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Re: Shock removal for lowering.
« Reply #15 on: Jul 10, 2016, 05:58:06 pm »
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.

It all depends on hard you like to ride. I am a pretty mellow rider and all I have ever scraped is my pegs.
   

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    Re: Shock removal for lowering.
    « Reply #16 on: Jul 10, 2016, 06:16:31 pm »

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    Re: Shock removal for lowering.
    « Reply #17 on: Jul 10, 2016, 07:06:06 pm »
    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.

    It all depends on hard you like to ride. I am a pretty mellow rider and all I have ever scraped is my pegs.

    i ride pretty hard on the curvy roads so need the clearance. Would love to have the lowered look though.

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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #18 on: Jul 10, 2016, 10:19:23 pm »
      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.

      It all depends on hard you like to ride. I am a pretty mellow rider and all I have ever scraped is my pegs.

      i ride pretty hard on the curvy roads so need the clearance. Would love to have the lowered look though.
      Even with air ride the raider will still get down a back road just fine , just have to adjust your lines some
      Lean till it grinds , then lean some more ..

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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #19 on: Aug 20, 2016, 01:48:44 pm »
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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #20 on: Nov 16, 2016, 01:24:10 pm »
      I noticed that opps says to remove the exhaust, while the Baron's video says that it isn't necessary? Does that step have to be made?

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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #21 on: Nov 16, 2016, 06:54:01 pm »
      I noticed that opps says to remove the exhaust, while the Baron's video says that it isn't necessary? Does that step have to be made?
      Didn't take mine off when I installed tricky air ride, don't think its necessary
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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #22 on: Nov 17, 2016, 06:28:12 am »
      The stock exhaust is in the way of the front bolt on the bones. However you can get away with loosening up enough to move it out of the way. After market exhausts usually aren't as bad.

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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #23 on: Nov 17, 2016, 05:50:27 pm »
      The stock exhaust is in the way of the front bolt on the bones. However you can get away with loosening up enough to move it out of the way. After market exhausts usually aren't as bad.

      Yeah Your rite Bro, didn't even think of him having stock pipes... I didn't do air ride till after V&N 2-1 , so wasn't a issue taking it off !
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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #24 on: Nov 17, 2016, 06:21:45 pm »
      Yeah, I've got V&H swept pipes, so I think I'll try it without removing. I'd have to take them off at the header, and I'd rather not if I can help it.

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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #25 on: Jul 07, 2017, 08:31:25 am »
      For anybody that has already lowered your Raider. Does anybody know the measurement difference between the stock bones and the lowered bones. Really need these measurements. Any help would be great.

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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #26 on: Jul 07, 2017, 08:32:39 am »
      For anybody that has already lowered your Raider. Does anybody know the measurement difference between the stock bones and the lowered bones. Really need these measurements. Any help would be great.

      I have the Progressive Lowering bones, they are 1 3/4" lower than stock.

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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #27 on: Jul 07, 2017, 08:36:47 am »
      So are the bones shorter or longer than stock?

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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #28 on: Jul 07, 2017, 01:13:56 pm »
      So are the bones shorter or longer than stock?

      Well I am not all that sure just how the lowering math is done but I would think the Progressive bones are shorter than stock.

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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #29 on: Jul 07, 2017, 02:52:03 pm »
      The Barons lowering bones were longer than stock. Maybe a 1/4" or so.