearings and $3.00 for the seals. Retail would be in the $60 to $75 range, of course depending on my costs.

And I wouldn't touch it unless I had confirmed orders for my full production run, which explains why you will either pay $200 for the Ebay part, or do it yourself from the eye you have at the moment. There just is not sufficient market here to justify a run.

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post #12 of 19 Old 11-24-2010, 09:36 PM
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I must be having a 'thick day' wheres it bolt in to lower the rear shock? Does it replace part of the shock?

There is a easier way to lower your motorcycle - just let the air out of the tyres .......

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Enlightening. Thanks Mr Rob T and others.


Too bad there's not much interest for this.

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I must be having a 'thick day' wheres it bolt in to lower the rear shock? Does it replace part of the shock?
Yes. Looks like it replaces the upper eyelet of the shock. You would have to disassemble the shock accordingly.

Probably not all that tough to install.

I think it's fully worth the price they are asking considering the uniqueness and limited demand for such a part.

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Actually, it replaces the lower eye. The biggest problem is unthreading the original eye without holding the shock rod, potentially damaging it. Other than that it's pretty straightforward.

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Couldn't you just take the lower eye out of your shock, chop it and re-tap it?

Or take one out of an old shock. Seems like there are plenty of old ones out there?

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post #17 of 19 Old 11-28-2010, 01:14 PM
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Yep - lower - I had a good look at my shock.

For $210 I suggest shelling out the extra $400 and getting a Penske (SP?) with adjustable ride height. You will be able to lower it and have a decent shock too.

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Is it possible to install a shorter spring for the rear shock, and how much shorter that stock can it safely be?

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Actually, it replaces the lower eye.
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Yep - lower - I had a good look at my shock..
I was commenting from memory.. it was probably 25°F in my garage that night.. didn't want to actually go look. Guess I could have looked at the fiche.. but eh.. I was lazy. Thanks for getting the specifics and straightening me out.

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The biggest problem is unthreading the original eye without holding the shock rod, potentially damaging it. Other than that it's pretty straightforward.
No lock nut huh?

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