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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 06:55 PM
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Did you guys feel the need to lower the front as well. Saw that mod on mean cycles too but don't want to spring for it it isn't really necessary. How was your tire wear after doing the rear?

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Thought about getting it to even out the bottom rail but then backed out when a I road with a guy who had slammed his Harley dresser and noticed how cautious he took turns and bends. So I left that thought in the " Na. No thanks " category.
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na, no need to drop the front also. I only did the back.

I used the same one, from mean cycles. It's easy to install, and you can really tell the difference. Looks SOO much better without all that white space showing.

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Ok I think I'm on sold on the idea. In reading the install instructions on Mean's site though it talks about carving away some of the underbelly of the seat for clearance I'm guessing. Did any of you find that necessary? I have a $1000 Ultimate Seat that I ain't real keen to takin a knife to for any reason. If that's a must I may just have to continue looking at all that white space under me.

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Ok I think I'm on sold on the idea. In reading the install instructions on Mean's site though it talks about carving away some of the underbelly of the seat for clearance I'm guessing. Did any of you find that necessary? I have a $1000 Ultimate Seat that I ain't real keen to takin a knife to for any reason. If that's a must I may just have to continue looking at all that white space under me.
I have a mustang seat and the underside (the pan) is shaped different. No modification needed.

I don't know how the ultimate is shaped.

Also, I moved my power commander out from under the seat. It's possible I didn't need to, but it looked like the mustang was putting a little bit of weight on it.

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Here is a comparison of how the fender/space looks with and without the 2 inch drop.

The first is an older pic of my bike, before I went "wild" and knifed it. You can almost see the top of the tire.




The second pic is recent. The fender comes well down over the tire.

Looks so much better.


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Here is a comparison of how the fender/space looks with and without the 2 inch drop.

The first is an older pic of my bike, before I went "wild" and knifed it. You can almost see the top of the tire.


The second pic is recent. The fender comes well down over the tire.

Looks so much better.
I don't want to beat this horse to death, but I just put a 240 on the rear. Didn't I read that you did as well? No problems with the wider tire? Seems like one thing leads to another with this mod. Thanks,


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kyrocket You made your own lowering kit. I want to lower my 900LT.Did you weld longer bars on to the ome or make the hole thing. How long do you make the links and i would think you weld them on right. I am a light weight so not worried about bottoming out.Just need to get a little lower to feel right. Thanks for any help.Davego Tampa.2008 900 lt
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I don't want to beat this horse to death, but I just put a 240 on the rear. Didn't I read that you did as well? No problems with the wider tire?
No, I looked into it, but never did.

I sometimes ride 2 up, and with the drop, I was worried about the space if I went 240. Besides, my current back tire probably has less than 1k miles on it. I could not justify the cost when I was not sure of the results.



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Seems like one thing leads to another with this mod. Thanks,
Brother, I'm living proof of THAT one. I in no way planned on doing all THIS to my bike.. it just kind of happened. I probably would have taken a different route if I had known where it would end up..

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