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Old 08-13-2012, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a pair of adjustable lowering bones from a member and was wondering if there is a specific way they have to be put on. I was told that the adjustable end has to be on the lower bolt, but was also informed that they have to face a certain way. If anyone knows, I would greatly appreciate some advice.
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I just took my old ones off and matched them up and the originals (holes) are about an 1" closer together than at any point on the adjustables. That may be a small change when they switched from the volusia to the bully.
Does anyone have any ideas on this???
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Sorry guys and ladies,
I had a senior moment when I was installing them. I forgot that the lower bolt was the stationary bolt and so the bones needed to be longer than the originals to move the tire upwards. That is what happens to me after a 13 Hr. workday and then starting in on a project that late.
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Sorry guys and ladies,
I had a senior moment when I was installing them. I forgot that the lower bolt was the stationary bolt and so the bones needed to be longer than the originals to move the tire upwards. That is what happens to me after a 13 Hr. workday and then starting in on a project that late.
Don't feel alone. I came here this morning because of the same problem. Ordered Johns kit, slid on the first bone and said WTF! Came in here did a search and whala, your post. Thanks from another senior.
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Yes, a longer bone creates a lowered ride stance.

Seems backwards, don't it.
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It is a fun setup to sort out. The simple of it, its about the same as replacing the stock shock mounts of a traditionally sprung dual shock bike's swingarm with downward tabs to lower the rear. If you want to have real fun try making the bones yourself. I made a 3" drop set thinking the rear would only go down three inches...NOPE, completely bottomed out with the rear fender sitting so firmly on the tire that it would not turn. The real shame of it was that the bike looked awesome....minor reworking bought a quarter inch with my but in the saddle, great she could move. Went for an quick spin and discovered the frame was dragging with almost no lean in turns....more heartbreak, again because the bike looked awesome but was still unrideable.

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shooterex's post here explains it pretty well Dimensions for lowering bones ?
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