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This wouldn't be a Volusia page without a post about this great mod also!!!
I installed mine about a week ago, I don't know how I lived without it!
Anyone else??
I didn't know what else to say so....I copy/paste my forward controls post!
Sorrr for being lazy, but if you had these mods you would understand!

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Ditto

I agree Chechin. I have had mine lowered for about amonth now. Such a big difference in handling and cruising poistion.

Just stiffen up your shock 1 notch if you hadn't already.
 

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You bet cha' Bri! I set my presets on the highest for my big ass :shock:
I love the new look as well the handling!

You know what they say"I like my bike how I like my women, Lowered!"
I think thats a hiku? haha

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Lowering was the best mod I have made so far. It handles like a whole other bike not to mention the look. I had my wife help me. She hung out in the garage and helped lift the weight off the rear tire and operate the floor jack. After we were finished I found myself running the vacuum :?
 

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I'm gonna get a kit for the looks but does it really improve the handling
THAT much.I'm thinking about the 2 inch.
 

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Great mod...have the forwards and 2" kit......at 5'8" i'm very comfortable!..just need to get the bars back some..May change bars..
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Ziggy,

A Volusiaowners.com member (and probably a member here too) sells them. The lowering kit is $30 i think.

You can email John at: [email protected]

They really do change the handling. I find myself "weaving" ALOT more now.
 

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Lowering kits

I'm a little leary of the idea of lowering the bike. I think I would love the look and feel (being kind of short), but I drag pegs often now. I am afraid if I lower it that I may actually loose maneuverability.
Any one else out there a dragger that has lowered theirs?
 

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My son,Milkman, had Johns 2" lowers on but was starting to drag his HK3" Straights so went back to the stock lowers. No more draging now.If you put on forwards then you'd gain clearance for the pegs also. I made a set of lowers for my bike but only lowered it 1". No clearance problems here ,however I don't ride that agressive now since putting on a crash bar. That will hit before my pegs do.If you go with 2" lowers then you will have to stiffen up the shock setting or you'll be bottoming out. This is what I've seen from the sons bike.He rides mostly 2 up so that will make a difference too.
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Hey Ziggy

If you are dragging that bad on this bike you might have a serious problem with the way you are doing it. ( No offense intended) Remember that the physics of a motorcycle under acceleration will cause it to want to be upright in a curve, or on the straights. Is it a possiblility that you are on the brakes or decelerating so hard in the corners that the bike wants to "lowside"? If your accelerating through the turns this should'nt be a problem. Another indicator of this is extreme tire wear on the front tire.
There is a rule that says if you use the front brake in a turn it will take you down. this also applies to decelerating with the motor. I don't know how much experience you have or if you've taken a rider course or not but I get concerned when I hear about people "dragging" pegs. Especially on a cruiser that has a lot more steering give than a sportbike. I routinely take curves at 15 over the speed limit without even getting close to dragging. Im not saying I'm better than anybody else, just concerned for my fellow riders. Please don't think I am focusing on you in particular either, I have seen post's from others here and on VOL about the same subject and wondered why so many are having this problem and wanted to share a concern with everyone. I recomend the book "Proficient Motorcycling" to everyone as it covers a lot of this kind of stuff.

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Re: Hey Ziggy

Jimbo346 said:
If you are dragging that bad on this bike you might have a serious problem with the way you are doing it. ( No offense intended)
Jimbo, I think it boils down to how aggressive you ride. I have my vol lowered 3" and have the HK 3" staggered EQ's. Although I have not dragged pegs, I know others who are veteran riders that have just from their riding style.
 

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Re: John's lowering kits

ziggypopp said:
Where do you find these. I have not been able to find any lowering kits for my vol.
Ziggypopp, The guy that makes these is now a member of this site. His user name is "John". I emailed him and he is now aware of member's requests for his links. He makes them in several sizes and also makes a forward control kit. Also, as far as improving handling, you are lowering your center of gravity. It was like night and day for me.
 

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Dragging pegs.

No offense taken on the peg dragging concerns. I seldom drag a peg at road speed or above, but I am a daily rider and most of that is in town. I ride aggressively and generally find that I drag pegs most frequently cornering at about 15 - 25 MPH.
I ride with a buddy that is afraid to lean over and his tires are wearing in the middle only. I just want to make sure I get every pennies worth out the tires by using the edges too. 8)
My biggest fear in lowering the bike is loosing some of this manueverability. I really enjoy leaning this bike over to its limits and I don't want to give that up.
Thanks for all the input by the way.
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lowering kit

With the 2 inch lowering kit I found the bike more maneuverable, however I do have to be careful not to drag my floorboards (actually hit them before my cobra highway bars) With the Suz gel seat and Aeromach risers not mention driver's backrest the bike has a new feel and is extremely comfortable. Drove a stock VOL last week and though it was fun I really like my ride. The owner of the stock drove mine and had a huge smile on his face. He is going to make the same improvments I have.

Question, I seem to have no problem with the default shock setting even with my girlfriend on the back however I note that some of you have stiffened the suspension. Why?
I am 180 lbs and don't bottom out are you guys carrying a bigger load? What setting did you use?

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tnite said:
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Question, I seem to have no problem with the default shock setting even with my girlfriend on the back however I note that some of you have stiffened the suspension. Why?
I am 180 lbs and don't bottom out are you guys carrying a bigger load? What setting did you use?

Tony
I guess it depends on the weight. I have mine lowered 3" and also left the shock at the factory setting. I have not ecperienced any problems.
 
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