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Shock removal for lowering.
« on: May 13, 2016, 01:24:56 pm »
A lot of you guy's remember Oops, any way he had a real nice write up on his web sight on how to remove the rear shock. His web sight is now gone and I thought I lost my printed copy of the instructions but I was lucky enough to come across them last night so I thought I would share them.
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    Re: Shock removal for lowering.
    « Reply #1 on: May 13, 2016, 01:27:32 pm »
    Nice!

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    Re: Shock removal for lowering.
    « Reply #2 on: May 13, 2016, 04:43:34 pm »
    Nice!

     :agree: I used that for reference when I put on my air-ride, good write up !
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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #3 on: May 13, 2016, 06:38:43 pm »
      I've started saving references for my slam kit install, here's Baron's vid for their install:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rH7_NTF-s8

      I couldn't re-find Oops directions, thanks for the share BK!

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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #4 on: May 13, 2016, 08:47:45 pm »
      This would make a good sticky in the How To forum.
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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #5 on: May 13, 2016, 10:04:38 pm »
      Here's a vid  -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQu9YBjaEUI&feature=player_embedded#!  The work actually starts at 7:30,
      by some Junkies, from this thread  -> https://www.roadstarraider.com/index.php?topic=8654.0
      Not as detailed as the others posted.  Don't understand why they removed the wheel and swing arm to install dog bones, & maybe spring.

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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #6 on: May 14, 2016, 05:40:03 am »
      I've started saving references for my slam kit install, here's Baron's vid for their install:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rH7_NTF-s8

      I couldn't re-find Oops directions, thanks for the share BK!

      No problem.
         

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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #7 on: May 14, 2016, 05:48:23 am »
      I agree, this should be a sticky the how too thread.

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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #8 on: Jun 08, 2016, 07:09:17 am »
      Go to Baron's website, they have a video on their lowering kit install

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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #9 on: Jul 10, 2016, 06:47:15 am »
      I gotta ask why?...So much of the Yamaha Raider's appeal is in its handling (Over the years there have been more than a few positive comparisons/reviews in magazines about its handling)...Soooo..."Eye's gots tooo know...did you fire 5 shots or.." oops, I mean why would you want to compromise your Raider' handling BY lowering it??? PEACE  :raked:  SAFE
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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #10 on: Jul 10, 2016, 07:35:37 am »
      Looks......simple as that.

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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #11 on: Jul 10, 2016, 07:49:32 am »
      I gotta ask why?...So much of the Yamaha Raider's appeal is in its handling (Over the years there have been more than a few positive comparisons/reviews in magazines about its handling)...Soooo..."Eye's gots tooo know...did you fire 5 shots or.." oops, I mean why would you want to compromise your Raider' handling BY lowering it??? PEACE  :raked:  SAFE

      Why?  I have short legs is why....and with the lowered CG, she handles great...

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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #12 on: Jul 10, 2016, 08:57:59 am »
      I actually think it handles better after it was lowered.
         

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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #13 on: Jul 10, 2016, 09:11:19 am »
      I actually think it handles better after it was lowered.

      IT may handle better but it raises the chances of scraping frame, pipes, and pegs and that could negatively effect your handling in a tight corner. I love the look of a lowered raider but scraping and damaging other parts has kept me from doing it.

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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #14 on: Jul 10, 2016, 10:19:38 am »
      I actually think it handles better after it was lowered.

      IT may handle better but it raises the chances of scraping frame, pipes, and pegs and that could negatively effect your handling in a tight corner. I love the look of a lowered raider but scraping and damaging other parts has kept me from doing it.

      Hence, the popularity of the air ride systems. Ride at the height you like, then slam it when you park. Now all I have to do is come up with $800......
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