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You can make them shorter, but not longer. Now that you know you need 2 more inches, it will make it easy 2 order the right ones. Just make sure you and whoever your ordering from are using the same form of measurment. Some go by different standards of "over".

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Known a lot of other "old guys" that ran slugs...a couple decades ago. Always thought 6" or under (butted within trees) was safe. Seen some serious front end folds where slugs were intact and the HD tubes bent. I'm pretty sure a friends old daily driver still has them. They were a cheap solution back when lengthened tubes were beyond a lot of budgets. like I said, they work.

I burned out the transformer of my Harbor Freight tube extender. But they'll replace it, right, Doctor?
 

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+1 on the larger front wheel. Slugs are dangerous as fuck plus I doubt you could find them anymore (you could always make them). 2'' wouldn't be as bad as 8" but still sketchy. Frank's charges $200 for any tubes as far as I know. I got 8'' over from them and a friend of mine got 4''. Will 2'' over be very noticable?
 

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Slugs should not even be an option....... For alittle over 100 bucks, you should be able to buy the correct length tuibes, and have the piece of mind that you won't die. Even if it costs alittle more, it's worth your life.

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You can go shopping for a cheap set of used 4"-6"-8"-over tubes..and have a "friend" with a lathe shorten them down.. (they need to be retreaded also of course)

Where are these 41mm tubes/sliders coming from..? Late model..?
 

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If you cut from the bottom you shift the wear pattern of the bush + tube surface to a new area and the triple clamp marks stay hidden.

means the internal profile has to be cut at the inside bottom and clip groove.

Love the idea of slugs reminds me of a pool cue.....

WARNING: stay away from stretchers you end up with 39mm!!
 
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