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Old 03-30-2007, 01:25 AM   #21
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heres what the shuttle valve looks like with the spacer installed.


and here it is being installed into the fork tube.


so, overall it shortened the fork 2". take into account how much weight is going on the bike too because it will have the weight of the motor, gas, oil & your ass on it.

here is the bike with the modified fork and a 4" stretch/2.5" drop hardtail. overall i wanted a very flat stance but low as hell. the bottom of the frame is about 4" from the pavement so shes right where i wanted her.


the stock fork tubes were pretty cheap & the "lowering kit" was free. it took me about an hour, tops to lower the fork. its safe, looks good & its ready to roll.

good luck dude, give a holler if you need any help.
wow scraper this is classic tech...i just used this method on a betor 35mm frontend,and it was really easy..you're the man!! for the spacers i used 1" moly tubing 1/8" wall. this kicks ass!!!
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Old 03-30-2007, 06:51 AM   #22
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thanks man. glad to hear it worked out for you. i actually just lowered my fork another inch & added norton boots & she looks killer.
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:00 AM   #23
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I brought mine down 3 1/4" with stainless spacers and cut the springs at 2 3/4 using Scraper's tech. With engine in frame I'm down about 4". Can we say BAMF?
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:33 AM   #24
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I brought mine down 3 1/4" with stainless spacers and cut the springs at 2 3/4 using Scraper's tech. With engine in frame I'm down about 4". Can we say BAMF?
I used PVC pipe on my 83 Sporty fork. Lowered 4", looks killer. Ain't got much travel but we have to make sacrifices for fashion.....
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Old 08-30-2007, 07:21 AM   #25
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great post. that bike rocks, i mean really rocks.
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Old 08-30-2007, 07:38 AM   #26
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hey ed - thanks! & thanks again for bumping my tech post. i heard from a couple guys on the run who used it & it worked out great for them.
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:13 AM   #27
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hudsoncustom, I was thinkin of rakin mine to get that same look with the stock forks. You got any pics?

Is your frame a stock brit frame?
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:00 AM   #28
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bookmarked. Thanks scraper!
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:45 AM   #29
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Is there any hope of getting the pictures working again or re-uploading them? The Internet is a poorer place without them.
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