Cutting springs is a no-no,punkabilly1306 said:ok so i'm REALLY new to this bike customizing thing...and i wanna lower my bike so i compressed my spings all the way down but still wanna go lower...my question is, is it alright to cut the springs and if so any specific way to do it?
We cut the rear springs on my brothers bike to lower the rear end a bit. Looks good and been working fine for a good six months now.punkabilly1306 said:hey i work for a machine shop so I will see what we can whip up, i never even thought of that...maybe a bracket to compress the springs even more?
Have to cut the shaft down to match the length of the springs. Then - they won't bottom out, shortening the springs stiffens the ride, slows the rate at which the springs compress, because they are stiffer. I don't see how this could damage dampers, the dampers only know how fast and how far the shaft is traveling. They can't know the spring rate. So, as long as shaft travel is comparable to the distance the springs will compress under riding conditions, there is no reason to bottom the shock or blow out the dampers.Craven Moorhead said:Shock Valving, spring rate is increased and the shock is used beyond it's limits and bottoming out will blow them out.