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lowering
« on: May 10, 2017, 09:43:09 PM »
just woundering how much of a drop can i do with a 240 tire on and be safe from rubbing and what are the best kits for this.

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    Re: lowering
    « Reply #1 on: May 11, 2017, 08:05:10 AM »
    http://www.roadstarraider.com/index.php?topic=10003.0

    There are additional threads too.  Just use the "search" function on the menu bar and put it "lowering". 
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    Re: lowering
    « Reply #2 on: May 11, 2017, 09:45:03 AM »
    just woundering how much of a drop can i do with a 240 tire on and be safe from rubbing and what are the best kits for this.
    forget lowering the bike just install the Tricky air ride suspension and that way you can raise and lower it as you seem it fits. This is my second bike with it and I love it.

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      Re: lowering
      « Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 05:59:17 PM »
      just woundering how much of a drop can i do with a 240 tire on and be safe from rubbing and what are the best kits for this.
      forget lowering the bike just install the Tricky air ride suspension and that way you can raise and lower it as you seem it fits. This is my second bike with it and I love it.

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      Re: lowering
      « Reply #4 on: May 12, 2017, 12:39:31 AM »
      I think the general consensus is you can lower the rear about 1 1/2" or 1 3/4" before it will start rubbing at full travel.  Depends on if you change the spring or shock or just the dog bones.

      If you don't do 2-up riding, or you and your rider weigh less than ~400lbs then you probably won't have any issues at all.
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      Re: lowering
      « Reply #5 on: May 12, 2017, 03:19:55 AM »
      I lowered mine 1-1/2" and can ride 2 up with no problem...but she only weighs 110 lbs :)

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      Re: lowering
      « Reply #6 on: May 14, 2017, 06:36:06 PM »
      I have the 240, and I lowered my using the Progressive 1" shorter shock. 
        

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      Re: lowering
      « Reply #7 on: May 17, 2017, 08:24:13 AM »
      I had the Tricky Air and really liked it but because I wanted the cruise control from Chilly installed I changed over to the Progressive 465 with the lowering dog bones and I like the ride much better.  The lowering dog bones I got lowered the bike 1 3/4" from stock.  I also have the 240 installed and no problems 2 up, I weigh 235 and my granddaughter is 140.